SLU LAW Center for International and Comparative Law 2013-14
For more than 30 years, SLU LAW has demonstrated its commitment to international legal education. Through its educational programs and scholarly activities, the Center for International and Comparative Law ensures that graduates have the education they need to pursue professional opportunities throughout the world.
THE C ENTER FOR INTERNATIONAL & COMPARATIVE LAW 2013-14 1 O N T H E C OV E R : a FOU N TA I N I N TO U LO USE , FR AN CE T H I S PAG E : T H E C L I F F S O F M O HE R , I RELAN D 2 YOUR LIFE IN THE LAW BEGINS HERE. SUCCESS IN THE GLOBAL MARKETPLACE In today’s environment, engaging with international and comparative law is an essential component of a well-rounded legal education. SLU LAW has long recognized the importance of making meaningful international education available to its students. The Center for International and Comparative Law is the gateway to international activities and opportunities at SLU LAW. The Center offers students robust coursework in international and comparative law, exciting study and research opportunities outside the U.S. and meaningful access to an experienced and dedicated faculty. Faculty members produce cutting-edge scholarship in a variety of areas with an international, comparative or non-U.S. focus, including corporate and commercial law, criminal law, human rights, tax and other substantive areas. Center faculty occupy leadership roles in the American Bar Association, the Association of American Law Schools, the American Society of Comparative Law and other professional organizations with an international focus, connecting SLU LAW with the international legal community. Through its legal scholarship, educational programs, international opportunities and professional engagement, the Center has built and will continue to build alliances locally and internationally, enabling SLU LAW students to be prepared for transnational practice and to meet the needs of their clients in an increasingly global community. EARN A CONCENTRATION Students in our J.D. program have the opportunity to earn a Concentration in International and Comparative Law. SLU LAW offers a variety of international and comparative law courses and seminars. Periodically, visiting international professors supplement these offerings with two-credit intensive courses in specialized international and comparative law subjects. Credits received in the summer law program in Madrid and the semester study abroad programs in France, Ireland and Switzerland count toward the concentration requirements. Generally, students are required to complete the three-credit International Law course, seven additional international and comparative law credits and a writing requirement. MAKE CONNECTIONS International Law Students’ Association The International Law Students’ Association (ILSA) is the international voice of the students at SLU LAW. Programs focus on academic and social interests as well as career goals. The overriding purpose of ILSA is to promote awareness and knowledge of international legal matters. ILSA’s activities include a speakers program and social events with an international flavor. Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition Students in this competition brief and argue a hypothetical case on timely issues of international law before a moot International Court of Justice. Each spring, a team from SLU LAW competes at the Super Regional. The top two teams from that competition proceed to the international round of competition in Washington, D.C., to compete against teams from 12 U.S. regions and 50 foreign countries. 3 STUDY ABROAD Once a student’s first 30 hours of law school are complete, they can pursue a study abroad experience. Through agreements with international institutions, law students can choose among several DISTINCTIVE programs to explore different cultures and legal systems. SUMMER PROGRAMS MADRID The ABA-approved Summer Law Program in Madrid builds on the Center’s strong comparative and international law focus by offering up to six credit hours of law courses taught by Spanish legal scholars and professors from SLU LAW. Classes are held at Saint Louis University’s own Madrid campus. Classroom instruction is in English, and the program includes site visits to various Spanish courts. The program allows students to experience Spanish culture while expanding their knowledge of international and comparative law. In addition, students in the program’s International Criminal Law course will observe proceedings at the International Criminal Court and the International Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia in The Hague, Netherlands, immediately following the program. T H E CI B E L E S FO UN TA I N AN D MA DRI D C I T Y HA L L 4 Students are eligible to participate in other ABAaccredited summer study abroad programs. Contact CICL early in the spring semester to explore these opportunities. HUMAN RIGHTS SUMMER INTERNSHIPS IN SOUTHEAST ASIA In cooperation with Bridges Across Borders Southeast Asia, an international, nonprofit, non-governmental organization, students may participate in a summer volunteer fellowship program. Students are stationed in Cambodia, Vietnam, Thailand, Malaysia or Laos. Working with local attorneys, students participate in a variety of transitional justice and community legal education initiatives. SUMMER RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP GERMANY The Ruhr-University in Bochum, Germany, offers research fellowships to Saint Louis University law students and new law faculty. Each fellowship covers a period of up to three months at the Ruhr-University. This fellowship is available to students with a sufficient command of the German language. CAREER OPPORTUNITIES SEMESTER STUDY AT FOREIGN INSTITUTIONS FRANCE Students at SLU LAW who have the desire to study in France have three exchange programs available to experience French culture and French law. New for the 2013-2014 academic year is the opportunity to study at the Université de Toulouse, located in the south of France. This English language program, ideal for students without strong French language skills, has a particular strength in international business law. Students with strong French language skills have the option to