Washington College of Law International Trade and Investment Law Society

Washington College of Law International Trade and Investment Law Society

ITILS is a community of law students united around international trade and investment law.

The International Trade and Investment Law Society (ITILS) is a group of students who are interested in international trade and investment law at American University Washington College of Law. Sign up here: https://goo.gl/forms/jRwgHVTAUBLi0GQ32

If you have any interest in international dispute resolution and the different roles involved in this fascinating practice, we highly encourage you to join us on November 18th at 6:00 pm. Come check out "Who Are The People in Your Neighborhood"!

We are excited to be working with the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators' North America Branch to bring you this distinguished panel!

Register today: https://www.wcl.american.edu/news-events/events/detail/8173/

Join us for lunch to learn more about getting involved with International Trade, Investment, and Arbitration.

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Brief reminder that our first event of the year - Trade & Investment 101 - will be held this Saturday (9/14). If you are remotely interested in International Trade, we suggest you check this crash-course out!

Event is free, but please register here: https://www.wcl.american.edu/secle/registration

wcl.american.edu Online registration generally closes 24-36 hours before an event. In most cases on-site registration is still available. Please contact 202-274-4075 or [email protected]

Welcome to the Washington College of Law International Trade and Investment Law Society page!!!

Join us on Tuesday, April 16th, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM, in N105, for “NAFTA Dispute Settlement Softwood Lumber: A Longstanding Dispute Between Neighbors.” This fascinating discussion will be led by Paul E. Morris and John R. Magnus. This will be a great chance to learn about the case before AUWCL hosts the hearing on campus on May 7th. Pizza will be provided!

We look forward to seeing everyone on Monday for our panel discussion about how companies can keep up with changing sanctions and our dinner honoring Doug Jacobson '90! Please don't forget to register using this link https://www.wcl.american.edu/secle/registration

We hope to see you there! Please register at www.wcl.american.edu/secle/registration!

Trade, Investment, and Development Program at WCL

Professor Padideh Ala'i, WCL Director of International & Comparative Legal Studies, speaks at Yale University's Symposium: "International Trade in the Trump Era". She presents her essay "The Vital Role of the WTO Appellate Body in the Promotion of Rule of Law and International Cooperation: A Case Study," published in the Yale Journal of International Law.

If you have any questions please email [email protected]!

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The Trade Guys

Do you want to attend a live recording of the podcast “The Trade Guys” (Scott Miller and Bill Reinsch) at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)? You can do so this Thursday, February 21st from 5:30-7:00pm!

The Trade Guys will address the current U.S. bilateral trade agenda with partners such as Japan and the E.U. and also discuss the week’s top trade news. The recording will be preceded by a wine & cheese networking reception at CSIS. ITILS members may register at the GATT membership rate!

For more information please e-mail Jessica Gandy at [email protected]!

csis.org Trade experts Scott Miller and Bill Reinsch break down the buzz around trade, how it affects policy, and how it impacts your day-to-day. The Trade Guys is hosted every week by H. Andrew Schwartz at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), a nonpartisan think tank in Washington, D.C...

Join us on Monday, November 5th! RSVP using this link https://goo.gl/forms/1P0uHnrVgDvh4Zh33

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Emerging Issues in Forced Labor

The Customs Lawyers Association has partnered with the Young Trade Professionals and the International Trade and Investment Law Society to host a panel on Emerging Issues in Forced Labor. The panel will take place on Tuesday, November 6th at Hogan Lovells.

Panelists include speakers from the Bureau of International Labor Affairs at the U.S. Department of Labor, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Verite, and CT Strategies.

Registration will open at 5:30PM, with the panel discussion commencing at 6PM. RSVP using this link https://clapanel.app.rsvpify.com. Please e-mail [email protected] with any questions! We look forward to seeing you all there!

clapanel.app.rsvpify.com Emerging Issues in Forced LaborTuesday, November 6th at 6:00 PM Hogan Lovells US LLP 555 13th Street Northwest Washington, DC 20004

To register, please go to www.wcl.american.edu/secle/registration.

[10/04/18]   Join ITILS on October 10th for our October General Body Meeting! Please RSVP here! https://goo.gl/forms/E585o3pUjYvjtNo03

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Are you interested in international trade, business, investment or arbitration? Are you not sure??

Join ITILS and find out! This year ITILS will be creating mentorship families instead of the typical mentor-mentee relationship. Each family will consist of one alumni/faculty member, and at least one 3L, one 2L, and two 1Ls. This is a great way to network with current members of the trade field and learn from your fellow peers.

