2014 Fall Semester Calendar of Events
Tuesday, August 26, 2014, 12:30p.m., Room 107: 1L International Informational Meeting
Introductory meeting for any 1L students 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. The International Law Society will be present to answer questions and discuss their programs for the academic year. Lunch will be provided.
Thursday, August 28, 2014, 12:30p.m., Room 107: International Moot Competitions
Introductory meeting for 2 & 3L students interested in participating in international mooting opportunities. Professors Ronald A. Brand, Harry Flechtner, and CILE Assistant Director Brian Fraile will discuss the Vis, Jessup, and Niagara international moot competitions. Tryout instructions, deadlines, and team schedules will be presented during the meeting.
Thursday, August 28, 2014, 4:00 p.m., Alcoa Room: Foreign Visitors Welcome Reception
CILE and the Pittsburgh community will welcome the LL.M. Class of 2015 and other foreign visitors to the University of Pittsburgh.
Monday, September 15, 2014, 5:30p.m., Alcoa Room: Prof. Dr. Phillip Hellwege: "Excluding Prescription? - How to Deal with Nazi-Looted Art After Cornelius Gurlitt"
Thursday, September 18, 2014, 12:30p.m., Room 107: Study Abroad Meeting
Introductory meeting will be held for law students interested in participating in study abroad opportunities. Summer, semester, and full-year study abroad options will be discussed, as well as logistical and administrative requirements. J.D. students who previously studied abroad will share their experience and help answer questions. Pitt Law’s Summer Croatia Program will also be discussed during this meeting.
Thursday, October 9, 2014 12:30p.m., Room 107: Visiting Professor John Cerone will give a lecture about “The ICC in Palestine, Syria, and Ukraine”
As a practicing international lawyer, Professor Cerone has worked for a number of different intergovernmental and nongovernmental organizations, including the United Nations, the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, the International Secretariat of Amnesty International, and the International Crisis Group, and has served as a legal adviser to various international criminal courts and tribunals. He also has extensive field experience in conflict and post-conflict environments, such as Afghanistan, Kosovo, Sierra Leone, and East Timor. He has taught in over 40 countries across all regions of the globe and is the author of dozens of articles and book chapters on international law, as well as the casebook Public International Law: Cases, Problems, and Texts (with Dinah Shelton and Stephen McCaffrey).
Tuesday, October 14, 2014, 12:30p.m., Room 107: International Internships Meeting
Introductory meeting for 1L and 2L students interested in an international internship opportunity. 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. Pizza and drinks will be provided.
Thursday, October 30, 2014, 12:00 – 2:00 p.m., Rooms 107, 109, 111, 113, 118, 120, 121, G13, G12, G20, G18, G46, Courtroom: Joint Degree Programs session
The School of Law will host a meeting with information about the joint degree programs available to Pitt Law J.D. students. CILE will be present to answer questions concerning internationally-focused joint degree programs and their impact on a student’s legal study.
Tuesday, October 21, 2014, 12:30p.m., Room G-18: U.S. Peace Corps, Boren Fellowship, & Fulbright Fellowship Opportunities
CILE will host an informational meeting for students interested in opportunities with the United States Peace Corps, Boren Fellowships, & Fulbright Fellowships. A representative from the Peace Corps will be present to speak with students about the programs that exist for JD 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 competitions.
Tuesday, November 11, 2014, 12:30p.m., Room 107: University Center for International Studies: Scholarships and Opportunities
CILE will hold an information session where 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).
Thursday, November 13, 2014, 12:00p.m., Lower Lounge William Pitt Union: Dick Thornburgh Forum: Featuring Mr. David Arnold.
More details to be announced at a later date.