CILE Events

2015 Spring Semester Calendar of Events

Tuesday, January 13, 2015, 12:30 p.m., Room 111: Visiting Professor Marc De Vos Presents: The Euro Crisis: How Did Europe Get There, and Will It Ever Get Over It

Visiting Professor Marc De Vos will show how Europe got itself entangled in a toxic mixture with several overlapping crises, with the euro at its core. He will explain the main steps that have been taken to address the crises and indicate the policy options ahead. He will give the historic, macro-economic, monetary and legal context of an ongoing crisis that risks engulfing the world’s largest economic bloc in near-permanent stagnation.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015, 12:00 p.m., Room 113: Learn about Pitt Law’s Study Abroad Program in Croatia and about CILE’s Scholarships and Fellowships Opportunities for JD Students

Professor Ronald A. Brand and Harry Flechtner will discuss the 2015 summer program of the Institute in International Commercial Law and Dispute Resolution in Croatia, cooperatively managed by the Touro Law Center, the University of Zagreb Faculty of Law, and the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.

For more information on the Institute in International Commercial Law and Dispute Resolution visit: http://www.tourolaw.edu/summerprograms/pages/programInfo.aspx?pID=6

During this time Professor Brand will also talk about the various scholarship and fellowship opportunities that are available for JD students.

Monday, February 02, 2015 12:30 p.m., Room 109: University of Pittsburgh School of Law Alumnus, Chuck Kotuby, Presents: The Role of the Global Lawyer in Promoting the Rule of Law

The world is getting smaller, and the available fora to resolve cross-border disputes have multiplied exponentially in the past decade.  But while the quality of justice in courts around the world has not always kept pace with the trend towards globalization, there are increasing mechanisms to ensure that the promise of justice travels far and wide.  No longer are the aspirational goals “due process” and the “rule of law” left to provincial authorities, human rights instruments and public lawyers alone.  The burden is increasingly falling on private lawyers to fill the void and expand access to justice—to expose wrongdoing, to help create substantive norms, and to foster effective mechanisms to vindicate them.  From the upswing in Section 1782 discovery and the increasing movement judgments across national borders, to the multi-cultural regime of international commercial arbitration and the sui generis regime of investment arbitration, Charles Kotuby will discuss the emerging roles of the private lawyer as an advocate, a counselor, an investigator and a law-maker.  He will animate these observations with anecdotes and reflections from his own career, and engage the audience on his views of what it takes to be a modern global lawyer.

Thursday, February 05, 2015 12:30 p.m., Room 113: University of Pittsburgh School of Law Alumnus, Wes Rist (JD ’05), Presents: International Career Development and Skills Building

The market for legal jobs is difficult right now and specializing in a particular issue, like international law, can make your job search even more frustrating. Wes Rist (JD ’05), the Director of Education and Research at the American Society of International Law, will discuss the steps that students can take while still in law school to help themselves stand out in the search for an international law position. Topics covered will include targeted job searching, resume drafting, managing one’s professional contacts, identifying appropriate international experiences, pursuing valuable volunteer and professional membership opportunities, and other practical issues that students can pursue immediately.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015 12:30 p.m., Room 113: Rule of Law Around the World Part I

Tuesday, February 17, 2015 1:00 p.m., Room G-12: Certificate Programs Information Session

Representatives of CILE will be available to talk with students who are interested in learning more about the International & Comparative Law Certificate Program that is offered at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.

Thursday, February 19, 2015, 12:30 p.m., Room 107: Elizabeth Shackelford, Foreign Service Officer for the U.S. Department of State Presents: International Opportunities in Law and Policy:  One Pitt Grad's Experience

After a brief career practicing law, Elizabeth Shackelford (JD '08) joined the U.S. State Department as a Foreign Service Officer. She was recently recognized with the Department of State's Barbara M. Watson award for Consular Excellence for her work during the evacuation of U.S. Citizens during the conflict in South Sudan.

Friday-Saturday, February 27-28, 2015 9:00 – 7:00 p.m., Alcoa Room: The Law and Legal Profession in China

Tuesday, March 17, 2015, 12:30 p.m., Room 113: Learn about Pitt Law’s Study Abroad Program in Croatia

CILE will discuss the 2015 summer program of the Institute in International Commercial Law and Dispute Resolution in Croatia, cooperatively managed by the Touro Law Center, the University of Zagreb Faculty of Law, and the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.

For more information on the Institute in International Commercial Law and Dispute Resolution visit: http://www.tourolaw.edu/summerprograms/pages/programInfo.aspx?pID=6

Tuesday, March 24, 2015, 12:30 p.m., Room 113: Rule of Law Around the World Part 2