Monday, June 18, 2018

ASIL-Midwest Works-in-Progress Conference Call for Submissions

ASIL-Midwest, an interest group of the American Society of International Law (ASIL), is co-sponsoring its fifth annual scholarly works-in-progress conference at the Southern Illinois University (SIU) College of Law in Carbondale, IL on September 7-8, 2018. The goal is to create a friendly, open conversation about works in progress and to foster a Midwestern United States international law community. To that end, the workshop will include both full drafts and early works in progress.

Those interested in presenting at the conference should send a 500-word abstract to ASIL-Midwest Co-Chairs Neha Jain or Yvonne Dutton by July 15. Please also include a sentence about the stage the paper is expected to be in by September 7 (e.g., reasonably complete draft, early work in progress, etc.). Papers may address any International Law topics, and this Call for Submissions is open to everyone in the international legal community.  Preference will be given to ASIL members who are also members of the ASIL-Midwest Interest Group.  Paper presenters will be asked to circulate their drafts (or a summary of the project if it is in an early stage) to workshop attendees no later than August 25, 2018.  

Those interested in serving as a commentator for a paper should also send an email to the Co-Chairs by July 15. Commentators will be asked to prepare five to eight minutes of comments on one or more of the papers. Those interested in presenting are also encouraged to comment on the other papers and should indicate whether they are willing to serve as commentators as well.

ASIL members and SIU School of Law faculty, staff, and students may attend for free. Participants who are not ASIL members or SIU School of Law affiliates will be required to pay a $50 registration fee (includes workshop and some meals) for the conference. Some meals will be provided, but participants are responsible for their own travel and hotel expenses. More details regarding transportation, hotels and other logistics will be provided shortly.

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June 18, 2018 | Permalink | Comments (0)

Thursday, June 7, 2018

Traveler IQ Challenge

In 2012, we blogged about a Traveler IQ Challenge Game. The link to that game went dead, but thoughtful blog reader Emily North (who describes herself as an Illustrator, Graphics Designer, and Creator of Worlds) found a new link to the game at https://www.crazygames.com/game/traveler-iq-challenge. Enjoy, particularly if you're trying to avoid grading.

Hat tip to Emily North.

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June 7, 2018 | Permalink | Comments (0)

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

ECJ Rules in Favor of Same-Sex Binational Couples

One day after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled narrowly in favor of a baker who refused to create a wedding cake to celebrate a same-sex marriage (ostensibly because the baker did not receive an unbiased hearing in the tribunal below), the European Court of Justice has ruled that the term "spouse" within the meaning of the EU law on freedom of residence for EU citizens and their family members must include same-sex spouses. Although EU member states have the freedom to decide whether to authorize same-sex marriage in their own jurisdictions, they may not obstruct the freedom of residence of an EU citizen by refusing to grant a derived right of residence for a same-sex spouse who is a national of a country that is not an EU member state.

The decision is Coman v. Inspectoratul General, N. C-673/16 (5 June 2018).

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Saturday, June 2, 2018

ASIL-Midwest Works-in-Progress Conference

ASIL-Midwest LogoASIL-Midwest Works-in-Progress Conference

Carbondale, Illinois, September 7-8, 2018

Call for Submissions by July 15, 2018

Here's a reminder that ASIL-Midwest, an interest group of the American Society of International Law (ASIL), will co-sponsor its fifth annual scholarly works-in-progress conference this year at the Southern Illinois University (SIU) College of Law in Carbondale, Illinois on September 7-8, 2018. The goal is to create a friendly, open conversation about works in progress and to foster a Midwestern United States international law community. To that end, the workshop will include both full drafts and early works in progress.

