CLE regularly hosts events, talks and symposia covering international law and student enrichment. For more information about upcoming or past CILE events, contact CILE.
Fall 2020 CILE Events Calendar
Thurs., Aug. 27 – 12:30 p.m., Zoom
Foreign Visitors Welcome Reception
CILE and the Pittsburgh community welcomed the LL.M. Class of 2021 and other foreign visitors to the University of Pittsburgh.
Tues., Sept. 1 - 12:30 p.m., Zoom
Informational Meeting on International Moot Competitions
Introductory meeting for 2 & 3L students interested in participating in international mooting opportunities. Learn about the Phillip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition, the Willem Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot Competition, and other international moot competitions. Tryout instructions, deadlines, and team schedules for the Jessup Moot will be presented during the meeting.
Tues., Sept. 8 - 12:30 p.m., Zoom
1L Informational Meeting on International Opportunities
Introductory meeting for any 1L student interested in international law, international moot court opportunities, study abroad, or overseas internship programs, and more. The meeting will provide students with general information about the Center for International Legal Education and what opportunities are available to 1Ls through the Center.
Tues., Sept. 22 – 12:30 p.m., Zoom
McLean Lecture, Lizzy Shackelford
Elizabeth Shackelford is a 2006 JD graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. She practiced law at Covington & Burling in Washington, D.C., engaged in international development work at Booz Allen Hamilton, and was a career diplomat in the U.S. State Department until her December 2017 resignation. She received the Barbara Watson Award for Consular Excellence, for her work in evacuating U.S. citizens from South Sudan. Her book, “The Dissent Channel: American Diplomacy in a Dishonest Age,” tells the story of her work in South Sudan and provides a stark assessment of current on-the-ground U.S. foreign policy.
Thurs., Oct. 8– 12:30 p.m., Zoom
International Internships Meeting
Introductory meeting for 1L and 2L students interested in international internship opportunities. Information about selecting, applying for funding, and participating in international internships will be provided. J.D. students who participated in international internships will be available to discuss their experiences.
Tues., Oct. 20 and Thurs., Oct. 22– 12:30 p.m., Zoom
ASIL’s Wes Rist on “Pursuing a Career in International Law” (sponsored by Pitt Law's International Law Society)
Wes Rist is the Deputy Executive Director of education and research at the American Society of International Law (ASIL) and author of ASIL’s Careers in International Law, a practical guide to pursuing the practice of international law. He will discuss the steps that students can take while still in law school to help them 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.
Thurs., Oct. 27 - 12:30 p.m., Zoom
Study Abroad Meeting
Summer, semester, and full-year study abroad options will be discussed, as well as logistical and administrative requirements.
Tues., Nov. 3 - 12:30 p.m., Zoom
Boren and Fulbright Fellowships and the Peace Corp
A representative from the Peace Corps will be present to speak with students about the programs that exist for J.D. students in the Peace Corps following graduation from law school. The Boren Campus Representative and Fulbright Advisor for University of Pittsburgh Graduate Students will be present to address specific questions about Pitt support for graduate student applicants to both of these programs.
Tues., Nov. 10 - 12:30 p.m., Zoom
University Center for International Studies / FLAS Fellowships
Representatives of the University Center for International Studies (UCIS) will discuss opportunities that are available to Pitt Law students. These opportunities will include, but are not limited to, area studies certificates, scholarship opportunities, and Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowships (FLAS Fellowships).
Tues., Nov. 17-12:30 p.m., Zoom
Afghan Dreams: CILE and the Vis Moot
Join CILE in celebrating its involvement with the Vis Moot and Middle East training program in partnership with the CLDP. This session will feature an interview with current LLM student, Duniya Stanikzai on her experience competing in the Vis Moot as part of the first (and all female) team from Afghanistan.
Registration link coming soon.