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Student Commentary
29 Jan 2010

Kristine Long, Pitt Law '11, attended a lecture hosted by the Center for International Legal Education on "The Role of the US in International Criminal Justice," presented by Stephen Rapp, the US Ambassador-at-Large for War Crimes Issues...While I listened to Ambassador Stephen Rapp talk about the United States' role in … [read more]

Student Commentary
13 Oct 2009

Ingrid Burke, Pitt Law '11; and Rick Grubb, Pitt Law '10; attended a University of Pittsburgh speech by Russian President Dmitry Medvedev speech during the G-20 summit...Russian President Dmitry Medvedev came to the University of Pittsburgh during the G-20 summit to give some remarks of his own on the 50th … [read more]

Student Commentary
7 Oct 2009

Adrienne Lester, Pitt Law '11, interned at the Honorable House of Representatives for the Republic of Liberia this summer...West Africa evokes images of Juju child soldiers, dismembered limbs, and volatile men in short-sleeved safari suits with aviator sunglasses. When I had the opportunity to intern with the House of Representatives … [read more]

Student Commentary
30 Sep 2009

Kindra Mohr, Boston College Law '11, was a consultant at the headquarters of the World Bank* in Washington, DC...One of the fastest growing areas in international law, and within the international development field in general, is the expansion and enforcement of anti-corruption standards. The United Nations Convention Against Corruption, along … [read more]

Student Commentary
16 Sep 2009

Amelia Mathias, Pitt Law '11, spent her summer conducting research at the Institute for European Studies in Brussels, Belgium...In early spring, I told a close friend in Pittsburgh that I would be spending the summer in Belgium. "It's good you're going now," he told me seriously, "since it's not going … [read more]

Student Commentary
17 Apr 2009

Wendy Doernberg, Pitt Law '11, studied Israeli law at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and lived in Jerusalem for 6 months...Unlike the United States, Israel has yet to adopt a formal written constitution. Even some of the laws which form the basis for governmental decisions came into being only relatively … [read more]

Student Commentary
31 Mar 2009

JURIST Dateline Editor Kristine Long, Pitt Law '11, lived in the Philippines with her family for 5 years...Filipino women currently face a reproductive health care battle for the right to obtain contraception. In 2008, a group of legislators drafted House Bill 5043, which is a two-pronged plan to broaden the … [read more]

Student Commentary
11 Mar 2009

JURIST Staffer Eric Linge, Pitt Law '10, studied for a year in Singapore...In the Western media, the tiny island nation of Singapore is typecast as conservative. In January, a man and woman attracted the attention of the international news media for taking a stroll through a busy pedestrian street in … [read more]

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