Those interested in presenting at the conference should send a 500-word abstract to ASIL-Midwest Co-Chairs Neha Jain (njain@umn.edu) or Yvonne Dutton (ydutton@iupui.edu) by July 15. Please also include a sentence about the stage the paper is expected to be in by September 7 (e.g., reasonably complete draft, early work in progress, etc.). Papers may address any International Law topics, and this Call for Submissions is open to everyone in the international legal community. Preference will be given to ASIL members who are also members of the ASIL-Midwest Interest Group. Paper presenters will be asked to circulate their drafts (or a summary of the project if it is in an early stage) to workshop attendees no later than August 25, 2018.

Those interested in serving as a commentator for a paper should also send an email to the Co-Chairs by July 15. Commentators will be asked to prepare five to eight minutes of comments on one or more of the papers. Those interested in presenting are also encouraged to comment on the other papers and should indicate whether they are willing to serve as commentators as well.

ASIL members and SIU School of Law faculty, staff, and students may attend for free. Participants who are not ASIL members or SIU School of Law affiliates will be required to pay a $50 registration fee (includes workshop and some meals) for the conference. Some meals will be provided, but participants are responsible for their own travel and hotel expenses. More details regarding transportation, hotels and other logistics will be provided shortly.

For any questions about papers and presentations, please contact ASIL-Midwest Interest Group Co-Chairs, Neha Jain (njain@umn.edu) or Yvonne Dutton (For questions about conference logistics, contact immediate past-Chair, Cindy Buys (cbuys@siu.edu).

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June 2, 2018 | Permalink | Comments (0)

Monday, May 14, 2018

ABA Reports 1.3 Million Licensed, Active Attorneys in the United States

Newly released survey data from the American Bar Association on the nationwide population of lawyers indicates a total of 1,338,678 licensed, active attorneys in the United States. The total represents a 0.2 percent increase since last year and a 15.2 percent rise over the past decade in number of U.S. lawyers.

The American Bar Association National Lawyer Population Survey is an annual snapshot of the number of licensed practicing lawyers in the 50 states, Washington, D.C., and five U.S. territories. The association compiles this information each year from data voluntarily submitted by state bar associations or licensing agencies that are asked to provide the number of resident and active attorneys as of December 31 of the prior year. Under those parameters, the 2018 survey represents data as of December 31, 2017.

Overall, the 2018 survey indicates a slight gain in the national lawyer population, rising 0.2 percent from 1,335,963 active resident attorneys on December 31, 2016 to 1,338,678 lawyers on the same day in 2017. A look at the 10-year trend in lawyer population also shows modest year to year increases since 2008, culminating in 2018 with an overall 15.2 percent gain in practicing U.S. lawyers over the decade. 

Among other findings from the report, the top five areas with the largest number of active attorneys in residence are New York (177,035), California (170,044), Texas (90,485), Florida (78,244) and Illinois (63,422). The top five areas with the fewest resident attorneys are North Dakota (1,694), Virgin Islands (776), Guam (270), North Mariana Islands (128) and American Samoa (59).

The 2018 data is presented in three tables. The first is a state-by-state listing of the number of resident lawyers with comparable data from the previous year. The next table shows the trend in population over the past 10 years, again organized by geographic area. And the last table offers the total number of lawyers by year from 1878 to present. 

The numbers presented in the 2018 population report reflect the best available data provided to the ABA from the state associations and agencies. The organizations responding to the survey sometimes change their reporting standards. Among the changes affecting the 2018 report, Vermont was not able to provide current data for 2017 so the data from the most recent submission were used (2016). Virgin Islands was not able to provide residency data in 2018 due to Hurricanes Irma and Maria, causing the significant increase in lawyer count. In 2018, Oklahoma removed senior members from the count of active residents (they can still practice but are over the age of 70), causing the significant drop in lawyer count. Each table is footnoted to provide relevant detail on the data submitted by each responding entity.

A full copy of the 2018 survey is located here.

With more than 400,000 members, the American Bar Association is one of the largest voluntary professional membership organizations in the world. As the national voice of the legal profession, the ABA works to improve the administration of justice, promotes programs that assist lawyers and judges in their work, accredits law schools, provides continuing legal education, and works to build public understanding around the world of the importance of the rule of law.

