Monday, July 15, 2019

Online Legal Research for India

20190714_230413Another of the exhibitors at the 112th Annual Conference of the Association of American Law Libraries is Manupatra, the largest content online aggregator of Indian and international legal materials. The database links primary sources, secondary materials, and proprietary analytical content.

Manupatra launched its online database in August 2001. Today, it has delivery capabilities in online, print, and mobile media. Manupatra is designed to be used by a wide variety of users across legal, educational, finance, tax, accounting, corporate, government, law enforcement, intellectual property, and other users. Click here to have a look.

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Citation Manual for International Arbitration

20190714_131452We haven't had a chance yet to review this closely, but we're happy to learn about a new citation manual called UCIA: Universal Citation in International Arbitration, published in the United Kingdom by the Global Arbitration Review and available here online.

The book was on display at the 112th Annual Conference of the American Association of Law Libraries, an event taking place this week in Washington, D.C.

Having a uniform system for citing international arbitration decisions will help lawyers, arbitrators, parties, and scholars see how arbitral awards and decisions are being followed by other tribunals. This, in turn, will allow for greater coherence in how later tribunals will rule in international arbitration cases.

Please use the "comment" section to share your thoughts and specific observations about the citation manual.

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Sunday, July 14, 2019

Researching Investor-State Awards and Decisions

20190714_131604The annual conference of the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) is in full swing at the Convention Center in Washington, D.C. The conference features substantive panels and presentations, dozens of business meetings, and a robust exhibit area where vendors are introducing new products to academic and professional law librarians from around the world.

One company of interest to readers of the International Law Prof Blog is ISLG, the Inverstor-State Law Guide, which offers the ability to research international investment awards, decisions, treaties, and rules. The comprehensive research focused on investor-state disputes that the ISLG offers appears to be unique (and readers of this blog will be quick to tell us if that's not the case). It allows readers to find particular provisions of investment treaties and decisions interpreting those provisions. It also allows researchers to see howa particular decision or instrument has been considered by other tribunals and in scholarly articles.

Pictured here are three Canadians representing ISLG at the AALL Conference. They are Chief Executive Officer Morgan D. Maguire, Strategic Account Manager Liam Murphy-Burke, and Director of Legal Content Paul E. Moon. And below is a video that explains a bit more about the ISLG Database.

 

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Wednesday, July 10, 2019

LSU is Hiring

LOUISIANA STATE UNIVERSITY, PAUL M. HEBERT LAW CENTER seeks to hire tenure-track or tenured faculty in the following areas: federal courts, constitutional law, civil procedure, and evidence. Applicants should have a J.D. from an ABA-accredited law school, superior academic credentials and publications or promise of productivity in legal scholarship, as well as a commitment to outstanding teaching. They may consider applications from persons who specialize in other areas as additional needs arise.

They additionally seek to hire a full-time faculty member with security of position to direct the Immigration Law Clinic as part of LSU Law’s Clinical Legal Education Program. The Immigration Law Clinic is a fully in-house, one-semester, 5 credit clinic in which students represent non-citizens in their defensive proceedings before the Executive Office of Immigration Review (EOIR) and affirmative applications with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Applicants should have a J.D. from an ABA-accredited law school, superior academic credentials, substantial experience in Immigration practice and be admitted and in good standing in a U.S. jurisdiction. Prior clinical teaching experience and fluency in Spanish is preferred.

They also seek to hire a full-time Assistant Professor of Professional Practice to teach legal analysis and writing. A successful candidate will teach the fundamentals of legal reasoning and writing by way of predictive and objective memoranda in the fall semester and advance those skills by teaching persuasive writing of an appellate brief and appellate oral advocacy in the spring semester. The legal writing faculty collaboratively develop the course materials that are used across the 1L curriculum. Applicants must have a J.D. from an ABA-accredited law school, superior academic credentials, and should have at least two to three years of post-J.D. experience in a position or positions requiring substantial legal writing.

The Paul M. Hebert Law Center of LSU is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access Employer and is committed to building a culturally diverse faculty. We particularly welcome and encourage applications from female and minority candidates.

