Duke Law celebrates International Week Oct. 27-31

October 9, 2008Duke Law News

Oct. 7, 2008 — Duke Law will celebrate its international students and the work of alumni around the world during its eighth annual International Week, Oct. 27-31. In addition to showcasing the many cultures that come together in the Law School community through the International Food Fiesta and cultural extravaganza and fashion show — annual highlights — the week will include a consideration of emerging issues in human rights and how the presidential election is being viewed abroad.

Lunchtime events include:
  • a keynote address on recent trends and emerging issues in human rights by Robert Archer, executive director of the International Council on Human Rights Policy;
  • an insider’s look at the trial of Saddam Hussein from Professor Michael Scharf ’88 of Case Western Reserve University Law School author of Enemy of the State: The Trial and Execution of Saddam Hussein, who trained judges, prosecutors, and court-appointed defense attorneys of the Iraqi High Tribunal;
  • a panel discussion of the international impact of the U.S. presidential election;
  • a consideration of economic, legal, and governance development in Vietnam with Helle Weeke LLM ’91, a principal development specialist in the Economic Policy practice at DAI (formerly Development Alternatives, Inc.);
  • a panel of alumni discussing challenges and strategies in the U.S. legal market for LLMs and an international summer public interest panel.
Lunch will be available at all noon-hour events on a first-come, first-served basis. The Duke Bar Association will be selling snacks and drinks at all events, with the proceeds going to World Relief, an agency that resettles refugees in the Triangle. World Relief will also receive the admission proceeds from the International Food Fiesta.

The Law School’s Refectory Café will feature internationally themed dishes on its menu all week.

International Week events are organized and sponsored by a number of Duke Law departments, centers and student groups, including the Office of International Studies, Career and Professional Development Center, the Center for International and Comparative Law, the Center for Law, Ethics and National Security, Office of Student Affairs, Office of Public Interest and Pro Bono, International Law Society, and Duke Bar Association.

» View the full International Week agenda