From the 2009 News Archive
School of Law Holds International Law Week
Former Ambassador to the United Nations and U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright will give the Norman Ramsey Lecture, "The Role of Law in World Affairs-2009," on Thursday, Oct. 22, to highlight the University of Maryland School of Law’s inaugural International Law Week. During the week, a series of special events will focus on the study and importance of international law and highlight the wide range of international law opportunities at the Law School.
This week's events
Monday, October 19
International Law Society Food Sale and Information Table
11:00am - 2:00pm & 4:00 - 6:00pm, Comcast areaInternational foods and baked goods for sale.
Study Abroad and Foreign Internship Information Session
4:30 - 5:30pm, room 107
Past participants will speak about their experiences at Law Reform Commissions, with the South Africa Program, and worldwide legal study program (presented by Crystal Edwards)
Tuesday, October 20
Career Panel "Pathways to Employment in International Law"
3:15 p.m., room 107. Reception to follow.
Current attorneys working in International Law will discuss internship opportunities and international networking. Co-sponsored by ILS, CDO, and the ABA Section of International Law.
Wednesday, October 21
Post-Graduate Fellowship Workshop
Noon, Room 205
Alumni and current students share their experiences with prestigious public interest fellowships (Equal Justice Works, Skadden, Fulbright, U.S. Peace Corps), and discuss strategies for approaching the application process.
Thursday, October 22
The Norman P. Ramsey Lecture
"The Role of Law in World Affairs-2009"
Dr. Madeleine K. Albright
Former U.S. Secretary of State
6 p.m., Westminster Hall
Reception and book signing to follow.
Friday, October 23
Maryland Journal of International Law Conference
"Multilateralism and Global Law: Evolving Conceptions of International Law and Governance"
8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m., Krongard Board Room
Panel I - Global Environmental Law
Panel II - Global Economic Regulation
Lunchtime Keynote address - Jeffrey Dunoff "International Law in Perplexing Times
(RSVP for limited seating to firstname.lastname@example.org
Panel III - The Future of Global Legal Regulation
Monday, October 26
"The Women's Rights Movement in Iran"
Noon, Room 460
Join Leila Rassekh Milani, Former Co-Chair of the US Working
Group for Ratification of CEDAW, Professor Shruti Rana, and Professor Paula Monopoli as they focus on women's issues in present-day Iran
"The Independence of the Judiciary and the Rule of Law"
4 p.m., Ceremonial Court Room
Justice Johann van der Westhuizen, Constitutional Court of South Africa
Justice van dar Westhuizen helped to draft South Africa's Constitution in 1995 and, as the founding director of the University of Pretoria's Centre for Human Rights, played a prominent role in legal resistance to apartheid.