Applications should include a letter of application, resume, references, and teaching evaluations (if available) to:

  • Melissa T. Lonegrass and Christina M. Sautter
  • Co-Chairs, Faculty Appointments Committee c/o Pam Hancock (or by email to phancock@lsu.edu)
  • Paul M. Hebert Law Center
  • Louisiana State University
  • 1 East Campus Drive
  • Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70803-0106

Hat tip to Prof. Christina Sautter at the Louisiana State University

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UNLV is Hiring

The University of Nevada, Las Vegas invites applications for Assistant Professor in Residence and Director of Academic Success Programs at the William S. Boyd School of Law. The job posting is here. The chair of the search committee is Professor Ruben Garcia.
 
Hat tips to Chelsea Baldwin and Mary Beth Beasley
 
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Thursday, July 4, 2019

Detroit Mercy School of Law is Hiring an International IP Clinic Director

International Intellectual Property Clinic Director

University of Detroit Mercy School of Law seeks applicants for a tenured or tenure-track position to teach in and direct the International Intellectual Property Law Clinic starting with the 2020-21 academic year.

The Clinic

The International Intellectual Property Law Clinic is certified by the USPTO for both patent and trademark law and serves the burgeoning creative and entrepreneurial community in Detroit.  In 2012, the USPTO chose Detroit as the location for its first satellite office because Detroit and its surrounding communities are home to one of the largest concentrations of intellectual property attorneys in the United States.  Part of a growing Intellectual Property program at Detroit Mercy Law, the International Intellectual Property Law Clinic hosts the annual International Patent Drafting Competition, which is held at the Elijah J. McCoy Midwest Regional USPTO each February.  The Competition attracts teams from law schools across the United States and Canada.  Detroit Mercy Law also offers an on-line Certificate in Law - Intellectual Property. This non-JD program meets the needs of professionals and organizations for knowledge of intellectual property and cybersecurity laws.  

Requirements

Applicants must

  • Have a law degree and strong academic background.
  • Demonstrate either a record of or potential for both teaching excellence and high scholarly achievement. 
  • Be either a registered patent attorney, a patent agent in good standing with the USPTO, or a licensed attorney in good standing with the highest court of any state.

Ideal candidates will also possess at least three years’ experience (within the past five years) prosecuting patent applications before the USPTO.  Applicants with some experience teaching in a law clinic are preferred, and applicants who are excited about continuing to grow our Intellectual Property Law program, in addition to directing the existing Clinic, are of particular interest.

To Apply

Applicants should send a cover letter with a current CV and any additional supporting materials (or any questions) to:

Professor Julia Belian, Chair of Faculty Recruitment

University of Detroit Mercy School of Law

651 East Jefferson

Detroit, Michigan 48226

(belianju@udmercy.edu, 313-596-0225)

Materials will be accepted via email or regular mail.  Review of applicants will begin in July 2019 and will continue until the position is filled.

Detroit Mercy Law offers a unique curriculum that complements traditional theory- and doctrine-based course work with intensive practical learning.  Students must complete at least one clinic, one upper-level writing course, one global perspectives course, and one course within our Law Firm Program, an innovative simulated law-firm practicum.  Detroit Mercy Law also offers a Dual J.D. program with the University of Windsor in Canada, in which students earn both an American and a Canadian law degree in three years while gaining a comprehensive understanding of two distinct legal systems. 

The Detroit Mercy Law Clinical Program is one of the oldest in the United States, having opened our doors as the Urban Law Clinic in 1965. Today, we offer eleven clinics, including the Criminal Trial Clinic, Environmental Law Clinic, Family Law Clinic, Federal Pro Se Legal Assistance Clinic, Housing Law Clinic, Immigration Law Clinic, Juvenile Appellate Clinic, International Intellectual Property Law Clinic, Trademark and Entrepreneurial Clinic, Veterans Appellate Clinic, and Veterans Law Clinic. Each year our clinics represent more than 1,000 clients and provide more than 20,000 hours of free legal services.

Detroit Mercy Law is located one block from the riverfront in Downtown Detroit, within walking distance of federal, state, and municipal courts, the region’s largest law firms, and major corporations such as General Motors, Quicken Loans, and Comerica Bank.  The School of Law is also uniquely situated two blocks from the Detroit-Windsor Tunnel, an international border crossing linking Detroit with Windsor and Canada. 

Detroit offers a dynamic variety of culinary, cultural, entertainment, and sporting attractions. 

