Penn Law International Human Rights Advocates
Journal of International Law Symposium-Democracy in the Middle East
In association with the International Human Rights Advocates, the Penn Journal of International Law introduces its Fall 2011 Symposium: DEMOCRACY IN THE MIDDLE EAST
Date: Friday, November 11, 2011
Time: 8:30 am – 5:30 pm
Location: University of Pennsylvania Law School, Levy Conference Center
The Journal of International Law (JIL) is proud to present a Fall 2011 Symposium: Democracy in the Middle East in association with our colleagues, the International Human Rights Advocates (IHRA). The myriad of civil revolt after decades of oppressive rule leave us to contemplate the causes of these sudden events in so many Arab countries, the methods best suited for a successful transition towards a democratic state, and the landscape we can realistically expect to result. The Journal of International Law is uniquely positioned to develop and publish scholarship concerning the unprecedented political uprising that has swept through the Middle East over the past year and the impact it will have over those countries and the world.
In broad terms, the Fall 2011 Symposium will focus on three themes:
(1) Why Now? Internal and External Influences on the Middle Eastern Revolution
(2) Post-Transitional Reform: The Shift to a Democratic State
(3) The Post-Revolutionary Middle East: A Realistic Picture
This program has been approved for 7 hours of substantive law credit and 0 hours of ethics credit for Pennsylvania lawyers. CLE credit can be arranged for other jurisdictions as well. CLE credits are free for University of Pennsylvania faculty and staff. CLE credits will cost $25 for public sector attorneys for the entire program and $10 per credit hour for all others (i.e., $70 for a seven hour program).
Information on the Fall 2011 Symposium may be found here.
Symposium Editor, Vol. 33
Journal of International Law
Inmate Healthcare Panel
Screening of ‘The Judge and the General’
Please join IHRA for the upcoming screening of ‘The Judge and the General’. This is an award-winning film that documents Juan Guzmán Tapia’s personal journey as the judge prosecuting the first criminal cases against Chile’s ex-dictator, General Augusto Pinochet. The film screening will be followed by Q&A session with Juan Guzmán Tapia who is a visiting Bok professor at Penn Law. This event is sponsored by the International Programs office and co-sponsored by the International Human Rights Advocates (IHRA), the International Law Organization (ILO), and the Latin American Law Students Association (LALSA).
What: Film Screening: The Judge and the General
When: October 4, 6:30pm
Where: Penn Law, 3400 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103, Gittis Hall 214
Free and open to the public.
IHRA is Accepting Applications
Wine and Cheese - Welcome 1LS!
12:00-4pm, September 4, 2011
Rare Books Room in the Penn Law Library, Tanenbaum 253
Please join the Penn Law International Human Rights Advocates (IHRA) for wine and cheese as we kick off the 2011-2012 academic year. IHRA members will be presenting information regarding upcoming speakers and exciting pro bono projects relating to IHRA’s spotlight on global health. Members will also be available to discuss any questions you may have regarding IHRA, pro bono work, and 1L year. IHRA members will provide information regarding different ways to get involved with the organization including applications to join IHRA, research for pro bono credit, our mailing list, the IHRA Spring Break trip, and lectures or career planning events.
Bring your questions about IHRA, law school classes, life at Penn and in Philadelphia. We’re looking forward to seeing you soon! For more information, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
IHRA Spring Break Trip 2011
The IHRA Spring Break 2011 trip traveled to Amman, Jordan for ten days to aid Iraqi refugees seeking resettlement in the U.S. The trip invcluded students from IHRA, the Iraqi Refugee Assistance Project, and the Penn Law Immigrant Rights Project. Read More at: Penn Law Student Project Helps Iraqi Refugees.