(ABA Press Release)

May 14, 2018 | Permalink | Comments (0)

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

ASIL-Midwest Works-in-Progress Conference

ASIL-Midwest LogoASIL-Midwest, an interest group of the American Society of International Law (ASIL), will co-sponsor its fifth annual scholarly works-in-progress conference this year at the Southern Illinois University (SIU) College of Law in Carbondale, Illinois on September 7-8, 2018.

ASIL members and SIU School of Law faculty, staff, and students may attend for free. Participants who are not ASIL members or SIU School of Law affiliates will be required to pay a $50 registration fee (includes workshop and some meals) for the conference. Some meals will be provided, but participants are responsible for their own travel and hotel expenses. 

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May 8, 2018 | Permalink | Comments (0)

ASIL-Midwest Works-in-Progress Conference: Final Reminder of Deadline to Submit Calls for Presentations or to be a Commentator

ASIL-Midwest LogoASIL-Midwest Works-in-Progress Conference

Carbondale, Illinois, September 7-8, 2018

Call for Submissions by July 15, 2018

ASIL-Midwest, an interest group of the American Society of International Law (ASIL), will co-sponsor its fifth annual scholarly works-in-progress conference this year at the Southern Illinois University (SIU) College of Law in Carbondale, Illinois on September 7-8, 2018. The goal is to create a friendly, open conversation about works in progress and to foster a Midwestern United States international law community. To that end, the workshop will include both full drafts and early works in progress.

Those interested in presenting at the conference should send a 500-word abstract to ASIL-Midwest Co-Chairs Neha Jain (njain@umn.edu) or Yvonne Dutton (ydutton@iupui.edu) by July 15. Please also include a sentence about the stage the paper is expected to be in by September 7 (e.g., reasonably complete draft, early work in progress, etc.). Papers may address any International Law topics, and this Call for Submissions is open to everyone in the international legal community. Preference will be given to ASIL members who are also members of the ASIL-Midwest Interest Group. Paper presenters will be asked to circulate their drafts (or a summary of the project if it is in an early stage) to workshop attendees no later than August 25, 2018.

Those interested in serving as a commentator for a paper should also send an email to the Co-Chairs by July 15. Commentators will be asked to prepare five to eight minutes of comments on one or more of the papers. Those interested in presenting are also encouraged to comment on the other papers and should indicate whether they are willing to serve as commentators as well.

ASIL members and SIU School of Law faculty, staff, and students may attend for free. Participants who are not ASIL members or SIU School of Law affiliates will be required to pay a $50 registration fee (includes workshop and some meals) for the conference. Some meals will be provided, but participants are responsible for their own travel and hotel expenses. More details regarding transportation, hotels and other logistics will be provided shortly.

For any questions about papers and presentations, please contact ASIL-Midwest Interest Group Co-Chairs, Neha Jain (njain@umn.edu) or Yvonne Dutton (For questions about conference logistics, contact immediate past-Chair, Cindy Buys (cbuys@siu.edu).

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May 8, 2018 | Permalink | Comments (0)

ASIL-Midwest Works-in-Progress Conference

ASIL-Midwest LogoASIL-Midwest Works-in-Progress Conference

Carbondale, Illinois, September 7-8, 2018

Call for Submissions by July 15, 2018

ASIL-Midwest, an interest group of the American Society of International Law (ASIL), will co-sponsor its fifth annual scholarly works-in-progress conference at the Southern Illinois University (SIU) College of Law in Carbondale, Illinois on September 7-8, 2018. The goal is to create a friendly, open conversation about works in progress and to foster a Midwestern United States international law community. To that end, the workshop will include both full drafts and early works in progress.

Those interested in presenting at the conference should send a 500-word abstract to ASIL-Midwest Co-Chairs Neha Jain (njain@umn.edu) or Yvonne Dutton (ydutton@iupui.edu) by July 15. Please also include a sentence about the stage the paper is expected to be in by September 7 (e.g., reasonably complete draft, early work in progress, etc.). Papers may address any International Law topics, and this Call for Submissions is open to everyone in the international legal community. Preference will be given to ASIL members who are also members of the ASIL-Midwest Interest Group. Paper presenters will be asked to circulate their drafts (or a summary of the project if it is in an early stage) to workshop attendees no later than August 25, 2018.

