Sunday, October 31, 2021

Mary Campbell Gallagher (1938-2021)

Mary Campbell GallagherWe are saddened by news that Dr. Mary Campbell Gallagher died last Monday after a year-long illness.

The company she founded, BarWrite and BarWrite Press in New York, was recognized in 2014 with a Global Legal Skills Award for the company's early and thoughtful recognition of the special bar exam preparation needs of lawyers and law students who spoke English as a second language. Dr. Campbell Gallagher was a regular attendee and presenter at Global Legal Skills Conferences around the world.

Outside of the bar preparation field, Dr. Campbell Gallagher was the Founder and President of the Save Paris / International Coalition for the Preservation of Paris. She was the editor of a forthcoming book called "Paris Without Skyscrapers."

Dr. Campbell Gallagher had received her B.A. from New York University, her Ph.D. from the University of Illinois, and her J.D. from Harvard Law School. We sometimes met at the Harvard Club in New York, where we would discuss legal English training programs and bar preparation for non-U.S.-trained lawyers.


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Friday, October 29, 2021

International Law Weekend

As we've written before, at this blog EVERY weekend is an international law weekend.

But this weekend is the "International Law Weekend" (ILW), an annual conference organized by the American Branch of the International Law Association (AmBranch or ABILA), with the assistance of the International Law Students Association (ILSA, the fine people who bring you the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition).

ABILA usually presents ILW each October in New York City, but this year's ILW is entirely online. This two-and-a-half-day conference features over 30 panels, and many of the world’s leading international lawyers, law professors, and diplomats participate. We understand that the audience this year includes legal professionals and law students from more than 80 countries. The conference also includes breakout rooms for ABILA Committees.

The conference is free for law students. 

We congratulate ABILA President Professor Leila Nadya Sadat, the ABILA officers, the conference staff and organizers, and the dozens of panelists participating in ILW.


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Friday, October 22, 2021

United States is Elected to UN Human Rights Council

Earlier this month, the United States was reelected to the United Nations Human Rights Council after a three year absence. The term of the United States will begin in 2022, along with Cameroon, Eritrea, and the United Arab Emirates. The U.S. State Department issued this press release

The UN Human Rights Council is "an inter-governmental body within the United Nations system responsible for strengthening the promotion and protection of human rights around the globe and for addressing situations of human rights violations and make recommendations on them."


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