Apr 03 Tue
2018

Puerto Rico in Crisis: Disaster Response through a Human Rights Lens

12:00PM - 01:30PM Warren Building - NT07

Why has the response to Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico been so flawed?

What could have made it more adequate?

What can still be done?

Hear from a panel of experts provide insight into the crisis in Puerto Rico by assessing disaster management efforts through a human rights lens. While the US has responded swiftly to the damages caused by Hurricanes Harvey and Maria, the relief delivered to Puerto Rico in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria has fallen short.  The majority of the island’s residents still lack power and access to potable water, and relief has been marred by delays that have led to death and devastation in the months following the disaster.

  • Lecture
  • Open To The Public, Alumni, Students AND Faculty/Staff
Apr 04 Wed
2018

The Geopolitics of Law in Latin America: Transnational Litigation and Investment Arbitration

10:00AM - 11:50AM Warren Building - N104

Large money judgments may depend on qualitative assessments of foreign legal systems as a whole. Both transnational litigation and investor-state arbitration require adjudicators to decide on the fitness of foreign law at certain points. This presentation will critically discuss the evidence available for assessing Latin American legal systems in those contexts.

Lecturer: Jorge Esquirol, Professor of Law, Florida International University Law

Chair: Fernanda Nicola, Professor of Law and Director, Program on International Organizations, Law and Diplomacy

Registration is free but required.
Please go to https://www.wcl.american.edu/secle/registration

  • Lecture
  • Open To The Public, Alumni, Students AND Faculty/Staff
  • CLE
Apr 04 Wed
2018

Legal Responses to Lethal Violence

12:00PM - 01:00PM Washington College of Law

  • Presentation
  • Open To The Public, Alumni, Students AND Faculty/Staff
Apr 04 Wed
2018

International Suite Talks

12:00PM - 01:00PM Y360

  • Information Session
  • Open To The Public, Alumni, Students AND Faculty/Staff
Apr 04 Wed
2018

Intellectual Property & International Trade Resources Talk

12:00PM - 01:00PM Yuma Building - Y403

 Join Professors Padideh Ala'i and Sean Flynn to learn about the intersection of IP and international trade and guidance available to you here at WCL. Bring your questions about IP and international trade law, courses, careers and things you should be doing to get into a career practicing in this area. Food will be provided but you must RSVP! https://www.jotform.com/pijip/IPandTrade

  • Information Session
  • Open To The Public, Students AND Faculty/Staff