study law at the Université d΄Orléans or the Université Paris-Dauphine. The Dauphine exchange also allows J.D. graduates of SLU LAW to apply to return to Paris after completing their J.D. degrees in order to complete the master’s degree. The master’s degree makes the successful student eligible to sit for the French bar exam upon completion of an apprenticeship in France. IRELAND At the University College Cork, Ireland, a small number of SLU LAW students may spend a semester in Ireland and receive credit toward their J.D. degree while gaining insight into European and international law. SWITZERLAND At the University of Bern, Switzerland, students may spend a semester in Switzerland and receive credit toward their J.D. degree while gaining insight into European and international law. Students attending the University of Bern may choose from courses offered in English, or if they have adequate command of French or German, they can enroll in courses taught in those languages at the University of Fribourg or the University of Bern, respectively. Access to international practitioners and numerous study abroad options give the students the opportunity to explore diverse career paths within the field of international and comparative law, including immigration law, international business law, international criminal law, human rights law and admiralty. T H E SW I SS A L P S 5 RECENT SYMPOSIA COURSES & SEMINARS The Center and the Saint Louis University Law Journal or the Public Law Review host symposia with experts and scholars in the field of international and comparative law. The following courses and seminars were offered in 2012-13 or are offered in 2013-14, including SLU LAW summer abroad. Admiralty Immigration Law Advanced International Business Transactions International Banking & Finance Law Civil & Political Rights of Immigrants International Business Transactions Comparative Constitutional Law International & Comparative Employment Law INVISIBLE CONSTITUTIONS: CULTURE, RELIGION AND MEMORY Comparative Law International Courts and Tribunals Comparative Law: Introduction to Civil Law International Criminal Law Comparative Legal Philosophy International Human Rights 2 011 Competition Based Advocacy: Jessup International Moot Court International Intellectual Property Law 2 012 SANFORD E. SARASOHN MEMORIAL CONFERENCE ON CRITICAL ISSUES IN INTERNATIONAL AND COMPARATIVE TAXATION Conflict of Laws European Human Rights European Union Law 2 010 Federalism, Multicultural & Legal Pluralism COMPETITION IN THE GLOBAL WORKPLACE: THE ROLE OF LAW IN ECONOMIC MARKETS Global Justice and Economic Justice International Taxation International Trade Law National Security Law Research Methods in International & Foreign Law RECENT VISITING PROFESSORS MIRIAM AZIZ U N IVER SIT Y O F SIENA , ITALY HAUWA IBRAHIM ARIES LAW FIRM, NIGERIA AND 2 0 0 8 H ARVARD U N IVERSIT Y RADCLIFFE FELLOW 6 International Law HUGUES KENFACK Dean of the Faculty of L aw, University of Toulouse , Fr a nce JOËL MONÉGER PRO FESSO R, JEAN MO NNET C H A I R, UNIVERSIT Y O F PARIS-DAU P H I NE, FRA NC E FACULTY & STAFF WILLIAM P. JOHNSON D I R E C TO R , C I C L ; A SSO C I AT E P RO FESSOR B.A., University of Minnesota; J.D., University of Michigan Law School ISAAK I. DORE P RO F E SSO R LL.B., LL.M., University of Zambia; LL.M., J.S.D., Yale Law School MONICA EPPINGER A SSI STA N T P RO FESSOR B.A., Yale University; M.A.L.D., Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy; J.D., Yale Law School; Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley CHAD W. FLANDERS A SSI STA N T P RO FESSOR B.A., Hillsdale College; J.D., Yale Law School; M.A., University of Chicago; Ph.D., University of Chicago AMANY RAGAB HACKING MICHAEL KORYBUT JEFF A. REDDING PRO FESSO R ASSO CIAT E PROFES S OR B.A., Claremont McKenna College; J.D., Stanford University B.A., Harvard University; J.D., The University of Chicago Law School YVETTE JOY LIEBESMAN ASSISTANT PRO FESSO R B.A., Georgetown University; B.A., Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey; M.S., University of California, San Diego; J.D., Georgetown University Law Center MARCIA McCORMICK JOSEF ROHLIK PRO F ESSO R E M ERI T U S LL.B., JUDR., C.SC., Charles University, The Czech Republic; LL.M., Columbia University STEPHEN C. THAMAN PRO F ESSO R PROFESSOR B.A., Grinnell College; J.D., University of Iowa College of Law A.B., M.A., J.D., University of California, Berkeley; Dr. IUR., University of Freiburg, Germany MARGARET H. McDERMOTT ASSISTANT PRO FESSO R O F LEG AL RESEARCH CONSTANCE Z. WAGNER ASSO CIAT E PROFES S OR B.A., Barat College; M.S.L.S., University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign; J.D., Washington University School of Law B.A., Northwestern University; J.D., Columbia University; Certificate, Parker School of Foreign and Comparative Law, Columbia University School of Law; LL.M., Universitat Konstanz SUSAN W. McGRAUGH ANDERS WALKER A SSI STA N T P RO FESSOR ASSO CIAT E PRO F ESSO R PRO F ESSO R B.A., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; M.A.P.A., J.D., Saint Louis University School of Law B.A., Drake University; J.D., Washington University School of Law B.A., Wesleyan University; M.A., J.D., Duke University; Ph.D., Yale University JUSTIN HANSFORD CAROL A. NEEDHAM A SSI STA N T P RO FESSOR PRO FESSO R B.A., Howard University; J.D., Georgetown University Law Center B.A., Northwestern University; M.A., University of VirginiaCharlottesville; J.D., Northwestern University School of Law NANCY H. KAUFMAN HELGA OESTREICHER ADMINIST RAT I V E A S S I STA NT HENRY M. ORDOWER P RO F E S SO R PRO FESSO R B.A., The George Washington University; J.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison A.B., Washington University; M.A., J.D., The University of Chicago 7 THE CENTER FOR INTERNATIONAL AND COMPARATIVE LAW S a int Louis U ni v ersity S chool of Law 100 N . TU C K ER Blv d. S UI T E 9 37 St. Louis, MO 6 3101 -1930 P HO N E :: 314 .977.2792 W E B : : L AW.SLU.EDU/CICL E - M A I L :: C IC L @ LAW.SLU.E DU OFFICE OF ADMISSIONS Saint Louis University School of Law 100 N . T UC KER Blvd . SUITE 986 St. Louis , M O 6 3101 - 19 3 0 PHO NE :: 314 . 977. 2 8 0 0 WE B :: LAW. S LU. EDU E -M AIL :: A DM I S S I O N S @ LAW. S LU. 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