2015, November 3 - International Law and the Conflict in Syria
Professor Geoffrey Watson, director of the Comparative and International Law Institute, invites you to an informal
conversation on International Law and the Conflict in Syria on Tuesday, November 3, from 12:45 to 1:50 p.m. in
Room 220. Professor Watson will explore the international legal dimensions of the conflict in Syria. He will examine: Whether international law limit Russian or US participation in the conflict? What level of force can be used? Would a no-fly zone be lawful without UN Security Council authorization? How does human rights law relate to the conflict? What legal principals govern the status of Syrian refugees in the region and elsewhere? Q&A to follow. A pizza lunch will be provided. Please Rsvp to Constantia Dedoulis at Institutes@law.edu no later than Monday, November 2 at noon.
2015, May 21 - CILI Certificate Ceremony and Reception
The day before the law school graduation, students, family and friends gathered together for the annual certificate ceremony to celebrate the accomplishments of the 10 graduates who earned the certificate in Comparative and International Law. The certificate is a tangible demonstration of our students' unyielding committment and hard work to acquiring the knowledge and skills necessary to practice law in this competitive field of law.
2015, March 26 - An International Career Panel and Networking Reception, Embassy of the Republic of Poland, Washington, D.C., Moderator: The Honorable Patrick A. Mulloy, Former Assistant Secretary of Commerce and former five term Commissioner on the twelve-member, bipartisan, joint House/Senate U.S.-China Economic & Security Review Commission; Panelists: Tomasz Chmal, Partner, White & Case, Warsaw, Poland; Dr. Izabela Krasnicka, Associate Professor, Department of Public International Law of the Faculty of Law, University in Bialystok, Poland; and Mark R. Ludwikowski, Member, Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg, P.A.
2014, November 12 - Differences in Economic Culture of the United States and the European Union and their Legal Consequences, Marek Krzysztof Kolasinski, Ph.D. hab., Professor, Nicolaus Copernicus University in Torun, Poland, Faculty of Law and Administration, Chair of the European Law.
2014, October 15 - Are The World Bank and the International Monetary Fund Catalysts to Wealth of Nations' Creation? presented by Mark M. Michalski, Ph.D., Consutant, Infrastructure, World Bank, Washington, D.C., and Adjunct Associate Professor, University of Maryland University College.
2014, September 8 - A Conversation with Supreme Tribunal Judge Fernando Vegas Torrealba, First Vice President of Venezuela’s Supreme Court of Justice (TSJ) and President of the Electoral Hall of the Supreme Court of Justice.
2014, March 6 - An International Career Panel and Networking Reception, Embassy of the Republic of Poland, Washington, D.C., Moderator: The Honorable Patrick A. Mulloy, Former Assistant Secretary of Commerce and former five term Commissioner on the twelve-member, bipartisan, joint House/Senate U.S.-China Economic & Security Review Commission; Panelists:Jerry Erickson, Principal, Erickson Immigration Group; Robert Heilferty, Deputy Chief Counsel for Trade Enforcement & Compliance, Office of the General Counsel, U.S. Department of Commerce; Khaliunaa Garamgaibaatar, Investigative Analyst, Integrity Vice Presidency (INT), The World Bank Group.
2013, March 25 - A Conversation with Mark M. Michalski, Ph.D., Board Member/Book Editor, Washington Institute of China Studies, WISC, DC, Georgetown University, TTI, Washington, D.C., Amman, Jordan and Consultant for UStDA/TTI.
2013, February 7 - 11th Annual Trade Panel, Embassy of the Republic of Poland, Washington, D.C., Moderator: The Honorable Patrick A. Mulloy, Former Assistant Secretary of Commerce and former five term Commissioner on the twelve-member, bipartisan, joint House/Senate U.S.-China Economic & Security Review Commission; Panelists: Daniel Porter, Partner, Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle LLP; and, Angela Jarmula, CSL 2001, Senior Advisor, European External Action Service, Delegation of the European Union to the United States of America.
2012, November 12 - The U.S. Treaty Ratification Process: Exploring the Roles of the President and the U.S. Senate, Mr. Samuel M. Witten, of Arnold & Porter, LLP, served in the State Department's Office of the Legal Adviser for 19 years, including five years as Assistant Legal Adviser for Law Enforcement and Intelligence. He will be presenting a lecture examining the in-depth duties of the executive and legislative branches of the American government during the treaty ratification procedure. A reception will follow.
2012, October 22 - Constitutionalization of European Union Law, presented by Dr. Marta Skrodzka, who for years served as our guide in the International Business and Trade Summer Law Program in Cracow, Poland, and now teaches Law of European Union in the program, will discuss with students the process of constitutionalization of E.U.'s law.