Those interested in serving as a commentator for a paper should also send an email to the Co-Chairs by July 15. Commentators will be asked to prepare five to eight minutes of comments on one or more of the papers. Those interested in presenting are also encouraged to comment on the other papers and should indicate whether they are willing to serve as commentators as well.

ASIL members and SIU School of Law faculty, staff, and students may attend for free. Participants who are not ASIL members or SIU School of Law affiliates will be required to pay a $50 registration fee (includes workshop and some meals) for the conference. Some meals will be provided, but participants are responsible for their own travel and hotel expenses. More details regarding transportation, hotels and other logistics will be provided shortly.

For any questions about papers and presentations, please contact ASIL-Midwest Interest Group Co-Chairs, Neha Jain (njain@umn.edu) or Yvonne Dutton (For questions about conference logistics, contact immediate past-Chair, Cindy Buys (cbuys@siu.edu).

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May 8, 2018 | Permalink | Comments (0)

Saturday, May 5, 2018

China and International Law

Issue 43 of the international law review L'Observateur des Nations Unies will address the theme of "China and International Law." The editors invite proposals for the issue by June 23, 2018. They will respond by July 13, 2018 and final manuscripts will be due no later than November 10, 2018. Send your email to obsnu44@gmail.com.

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Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Registration Now Open for the 2018 WTO Open Forum

Online registration for the 2018 World Trade Organization Public Forum is now open. Under the main theme of "Trade 2030," the Forum's sub-themes will be sustainable trade, technology-enabled trade, and a more inclusive trading system. The Forum will be held at the WTO headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, from 2 to 4 October. Visit the WTO website for more information.

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May 2, 2018 | Permalink | Comments (0)

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

ABA Section of International Law Conferences in Singapore, Denmark, and South Africa

The American Bar Association Section of International Law will be holding conferences in Singapore (May 10-11, 2018), South Africa (May 21-22, 2018), and Denmark (June 10-12, 2018).

Click here for more information about the conferences and the ABA Section of International Law.

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April 25, 2018 | Permalink | Comments (0)

U.S. Supreme Court Again Limits Alien Tort Statute Lawsuits Against Foreign Corporations

The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that foreign corporations may not be sued in U.S. courts for complicity in human rights abuses committed abroad, unless such lawsuits are explicitly authorized by Congress. The vote was 5-4, with the Court's more conservative justices providing the majority in a plurality opinion authored by Justice Anthony M. Kennedy. Click here to read the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in Jesner v. Arab Bank PLC.

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April 25, 2018 | Permalink | Comments (0)

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Supporting the Law Library of Congress

The Legal Writing Institute and Scribes—The American Society of Legal Writers—have each sent letters congratulating the American Bar Association on passing Resolution 109 at the 2018 Midyear Meeting in Vancouver, Canada. That resolution urges the U.S. Congress “to approve appropriations to the Library of Congress necessary to enable the Law Library of Congress to adequately staff, modernize, and enhance its services, collections, facilities, digital products, and outreach efforts.”

The Law Library of Congress is the largest law library in the world, with approximately three million volumes. Much of its collection is unique and unavailable even in countries where the materials originated. Building and maintaining such a unique and magnificent collection requires trained staff and sufficient resources, including special facilities to store and preserve rare law books. Researchers around the world use this unique collection.

LWI and Scribes also wrote in support of the ABA Standing Committee on the Law Library of Congress, an entity first established 86 years ago as the Special Committee on Facilities of the Law Library of Congress. Now known as the ABA Standing Committee on the Law Library of Congress, it helps inform the public, bar association members, and members of the legal community about the vast and unique collections of treasures in the Law Library of Congress.

