The Catholic University of America

Spring 2013

11th Annual Trade Panel
Thursday, February 7, 2013

Embassy of the Republic of Poland

2640 16th Street, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20009

Details forthcoming

Fall 2012

"The U.S. Treaty Ratification Process:  Exploring the Roles of the President and the U.S. Senate"
Monday, November 12, 2012
5:00 p.m.
Room 204

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.
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Constitutionalization of European Union Law
Monday, October 22
5:00-6:00 pm, Room TBA
On October 22,
Dr. Marta Skrodzka, who for years was our guide in Cracow and now teaches Law of European Union in the International Business and Trade Summer Law Program in Cracow, will be discussing with students the process of constitutionalization of E.U.'s law.

Notes from Tunisia: Life in the Aftermath of the Arab Spring
Friday, September 28
Richard Winchester, Professor at Thomas Jefferson School of Law
Amed Meziou, Tunisian Attorney
Dr. Saloua Saidane, San Diego Mesa College

Spring 2012

We look forward to your participation in the Institutes and Special Program Certificate Ceremony, and we encourage you to extend the invitation to your family and friends.  For planning purposes, please verify you will be present for the ceremony and provide us with the number of your guests as early as possible. If you cannot attend, it is important that we are aware of this. The ceremony will take place on Thursday, May 24th, at 2 p.m. More information can be found in the flyer, linked below:
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Academic Advising Session for students pursuing the certificate. April 3, 4:10 - 5 p.m., Room 307.

The Comparative and International Law Institute and the Irish-America Law Students Association present a lecture by Dr. Liz Campbell entitled: "Prosecuting Organized Crime: The Terrorist Legacy," that will take place on Monday, March 26th, from 1:30-3:00 pm, in room 305. The talk will address the transition of the criminal justice system in Ireland from one that addresses terrorism to organized crime. We encourage all of you to attend as this is a rare opportunity to learn about the criminal justice system of another country! Download flyer

The Embassy of the Republic of Poland, the Office of Career and Professional Development and the International Law Students Association present an International Law Career Panel with guest panelists Andrew Solomon, from BlueLaw International, and Sam Witten, from Arnold & Porter, with Shelby Quast moderating. The panel will take place on Tuesday, March 27, 2012, from 6-8 pm at the Embassy of the Republic of Poland, 2640 16th St., NW. A reception will follow. 
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Navigating a New Era: An experts' Dialogue on International Labor Standards & the U.S. Judiciary. Wednesday, March 28, 8:30 a.m.

Spring 2011

On Monday, April 28, 2011, the Comparative and International Law Institute hosted a lecture by Mark Michalski of the Washington Institute of China Studies. This event will be called "From Crisis to Recovery: The IMF/World Bank's Role in the Context of the Bretton Woods Agreements". The lecture will be held in room 217 of the Columbus School of Law at the Catholic University of America.

On March 24, 2011, Professor Rett Ludwikowski hosted a celebration of the 25th Anniversary of the Comparative and International Law Institute and 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, DC, and consisted of a panel of experts followed by a reception.

Fall 2010

"Doing the Wrong Thing Faster: A Systematic Approach to Court Reform in Developing Countries," a talk by Wade Channell, J.D., Commercial Law Advisor, United States Agency for International Development.  Monday, October 18, 2010, 1:15 pm, Room 305.  More info:


Spring 2010

CUA Law Students attend State Department briefingCILI students attending Friday, April 16th State Dept. briefing on Russia.  Contact for more info.


Trade Panel, Tuesday, April 13, 2010, 4-6 p.m., Slowinski Courtroom. With Maura Jeffords, Patrick Mulloy, Matthew Nicely & Morton Sklar.  View promo. Contact for more info.



CILI Advising Session - March 24, 2010, Room 303 - mandatory for rising 3Ls and 2Ls.


Int'l Career PanelInternational Career Panel and CILI/Cracow Networking
Reception, Polish Embassy, Monday, March 15.  With guest panelists:  Ashley Craig, Venable; Maura Jeffords, Diageo; Shelby Quast, and; Michael Surgalla, Department of Justice. 






Thursday, March 11, 2010, - Town Hall Meeting at U.S. State Department with release of Country Reports on Human Rights.  More info

Thursday, January 21, Sec Clinton at NewseumCILI, CLI & LPP student will attend a major policy speech by Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, Newseum.

Cracow info meeting, Wednesday, January 27th, Room 217.  RSVP

Fall 2009

Lecture:  “International Criminal Tribunals: Current Developments,” a talk by Christopher Rassi, Esquire, Thompson Hine LLP, Wednesday, November 18, 2009.

Panel Commemorating the 20th Anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall, International Foundation for Electoral Systems, co-sponsor, with 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.  Moderated by Dean George E. Garvey.

Lecture:  "The Legality of Military Commissions — Review of the Legal Problems," Brian Coleman (2009), September 23, 2009.

Spring 2009

Lecture: "An Overview of the International Criminal Tribunals from the View of the Defense," a talk by Kate Gibson, Monday, April 6, 2009.

9th Annual Trade Panel, "The Trading World at the Threshold of Global Depression"
Wednesday, March 25, 2009 6 P.M, Slowinski Courtroom
, Columbus School of Law

Fall 2008

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, Monday, November 3, 2008.

Dean Miles & Prof. Ludwikowski with GlodsCILI Networking Reception, Embassy of the Republic, honoring Dr. Stanley J. Glod, October 30, 2008.


Protection of Human Rights in Europe and America in Comparative Perspective, a lecture by Dr. Spasimir Domaradzki, Andrzej Frycz Modrzewski University, Monday, September 22, 2008.



Spring 2008

8th Annual Trade Panel, April 22, 2008. "Trading Without Fast Track Negotiating Authority: Unresolved American Problems and New Developments in the Trading World"

Certificate Ceremony, May 22, 2008. View Web Album