Michigan’s largest, most comprehensive private university, University of Detroit Mercy is an independent Catholic institution of higher education sponsored by the Religious Sisters of Mercy and Society of Jesus.  The university seeks qualified candidates who will contribute to the University's urban mission, commitment to diversity, and tradition of scholarly excellence.  University of Detroit Mercy is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer with a diverse faculty and student body and welcomes persons of all backgrounds.

Hat tip to Julian Belian.

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Detroit Mercy School of Law is Hiring a Property Professor

University of Detroit Mercy School of Law seeks a proven or aspiring scholar and teacher with an interest in teaching first-year Property Law for a tenured or tenure-track position beginning 2020-2021.  Applicants must have a law degree and strong academic background and must demonstrate either a record of or potential for both teaching excellence and high scholarly achievement in any area of law.  The balance of the teaching package will be determined in conversation with the successful candidate.

To Apply

Applicants should send a cover letter, which should include a brief description of their ideal teaching package and a general indication of their areas of scholarly interest.  Please direct the cover letter, a current CV, additional supporting materials (if any), and any questions you may have to:

Professor Julia Belian, Chair of Faculty Recruitment

University of Detroit Mercy School of Law

651 East Jefferson

Detroit, Michigan 48226

(belianju@udmercy.edu, 313-596-0225)

Materials will be accepted via email or regular mail.  Review of applicants will begin in July 2019 and will continue until the position is filled.

Detroit Mercy Law offers a unique curriculum that complements traditional theory- and doctrine-based course work with intensive practical learning.  Students must complete at least one clinic, one upper-level writing course, one global perspectives course, and one course within our Law Firm Program, an innovative simulated law-firm practicum.  Detroit Mercy Law also offers a Dual J.D. program with the University of Windsor in Canada, in which students earn both an American and a Canadian law degree in three years while gaining a comprehensive understanding of two distinct legal systems.  Interested Dual J.D. students are fully integrated into upper-level U.S. courses.  The program’s first-year U.S. Property Law module could form a component of the teaching package if desired.

Detroit Mercy Law is located one block from the riverfront in Downtown Detroit, within walking distance of federal, state, and municipal courts, the region’s largest law firms, and major corporations such as General Motors, Quicken Loans, and Comerica Bank.  The School of Law is also uniquely situated two blocks from the Detroit-Windsor Tunnel, an international border crossing linking Detroit with Windsor and Canada. 

Detroit offers a dynamic variety of culinary, cultural, entertainment, and sporting attractions. 

Michigan’s largest, most comprehensive private university, University of Detroit Mercy is an independent Catholic institution of higher education sponsored by the Religious Sisters of Mercy and Society of Jesus.  The university seeks qualified candidates who will contribute to the University's urban mission, commitment to diversity, and tradition of scholarly excellence.  University of Detroit Mercy is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer with a diverse faculty and student body and welcomes persons of all backgrounds.

Hat tip to Julia Belian.

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Monday, June 24, 2019

UNT Dallas College of Law is Hiring an Academic Dean

UNT Dallas College of Law is hiring an Academic Dean to start in the fall of 2020. Details on the job and its requirements are available by clicking here. We're told it is a wonderful place to work and that you could not ask for a more collaborative, kind, and smart group of faculty members to manage.

Hat tip to Melissa Bezanson Shultz

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Saturday, June 22, 2019

Your Name Here! Buy a Chance Name a Character in Next Year's Jessup Problem

Do you want to be a part of Jessup history? Once reserved only for authors and editors, the naming of a Jessup Compromis character is an honor and privilege enjoyed by few. To raise money in support of the Jessup Competition, the International Law Students Association is giving one lucky person the opportunity to name a character, event or place in the 2020 Jessup Compromis. Donate today for a chance to have your name forevermore associated with the 2020 Jessup! Just imagine 3,000 Jessup competitors from 100 countries, saying your name or the the name of the character *you* named. You'll be Jessup famous!

For every $10 you donate, you will receive one entry in the drawing. For donations of $100 or more, entries will be doubled (e.g., 20 entries for $100). The winner will be randomly drawn and notified via email, and will have the opportunity to provide ILSA with a name that will be included in the 2020 Jessup Compromis. Names can range from the winner's own, honoring loved ones, inside jokes among friends, funny plays on words or something else that appeals to the winning entrant. This is a great way to give yourself or someone special to you a lasting Jessup legacy! All donations support the Jessup Competition. Donations must be made before 16 August 2019 at 5:00pm EDT.
 
