August 6, 2009
Save the Dates! Global Legal Skills Conference V in Monterrey, Mexico
The fifth Global Legal Skills Conference will be held in Monterrey Mexico from February 25-27, 2010 at the Facultad Libre de Derecho de Monterrey. Click here to visit that law school's website, which has a 7-minute video (in English) about the Global Legal Skills Conference.
August 5, 2009
The British House of Lords Issues Its Last Decision -- The Supreme Court of the United Kingdom Opens for Business in October 2009.
The House of Lords decided its final case last week, bringing an end more than 600 years of British legal history. The House of Lords has served as both part of the legislative branch (parliament) and as the highest judicial body. (Knowing that the one body has served as both legislator and judge gives a better appreciation to the why the separation of powers was so important in the United States.) Starting in October, the United Kingdom will have a Supreme Court that is separate from the House of Lords. The new court comes as a result of the Constitutional Reform Act of 2005. Click here to read more about the last case of the House of Lords on Law.com. The United Kingdom Supreme Court will sit in Middlesex Guildhall, a building located in Parliament Square in London. The move away from the Houses of Parliament is meant to reinforce the public perception that the new judicial body will be independent. Click here to read more from the U.K. Ministry of Justice about the new United Kingdom Supreme Court.
August 3, 2009
Greetings to the SEALS Conference
The Southeastern Association of Law Schools (SEALS) is holding its 62nd annual meeting this week at the Ritz Carlton Hotel in Palm Beach Florida. Click here for more information about SEALS and the conference. Panels of particular interest to international law professors include:
Monday August 3 - Enforcement of Foreign Defamation Judgments
Wednesday August 5 - Teaching International Law in the Southeast: Challenges, Insights, and Rewards
Thursday August 6 - Study Abroad: Boondoggle or Curricular Staple?
Friday August 7 - Comparative Contract Law
August 2, 2009
40,000 Visitors from More than 100 Countries!
We're celebrating almost 40,000 visits from readers in more than 100 countries. We are proud of our global readership and thank you for your continued support. Please continue to send us news of important international law developments in your countries.
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Country List Update: In September 2009 we had our first blog visitor from Niue.