The Two-Day Workshop: Legal Skills for International Public Interest

Getting Started in International Law

American Society of International Law (ASIL)

Upcoming Events:

Getting Started in International Law: Careers in Customs and International Trade

Date: Tuesday, October 21, 2014

5:00 p.m. -7:00 p.m.

Location: ASIL Headquarters, Tillar House (2223 Massachusetts Avenue, NW)


Description: As part of its “Getting Started” series, the ASIL New Professionals Interest Group is pleased to host a special event on how to pursue an international law career in the areas of customs, domestic trade remedies, and international trade more broadly. These fields continue to grow both in the public and private sectors. Finding the appropriate avenue to enter this field of practice, however, can be difficult. Panelists at this event will share their perspectives as experienced professionals with diverse backgrounds. The moderator will pose questions to highlight professional development advice.

Speakers: Kathleen Claussen (moderator), U.S. Trade Representative’s Office, Co-Chair, New Professionals Interest Group, Emily Fuller, Associate, International Trade Practice, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP, Scott McBride, Senior Attorney, Office of the Chief Counsel for Trade Enforcement & Compliance, U.S. Department of Commerce, Justin Miller, Senior Trial Counsel, International Trade Field Office, Commercial Litigation Branch, U.S. Department of Justice, Robert Shervette, Attorney-Advisor, Customs and Border Protection, U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

Human Trafficking & Migrant Smuggling

American Society of International Law (ASIL)

Upcoming Events:

Human Trafficking and Migrant Smuggling: A Fireside Chat with Anne Gallagher and Dina Haynes

Date: Thursday, October 16, 2014

6:00 p.m. -8:00 p.m.

Location: ASIL Headquarters, Tillar House (2223 Massachusetts Avenue, NW)


Description: Fifteen years have elapsed since the international community decided to use international law as a weapon against human trafficking and migrant smuggling. The results have been mixed, at best. This fireside chat brings legal practitioner Dr. Anne Gallagher (author of The International Law of Human Trafficking and The International Law of Migrant Smuggling) and Professor Dina Haynes, renowned scholar on trafficking and migration, to address some of the most pressing questions facing States in responding effectively to large-scale exploitation of human beings for profit. Where do migrant smuggling and trafficking intersect and how do the different legal regimes operate in such situations? To what extent has international law made a positive contribution to ending trafficking and smuggling-related exploitation? Where are the critical gaps and weaknesses and how could these be addressed? What is the US government doing and how could it be making a better contribution?


Speakers: Dr. Anne Gallagher, author of The International Law of Human Trafficking (2010) and The International Law of Migrant Smuggling (2014), Dina Haynes, Professor of Law, New England Law | Boston, Christie Edwards (moderator), Director, International Humanitarian Law, American Red Cross, WILIG Co-Chair

Clerkships 101

Clerkships 101: The Nuts and Bolts of Applying for Judicial Clerkships



Clerkships 101: Jumpstart Your Judicial Career! Learn about why you should work for a judge, where you can work for a judge, how to locate opportunities to work for a judge, what to submit with your application, when you should plan on applying, and other helpful tips for jumpstarting your judicial job search. 
Note: This event has already occurred, please find the handout and PowerPoint slides for the event below.



Clerkships 201

Clerkships 201: The Nuts and Bolts of Applying for Judicial Clerkships


Clerkships 201 Handout


You’ve attended 101 and know what a clerkship is, why you’d want
to do one, and what you need to be a prime candidate. Now what?
Attend Clerkships 201 to learn the real nuts and bolts of the
application process, including how to use OSCAR, how to search for state court clerkships, what to highlight in your resume and cover letter, and how to select your writing sample. We’ll also cover the very important topic of letters of recommendation.


Note: This event has already occurred, please find the handout and PowerPoint slides for the event below.



Pathways to Employment in Int’l Law Teleconference


The American Bar Association Section of International Law

cordially invites you to

Pathways to Employment in International Law
Global Teleconference
Thursday, October 2, 2014
12:30 P.M. – 2:00 P.M.

A unique forum that brings law students and new lawyers together with experienced practitioners to explore opportunities for employment in international law. Learn about International internship opportunities, how to network with legal experts from around the world, practice in other legal systems and cultures, become active in international organizations and societies, and how to develop legal and interpersonal skills.

The distinguished panel includes:

• Olufemi Elias, Director of the Office of the Legal Adviser,
Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons
• Ingrid Busson-Hall, Executive Director, Morgan Stanley
• William Black, William Black Law
• Kirsten Burghardt Propst, The World Bank

To Judge or Not to Judge: Women in the Judiciary in the Muslim World

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Presented by: International Law Forum and Capital Area Muslim Bar Association

Date: Wednesday, October 1, 2014,

Time: 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Place: O’Melveny & Myers LLP

Address: 1625 Eye Street, NW
Washington, DC 20006

Metro Stop: Farragut West (Orange and Blue lines); Farragut North (Red line)

Parking: $11 in building after 5:00 pm

Advance Registration: After 09/26/14:

Members: $10 $13

Non-members: $20 $23

Student Members: $5 $8

Student Non-members: $10 $13

Please visit or fax this flyer to

Questions: or 202-639-8880

Engy Abdelkader, Esq., Co-Director of Immigration Intervention Project, Sanctuary for Families
Anne Tierney Goldstein, Esq., Human Rights Education Director, International Association of Women Judges

In the U.S., women in the legal profession continue to strive for improved representation in the judiciary. How are our counterparts faring in the Muslim world? We will hear from Engy Abdelkader, an expert on the prevalence of women judges in Indonesia, Egypt, and Iran, and each country’s approach to women in the judiciary. She will explain how the Islamic jurisprudential approach accepts women as judges, despite perceptions to the contrary. She will also review the typical reasons offered for supporting or opposing women serving as judges in various Muslim countries.

Additionally, we will hear from Anne Tierney Goldstein, whose decades of work with the International Association of Women Judges has provided unique access to Muslim women judges serving in countries such as Nigeria and Pakistan, including the first woman to serve on Pakistan’s Islamic law court.

This program is presented by the WBA International Law Forum and the Capital Area Muslim Bar Association (CAMBA). Current members of CAMBA will receive a discount code via email in order to register for this event at the reduced WBA member rate online.

Both women and men are encouraged to attend WBA events and join the organization as members.

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