Friday, November 22, 2013
The John Marshall Law School in Chicago hosts an annual Dominick L. DiCarlo Lecture series on the U.S. Court of International Trade. The lecture series invites judges from the U.S. Court of International Trade to talk about the court and its work in the field of customs and international trade law. It is sponsored by the International Law Center at The John Marshall Law School. The annual lecture series honoring Judge DiCarlo and the U.S. Court of International Trade has been held now for the past 12 years.
This year's lecture was held on November 14, 2014 with one of the newer judges on the Court of International Trade, Judge Claire R. Kelly. Before joining the Court, Judge Kelly was a Professor and Associate Director of the Dennis Block Center for the Study of International Business Law at Brooklyn Law School, where she had also taught international trade law and legal writing.
Judge Kelly was interviewed by Adjunct Professor Larry Friedman, a customs and international trade law attorney and partner in the Chicago offices of Barnes Richardson. He and Judge Kelly recalled their work together (before she became a judge) with the Customs and International Trade Bar Association (CITBA). They also spoke at length about the changing landscape of trade adjustment assistance cases before the U.S. Court of International Trade, including reasons for the dramatic decline in the number of cases now before the Court.
Pictured here (from left to right) are Judge Claire Kelly of the U.S. Court of International Trade, Professor Mark E. Wojcik (former law clerk to Judge Dominick L. DiCarlo of the U.S. Court of International Trade), John Marshall Law School Dean John Corkery, and Larry Friedman (another former law clerk to Judge Dominick L. DiCarlo). Not pictured are Cole Kain and Francis Hadfield, two other John Marshall alumni who have clerked for the U.S. Court of International Trade, Professor Stephen Schwinn who has organized groups of students to work with the U.S. Court of International Trade on pro bono projects on Trade Adjustment Assistance, Professor Paul Lewis and Virginia Russell of the John Mashall International Law Center (which sponsored the program), and Professor William Mock (a former trade attorney whose scholarship includes work on cumulation statistics by the United States International Trade Commission).
The event was well attended by law students, faculty, representatives of the U.S. Customs Service, and members of the customs and international trade bar in Chicago.