Changes on the High Courts of the US and Israel: The Impact of Persons and Personalities

MARCH 19
5:00-7:00 pm, reception to follow
Room 603

This event has been CANCELLED

2nd Annual Panel in Celebration of the US-Israel Civil Liberties Law Program

Over the past several years, the Chief Justices of the Supreme Courts in both the US and Israel have changed. How do these changes in personnel and personalities affect the workings and rulings of the courts? Please join us on March 19th as noted keynote speaker Prof. Michael Karyani, Hebrew University (Jerusalem) and WCL Prof. Herman Schwartz discuss the impact of these changes on the courts. Sponsored by the American University Washington College of Law Center for Human Rights and Humanitarian Law and the New Israel Fund.

The New Israel Fund (NIF) and American University Washington College of Law (WCL) established the Israel-U.S. Civil Liberties Law Program in 1984 to develop a cadre of dedicated and well-trained lawyers to promote human rights and justice in Israel. Now in its 25th year, the program has become a mainstay of Israel's progressive legal and non-profit community, with graduates now working on diverse aspects of human rights advocacy. The program provides intensive exposure to both the theory and practice of human rights law. Participating attorneys spend one year in the United States, obtaining a Master's in Human Rights Law (LL.M.) from WCL and serving internships with American public interest groups such as the American Civil Liberties Union, the Washington Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights, and the NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund, Inc. They then return to Israel and spend their second year working full‑time with Israeli public interest organizations with a stipend funded by NIF. Recent Law Fellows have worked at a wide range of organizations, including: Adalah - the Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights; ACRI - the Association for Civil Rights in Israel, IRAC - the Israel Religious Action Center, and others.

Sponsored by the American University Washington College of Law Center for Human Rights and Humanitarian Law and the New Israel Fund

Students, Alumni, Faculty, Staff & General Public – no charge
(registration is required)


To register for this event please click the link below:
http://www.wcl.american.edu/secle/registration


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