International Financial Law Prof Blog

Editor: William Byrnes
Texas A&M University
School of Law

Thursday, January 8, 2015

$2 Billion Federal Available for International Educational Exchange


$1,924,839,000 allocated via title VI of the HEA and section 102(b)(6) of the Mutual Educational and Cultural Exchange Act of 1961 may be used to support visits and study in foreign countries by individuals who are participating in   and who plan to apply their language skills and knowledge of these countries in the fields of government, the professions, or international development. (see Omnibus $1.1 Trillion Budget Agreement page 919).

At AALS, the International Legal Exchange Section hosted a panel, including Ms. Lana Muck (pictured below) of the State Department who discussed leveraging such available federal dollars via programs like Fulbright.

The AALS Section executive leadership elected for 2015 is as follows:

Chair:  George Edwards, Indiana University McKinney School of Law AALS

Chair Elect:  William Byrnes, Thomas Jefferson School of Law (pictured far right) 

Secretary / Treasurer:  Mark Wojcik, The John Marshall School of Law

Four Executive Committee Members: 

  1. Diane Penneys Edelman – Villanova; 
  2. John Smagula – Temple; 
  3. Jeffrey Ellis Thomas – Missouri, Kansas City; and
  4. Theresa Kaiser – American University Washington College of Law (pictured far left).

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