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International Law Symposium 

This symposium will address topics related to globalization and legal education, including ways of integrating international, transnational, and comparative perspectives into teaching substantive areas of law and innovative methods of bringing international, transnational, and comparative approaches into experiential and legal methods programs.

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KEYNOTE: MARTIN FLAHERTY Professor of Law and Co-Director, Leitner Center for International Law and Justice, Fordham University School of Law


RAQUEL ALDANA Professor of Law and Founder and Director, Inter-American Program, Pacific McGeorge School of Law


LARRY CATÁ BACKER W. Richard and Mary Eshelman Faculty Scholar and Professor of Law and International Affairs, Pennsylvania State University Dickinson School of Law


KERSTIN CARLSON Assistant Professor of Political Science, The American University of Paris


DIANE PENNEYS EDELMAN Professor of Legal Writing and Director of International Programs, Villanova University School of Law


JORGE LUIS ESQUIROL Professor of Law, Florida International University College of Law


KATHERINE HALL Senior Lecturer in Law, Australian National University College of Law


ANIL KALHAN Associate Professor of Law, Drexel University Earle Mack School of Law


KIMBERLY KIRKLAND Professor of Law, University of New Hampshire School of Law


ALANA KLEIN Assistant Professor of Law, McGill University


HOLNING S. LAU Associate Professor of Law, University of North Carolina School of Law


VASUKI NESIAH Associate Professor of Practice, New York University Gallatin School of Individualized Study


FERNANDA NICOLA Associate Professor of Law, American University Washington College of Law


SARAH PAOLETTI Practice Associate Professor of Law and Director, Transnational Legal Clinic, University of Pennsylvania Law School


PAMMELA QUINN SAUNDERS Assistant Professor of Law, Drexel University Earle Mack School of Law


ELISABETH WICKERI Executive Director, Leitner Center for International Law and Justice, Fordham University School of Law


RICHARD WILSON Professor of Law, Director of the Human Rights Law Clinic, American University Washington College of Law


LEIGHANNE YUH Executive Director, Korea Summer Program, Fordham University School of Law


First Floor

  • 8 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.
    Registration & Breakfast
Room 140

  • 8:30 a.m. - 8:45 a.m.
    Welcoming Remarks
    Dean Roger Dennis; Anil Kalhan

  • 8:45 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
    Models of Internationalization
    Larry Catá Backer; Jorge Luis Esquirol; Vasuki Nesiah; Fernanda Nicola

  • 10:45 a.m. - 12 p.m.
    Globalizing Experiential Education
    Sarah Paoletti; Elisabeth Wickeri; Rick Wilson

  • 12:15 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
    Lunch and Keynote Address
    "But for Wuhan?: Do Foreign Law Schools that Operate in Authoritarian Regimes have Human Rights Obligations?"
    Martin Flaherty

  • 1:45 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
    Learning and Working Across Legal Systems
    Raquel Aldana; Kerstin Carlson; Alana Klein; Holning S. Lau

  • 3:45 p.m. - 5 p.m.
    Global Professionalism
    Diane Penneys Edelman; Katherine Hall; Leighanne Yuh

  • 5:00 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.
    Closing Discussion
    Anil Kalhan; Pammela Quinn Saunders
3rd Floor Gallery

  • 5:15pm - 6:30pm

This event is sponsored by the Student Bar Association, American Constitution Society, Labor and Employment Law Society, Health Law Society, Phi Alpha Delta, Drexel Brehons, Justinian Society, Christian Legal Society, The Latin American Law Student Association, Drexel OUTLaw, Drexel Business Law Organization, Mental Health Law Society, Kaplan Bar Review, and Lexis Nexis