If you have any questions, email [email protected] or the mentorship chair Xenia Kler at [email protected].

Link for mentor/mentee applications: https://goo.gl/forms/2frcc81dW6OQrOX82

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We hope to see you all tomorrow!

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Competencia de Arbitraje Internacional de Inversión - Universidad Externado de Colombia

In search of JD Students to Participate in Investment Arbitration Competition in Spanish (Bogota, Colombia, April 2019)!!

This competition, is organized by Externado University of Colombia and American University Washington College of Law Center in partnership with the Latin American Arbitration Association (Alarb) and the Center of Arbitration and Conciliation of the Bogota Chamber of Commerce. The competition aims to promote the study of investment treaty arbitration as a method of dispute resolution in international business and this competition is conducted only in Spanish.

The Competition will take place April 8-12, 2019 in Bogota, Colombia D.C. More information and the problem are available at https://www.uexternado.edu.co/competencia-de-arbitraje-internacional-de-inversion/

With the guidance of a coach, students will prepare a memorandum for claimant and respondent and compete in oral arguments.

Each team must prepare a memorandum for Claimant, making use of all the facts in the Problem. After submitting the memoranda for Claimant at the beginning of November, these are then re-distributed. This means that each team receives a memorandum supporting the Claimant's position from another team and a memorandum for Respondent needs to be prepared. After the Respondent's memo is submitted, preparation for oral arguments begins.

Requirements:
1) The competition is open to all full and part-time JD law students.
2) No student who is licensed to practice law in any jurisdiction may participate in the competition.
3) LLMs are eligible only if they have not been admitted to the practice of law.
4) Applicants must be fluent in Spanish to be part of the team. Only team members fluent in Spanish would be able to participate in the oral phase of the competition. People with basic knowledge of Spanish would be able to participate in the written phase of the competition.
5) Applicants should preferably have arbitration exposure, having taken courses in international arbitration or must be enrolled or planning to enroll (spring) in at least one of the following courses in the spring 2016:
LAW-789-001 International Commercial Arbitration
LAW-972-001 Bilateral Investment Treaty Arbitration
LAW-835-001: International ADR: Global Sovereign Dispute Practicum.
Arbitration Summer Courses

Before you commit, please understand that participation requires dedication of your time especially in October - November, and the spring semester. Students will receive study credit (independent study) for their participation. Rest assured, however, that the experience will be very rewarding and impressive to future employers.
Interested students should submit a current résumé and a cover letter describing any coursework and experience related to investment law, arbitration, appellate advocacy, moot court, debate, public speaking or other relevant experience that they have and conveying their interest in participating in the competition. If you are interested in the competition, please, send your resume and cover letter to [email protected] by Friday, October 12, 2018 at noon.

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[09/26/18]   Hi everyone! You can still sign up to be a 1L section representative for ITILS. Deadline extended to Friday, September 28th at 5:00pm.

ITILS is looking for 1L Section Representatives and an LL.M Representative to join our executive board! Students interested in applying for the position should email a resume and brief letter of interest (including your 1L section) to [email protected] by Friday, September 28th at 5:00 pm!

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Come join us tomorrow! The International Trade and Investment Law Society is having its first General Body Meeting on September 12th in room YT17.

The International Trade and Investment Law Society would like to thank everyone for attending last night's Twelfth Annual Distinguished Alumni Dinner and Program honoring Myron Brilliant! We hope you all enjoyed it as much as we did.

[03/22/18]   ITILS Executive Board (E-Board) Applications

All those interested in becoming a part of the ITILS E-Board must send a resume (no GPA) and cover letter (500 words or less) explaining your interest in international trade and investment, why you would be a great fit for the E-Board, and what you hope to help ITILS accomplish in the next academic year. Please include in the cover letter any additional responsibilities you expect for the 2018/19 academic year (journal, externships, other student groups, Dean's Fellow, etc.).

Please find below next year's positions and descriptions. In your application, list the positions you would be open to serving. Feel free to apply to multiple positions!

To apply please send your resume (no GPA) and cover letter to [email protected] by Friday, March 23rd at 11:59pm (EST). Late applications will not be accepted.

** Please be aware that interviews for the President and Vice President positions will take place on Sunday, March 25th.

If you have any questions, please email ITILS President at [email protected].


President
The elected student will lead the team.

Vice President
The elected student will assist the President in leading the team and assist in delegating projects within the e-board.

Treasurer
The elected student will plan and keep a budget, and allocate and track all of ITILS' spending.

Administrative Affairs Chair
The elected student will organize the monthly newsletter, take meeting minutes, and assist the President and Vice-President in coordinating with the trade and investment faculty.

