Friday, February 25, 2011

Register for our Lawyer Directory

International Lawyers have the opportunity to register for the Legal-Ease International Inc. Lawyers Directory. The Lawyer Directory is a great way to gain a worldwide presence. A listing in the directory maximizes your visibility and business potential. It expands your marketing reach to a global audience.

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Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Students learn about unusual career paths during 2010 International Law and Practice Panel

The WFU International Law Society and the North Carolina Bar Association International Law and Practice Council sponsored the 2010 International Law and Practice Panel at Wake Forest University School of Law on Nov. 3.

North Carolina attorneys shared their unusual paths to international law and their experiences in the field, which include facilitating business deals among multinational corporations, meeting with foreign dignitaries in the pursuit of legal and business work, and extensive travels around the world. The speakers advised students on preparing for careers in international law and taking advantage of opportunities when they are presented.

Laura Burton, an attorney at Smith Moore Leatherhead LLP in Greensboro, spoke of her international law experiences.  As a North Carolina State Bar Board Certified Specialist in immigration law, Burton counsels a variety of companies and individuals regarding all aspects of their business immigration needs.

Peter Evenson is a Wake Law alumnus, director of Tuggle Duggins & Meschan, P.A. in Greensboro, and co-chairman of the NCBA Law School Liaison Committee of International Law and Practice Council.  Evenson spoke of his significant experience, including his focus on international procurements and his work as a senior officer of a large international construction company with projects in the Middle East, Caribbean, and Africa.

William Harazin, the principal of William D. Harazin, PLLC and the only sole practitioner on the panel, discussed his legal practice in business and international law.  In addition to his practice, Harazin recently served on the U.S. Foreign Service Selection Board and as the chairman of the board of the World Trade Center North Carolina 

A large number of students, faculty and staff attended the event to hear the speakers’ experiences and to ask questions about their paths into international law.  As Evenson said, “this was one of the best attended and well organized events that we have had during the past three or four years of the program.”  

“The feedback I received (from law attendants) was overwhelmingly positive,” said Robert Abb, president of the WFU International Law Society.  “Everyone seemed to enjoy the panel and found it very informative.”
The presentation was followed by an informal lunch where law students interested in international law could speak with the presenters.

Monday, February 21, 2011

Hofstra Law School

The following information. introduces you to Hofstra Law School and e provides information for  you to apply for our Juris Doctor and Master of Laws (LL.M.) programs. 

In the hopes of making things easier for international applicants, Hofstra Law is waiving the $75 application fee for attendees of QS World Grad School Fair programs.  Simply print this email out and attach it to your application.  Hofstra Law has full and partial scholarships available for students, but apply early for full consideration.  We now accept TOEFL, IELTS and ILAC as measures of English language capacity.  The minimum requirements for each exam are on our website.

Located in the greater New York City region, Hofstra Law School’s mission is to prepare passionate students to make an impact in their communities and beyond. Accredited by the American Bar Association and Bar Council of India, Hofstra Law School is a member of the International Association of Law Schools and is ranked a top 100 U.S. institution.  The Law School offers both full-time and part-time Juris Doctor degree programs as well as Master of Laws (LL.M.) degree programs in American Legal Studies (for foreign law graduates) and Family Law.

Hofstra Law School has designed the American Legal Studies LL.M. program specifically for lawyers who were trained outside of the United States and want to advance their knowledge of law to improve their careers. The LL.M. program meets the needs of lawyers who wish to either practice law in the United States or to return to their home countries. Hofstra’s one year full-time program will give students the skills to handle the increasing internationalization of legal practice and navigate transactions involving the laws of multiple nations.  This program also qualifies students to sit for the New York bar exam and become licensed attorneys in the U.S.

The Juris Doctor program takes full-time students three years to complete and is appropriate for international students who have not completed a first law degree in another country. The requirements include completing 87 credits and taking mandatory courses in Contracts, Torts, Civil Procedure, Property, Constitutional Law, Criminal Law, and Professional Responsibility. Hofstra Law School also has students take a first year course on Transnational Law, a unique course that promotes an understanding of the relationships between U.S. law and international business, legal, social and political issues. It also provides the introduction that allows upper class students to select from numerous advanced courses in international and comparative law.

Hofstra J.D. and LL.M. candidates are fully integrated members of the Law School student body. Students may select from the almost 200 courses offered at the Law School, with very few exceptions. The programs have attracted students from over 40 foreign countries, including Argentina, Azerbaijan, Brazil, Canada, China, Columbia, Czech Republic, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, France, Germany, Great Britain, Haiti, Italy, Korea, India, Japan, New Zealand, Norway, Nigeria, Pakistan, Poland, Russian, Togo and Zambia. 

Visit our website at to learn more about Hofstra Law School and our academic programs. Please also let me know if you would like a J.D. or LL.M brochure mailed to you or if you need help through the application process.
It was wonderful meeting so many accomplished students at the QS World Grad School Fairs around the globe.  I hope you consider Hofstra Law as you think about your next step professionally.  Happy holidays!