2012, September 28 - Notes from Tunisia: Life in the Aftermath of the Arab Spring, a discussion with Richard Winchester, Professor at Thomas Jefferson School of Law; Amed Meziou, Tunisian Attorney; and, Dr. Saloua Saidane, San Diego Mesa College.
2012, March 28, Navigating a New Era: An experts' Dialogue on International Labor Standards & the U.S. Judiciary.
2012, March 27 - An International Career Panel and Networking Reception, Embassy of the Republic of Poland, Washington, D.C., panelists Andrew Solomon, BlueLaw International, and Sam Witten, Arnold & Porter, with Shelby Quast moderating. CILI is joined in sponsoring the event by the Office of Career and Professional Development and the International Law Students Association.
2012, March 26 - Prosecuting Organized Crime: The Terrorist Legacy, presented by Dr. Liz Campbell, who addressed the transition of the criminal justice system in Ireland from one that addresses terrorism to organized crime; sponsored by the Comparative and International Law Institute and the Irish-America Law Students Association.
2011, April 28 - From Crisis to Recovery: The IMF/World Bank's Role in the Context of the Bretton Woods Agreements, a lecture by Mark Michalski of the Washington Institute of China Studies.
2011, March 24 - A Celebration of the 25th Anniversary of the Comparative and International Law Institute, the 20th Anniversary of the International Business and Trade Summer Law Program in Cracow, and the 10th Annual Trade Panel Discussion. This event was held at the Embassy of the Republic of Poland, in Washington, D.C., and consisted of a panel of trade experts followed by a networking reception.
2010, October 18 - Doing the Wrong Thing Faster: A Systematic Approach to Court Reform in Developing Countries, a talk by Wade Channell, Commercial Law Advisor, United States Agency for International Development.
2010, April 16 - Students attend U.S. Deptartment of State briefing on Russia.
2010, April 13 - International Trade Panel, with guest speakers Maura Jeffords, The Hon. Patrick Mulloy, Matthew Nicely and Morton Sklar.
2010, March 15 - International Career Panel and CILI/Cracow Networking Reception, Embassy of the Republic of Poland, Washington, D.C.; panelists: Ashley Craig, Venable; Maura Jeffords, Diageo; Shelby Quast; and, Michael Surgalla, Department of Justice.
2010, March 11 - Town Hall Meeting at U.S. Department of State with release of Country Reports on Human Rights.
2010, January 21 - Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks at the Newseum; certificate students from the Comparative and International Law Institute, Institute for Communications Law Studies and the Law and Public Policy Program attended the major policy speech.
2009, November 18 - International Criminal Tribunals: Current Developments, a talk by Christopher Rassi, Esq., Thompson Hine LLP.
2009, November 17 - Commemorating the 20th Anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall, Moderator: Dean George E. Garvey; Panelists: CUA Law Professor Rett Ludwikowski; Larry Wright, U.S. Department of State, Germany Country Desk; Chad Vickery (2007), Regional Director for Europe and Asia International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES); and Peter Erben, IFES Chief of Mission, Pakistan. Co-sponsored by the International Foundation for Electoral Systems.
2009, September 23 - The Legality of Military Commissions — Review of the Legal Problems, presented by Brian Coleman.
2009, April 6 - An Overview of the International Criminal Tribunals from the View of the Defense, a talk by Kate Gibson, who was on the defense team of Dr. Radovan Karadzic at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY), and as a counsel for victims at the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia on the trials of the leaders of the Khmer Rouge.
2009, March 25 - 9th Annual Trade Panel: The Trading World at the Threshold of Global Depression, Moderator: Patrick A. Mulloy, U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission; Panelists: Dan Ikenson, Center for Trade Policy Studies, Cato Institute; Ambassador Craig Kelly, Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs, U.S. Department of State; John Kneuer, John Kneuer Company LLC; and, Mark Ludwikowski, Thompson Hine LLP.
200, November 3 - Before and after the Referendum on the Treaty of Lisbon: The History and Future of Ireland's Relations with the European Union, a lecture by Myles Geiran, Press & Information Officer, Embassy of Ireland.
2008, October 30 - CILI Networking Reception, Embassy of the Republic of Poland, Washington, D.C., honoring Dr. Stanley J. Glod.
2008, September 22 - Protection of Human Rights in Europe and America in Comparative Perspective, a lecture by Dr. Spasimir Domaradzki, Andrzej Frycz Modrzewski University.
2008, April 22 - 8th Annual Trade Panel: Trading Without Fast Track Negotiating Authority: Unresolved American Problems and New Developments in the Trading World.