 
Hat tip to ILSA
 
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Monday, June 17, 2019

Royal Gardner Recognized for His Work on the Global Wetland Outlook

Royal GardnerProfessor Royal Gardner, who teaches the Environmental Law Research and Writing first-year persuasion course at Stetson University College of Law, received Stetson’s Dickerson-Brown Award for Excellence in Faculty Scholarship.  

The award recognizes Professor Gardner’s work on the Global Wetland Outlook ("GWO"), a wetland conservation treaty that includes 170 countries.   The treaty is the first-ever comprehensive report on the state of the world’s wetlands and their services to people. It provides a snapshot of wetland status, trends, and pressures. It further articulates a broad range of effective wetland conservation options available at the national, international, catchment, and site levels, underscoring the need for good governance, knowledge generation, management, investment, and public participation.   

 

Professor Gardner’s work on the conservation treaty began in 2016, and the treaty was launched at a conference of the signatories in Dubai, United Arab Emeriates, in October 2018, where Professor Gardner presented it at a plenary session. The treaty has been published in English, French, and Spanish, and the Administrative Authority for China has stated that it will be translated into Mandarin.  The GWO is available at https://www.global-wetland-outlook.ramsar.org/outlook.

Hat tip to Dr. Kirsten K. Davis, Professor of Law and Interim Assistant Dean of Student Affairs and Director of the Stetson Institute for the Advancement of Legal Communication

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Thursday, June 6, 2019

Thirty Years After the Tanks of Tiananmen

TiananmenThis week marks the 30th Anniversary of the crushing of the pro-democracy demonstrations in Beijing. U.S. Secretary of State Michael Pompeo issued a press statement to mark the event, stating in part that:

we honor the heroic protest movement of the Chinese people that ended on June 4, 1989, when the Chinese Communist Party leadership sent tanks into Tiananmen Square to violently repress peaceful demonstrations calling for democracy, human rights, and an end to rampant corruption. The hundreds of thousands of protesters who gathered in Beijing and in other cities around China suffered grievously in pursuit of a better future for their country. The number of dead is still unknown. We express our deep sorrow to the families still grieving their lost loved ones, including the courageous Tiananmen Mothers, who have never stopped seeking accountability, despite great personal risk. The events of thirty years ago still stir our conscience, and the conscience of freedom-loving people around the world.

Click here for the full Press Statement from U.S. Secretary of State Michael Pompeo.

Hat tip dr

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Thursday, May 16, 2019

UCLA is Hiring for Its LL.M. Legal Research and Writing Program

UCLA School of Law is seeking a full-time instructor with a background in legal research and writing to coordinate and teach in the LL.M. Legal Research and Writing program, which is designed for graduate law students who have a foreign law degree. This is a full-time, nine-month, academic, non-tenure track appointment as a Lecturer in Law (lecturer). The appointment will be effective July 1, 2019, with classes beginning August 14.

The lecturer will coordinate all aspects of the LL.M. LRW program including curriculum design, formative and summative assessment development, assistance with hiring of part-time LRW instructors and other aspects of the program to ensure an excellent, robust, and responsive legal research and writing program. The lecturer will teach up to four sections of LL.M. Legal Research and Writing each year. Each section is two units, graded on a pass/no pass basis and enrolls approximately 25 students. Currently the course is designed to develop skills needed by practicing lawyers, including legal research, writing and analysis and is taught through the clinical method with students learning through practice and feedback. Students are taught how to proficiently research client problems and analyze the law within the context of those problems. Students then focus on drafting objective memoranda and engage in other writing assignments. Excellent and extensive feedback on assignments is required. In addition to the class meetings, the lecturer is expected to hold regular office hours and meet with students to counsel them about their writing projects, career interests and other matters of academic or professional concern.

Depending on background, the lecturer will likely also teach one or two substantive law courses for LL.M. students, with the total number of semester teaching units not to exceed 16 per year, as well as engage in other duties expected of faculty on an as-needed basis, such as serving on faculty committees, assisting in a clinical course, or supervising student externships. The lecturer should also expect to collaborate with the Vice Deans and Associate Deans, Assistant Dean for Graduate and International Programs and LL.M. Academic Support faculty on issues of curriculum and program planning, and collaborate with other legal research and writing instructors in developing assignments and coordinating due dates.

