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JD/LLM in International and Comparative Law

“This summer I had the chance to work on a potential IPO deal at a Beijing law firm. At the Duke Hong Kong Institute, I learned from professors from all over the world and had a truly unforgettable summer. If you’re looking to practice internationally, then there’s no question — the JD/LLM is a program you should be part of.”

— Ebosetale Okojie JD/LLM’13

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  • Portrrait: Prof. Ralf Michaels
    Arthur Larson Professor of Law

    Michaels is an expert in comparative law and conflict of laws. He has been a visiting professor at the Universities of Panthéon/Assas (Paris II), Princeton, Pennsylvania, Toronto, and the London School of Economics. Michaels has also held senior research fellowships at Harvard and Princeton, as well as the American Academy in Berlin and the Max Planck Institute for Private Law in Hamburg.

  • Lenni Benson | Unaccompanied Minors from Central America & Special Immigrant Juvenile Status

    Lenni Benson, Executive Director of the Safe Passage Project in New York delivers a talk titled "Unaccompanied Minors from Central America and Special Immigrant Juvenile Status." In 2014, nearly 70,000 children from Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador arrived in the United States, with many teenagers fleeing gang violence. The event focuses on the response of the U.S. immigration system to this crisis, and exposes students to human rights work and issues in a domestic context. Co-sponsored by the International Human Rights Clinic, Children's Law Clinic, Center for International and Comparative Law, Duke Human Rights Center at the Kenan Institute for Ethics, Duke Human Rights Center at the Franklin Humanities Institute, the International Law Society and the Human Rights Law Society.

  • Laurence R. Helfer | Progress and Contestation in Combating Discrimination

    As marriage equality seems poised to take effect nation-wide in America within the immediate future, many advocates of LGBT rights are shifting their energies towards challenging other forms of discrimination faced by LGBT individuals, both domestically and internationally. Duke Law Professor Laurence R. Helfer presents a lecture on the current state of LGBT rights and issues across the globe, drawing from his own well-recognized work in international LGBT advocacy and human rights research. Co-sponsored by OutLaw, the Human Rights Law Society, and the International Law Society.

    Progress and Contestation in Combating Discrimination: A Global Perspective on LGBT Rights

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