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Winter 2013: International News and Announcements

December 09, 2013

Penn Law Pilots New “Spanish Language for the Legal Professionals” Bootcamp: January 6-10
The Center on Professionalism and the Office of International Programs will co-sponsor a week-long intensive language training program, designed for law students who read, write and speak Spanish and who may one day practice law in a country or environment in which Spanish is a predominant language or who will frequently counsel clients in Spanish. The bootcamp will provide participating students with a combination of instructor-led presentations on important topics, terms and practice concepts and activities that provide students with an opportunity to practice their language skills in a fun, supportive and educational environment.
Penn Law Offers Summer Open Enrollment Program for International Lawyers and Legal Students: July 2014
For the second year, law students from around the world can gain exposure to American law, culture and history through a summer program hosted by Penn Law. This 2-week certificate program is ideal for international law students and practicing attorneys who are considering an LLM degree. Participants will attend lectures, prepare cases and participate in seminar discussions in a number of areas of U.S. Law. In addition to class-based learning of American legal concepts, students will visit court rooms, law firms and key historic sites in Philadelphia and Washington DC.
Penn Law Launches Brown Bag Foreign Language Exchange Series
The Center on Professionalism and the Office of International Programs organized a new brown bag language exchange series, which provided JD and LLM students with an opportunity to meet over lunch for discussions in one of four languages: Spanish, French, Mandarin or Japanese. Sessions took place with bi-weekly rotation between two languages.
Penn Law Announces New Belgian Alumni Club
A new alumni club has been formed in Brussels to better network members of the Penn Law community. Former students have moved into a broad spectrum of sectors and roles in Belgium. The club hosted its first event this summer- an informal social gathering to exchange experiences and memories with one another.