This fall, nine 3Ls pursued legal studies overseas at seven different universities. Four students will remain abroad for the spring term to complete joint JD/master's degree programs. Studying abroad while in law school allows Penn Law students to gain in-depth knowledge of a foreign legal system and culture while building an international network of colleagues and contacts. This year's students abroad are:
Friday, January 19 – Application Deadline for International Summer Human Rights Fellowships (ISHRF)
Friday, January 19 – Application Deadline for Penn Law International Internship Program (PLIIP)
Monday, March 3 – Application Deadline for Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowships (FLAS)
Emanuele Conte (01/28/14 – 02/20/14)
Sir Roy Goode (03/17/14 – 04/07/14)
Diepiriye Anga L'14 Selected as ‘Global Shaper' by World Economic Forum
Visiting Researcher Recognized as Best Actor of China's College Drama Festival
Students Compete in World Human Rights Moot Court Competition
Penn Law Hosts Four Fulbright Recipients for 2013-2014 Academic Year
Spotlight on Spring 2014 International Courses
Penn Law will offer 16 spring courses focusing on international or comparative law :
Farewell to Fall 2013 Bok Visiting Professors
Three distinguished Visiting Faculty members joined Penn Law as Bok Visiting International Professors during the fall term:
Johannes Masing (09/13/13 – 10/04/13)
Gary Born (10/02/13 – 10/11/13)
Yaffa Zilbershats (09/16/13 – 10/04/13)
International News and Announcements
Penn Law Pilots New "Spanish Language for the Legal Professionals" Bootcamp
Penn Law Launches Brown Bag Foreign Language Exchange Series
Penn Law Offers Summer Open Enrollment Program for International Lawyers
Penn Law Announces New Belgian Alumni Club
Penn Law Faculty and Student Travel
In November, David Abrams traveled to Brazil to speak at a Conference on Patent Statistics for Decisions Makers, sponsored by the OECD. Later the same month, he gave lectures at the University of Oslo, University of Zurich, and ETH Zurich. In December, Abrams will lecture at Hebrew University.
In November, Shyam Balganesh, William Burke-White, and Gideon Parchomovsky led sessions at a Workshop on Private Regulation, Customs, and Usages in Transnational Private Law hosted by the European University Institute in Florence, Italy. The workshop was jointly organized by Parchomovsky and former Bok Visiting International Professor Fabrizio Cafaggi.
Bill Bratton traveled to Beijing, China in October for a conference on commercial law hosted by Tsinghua's Faculty of Law.
William Burke-White and Eric Feldman represented Penn Law at the annual Global Forum, this year hosted at Waseda University in Tokyo, along with a delegation of four Penn Law students, Chelsea Fish L'16, Kristin Teager L'15, Angela Wu L'15, and Daniel Yip GL'14. This year's topic looked at "International Law: From Mere Pluralism towards Constitutionalism"
Sophia Lee traveled to London in October to attend the University of Notre Dame in London's "International Perspectives on Public Law" conference where she presented chapters from her forthcoming book, The Workplace Constitution from the New Deal to the New Right.
In October, Charles Mooney participated in the 5th Annual Teaching Conference on Transnational Commercial Law where he presented on the Cape Town and Geneva Securities Conventions. In November, Mooney was in Istanbul for a colloquium and Unidroit committee meeting. In December, he traveled to Vienna as the International Insolvency Institute's observer at the UNCITRAL working group on secured transactions, working on a model law.
Sarah Paoletti travelled to Sydney, Australia in August for meetings at the University of New South Wales. While there she lectured in the UNSW International Human Rights Clinic and presented on a research project entitled Access to Justice for Migrant Workers along the Asia-Middle East Corridor. In October, she visited Geneva to meet with the UNHCR and other stakeholders regarding a forthcoming report from the Transnational Legal Clinic about the Buduburam Refugee Settlement in Ghana. Paoletti was joined by Chelsea Edwards L'15 and Margot Campbell L'14.
In October, Christopher Yoo visited Nusa Dua, Indonesia for a panel on "Cyber War, Cyber Weapons and Internet Governance" and a workshop on "Multistakeholderism and the Dynamic Internet on Internet Governance" both hosted by the Global Internet Governance Academic Network.
Highlighted International Events from Fall 2013
"The Future of International Criminal Law in Africa" (September 20)
Career One-on-One: Chanda Delong L'07 – Working at the IMF (September 25)
Visit by Mexico's Deputy Foreign Minister for North America (September 25)
Career One-on-One: Gary Born L'81 (October 9)
Risk Regulation Seminar: "Risk and Opportunity: Managing Risk for Development" (October 14)
Talk by Ambassador John Bolton, "America in the World" (October 16)
"Scholarship After Snowden" (October 17)
Visit by Consul General for Italy (October 22)
Career One-on-One: Brian Tronic L'10: International Public Law Fellowships (October 28)
"Insights from Practice: Compliance Issues in a Global Company" (October 30)
Salzburg Lloyd N. Cutler Fellows Program in Washington DC (November 1-2)
JIL Symposium: "International Regulation of Investment in the Rising Powers" (November 8)
Conference: "India as a Pioneer of Innovation: Constraints and Opportunities" (November 14-15)
"Destination Brazil: Legal Aspects, Trends, Challenges and Opportunities of Investing in Brazil" (November 21)
ASIL International Economic Law Interest Group: Junior Scholars Research Forum (November 22)
"On the Very Idea of Secret Laws: Transparency and Publicity in Deliberative Democracy" (November 22-23)
Penn Law Hosts Delegation of 25 South American Judges (November 25)
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