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Upcoming Events
Friday, April 3: Comparative Legal Student Scholars (CLSS), the student division of William & Mary Law School’s Comparative Legal Studies and Post-Conflict Peacebuilding Program, is hosting a two-part symposium on health crises and emergencies in post-conflict zones on Friday, April 3, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in Room 120. LUNCH WILL BE PROVIDED!! The event is sponsored by the Reves Center for International Studies, the William & Mary Themis Bar Team, and ILS. Speakers include:
  • Jeffrey Apperson, Vice-President of NCSC International: presenting on the importance of rule of law development and the role of international NGOs, local governments and other stakeholders. 
  • Gissou Nia, Deputy Director at the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran: presenting on women’s issues in transitional societies in the MENA region. 
  • Dr. Kaveh Khoshnood, Associate Professor of Epidemiology at Yale School of Public Health: presenting on the role of physicians in post-conflict reconstruction and the relationship between violence and health, with an emphasis on the rise of infectious diseases in Syria. 
  • Sam Slewion, country resource expert at Villanova University Law School: presenting on the challenges faced by the Liberian government in addressing the breakout of Ebola.

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Past Events  

Monday, September 8ILS General Interest Meeting

Monday, September 15: ILS Movie Night

Wednesday, October 1: ILS Movie Night, French comedy Bienvenue Chez Les Ch'tis (Welcome to the Sticks)

Wednesday, October 8: International Lunch Fundraiser

Tuesday, October 21Leslie Cazas, a lawyer who worked as the head of Nissan's trade group, gave a talk about working for a multinational company and international trade laws.

Thursday, October 30Frank Samolis, who was a negotiator for the US/EU trade agreement, spoke about the TPA, as well as the TIPP and TPP. Click here to view the event flyer.

Tuesday, November 4: Javier Guillén gave a talk on “Statehood and Secession: The Referendum on Cataluña,” sponsored by the Program in Comparative Legal Studies and Post-Conflict Peacebuilding.

Thursday, November 6: Hosted by the Comparative Legal Student Scholars, Krishna Patel, Meghan Phillips, and Shaina Salman talked about their experiences interning in South Africa and Côte d'Ivoire at the Center for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation (CSVR); People Against Suffering, Oppression, and Poverty (PASSOP); and Tetra Tech DPK respectively.

Thursday, November 6: How significant is the ISIS threat? What role does the United States play in addressing that threat? The Human Security Law Center hosted a lunch to discuss these issues and more with Dr. Daniel Masters.

Monday, November 10: International Post Conflict Elections. The Election Law Society and International Law Society hosted a talk by Chad Vickery during the lunch hour. Chad Vickery has extensive experience in international elections in post-conflict settings.

Wednesday, November 12: Alumnus Bill Hoffman (W&M Law, 1977) spoke on "Protecting Civil Liberties through Pro Bono Services."

Monday, January 26: W&M Law School's Human Security Law Center hosted criminal defense lawyer Peter Robinson, who discussed the challenges  of international criminal tribunals. Robinson is the legal advisor to former Bosnian Serb President Rodovan Karadizc at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia. 

Tuesday, February 10: The International Law Society hosted Taco Tuesday in the lobby from 11:00-2:00! 

Wednesday, February 11: During the lunch hour on Wednesday, February 11, the Election Law Society and ILS co-hosted Jack Young, spoke about his involvement in international elections, particularly preventative mediation in conflict prone states.

Wednesday, February 25: ILS, the Reves Center, and the Comparative Legal Studies and Post-Conflict Peacebuilding Program co-sponsored a talk by Ambassador David Scheffer. Ambassador Scheffer served as the first US Ambassador at Large for War Crimes Issues and currently serves as the UN Secretary General's Special Expert on UN Assistance to the Khmer Rouge Tribunal. Click here or here to learn more about David Scheffer.

Wednesday, March 4: On Tuesday, March 3 Sarah Khan gave a talk titled Making a Stand: A Woman's Jihad against Violence and Extremism at Miller Hall at the Mason School of Business at 3:30 PM. On Wednesday, March 4 spoke about UISIS and Women's Rights: The Key Battleground for Extremists at the Law School.

Khan is the Director of Inspire, a women's human rights and counter-terrorism organization which seeks to address inequalities facing British Muslim women. In January 2015 Khan was recognized as one of Britain’s 500 most influential people working toward peace and stability in the United Kingdom. In September 2005 after the London bombings, she sat on the Home Office’s Tackling Extremism and Radicalisation Working Group.  She is currently sitting on the Government’s Department for International Development’s (DFID) External Expert Advisory Group on Girls and Women advising the International Development Secretary.

Thursday, March 19: ILS hosted bar review at New Paul's from 9 PM-1 AM!

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