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April 21, 2018 | Permalink | Comments (0)

Friday, April 20, 2018

Amendments to Rules of the U.S. Court of International Trade

Notice of Amendments to the Rules

On September 19, 2017 and March 20, 2018, the United States Court of International Trade approved amendments to the following Rules that will become effective on April 23, 2018:

Rule 1. Scope and Purpose

Rule 4. Service of Summons and Complaint
Rule 5. Serving and Filing Pleadings and Other Papers
Rule 6. Computing and Extending Time; Time for Motion Papers
Rule 7. Pleadings and Motions
Rule 16. Postassignment Conferences; Scheduling; Management
Rule 26. Duty to Disclose; General Provisions Governing Discovery
Rule 30. Depositions by Oral Examination
Rule 31. Depositions by Written Questions
Rule 33. Interrogatories to Parties
Rule 34. Producing Documents, Electronically Stored Information, and Tangible Things, or Entering onto Land, for Inspection and Other Purposes
Rule 37. Failure to Make Disclosures or to Cooperate in Discovery; Sanctions
Rule 55. Default Judgment
Rule 56.1. Judgment on an Agency Record for an Action Other Than That Described in 28 U.S.C. § 1581(c)
Rule 56.2. Judgment on an Agency Record for an Action Described in 28 U.S.C. § 1581(c)
Rule 73.1. Documents in an Action Described in 28 U.S.C. § 1581(a) or (b)
Administrative Order 02-01 In re Electronic Filing Procedures and Submission of Confidential Information

Technical amendments were also made to Form 21 and the listing of Judges of the Court

A copy of the amendments is available for review at the Court’s website:
www.cit.uscourts.gov
 
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April 20, 2018 | Permalink | Comments (0)

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Understanding the EU General Data Protection Regulation

20180419_092853The European Union's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will enter into effect on May 25, 2018 for the 28 members of the European Union. As an EU regulation (rather than a directive), it does not require any national implementing legislation.

The GDPR applies to companies and other organizations located within the European Union and to organizations outside of the EU that offer goods or services to EU data subjects. The GDPR applies to all companies that process or hold the personal data of persons who reside in the European Union, regardless of whether the company is located inside or outside the European Union.

Under the GDPR, companies and other data collectors must advise EU data subjects of what they are doing with the personal data collected, give the EU data subjects the right to do something about how their information is being handled or stored, and then comply with requests made by the data subjects. The GDPR will apply to any organization that processes personal data that is traceable to an identifiable EU person. The data subject to the regulation includes most electronic information of organizations. Penalties for violating the GDPR are severe: for some violations, fines can be imposed up to €20 million or 4% of the worldwide annual revenue of the prior financial year, 

Under Article 5 of the GDPR:

  1. Unless you have specific permission from the data subject, or unless you are specifically authorized by EU law, you cannot use the personal data of European citizens for purposes other than that for which you originally collected the data.
  2. You cannot simply hold on to data, you must minimize the retention of data
  3. You need more than a "culture of privacy," you must have written policies and procedures that ensure the integrity and confidentiality of records.

20180419_090219A panel at the Annual Conference of the American Bar Association Section of International Law considered various aspects of the GDPR, including how the new regulation will affect U.S.-bound discovery from the European Union. The panel was called "Is GDPR Article 48 a Catch-22 for Litigants in the United States?"

Pictured here (from left to right) are: Daniel S. Meyers (TransPerfect Legal Solutions); Kenneth N. Rashbaum (Barton LLP); Alexander Blumrosen (Kuckenburg Bureth Boineau et Associes, Paris, France); and Therese Craparo (Reed Smith LLP).

The ABA Section of International Law Annual Conference continues its substantive programming through tomorrow. 900 lawyers, law students, and legal professionals are in New York attending the Conference.

