University of Pittsburgh

Rule of Law Lecture Series

As governments evolve and regional collaborations develop, legal systems evolve and develop as well. The concept of "rule of law" generally refers to legal a system's accessibility and accountability. CILE's contribution to rule of law programs assures that law faculties and lawyers who work in evolving legal systems learn about creating and functioning within accessible and accountable legal systems.

We exchange law students and faculty with counterparts from countries whose legal systems are changing. We place our law students in internships at rule of law projects around the world. And we proudly present this lecture series to engage thoughts and comments within our own law school. Please join us for the following presentations:

Tuesday, February 12, 2013
12:00 noon, Room 113
Rule of Law Around the World Part I
A group of this year’s LL.M. students will discuss past struggles and future challenges related to the rule of law in their home countries. Students include: Tariq Aljarba (Family Law in Saudi Arabia), Mo’ien Odeh (Palestine), Ibrahim Fares (Palestine), and Mahmoud Elsaman (Egypt).
 
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
12:00 noon, Room 113
Rule of Law Around the World Part 2
A group of this year’s LL.M. students will discuss past struggles and future challenges related to the rule of law in their home countries. Students include: Quiwei Chen (China), Christina Alam (Ukraine), Olga Synoverska (Ukraine), and Robert Miano Maina (Kenya).

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Past Programs

 

 

February 2, 2012 “Rule of Law around the World”

A group of this year's LL.M. students will discuss past struggles and future challenges related to the rule of law in their home countries. The first of two lectures, this event will feature discussions by Long Zuo (China), Leyla Safarova (Azerbaijan), and Iryna Dasevich, Andrii Kril, Anna Udartsova, and Dmytro Vorobey (Ukraine).

Tuesday, March 13, 2012 at 12 noon in Room G-12: “Rule of Law Around the World II”

A group of this year's LL.M. students will discuss past struggles and future challenges related to the rule of law in their home countries. The second of two lectures, this event will feature discussions by Ivan Milosevic (Serbia), Cristian Minor (Mexico), Kustrim Tolaj (Kosovo), and Abeer Hashayka, Wael Lafee, and Mais Qandeel (Palestine).

February 22, 2011  Noon- 1:00 Room 107
Rule of Law Around the World I
Members of the Pitt Law LL.M. Class of 2011 will address some of the past struggles and future challenges to the rule of law in their countries.  Speakers include: Kaltrina Ahmeti (Kosovo); Abdullah Alaoudh (Saudi Arabia); Shafiq Jamoos (Palestine); and Marta Shchavurska (Ukraine). 

March 15, 2011 Noon- 1:00 Room G-12
Rule of Law Around the World II

Members of the Pitt Law LL.M. Class of 2011 will address some of the past struggles and future challenges to the rule of law in their countries.  Speakers include: Prajitha Ganga (India); Sigee Koech (Kenya); Cristina Mariottini (Italy); Johana Pool Narrias (Chile); and Clara Pujol (Argentina). 

 

March 4, 2010 Noon- 1:00 Room G-12
Rule of Law Around the World I - Members of the Pitt Law LL.M. Class of 2010 will address some of the past struggles and future challenges to the rule of law in their countries. Speakers include Ellina Aleynikova (Russia), Olga Buritica (Colombia), Olga Dmytriyeva (Ukraine), & Myroslava Savchuk (Ukraine).

April 8, 2010 Noon-1:00 Room 111
Rule of Law in Kosovo, Lebanon, & Palestine
Presented by Zana Berisha, Kujtesa Nezaj, Nora Dekaidek, and Maria Jreissati.

Thursday May 6 9:00a.m. - 5:30p.m.
at the University Club
Promoting the Rule of Law:
Cooperation and Competition in the EU-US Relationship

Co-sponsored by the University’s EU Center of Excellence, this conference will feature three panels and a keynote address focused on elements of rule of law programs and policies in the EU and US. AGENDA 5.5 CLE credits.

Fall Semester 2009

Lecture 1 - Thursday, September 25, 2008
6:00 p.m. Teplitz Memorial Courtroom

"The Rule of Law in Modern Iraq: Personal Perspectives" by Professor Haider Ala Hamoudi and USMC Col. Paul Amato (Pitt Law J.D. '93)

Lecture 2 - Tuesday, October 14, 2008
1:30 - 3:00 p.m. Teplitz Memorial Courtroom

Film Review: "Courting Justice" with commentary by Ruth Cowan, Scholar-in-Residence at American University, and Lithemba Velleman, Pitt Law LL.M. student and South African lawyer

Lecture 3 - Thursday, October 23, 2008
6:00 p.m. Alcoa Room

"The Rule of Law Around the World I" by members of the Pitt Law LL.M. Class of 2009

Lecture 4 - Thursday, February 19, 2009, 6:00 p.m., Teplitz Memorial Courtroom - "The Rule of Law Around the World II" by members of the Pitt Law LL.M. Class of 2009

Lecture 5 - Thursday, March 19, 2009, 6:00 p.m., Teplitz Memorial Courtroom - "Crises of Conscience" by Professor Peter Karsten, Ph.D

Lecture 6 - Thursday, April 16, 2009, 6:00 p.m., Teplitz Memorial Courtroom - "Mixed Marriage Prohibitions in Nazi Germany and their Rule of Law Implications for Past and Future" by Professor Vivian Curran

 

"The Rule of Law in Zimbabwe: Challenges and Crises" with Judge Baldwin, Dr. South-Paul, Dr. Paul, and Deputy Secretary of State for African Affairs Jendayi Frazer

 

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