Jan 31 Wed
2018

The Wall and the Gate: Israel, Palestine, and the Legal Battle for Human Rights

06:00PM - 07:30PM Warren Building - NT01

Join the Center for Human Rights & Humanitarian Law and the International Human Rights Law Clinic, in partnership with the New Israel Fund, the Foundation for Middle East Peace, and Americans for Peace Now for a discussion with author Michael Sfard about his new book, "The Wall and the Gate: Israel, Palestine, and the Legal Battle for Human Rights".

This groundbreaking work examines the ethics and challenges of legal work for human rights. Recounting key cases and issues, Sfard lays bare the reality of the occupation and exposes its surreal legal structures. He offers both a moral reckoning with the occupation and a blueprint for a hopeful future. Author Michael Sfard is one of Israel’s leading human rights lawyers. A former conscientious objector, he received the Emil Grunzweig Human Rights Award.                

Sfard will be joined by Lara Friedman, president of the Foundation for Middle East Peace.  Friedman is a leading authority on U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East, with particular focus on the Israeli-Arab conflict, and settlements and Jerusalem.

Reception to follow. Books will also be available for signing after the discussion.  Space is limited, so please RSVP: http://bit.ly/2AHmP1D 

  • Book Signing
  • Open To The Public, Alumni, Students AND Faculty/Staff
Feb 01 Thu
2018

Disability Rights Law Clinic Small Group Session

10:00AM - 11:00AM Capital Building - C217

This information session is for students interested in participating in the Disability Rights Law Clinic during the 2018-2019 academic year. All students applying to the Clinical Program must attend at least one small group information session for one of our 11 live-client clinical offerings.

The Clinic application deadline is Friday, February 16th, at 5:00 p.m. EST. 

  • Information Session
  • Open To Students AND Faculty/Staff
Feb 01 Thu
2018

Study Abroad in Germany: Meet a Representative from Bucerius Law School

12:00PM - 01:30PM International Suite (Y360) Conference Room

Join WCL Abroad for lunch with Inga Diercks, a representative from the Clifford Chance International Office at Bucerius Law School in Hamburg, Germany. Bucerius is the highest ranked law school in Germany, and WCL students can spend a semester there as part of their legal education. Join us for lunch with Inga to learn more about the opportunities offered at Bucerius and how you can participate.

  • Information Session
  • Open To Students
Feb 01 Thu
2018

The Kovler Project Against Torture Panel Presentation

12:15PM - 01:15PM Yuma Building - YT01-01

The Kovler Project Against Torture (formerly the United Nations Committee against Torture (UN CAT) Project) is a one-of-a-kind experiential learning opportunity to provide assistance to the UN Committee against Torture. The KPAT includes a specialized practicum on the prohibition of torture under international law (with instruction by current and former Committee members), and one week in Geneva, Switzerland, at the Committee’s session. Project participants will discuss the KPAT and the upcoming spring application process and deadline.

  • Information Session
  • Open To Students
Feb 01 Thu
2018

The Kovler Project Against Torture (Formerly the UNCAT Project) Panel Presentation

12:15PM - 01:15PM Yuma Building - YT01-01

Lunch will be provided

Unique Experiential Learning Opportunity for Selected JD Students


The Kovler Project Against Torture (formerly the United Nations Committee against Torture (UN CAT) Project) is a one-of-a-kind experiential learning opportunity to provide assistance to the UN Committee against Torture. The KPAT includes a specialized practicum on the prohibition of torture under international law (with instruction by current and former Committee members), and one week in Geneva, Switzerland, at the Committee’s session. Project participants will discuss the KPAT and the upcoming spring application process and deadline:

Dean Emeritus/Professor Claudio Grossman, Project Assoc. Dir. Jennifer de Laurentiis, and Kovler Student Scholars Against Torture Lydia A. Boyer, Rachel Buntrock, Alyssa Dunbar, Victoria Ernst, Katherine Holcombe, Emma Marion, Matthew Reiter, Nadeen Saqer, William Vazquez, Christine Vlasic, and Katherine Youssouf.

For further information on the Project, visit https://www.wcl.american.edu/ilp/kpat.cfm or email jdelaurentiis@wcl.american.edu

  • Presentation
  • Open To The Public, Alumni, Students AND Faculty/Staff
  • CLE