The ILS Gazette

Monday, April 20, 2015

In This Issue
International Law Quarterly  
Fall 2014 Edition Now Available
The Fall 2014 Edition of the ILQ is available on the ILS website.

If you are interested in contributing to the next edition of the ILQ, please contact ILQ Editor Yara Lorenzo at


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- Akerman

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- Greenberg Traurig
- Harper Meyer

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Become an ILS Sponsor for the 2014-2015 Cycle 


In light of what we accomplished this past year, we hope you will continue to support the Section as a sponsor. In 2013-2014, various firms, companies and suppliers sponsored the Section. We look forward to another year of innovative programs where 
we can advance international law and further promote our sponsors.  


Contact Elizabeth Ortega at for more details.

The ILS Gazette:


Kristin Drecktrah 



Peter A. Quinter

Immediate Past Chair:

C. Ryan Reetz


Eduardo Palmer


Alvin F. Lindsay, III


Arnoldo B. Lacayo

* ABA Section of International Law 2015 Spring Meeting in Washington, D.C., April 28 to May 2

* Scholarship to study international law LL.M. in China deadline today!
Upcoming Events

April Events

April 22, 2015 - School House Massacre in Pakistan Responses, Perspectives. The ABA Section of International Law invites you to a non-CLE live event in Washington D.C. with a teleconference option. The event is free of charge. For more information and to register, click here



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

Opportunity to Study LL.M. Program in China


The Chinese Government Scholarship - Youth of Excellence Scheme of China is offering an LL.M. Program in International Economic Law, an English-taught law program sponsored by this scholarship targeting at fostering high-level legal talents. The deadline to apply is April 20th, 2015.


Once successfully accepted into the program, the student will enjoy:

  • Full scholarships covering the tuition fees
  • Free accommodation
  • Living allowance of US$1300 per month
  • Reimbursement of economy class flight ticket
  • Health Insurance

This LL.M. Program was initiated by the Ministry of Education of China to help realize Chinese government's commitment to fostering talents. The Ministry of Education has selected 6 top universities in China, including the East China University of Political Science and Law (where I attended law school in Shanghai), to hold programs in different areas, so that the students can benefit from the specialty of the university.


This year, we are authorized by the Ministry of Education to recommend candidates that:


1. By September 1, 2015, should be under the age of 45 years old.

2. Have bachelor's degree or above;

3. Have more than three years working experience in relative fields;

4. Have a good command of English so as to study in the English-taught program;

5. Play the leading role in a department or in doing research.


Please click here for further information about the program and qualification. Contact Mark Weiner ( with questions.


ILS-Barcelona Bar Lawyer Exchange Opportunity


The ILS and the Barcelona Bar have an agreement allowing for a Lawyers Exchange Program. Currently, a Spanish attorney and member of the Barcelona Bar is interested in serving as a law clerk for a firm in Miami. The Spain Chamber of Commerce will sponsor a J-1 (trainee) visa for this candidate. A copy of the candidate's resume and contact information is available here. For  more information, contact Yine Rodriguez at