September 30: A Tale of Three Countries, Spain, France and New Zealand: Travails over the International Law Concerning Oil Pollution Damages
It’s the first Global Monday Speaker Series of the academic year!
12:30-1:20 pm, Room 117, lunch provided
Thomas J. Schoenbaum, JD, PhD; Research Professor of Law, George Washington University Law School; Visiting Professor, UW Law
Dr. Thomas J.Schoenbaum is a Research Professor of Law at George Washington University Law School and a Visiting Professor at UW Law for the Fall 2013 quarter, teaching International Environmental Law. He is a graduate of the University of Michigan Law School (JD) as well as Gonville and Caius College of the University of Cambridge (PhD). Professor Schoenbaum has practiced law extensively, including serving as maritime counsel to the State of Alaska after the Exxon Valdez grounding and oil spill in 1989 and representing several Japanese clients in connection with the BP Deepwater Horizon litigation in the Eastern Distrct of Louisiana. He has served as Professor of Law at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Associate Dean of the Tulane University Law School, the holder of the Dean Rusk Chair of International Law at the University of Georgia; and Professor of Graduate Studies at International Christian University in Tokyo, Japan. Dr. Schoenbaum is the author of many articles and books, including The World Trade Organization: Law, Policy and Practice (2003), Admiralty and Maritime Law (3d ed. 2001), and Environmental Policy Law (2002). He is currently working on new books in the areas of international environmental law and international business transactions.
October 1: First Social Justice Tuesday of the Year! What I did Last Summer in Public Service Law
12:30-1:20pm, Room 133
Featuring a panel of fabulous law students who will discuss what kind of public service work they did in government, civil legal aid and human rights at home and abroad.
- Blake Koerner: Northwest Justice Project
- Jessica Erickson: Washington Defender Assn
- Elysia Ruvinsky: Iraqi Refugee Assistance Project
- Ashley Paintner: Human Rights Course in Cambodia
- Liz Allen: Office for Civil Rights, US Dept. of Education
Learn about public service “real world” experiences from students who have experienced it firsthand.
- How did they find their jobs?
- How did they fund their summers?
- What did they learn?
If you would like lunch please RSVP via Symplicity or firstname.lastname@example.org. RSVP by 12:00 pm Monday, September 30, 2013.
October 1: Live Webcast, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights
Live Webcast from American University College of Law, 1-3pm EST
Navi Pillay, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights will discuss the role of the international treaty system in the protection and promotion of human rights, its interaction with other mechanisms, and its relevance as a preventive early warning system. She will also address the impact of the work of treaty bodies on the ground, where it matters most.
October 3: Interested in Working for the Federal Government? Attend Important Info Session on the Presidential Management Fellows Program
Are you interested in public service or a career with the Federal Government? One of the best ways to get fast-tracked into the system is the Presidential Management Fellows (PMF) program.
Applications are only open once a year for a short window, but those who are selected for the PMF program receive a high level 2-year appointment with salary and benefits, the prestige of being selected for an elite federal program, and the opportunity to work at the agency of your dreams.
If you want to learn more about the PMF program, the Jackson School of International Studies will be hosting an open info session on October 3rd. RSVPs are not required to attend.
Date & Time: Thursday, October 3rd 2013, 4:30pm.
Venue: Thomson Hall, room 101
Eligibility: Any graduate student (Masters or above) who will be completing their degree between 9/1/13 and 8/31/14. Alternatively, any recent graduate who obtained their advanced degree no more than 2 years before 10/1/13 is also eligible for the 2014 PMF program.
This year’s PMF program application is slated to be open though USAjobs.gov only between 10/1/13 and 10/15/13 – the more you do now, the better your chances of being selected as a finalist! Alternatively, this info session is perfect for those who want to start building their application for next year.
October 11: Last Chance! Register for Forces of Change Conference
Join the University of Washington School of Law and the Education Law & Policy Society for a day of lively discussions, debate, and learning about school reform in Washington State. Come learn how law and policy shape equity for Washington’s students.
Engage with policy makers, educators, public education lawyers, and scholars through panel discussions, lightning talks, two inspirational keynote addresses and Q&A sessions. Click here for more information, including registration and the schedule.
Be a part of the solution! Clock hours and CLEs pending.