International Law Students Association Meeting 2016

This is a conference that will be taking place in New York, on the weekend of October 27-29. It is free to students, and an excellent networking opportunity, as well as a chance to visit New York during one of the best times to be there.

Here is a snippet of the Conference description:

“The unifying theme for ILW 2016 is International Law 5.0:

The world is changing at an accelerating rate. From technological advances to environmental transformations, international lawyers are forced to confront emerging forces and new scenarios. Even settled principles of law are no longer settled. These tectonic shifts have been felt throughout the geography of international law. Legal professionals at every level – local, national, regional, and international – must change their practice to meet a changing world. Innovation will become necessary for survival. 

ILW 2016 will explore these issues through a diverse collection of engaging and provocative panels.”

Hop on the train, or carpool down together!

All information available at the Conference website: ILSA Conference 2016

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Come to ILS!

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If you’re reading this, you’re probably involved with international legal study at VLS in some way, shape, or form. Which means that you probably have a vested interest in the International Law Society, and should check it out at the meeting taking place on MONDAY SEPTEMBER 19 AT 5. Find the info here:

 

ILS Meeting

INTERNATIONAL LABOUR ORGANIZATION LAWYER coming to VERMONT LAW SCHOOL 9/8/16

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The International Law Society and the Center for Applied Human Rights at VLS are hosting Janelle Diller, of the International Labour Organization. Diller is a senior legal advisor, and will be giving a talk titled, “Workers’ Rights and Corporate Responsibilities Across Borders: Perspectives on Law and Social Justice.”

Come hear her speak on Thursday, September 8th, at 5:30 in Yates Common Room!

Follow this link to learn more about Janelle Diller and the upcoming event:

Janelle Diller at VLS

First Assignments & Syllabi

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Hey All– Orientation is coming up soon (August 22nd!) and classes will follow shortly. There is a bulletin board in the hallway of Oakes that has first assignments posted on it, but if you want a copy you can return to, visit the Book Lists & Reading Assignments page under Resources on the VLS website. Syllabi and book lists are included online as well, which can give you a good start on preparing for your classes. Find it all here: First Assignments & Syllabi.

Christopher Braxton Wren Scholarship

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The ICLP is now accepting applications for the Christopher Braxton Wren Scholarship, founded in honor the 1999 alum Chris Wren. Chris Wren was passionately committed to the enforcement of human rights, and this scholarship is awarded annually to students who will be conducting externships that focus on human rights. If you are a 2L or 3L student, you are eligible to apply for this scholarship. It is intended to help defray the costs of pursuing human rights-oriented work, with a preference for international engagements; it will be awarded in the spring of 2017. Please find here a more thorough description of the scholarship, as well as the application form. THIS APPLICATION IS DUE NO LATER THAN THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 30TH AT 4 PM to ICLP Director Pamela Stephens, either by email (pstephens@vermontlaw.edu) or in her mailbox on the first floor of Waterman. Chris Wren Scholarship App Form

Study Abroad in Italy

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If you are interested in studying at our partner institution, Trento University, in northern Italy during the 2017 spring semester of your 2L year, please submit the following application no later than 5 PM on Thursday, September 15, 2016.

Trento University is the top law school in Italy, and one of the top European law schools, for the study of European Union law (a rather pertinent subject!) Courses are taught in English, as well as Italian and German. VLS students may take courses in EU law and international law that are taught in English, as well as Italian civil law in Italian or German, if they would like (there is no language requirement for this program).

If you would like to take advantage of this opportunity to study in the EU during this turning-point moment in the Union’s development, please complete the application form. Please don’t hesitate to contact me with questions regarding the program, or the application process (international@vermontlaw.edu).

Find the application here: VLS_Outgoing_Exchange_App

VLS Campus

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Vermont Law School’s campus isn’t exactly labyrinthine, but even so, in the first weeks, it can be a little difficult to know exactly which attractive old Victorian you’re supposed to be meeting someone in. In case you’re having a little difficulty deciphering the names and locations–or if you’d like to prepare yourself to be an expert navigator in advance–we’ve got a handy little digital map to help you out (right HERE). And if you’re really having a hard time, don’t hesitate to get in touch.