Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Illinois State Bar Association CLE Program on International Law

The Illinois State Bar Association is offering a CLE program next week on International Law.  Here are the details of the program, which includes as speakers, well, the co-editors of this blog.
March 30, 2011
11:55 a.m. – 1:45 p.m.
1.75 MCLE hours

Presented by
International and Immigration Law
Co-sponsored by
Human Rights and ISBA Diversity Leadership Council
ISBA Chicago Regional Office

20 S. Clark Street, Suite 900

Learn how Illinois lawyers can be affected by international treaties
 by attending this bring-your-own brown bag luncheon seminar!
Refresh your knowledge and understanding of the legislative process on implementing international treaties and learn how these treaties may impact you and your clients. This seminar examines four treaties of significance to Illinois lawyers, exploring their provisions, as well as why Illinois lawyers need to know about them. Gain a better understanding of why treaty law is relevant to state law and how state law is an integral part of the development of treaty law. Attorneys with all levels of experience practicing in immigration, criminal justice, human rights and the family law areas will benefit from this informational overview.
Program Coordinator/Moderator:
Shannon M. Shepherd, Azulay Seiden Law Group, Chicago
11:55 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Welcome and Introduction
Prof. William Mock, The John Marshall Law School, Chicago
12:00 – 12:30 p.m. Vienna Convention on Consular Relations
Cindy G. Buys, Southern Illinois University School of Law, Carbondale
12:30 – 1:00 p.m. CEDAW: The Convention on Elimination of Discrimination Against Women
Sean B. O'Brien, Notre Dame Law School, Notre Dame, IN
1:00 – 1:30 p.m. The Convention on the International Sale of Goods and the e-Commerce Convention
Mark E. Wojcik, The John Marshall Law School, Chicago
1:30 – 1:45 p.m. The Relationship between Treaties and State Law
Eric M. Fish, Uniform Laws Commission, Chicago

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