University of Pittsburgh

Wes Rist, Assistant Director of CILE, Travels to Jerusalem and Ramallah for Talk and Interviews

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January 3, 2012

Wes Rist, assistant director of the Center for International Legal Education at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, will be in Jerusalem and Ramallah from January 7 – January 12, interviewing candidates for the Palestinian Rule of Law (PROL) Program, sponsored by the Open Society Foundation. He will join several other American legal education specialists to evaluate Palestinian candidates, some of whom will receive funding to study law in the United States for one year. Pitt Law currently hosts three PROL fellows, and has hosted a total of six over the past five years.  Read more about the Palestinian Rule of Law Program here


Rist has also been invited to speak at the Office of the Attorney General of Palestine to address public prosecutors and officials.  He will deliver a lecture on international human rights standards governing pre-trial detention and state-to-state counter-terrorism cooperation.  

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