The ILS Gazette

Monday, March 23, 2015

In This Issue
International Law Quarterly  
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we can advance international law and further promote our sponsors.  


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The ILS Gazette:


Kristin Drecktrah 



Peter A. Quinter

Immediate Past Chair:

C. Ryan Reetz


Eduardo Palmer


Alvin F. Lindsay, III


Arnoldo B. Lacayo

"The High Tide of International Adjudication and Arbitration" Lecture, April 1, presented by the International Arbitration Institute of the University of Miami School of Law

* Florida Chamber International Days, April 7-9, Tallahassee

* 33rd Annual International Lawyer of the Americas Banquet honoring Edward H. Davis, Jr., University of Miami, April 16

* SOLD OUT: ILS Trip to Cuba, May 27-30, 2015
Upcoming Events

April Events

April 1, 2015 - The University of Miami School of Law's International Arbitration Institute invites you to "The High Tide of International Adjudication and Arbitration" at the School of Law building, 1311 Miller Drive, Room E352, Coral Gables. This conversation will feature Judge Stephen M. Schwebel, who has practiced and taught international law for 60 years, Professor Jan Paulsson, holder of the Michael Klein Distinguished Scholar Chair and Faculty Chair of the White & Case International Arbitration LL.M. Program, and Professor Bernard Oxman, Richard A. Hausler Professor of Law and Faculty Chair of the Master of Laws Program in Ocean and Coastal Law. The lecture will begin at 5:30 p.m. with a reception immediately to follow at the Alma Jennings Foundation Student Lounge. Visit this page to register

April 7-9, 2015 - Florida Chamber International Days in Tallahassee. Plan to join Florida's premier international trade conference as we continuing advancing to secure Florida's future through trade and logistics. Please click here to view program information and to register.

April 16, 2015 - The Inter-American Law Review of the University of Miami School of Law hosts its 33rd Annual International Lawyer of the Americas Banquet at the Student Activities Center - Center Ballroom, 1311 Miller Road, Coral Gables. This year's honoree is Edward H. Davis, Jr., ILS Past President and a founding shareholder of Astigarraga Davis. The event will begin with cocktails at 6:30 p.m. and a dinner to follow from 7:30 to 9:00 p.m. Click here to view the event flyer and to register.


April 28 - May 2, 2015 - The ABA Section of International Law invites you to attend our 2015 Spring Meeting in the beautiful and historic city of Washington, DC. Join over 1,200 leading attorneys, corporate counsel, government officials, academics and NGO lawyers for four days of networking and programming on the latest international legal and ethics issues. The ILS is a Cooperating Entity on this event and members can register for the conference at the discounted ABA Section of International Law Member Rates by using the discount code "ICSM0428" on the checkout page of the online registration portal.

The 2015 Spring Meeting will offer you:

Cutting edge programming and an entire year's worth of CLE including nearly 70 substantive concurrent panel sessions that will cover themes including: Business, Disputes, Energy/Environment, Intellectual Property, Law Practice and Human Rights.

Opportunities to learn from top legal experts and hear from world class speakers including:  Bill Browder, Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of Hermitage Capital Management; International Court of Justice Judge Joan Donoghue; and United States Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor.

Evening receptions at some of the most exclusive venues in Washington, DC and networking opportunities with thought leaders and experts, policy makers, key international enforcers, decision makers and international leaders in the law.

Save on your registration by taking advantage of early bird rates before March 16th! Registration rates are further discounted for young lawyers (35 years and under), full time government and NGO employees, academics, law students, corporate counsel, solo / small practice and retired attorneys.

Please visit
 this page or see the flyer to register and for more information on programming, hotel accommodations and the latest updates on the 2015 Spring Meeting. Please contact Peter Quinter, ILS Chair ( with questions.


May Events


May 4 to 15, 2015 - WIPO-ECUPL Summer School on Intellectual Property, Shanghai, China. This course is intended for senior students (graduate and postgraduate) and young professionals from any field of study or discipline who are already familiar with IP. A certificate of participation is awarded by WIPO to participants who successfully complete the program requirements.

For more information and to register online (deadline is March 4, 2015), visit this site.

Click here for an introduction of ECUPL.

Click here for FAQs about the WIPO Academy.

Click here for more information on the WIPO Summer School on Intellectual Property.


 May 27-30, 2015 - The ILS has planned an exploratory trip to Havana, Cuba. The trip will consist of an outstanding 'people to people' tour approved by the U.S. Government. Although it is focused on lawyers, the itinerary is flexible for non-lawyers, spouses, and significant others who desire to participate. The cost is all-inclusive (air, the best hotel in Cuba, food, transfers, escorted tours in English, entertainment, taxes, visas, meetings with prominent lawyers, etc.). The trip has reached its capacity of 30 people and is now full.

In the News

Shahzad Ahmed, Esq., Board Certified Immigration and Human Rights Lawyer, has written an important article addressing this subject following the Charlie Hebdo incident. The universal value of freedom of speech is constantly tested globally and different societies have different legal and social answers as to where the balance lies.