Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Georgia State Law School Announces New LLM program for Foreign Tranined Lawyers

Today’s interconnected world of business and law requires attorneys with global competency. A master of law (LL.M.) gives foreign-trained lawyers this competency.
“An LL.M. from a U.S. law school has become an important calling card for attorneys across the globe.”
— National Jurist  (November 2012)

Why Georgia State Law?

Georgia State Law, which consistently ranks among the best values in legal education, offers an LL.M. program specifically for lawyers trained abroad who want to advance their careers with a law degree that can qualify them to practice law in the United States.
Georgia State Law offers two program tracks that can:
  • INCREASE your knowledge of American law and practice,U.S. customs and mores, and the types of critical-thinking skills that will enable you to successfully collaborate with U.S.-trained lawyers;
  • PREPARE you to take the state bar examination for Georgia, New York or another U.S. jurisdiction; and
  • ACHIEVE certification in one of several specialty areas.
Georgia State Law’s diverse student body, its connections locally, nationally and abroad, and its location in the heart of a dynamic international city all help you excel in a global society and empower you to solve complex problems that challenge cities worldwide.

For more information on the LLM program for Foreign Lawyers at Georgia State click here

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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Southwestern Law School's Professor Robert Lutz, Honored by State Bar

International Lawyer of the Year, Southwestern Law School’s Professor Robert Lutz, Honored by State Bar
The International Law Section of the State Bar of California selected Professor Robert Lutz as the recipient of the 2014 Warren M. Christopher International Lawyer of the Year Award for his extraordinary service to the profession in the field of international law.     

Read more about the award and Professor Lutz's extensive contributions to international law here and here

Professor Robert Lutz Honored as International Lawyer of the Year by the State Bar of California International Law Section 

The State Bar of California International Law Section has selected Professor Robert E. Lutz to receive the 2014 Warren M. Christopher International Lawyer of the Year Award. The honor is bestowed by the International Law Section on "legal practitioners who render extraordinary service to our profession in the field of international law." The first award was presented posthumously to former U.S. Secretary of State Warren Minor Christopher in 2011, and the annual award was then named in his honor.

One of legal education's foremost authorities on international public and private law, Robert Lutz has held the top posts in several of the most influential organizations in the international law community. He brings extensive real-world experience to the classroom and wants to ensure that his students "understand the cross-cultural concerns that come into play in transnational negotiations, performing international agreements, and in resolving international disputes."

For information on the Southwestern Law School LLM program for Foreign lawyers click here



Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Scholarships to Study Law at the University of Hawaii

The East-West Center at the University of Hawaii, provides many scholarships including the Asian Development Bank-Japan Scholarship which provides a full fellowship. The application deadline is Nov. 1.
Details about all available scholarships can be found at the East-West Center website below:

The deadline to apply for the these scholarships is November 1, 2014. For more information on the LLM Program at the University of Hawai‘i, visit the website below.

 LLM Students from the Class of 2015 at University of Hawaii Law.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Louisiana State University Honors LLMs Past and Present, Including Prof. Pascal, now in his 100th Year

Honoring LLMs Past and Present, Including Prof. Pascal, now in his 100th Year
On Wednesday, October 1st 2014, the Center of Civil Law Studies hosted its annual Wine and Cheese Reception to welcome the new LL.M. class of 2014–2015 and introduce them to faculty members,  former LL.M.s, student-members of the International Law Society, Graduate Editors of the Journal of Civil Law Studies, LSU staff members, and representatives of supporting organizations.

This year was a very special event, honoring LSU’s first and oldest Master’s program graduate, Professor Emeritus Robert Pascal, now in his 100th year, who received a M.C.L. (Master in Civil Law) 75 years ago.  

Professor Olivier MorĂ©teau congratulated him for over 75 years of diligent and productive scholarly study of the civil law and comparative law. Prof. Pascal published his first article in the Louisiana Law Review, volume 1, in 1938, and his latest in volume 70, in 2008. 

Some of his best articles can be read in Robert Anthony Pascal: A Priest of Right Order (O. Moreteau, ed. 2010), which includes a so-far unpublished Recollection of a Life Studying and Teaching Law

He taught several generations of law students in Baton Rouge, Rome and Paris, until his retirement in 1980. Participants, including LL.M.s of more recent years, expressed their love and admiration.
This was a great occasion for present LL.M. candidates to meet interesting people and to discuss further their background around a glass of wine, escaping the rigors of the academic program for a couple of hours. 

The LL.M. team would like to thank faculty members, staff, and students who attended the event. 

Current and Previous LLM's

 George Hardy, Graduate Editor of the Journal of Civil Law Studies, with Prof. Emeritus Robert Pascal