Sunday, November 3, 2013
ABA Section of International Law is an Official Co-Sponsor of the Global Legal Skills Conference in Verona, Italy (May 2014)
The Amercian Bar Association Section of International Law, with more than 22,000 members around the world, is an official co-sponsor of the next Global Legal Skills Conference ("GLS-9"). The conference will be held next May in Italy at the University of Verona Faculty of Law. The conference will be held on May 21-23, 2014 and will be followed by an optional day trip to the city of Vicenza Italy.
The conference is a global gathering of experts and professionals working in law, international and comparative law, legal skills, and language education. A major focus of past conferences has been on the unique skills needed to teach "Legal English" to lawyers and law students who speak English as a second language. The conference will also include sessions on international and comparative law, international legal exchanges, and international legal skills education.
The Global Legal Skills Conference will also include a follow-up session from the recent International Legal Education Summit organized by the ABA Section of International Law in connection with its Fall Meeting. The Educational Summit was held at the University of Law in London, England.
Leadership from the ABA Section of International Law participating in the conference will include Professor William Mock of The John Marshall Law School, who currently serves as Secretary of the ABA Section of International Law.
Other organizations co-sponsoring the GLS Conference include the Teaching International Law Committee of the American Branch of the International Law Association (ABILA) and the International Law Students' Association (ILSA) (the group that organizes the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition).
The day trip to Vicenza is expected to include a reception at the art gallery of Rosalba Pedrina, a noted artist of the Veneto region who for many years has run an art gallery and school for children and adults. She and her students are expected to prepare a special show for the conference focusing on artistic interpretations of international law and justice.
There is also a "Global Legal Skills Conference" page on Facebook to "like."
Proposals for presentations at the Global Legal Skills Conference are due in January and can be submiteed through the website for the Global Legal Skills Conference..