Pitt's 23rd Annual McLean Lecture on World Law to be held March 28


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Pitt's 23rd Annual McLean Lecture on World Law to be held March 28
International Court of Justice Judge to deliver lecture titled "The International Court of Justice: Caught between Common Law and Civil Law Traditions”

PITTSBURGH- The Honorable Joan E. Donoghue, judge on the International Court of Justice (ICJ), will deliver the 23rd annual McLean Lecture on World Law at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, March 28, 2016. The Lecture will be in the Teplitz Memorial Courtroom of the Barco Law Building, 3900 Forbes Ave., Oakland.

Prior to her election to the ICJ, Judge Donoghue enjoyed a distinguished career in the U.S. Government, serving as the Principal Deputy Legal Adviser of the U.S. Department of State. In addition to her government service, Judge Donoghue has taught at the University of California, Berkeley, Georgetown University, and George Washington University. She has also lectured on investment law in the United Nations regional training course in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.  Judge Donoghue is a member of the Executive Council of the American Society of International Law and is Counselor for the American Law Institute’s Fourth Restatement of the Foreign Relations Law of the United States.

The McLean Lecture on World Law honors the memory and contributions of M.W. McLean, a founder, executive director, and executive vice-president of the World Federalist Association of Pittsburgh, which evolved into today’s Global Switchboard, a nonprofit organization facilitating the collaboration of globally-focused organizations and individuals in Pittsburgh.

The Lecture is approved by the Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Board for one hour of substantive CLE credit. There is a $30 fee for processing CLE credit for this event.

Formally established in 1895, the University of Pittsburgh School of Law is the oldest and largest law-school program in Southwestern Pennsylvania. Pitt’s law-school program prepares its students for real-world practice through traditional legal coursework as well as experiential learning opportunities in one of its seven law clinics. With nearly 10,000 alumni, Pitt’s School of Law emphasizes practical skills training and helping its students enter the field of law as practice-ready legal professionals.