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April 19, 2018 | Permalink | Comments (0)

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

ABA-SIL Annual Conference Underway in New York City -- Panel on Buying Real Estate in Other Countries

20180418_115627The American Bar Association Section of International Law is holding its Annual Conference this week in New York City. The "Annual Conference" is what used to be the "Spring Meeting" for the Section, which combined its Spring and Fall Meetings into an Annual Conference. Attendance is strong and the program is filled with interesting and practical panels.

For example: Are you planning to buy property in another country? Look for properties near major airports, destinations that you can reach in less than six hours of travel, and that have access to health care. That's one of the tips from a panel today on "Financing Your Dream Property Overseas -- Challenges and Opportunities in Mortgage Lending for International Real Estate Developers," a panel organized by the Section's Cross Border Real Estate Practice and co-sponsored by the International Private Client Committee, the International Tax Committee, the International Financial Products and Services Committee, the International Anti-Money Laundering Committee, the Europe, Mexico, Canada, China, and Asia/Pacific Committees. In addition to the "location, location, location" tips being provided, there's useful information about registering title, paying taxes and registration fees, and avoiding various risks in a foreign real estate transaction.

The panel is sponsored by the firm Duff & Phelps, a firm offers expertise in the areas of valuation, corporate finance, disputes and investigations, compliance and regulatory matters, and other governance-related issues.

The speakers on the foreign real estate panel are (from left to right in the photograph): Margaret D. Baisley (Baisley Law, New York); John Hutmacher (Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP, Toronto, Canada); Bruce Greenberg (Duff & Phelps, Mexico City); Benjamin C. Rosen (Rosen Law SC); Brian X. Franke (Vice President, Mortgage Sales Manager at HSBC); and Gerard Hernandez-Colet (Partner at Cuatrecasas Gonclaves Pereira SLP, Barcelona, Spain).

Another useful tip? Say no when the seller offers to "record" a lower purchase price than you actually pay -- a fraud designed to lower the transfer tax due on the transaction. If you agree to have the seller record a lower price you become a party to a fraudulent transaction and risk criminal prosecution for fraud.

The ABA Section of International Law Annual Conference continues with programming until Friday and a Section Council Meeting on Saturday. The conference is being held at the Grand Hyatt in New York City.

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April 18, 2018 | Permalink | Comments (0)

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Benjamin Franklin's Papers are Now Online

The papers of American scientist, statesman and diplomat Benjamin Franklin have been digitized and are now available online for the first time from the Library of Congress. The Library announced the digitization today in remembrance of the anniversary of Franklin’s death on April 17, 1790.

The Franklin papers consist of approximately 8,000 items mostly dating from the 1770s and 1780s. These include:

  • the petition that the First Continental Congress sent to Franklin, then a colonial diplomat in London, to deliver to King George III;
  • letterbooks Franklin kept as he negotiated the Treaty of Paris that ended the Revolutionary War;
  • drafts of the treaty;
  • notes documenting his scientific observations, and
  • correspondence with fellow scientists.

The collection is online at: loc.gov/collections/benjamin-franklin-papers/about-this-collection.

Hat tip to the Library of Congress.

(mew)

April 17, 2018 | Permalink | Comments (0)

Job Opening: British Red Cross Fellows

The British Red Cross invites applications for the post of British Red Cross Research Fellow – International Humanitarian Law based at the Lauterpacht Centre for International Law.

The British Red Cross works to disseminate knowledge of and to encourage respect for international humanitarian law (IHL).  It co-operates closely with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in these areas.

The British Red Cross is seeking to hire two international law researchers to help up-date the collection of practice supporting the ICRC Study on Customary International Humanitarian Law.

Working as members of a five-person research team based at the Lauterpacht Centre for International Law at the University of Cambridge, the post-holders will analyse documents concerning world-wide practice in the area of international humanitarian law from a variety of sources and will incorporate the relevant parts of the documents into a database.

The ideal candidates will hold an LL.M. with a focus on international law or have the equivalent professional experience. A demonstrated understanding of relevant areas of international law, in particular of IHL, excellent analytical skills and the capability to work in a precise, structured and detailed manner are essential, as well as excellent written English.