Alumni Affairs Chair
The elected student will organize events, gather feedback, provide updates, and connect students with the Alumni group. Includes sending an Alumni Newsletter and relying Alumni feedback to the student group.

Fundraising Chair
The elected student will plan and organize fundraising opportunities to raise additional funds for the student group.

Mentorship Chair
The elected student will organize the first-year section representatives and include the students in potential mentoring opportunities.

Marketing and Event Coordination Chair
The elected student will ensure ITILS events and announcements are disseminated to the student body including organizing proper event announcement materials throughout the WCL building and email notifications.

Social Media Chair
The elected student will maintain and update ITILS' social media presence on Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, and our Website.

Trade and Investment Community Outreach Chair
The elected student will represent ITILS and communicate with trade and investment community organizations (WITA, ABA, DC-Bar, etc.) to organize co-sponsoring events and opportunities.

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Anti-Corruption Law Summer Program

From June 4-8, 2018, American University Washington College of Law will be offering a one-week intensive program on training on transnational bribery laws and compliance practices.
To learn more and apply, visit https://www.wcl.american.edu/academics/summer-programs/dc/anti-corruption/

Participants receive either a Certificate of Legal Studies in Anti-Corruption Law or CLE credit!

wcl.american.edu Corruption’s pernicious impact on government accountability, business integrity, effective economic development, and national security has led to a burgeoning global demand from the public, private, and non-profit sectors for skilled practitioners. Equip yourself to meet this demand! Deepen your e...

Mark your calendars! ITILS is pleased to announce that our Twelfth Annual Distinguished Alumni Dinner and Program Honoring Myron Brilliant, WCL '89, will be held on Monday, April 23rd. This is our biggest event of the year, and we hope to see you there! More details to come.

Interested in International Customs and Trade Law? Enter the 20th Annual Andrew P. Vance Memorial Writing Competition, hosted by The Customs and International Trade Bar Association (CITBA) and Brooklyn Law School. This is a great opportunity to write an article in the area of international trade, and the top two submissions will receive cash prizes! All papers must be submitted by May 18.

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Please join us and the Program on Trade, Investment and Development (TID) next Wednesday, November 8th for the Second Wenger Annual Distinguished Lecture on Trade.

The topic this year is "Current Standing and Future Prospects of the World Trading System" and our distinguished keynote speaker is Ambassador Alan Wolff, WTO Deputy Director-General.

The lecture will be Wed, Nov. 8th @ 5:30pm in the Ceremonial Classroom. Please register online at https://www.wcl.american.edu/secle/registration.

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Today @ 12pm in the International Suite (Y360)!

International Suite Talks: Student Edition this Wednesday @ 12pm in Y360!

Come meet reps from different student organizations dedicated to different areas of international legal practice. Learn about our organizations, network, and share ideas. There will be pizza! See you there!

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Wilson Center On Demand

Some food for thought regarding NAFTA renegotiations! Also, FYI many internships available with the Wilson Center, including with the Mexico Institute. Certainly a very important time to work on US-Mexico trade issues.

After what has been described as a tough round one in DC, the process of renegotiating NAFTA is set to move to Mexico for round two. Beyond the negotiating table, President Trump continues to suggest that he may choose to withdraw from the agreement all together. We asked Mexico Institute Director Duncan Wood to summarize the state of the negotiations and provide analysis on what we can expect next.

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Mexico and the NAFTA Negotiations

Great event on Mexico and NAFTA negotiations tomorrow August 15, 9-11am. See below for details. https://www.wilsoncenter.org/event/mexico-and-the-nafta-negotiations

wilsoncenter.org Negotiators from the United States, Mexico, and Canada are set to begin an intense effort to modernize the NAFTA agreement on August 16, 2017. Please join us on August 15th, the eve of the opening round, for a discussion of Mexico’s approach to the negotiations.

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International Trade & Investment Law Society Alumni Dinner

Need help choosing which trade, investment or arbitration classes to take??? RSVP now for our course celection lunch TODAY 12-1:30pm. Pizza will be provided! Hope to see you there!
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Need help choosing which trade, investment or arbitration classes to take??? RSVP now for our course celection lunch Tuesday April 18th 12-1:30pm. Pizza will be provided!

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Need help choosing which trade, investment or arbitration classes to take??? RSVP now for our course celection lunch Tuesday April 18th 12-1:30pm. Pizza will be provided!
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfr752hrnIMpZ5JKBt9yFVwndmJ67cxng_IIVZSjasXCxpK-A/viewform?c=0&w=1

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