The salary and level of appointment will be commensurate with qualifications and experience but generally in a range of $80,000 to $90,000 per year.

A J.D. degree or foreign professional law degree is required. This position also requires evidence of past or potential ability for:
• Effective classroom teaching (including command of the subject matter, ability to organize and present material, and ability to awaken student interest, curiosity, creativity, and achievement).
• Effective and timely feedback on written assignments with extensive oral and written comments on student work product.
• Successfully coordinating a legal research and writing program including developing course materials for self and others teaching within the program

Click here for more information.

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Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Save the Date: ABILA International Law Weekend in New York City

The American Branch of the International Law Association (ABILA) will host the International Law Weekend in New York City on October 10-12, 2019. The unifying theme for 2019 is "The Resilience of International Law." Here's what they're saying about the theme:

In recent years, the international legal system has been challenged at home and abroad. Growing nationalism, shifts in geo-political power, deepening economic inequality, climate change, and a global migration crisis have generated cracks in the established international order. These schisms have been exacerbated by other factors, including the power of private corporations over speech platforms and personal data and the rapid progression of new technologies such as artificial intelligence and machine learning. Even our discipline and profession are challenged with growing calls for inclusivity of diverse voices. Can the international legal system adapt to address these profound developments? 

 

ILW 2019 addresses the resilience of international law. The conference will explore international law’s capacity to preserve the rule of law, promote both peace and justice, and maintain stability in the face of growing fault lines. The world is changing. ILW 2019 seeks to answer whether its theme—The Resilience of International Law—is a question or an affirmation.

 

Hat tip to ABILA Membership Officer Bethel M. Mandefro

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Friday, May 10, 2019

UCLA is Hiring

The UCLA School of Law is accepting applications for instructors to teach one or two sections of the LL.M. legal research and writing course, or the first-year J.D. course, or other advanced writing courses. Openings are for the 2019-2020 academic year. The successful candidate(s) will be expected to start on or as soon as practical after July 1, 2019.

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Thursday, April 11, 2019

China's Bridge and Road Initiative

BRIThe Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) of the People’s Republic of China is also variously known as “One Belt One Road” (OBOR), the “Silk Road Economic Belt,” and the “21st-century Maritime Silk Road.” Chinese President Xi Jinping originally announced the BRI strategy during official visits to Indonesia and Kazakhstan in 2013. As of February 2019, China had signed “Belt and Road” agreements with 152 countries and international organizations in Europe, Asia, Middle East, Latin America, and Africa, spending billions of dollars in developing countries around the world.

The BRI was the topic of another well-attended panel at the Annual Conference of the American Bar Association Section of International Law: "Is China's Belt and Road Initiative a Threat or Benefit in Asian Development?" Pictured here are Jamie Horsley (Paul Tsai China Center at Yale Law School and The Brookings Institution, Washington, D.C.), Michael Sacharski (Former Head of GTE China Operations, Washington, D.C.), Dr. Elizabeth G. Chan (Global Risk Migration Foundation, Honolulu), Perry L. Pe (Romulo Mabanta Buenaventura Sayoc & De Los Angeles, Manila, Philippines), Jason Drouyer (Mitchell-Handschuh Law Group, Atlanta, Georgia), and panel moderator Paul D. Edelberg (Fox Rothschild, New York). Not pictured is William P. Johnson, Dean of the St. Louis University Law School who was the panel chair.

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Annual Conference of the ABA Section of International Law Features Panel on the Codification of Private International Law

ABA-SIL-PILThe American Bar Association Section of International Law meets this week in Washington, D.C. for its Annual Conference (an event previously known as the Spring Meeting). The SIL Annual Conference is well known for its high-quality panels and presentations, incredible networking opportunities, and social events in extraordinary venues. Whether or not you're also here in D.C. this week you should plan to attend the SIL 2020 Annual Meeting in New York.

One of the panels on Thursday morning attracting a standing-room-only audience was on the Codification of Private International Law Principles on Jurisdiction and the Recognition and Enforcement of Judgments by the Hague Conference on Private International Law. The panel was organized by the Section of International Law's Committee on International Litigation and co-sponsored by the Section's Canada Committee. The informative and engaging panel featured some of the biggest names in the world of private international law.

