Introducing our new student editors: Jamie Robbins, Ashlye Meyer, and Carly Wheaton

The IntLawGrrls editorial team is delighted to welcome three new student editors to the blog: Jamie Robbins, Ashlye Meyer, and Carly Wheaton.

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Jamie Robbins is a rising 3L at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law. She is interested in human rights law, and, more specifically, the intersection of human rights principles and intellectual property law. This summer she is interning with the Cardozo Legal Institute for Holocaust and Human Rights, where she is working with the Atrocity Prevention Legal Training Project to develop learning materials to advance the teaching of atrocity prevention in law school courses. She is excited to continue working on human rights issues this fall as a student intern with the Benjamin B. Ferencz Human Rights and Atrocity Prevention Clinic.

unnamed-2Ashlye Meyer is a rising 3L at the Cardozo School of Law. She graduated with high honors from New York University with a degree in film and philosophy. This summer she has been working with Cardozo’s Human Rights and Atrocity Prevention Clinic on the Blasphemy Project, tracking how various blasphemy laws comport with international human rights standards. She has also been doing research for constitutional and international law scholar, Professor Deborah Pearlstein. Her own research topics include international human rights, women’s rights, and LGBT issues. She will continue working with the Human Rights Clinic into her 3L year at Cardozo.

FullSizeRenderCarly Wheaton is a second-year law student at Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law. She is from Florida, and attended Florida State University, where she double-majored in Political Science and Psychology, and became certified in Emergency Management and Homeland Security. Carly has always felt an innate need to advocate for others and promote equality amongst all groups of people, and so she moved straight from her undergraduate university to New York City to begin her law school career. This past summer, Carly interned with a judge in the Matrimonial Part of the New York State Supreme Court. Carly has a passion for family law, but at the end of the day her mission is to ensure that everyone is fairly represented, equally protected and, most importantly, heard. When Carly is not studying the law, her favorite pastime is to play tennis with her father and run philanthropic 5Ks.

Heartfelt welcome!

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Work On! LL.M. in Human Rights and Humanitarian Law at American University Washington College of Law

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The LL.M. in Human Rights and Humanitarian Law is proud to announce that starting this fall they will be offering the LL.M. in residence program. The program is designed to provide both solid doctrinal theoretical studies and practical skills. Students will benefit from a curriculum focused on over 50 human rights doctrinal courses offered every year and taught by expert faculty. In addition, American University Washington College of Law offers a curriculum based on experiential education that allows students to acquire hands-on experience through externships, internships and research opportunities with human rights faculty and other experts. Deadline to apply is October 1st, classes start January 2020.

Click the following link to apply: https://bit.ly/2OJo33B

Introducing Sara Ochs

It is our great pleasure to introduce our new IntLawGrrls contributor Sara Ochs.

Sara Ochs is a teaching fellow at Elon University School of Law in Greensboro, North Carolina, where she teaches Introduction to Legal Studies, Legal Method and Communication, and International Criminal Law. She earned her juris doctor from Loyola University New Orleans College of Law, and her bachelor’s degree in business administration from Loyola University Maryland. Prior to entering academia, Sara clerked for the Honorable Carl J. Barbier on the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana and practiced law in New Orleans.

Sara’s scholarship examines the role of international and hybrid courts in prosecuting mass atrocities and the use of transitional justice mechanisms in post-conflict societies. She currently serves as a vice chair of the American Bar Association’s International Courts and Judicial Affairs Committee and the editor of the Committee’s Year in Review publication, as well as a researcher for Lawyers, Conflict & Transition’s Cambodia project.

Heartfelt welcome!

Work On! ELGS Summer Intensive on Comparative Law and Global Governance

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The European Law & Governance School (www.elgs.eu) a University operated by the EPLO, an International Organization based in Athens Greece, organizes this week-long program (July 22-26, 2019) to discuss the latest developments on Global and European governance covering both constitutional and institutional issues, global administrative law, and issues of soft governance.

It is designed for Master’s level students from all fields of social sciences as well as political scientists, civil servants, lawyers and officials of international organizations and domestic administrations who seek ways to continue their education.

The Aim of the Summer School is to foster leadership qualities among mature students and young professionals by opening a cross-border dialogue on current questions of global relevance. Participants will be inspired by – and learn from – high profile speakers who are eminent public figures in politics and academia. At the end of this course, participants will have a profound understanding of the state of play of international (regional and global) politics and law today and will have established a network of contacts with academics and practitioners working in the field.

The program takes place at the EPLO facilities in Sounion Greece, one hour away from Athens by car, very close to the Poseidon temple, overlooking the Aegean Sea. All of the courses will be seminar-like classes and colloquia, and the active class-participation will be encouraged. Applicants should submit an updated CV and letter of motivation in English at summerschools@elgs.eu T: +30 211 311 0 671. More information can be found here.

Applications will remain open until June 21, 2019.

Work On! Summer Course on International Protection of Human Rights

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The Poznań Human Rights Center of the Institute of Law Studies, Polish Academy of Science will host the 2019 Summer Course on International Protection of Human Rights “Gender in Law and Practice” on August 19-28, 2019, in Poznań, Poland. Deadline to apply is May 31, 2019. Details here.

Work On! International Law Weekend 2019

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The American Branch of the International Law Association welcomes panel proposals from academics and practitioners for its International Law Weekend. It will take place October 10-12, 2019 in New York City. The theme is The Resilience of International Law.

In recent years, the international legal system has been challenged at home and abroad. Growing nationalism, shifts in geo-political power, deepening economic inequality, climate change, and a global migration crisis have generated cracks in the established international order. These schisms have been exacerbated by other factors, including the power of private corporations over speech platforms and personal data and the rapid progression of new technologies such as artificial intelligence and machine learning. Even our discipline and profession are challenged with growing calls for inclusivity of diverse voices. Can the international legal system adapt to address these profound developments?

ILW 2019 will address the resilience of international law. The conference will explore international law’s capacity to preserve the rule of law, promote both peace and justice, and maintain stability in the face of growing fault lines. The world is changing. ILW 2019 seeks to answer whether its theme—The Resilience of International Law—is a question or an affirmation.

Deadline to submit panel proposals is May 15, 2019 and can be done through this portal.

Work On! Academy of European Public Law

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The European Public Law Organization will host the Summer Academy of European Public Law on August 26 – September 14, 2019 at the European Public Law Organization’s premises in Athens and Sounion in the Attica region of Greece. This is a three week summer study session for those interested in furthering their knowledge on the philosophical backdrop of different European national public law systems. Applicants should be proficient in English and have a degree in law or political science, European studies, international affairs, or another related field. Deadline to register is June 29, 2019. Details here.