One of the successful candidates must have a good knowledge of Spanish and ideally knowledge of Spanish legal terminology

The other successful candidate must have a good knowledge of French or Spanish and ideally any other relevant languages. Please apply online via the British Red Cross website www.redcross.org.uk/About-us/Jobs, where further information about these roles is available. If you are unable to apply online please contact Alexandra Taylor on ATaylor@redcross.org.uk

The closing date for applications is Sunday, 29 April 2018. Interviews will take place during the week commencing 21 May 2018

The British Red Cross is committed to welcoming people from the widest possible diversity of background, culture and experience. The British Red Cross, incorporated by Royal Charter 1908, is a charity registered in England and Wales (220949) and Scotland (SC037738).

JOB POSTCODE:      CB3 9BL                       

SALARY:                    GBP 25,000 - GBP 27,000

LOCATION:               The Lauterpacht Centre for International Law, Cambridge

CONTRACT TYPE:    Fixed term 31 December 2020 (with possibility of extension)

HOURS:                      35 HOURS

CLOSING DATE:        Sunday, 29 April, 2018

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April 17, 2018 | Permalink | Comments (0)

Monday, April 9, 2018

ABA Section of International Law Annual Conference in New York

Here's another reminder that the American Bar Association Section of International Law will hold its Annual Conference in New York from April 17-21, 2018 at the Grand Hyatt Hotel. This "Annual Conference" replaces the Section's Spring and Fall Meetings, so it's even more important to attend. Lawyers and other legal professionals from around the world will gather to consider and discuss "The Fusion of Private and Public International Law," the theme of this year's conference. Click here for more information about the ABA Section of International Law Annual Conference in New York.

About the ABA Section of International Law

The ABA Section of International Law develops policy in the international arena, promotes the rule of law, and enhances the education of international law practitioners. The Section focuses on a full range of international legal issues and is involved in a wide variety of substantive legal activities.

The Section's purposes are to:

  • promote interest, activity, and research in international law and to further its development;
  • increase knowledge among members of the legal profession and the general public;
  • promote professional relationships with lawyers similarly engaged in foreign countries; and
  • implement Goal IV of the Association – "To advance the rule of law in the world."

The Section has more than 60 regional and practice specific committees, task forces, and working groups within twelve divisions – Africa/Eurasia, Americas/Middle East, Business Law I, Business, Law II, Business Regulation, Constituent, Disputes, Finance, Legal Practice, Public International Law (Treaty) I, Public International Law (Treaty) II, and Tax, Estates & Individuals. Committees closely monitor and disseminate information on domestic and international policy developments with implications for law practice. Click here for more information about ABA Section of International Law.

Upcoming Section Regional Meetings

In addition to the Section's Annual Meeting in New York, the Section of International Law is also hosting

  • Singapore, May 10-11, 2018. Investment Arbitration and Trans-Pacific Transactions Conference.
  • May 21-22, 2018, Cape Town, South Africa. Challenging the Perception of Risk in Africa.
  • Copenhagen, Denmark, June 10-12, 2018. Life Sciences Conference.

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April 9, 2018 | Permalink | Comments (0)

Pathways to Employment in International Law Program in Washington D.C.

Facebook_1523285224615The American Bar Association Section of International Law and the International Law Students' Association (ILSA) hosted a Pathways to Employment in International Law Program during the annual meeting of the American Society of International Law.

The career program attracted students from around the world, including this group of students from (mostly) Brazil.

The speakers (seated, from left to right) were: Douglas Pivnichny (International Atomic Energy Agency in Vienna, Austria); Renee Dopplick (private practitioner and Editor of the International Law News, published by the American Bar Association Section of International Law); Mark E. Wojcik (Professor at The John Marshall Law School in Chicago); and Eckard Hellbeck (White & Case and previously with the German Foreign Ministry). The photo was taken by Vasco Rodrigues of Brazil.

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April 9, 2018 | Permalink | Comments (0)