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Program for International Legal Studies hosts International Law Week Sept. 19-23

August 15, 2011

DETROIT (Aug. 15, 2011) — Wayne State University Law School’s Program for International Legal Studies is proud to announce its International Law Week Sept. 19-23. Throughout the week, the program will host a variety of events aimed at informing Wayne Law students, alumni, practicing lawyers and friends of recent news, developments and opportunities in international law.

"Wayne Law has an amazing depth in international law,” said Gregory Fox, Wayne Law professor and director of the Program for International Legal Studies. “When I joined the Wayne Law faculty, I was astonished to find the expertise and support present here to build the international program. Few law schools in the region can rival our faculty, public events and opportunities for students. I'm so excited have an entire week to show off this great resource." 

Monday, Sept. 19
Careers in International Law
12:15 p.m. • Spencer M. Partrich Auditorium • Wayne Law
A distinguished panel of international law practitioners will describe the most effective path to a career in international law, whether in private practice, in-house or in government.

Tuesday, Sept. 20
Is the Door Opening or Closing? Recent Developments in Asylum and Immigration Law
5:30 p.m. • Spencer M. Partrich Auditorium • Wayne Law
Important new developments in immigration and asylum law will be discussed and analyzed by a panel of leaders in the field from practice, the judiciary and academia.

Wednesday, Sept. 21
From Amsterdam to Mumbai: An Evening with the Wayne Law Program for International Legal Studies
5:30 p.m. • Spencer M. Partrich Auditorium • Wayne Law
This open house will provide an in-depth look at Wayne Law’s exciting new Program for International Legal Studies. Attendees will hear about cutting-edge faculty initiatives and resources for international law practitioners and from students placed in jobs around the world.

Thursday, Sept. 22
The General Assembly Resolution on Palestinian Statehood: What Does International Law Have to Say?

4 p.m. • Spencer M. Partrich Auditorium • Wayne Law
In late September the Palestinian Authority will seek a resolution from the UN General Assembly recognizing it as a sovereign state. What will be the impact of this resolution under international law? Two
leading experts will discuss whether the resolution can achieve its objectives as well as its possible consequences.

The above events are free and open to the public, and food and refreshments will be provided. RSVP at http://law.wayne.edu/international-studies/international_week.php. Contact Holly Hughes, program coordinator, at international.law@wayne.edu or 313-577-3620 for more information.

Parking is available for $4.75 in Structure #1 across from the Law School on West Palmer Street in Detroit. For directions to the Law School and a campus map, visit www.campusmap.wayne.edu/location/LAW.

Program for International Legal Studies
Wayne Law created the Program for International Legal Studies in recognition of the breadth of the faculty’s international engagements and expertise and the fact that nearly all aspects of law now have an international component. From regulation of cross-border financial transactions to controlling pollution that recognizes no boundaries to human rights treaties that regulate how governments treat their citizens, law is now an interconnected global phenomenon. The program coordinates all activities at Wayne Law related to international law. These activities include hosting the Speaker Series, sponsoring conferences and symposia featuring leading international scholars and practitioners, promoting research on international and comparative law topics, and providing important resources for Wayne Law students, alumni and friends interested in international law.   

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