Pictured here are Peter D. Trooboff (Covington and Burling, Washington, D.C.), Kathryn Sabo (Justice Canada, Ottowa), Professor Louise Ellen Teitz (Roger Williams University School of Law, Bristol, Rhode Island), Professor David P. Stewart (Center on Transnational Business and Law at Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.), the panel moderator H. Scott Fairley (Cambridge LLP, Toronto, Canada), and panel chair Leif T. Simonson (Kobre & Kim, New York).

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Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Law Deans Roundtable at the ABA Section of International Law Conference.

Law Deans at ABA-SILThe annual conference of the American Bar Association Section of International Law included a roundtable discussion on law schools and legal education.

Pictured here are Law School Deans Camille Nelson (American University Washington College of Law), William Johnson (St. Louis University School of Law), Mark J. West (University of Michigan Law School), Darby Dickerson (The John Marshall Law School and President-Elect of the Association of American Law Schools) and Hari Osofsky (Penn State Law, State College). The panel was moderated by Section Vice Chair Joseph L. Raia of Miami.

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Michael Byowitz Receives the Theberge Award for Private International Law

ByowitzMichael H. Byowitz, of counsel and a former partnerof Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz in New York City, today received the 2019 Leonard J. Theberge Award for Private International Law. The award was presented in Washington D.C. at a luncheon during the Annual Conference of the American Bar Association Section of International Law. Mr. Byowitz is a former Chair of that section, as was Mr. Theberge for whom the Private International Law Award is named.

Since 1983, the Theberge award has been presented to individuals who have contributed outstanding, career-long service to the field of private international law.

Mr. Byowitz was a partner at Wachtell for more than 30 years, specializing in antitrust and competition law. He has represented multinational corporations on major domestic and international mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, and corporate takeovers at the U.S. Department of Justice, the Federal Trade Commission, and State Attorneys General in the United States. He also consults on antitrust investigations in the European Union, the United Kingdom, Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Colombia, Mexico, Venezuela and many other countries. He has served as antitrust counsel on many major matters including, among many others, for United Technologies in its acquisitions of Rockwell Collins and Goodrich, Valspar in its acquisition by Sherman-Williams, Novartis in acquiring Alcon, and Maytag in its acquisition by Whirlpool.

Mr. Byowitz is a frequent speaker on antitrust issues in the U.S. and abroad. He is consistently ranked among leading antitrust specialists in peer reviews including Global Competition Review, Who’s Who Legal, Super Lawyers, Best Lawyers and Chambers.

Mr. Byowitz received an A.B. (1973) from Columbia College and a J.D. (1976) from New York University School of Law (Order of the Coif and editor of New York University Law Review). Before joining Wachtell Lipton (1983), Mr. Byowitz served as Senior Trial Attorney with the Antitrust Division, U.S. Department of Justice.

Mr. Byowitz has long been active in the American Bar Association. He serves on the ABA Board of Governors and previously served for 12 years in the ABA House of Delegates. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the American Bar Foundation (ABF) and is a Past Chair of the Fellows of the ABF, was previously New York State Co-Chair of the Fellows, and has received the Outstanding State Co-Chair Award. He has served as a member of the ABA’s Presidential Appointment Committee, the ABA’s Standing Committee on Membership, and an ABA Presidential Task Force on Federal Pleading Standards. He has served as Chair of the Section of International Law, Chair of three of its divisions, Chair of its International Antitrust Law Committee and Co-Chair of its International Pro Bono Committee. He has also received the Section’s Lifetime Achievement Award.

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Saturday, April 6, 2019

Jessup International Law Moot Court Problem Topic Announced for 2020

The problem for the 2020 Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition was announced today at the conclusion of the final round of this year's competition (United States -- Columbia University v. Hungary).

The 2020 problem will involve:

  • multi-fora international litigation;
  • responsibilities of heads of state for war crimes;
  • killer robots; and
  • a wall.

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Monday, April 1, 2019

The ICJ is Hiring

ICJ Peace PalaceYou still have two weeks to apply by April 15, 2019 for the position of Registrar at the International Court of Justice.

Click here for more information.

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