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!

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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.

Work On! International Criminal Court Summer School

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► The Irish Centre for Human Rights at the National University of Ireland Galway will host the annual International Criminal Court Summer School from June 24 to June 28, 2019. Delegates will participate in a series of intensive lectures by leading academics and professionals working at the Court. The deadline for scholarship applications is March 1, 2019. The deadline for registration is June 1, 2019.

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On the Job! University of Oxford

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On the Job! compiles interesting vacancy notices, as follows:

Applications are welcome from those who have a doctorate in a relevant area to International Human Rights Law for the position of Associate Professor in International Human Rights Law, University of Oxford – Department for Continuing Education and Kellogg College.  Responsibilities include engaging in research and publication, serving as lead director of the International Human Rights Law Summer School, serving as lead director for the online part of the Masters’ in International Human Rights Law and teaching as required. Deadline is February 15, 2019; details here.