CILE 20th Anniversary Full Program Schedule

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Thursday, September 10, 2015

Reception: 6:30 p.m. and Dinner: 7 p.m. – University Club Ballroom A

Dinner speakers will include:

  • Professor Ronald A. Brand, who will discuss the 20-year history of CILE;
  • Dr. Vjosa Osmani, member of the Assembly of Kosovo, who will reflect on CILE from the perspective of an LL.M. and S.J.D. graduate;
  • Mark Walter, former CILE Assistant Director, who will speak about CILE from his perspective as a Pitt Law J.D. graduate; and
  • Max Laun, General Counsel of Alcoa Inc., speaking on behalf of CILE’s Advisory Board.
  • In keeping with CILE tradition, we anticipate that Professor Harry Flechtner will provide a song or two in honor of CILE.

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Friday, September 11, 2015

All events located in the Teplitz Memorial Moot Courtroom except as noted.

Morning – CILE and Me - the Student Perspective

9 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. – Student Lounge: informal, one-on-one student discussions with graduates

10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. – Career Path Presentations

  • Myles Getlan, Partner, Cassidy Levy Kent LLP - Washington, D.C.
  • Charles Kotuby, Partner, Jones Day - Washington, D.C.
  • Max Laun, General Counsel, Alcoa
  • Vjosa Osmani, Member of Parliament, Kosovo
  • Katerina Ossenova, Office of Foreign Litigation, Department of Justice
  • D. Wes Rist, Director of Education and Research, ASIL
  • Elizabeth Shackelford, Foreign Service Officer, Department of State
  • Mark Walter, Managing Director, Trade Policy Unit, Nathan Associates Inc.

12 p.m. - 1 p.m. – Lunch - First Floor Lobby

1 p.m. – Keynote address: Legal Issues in Current U.S. - Cuba Relations

  • Jeffrey Kovar, Assistant Legal Adviser for Western Hemisphere Affairs, U.S. Department of State

1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. – Pitt Law Faculty and Friends - a Survey of Recent Developments

  • Cybersecurity and Privacy in the US and the EU
    Professor David Thaw, University of Pittsburgh
    Professor Pierluigi Perri, University of Milan
  • Understanding Islamic Law in the Current International Legal Environment
    Professor Haider Ala Hamoudi, University of Pittsburgh
    Professor Mark Cammack, Southwestern Law School
  • Recent Developments in International Human Rights Law and Criminal Law
    Professor Matiangai Sirleaf, University of Pittsburgh
    Professor Jaya Ramji-Nogales, Temple Law School
  • Border Disputes: The (Difficult) Relationship between the U.N. Sales Convention and Domestic Law
    Professor Harry M. Flechtner, University of Pittsburgh
    Professor Jack Graves, Touro Law Center

3:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. – Break

3:45 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. – Pitt Law Faculty and Friends - a Survey of Recent Developments (cont.)

  • Innovation, IP and the Future of Knowledge Commons
    Professor Michael Madison, University of Pittsburgh
    Professor Laura Pedraza-Fariña, Northwestern University
  • Litigating International Human Rights Cases and Corporate Responsibility
    Professor Vivian Curran, University of Pittsburgh
    Professor Richard H. Weisberg, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
  • Basics of International Litigation: Jurisdiction and the Recognition of Judgments
    Professor Ronald A. Brand, University of Pittsburgh
    Paul Herrup, U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Foreign Litigation

5:15 p.m. – Closing Remarks

  • Chancellor Emeritus Mark A. Nordenberg


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