CSIL Law Firm Luncheon Series: Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP

CSIL Law Firm Luncheon Series

Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP
 
Date: Friday, February 27th
Time: 12:00 p.m.
Location: 1 Chase Manhattan Plaza 
Dress Code: Business
 
Milbank is hosting the next lunch in the CSIL Law Firm Luncheon Series. This event will provide students a unique opportunity to meet attorneys in the Project Finance and Capital Markets practice groups whose work is focused in Latin America. The panelists will share stories of their experiences working with international clients, and students will have the opportunity to ask them questions in a smaller and more intimate environment than the law firm receptions.
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CSIL Law Firm Luncheon Series: Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher, and Flom LLP

CSIL Law Firm Luncheon Series

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher, and Flom LLP

Date: Friday, February 27th

Time: 12:30m

Location: 4 Times Square, New York, NY

This is a great opportunity to meet Skadden Partners and Associates one-on-one to discuss their practice. Skadden has been named by Chambers Global as “International Law Firm of the Year” for 2014. According to Chambers, the recognition “is awarded to the firm that has demonstrated its ability to advise on the highest profile matters across a broad range of practice areas all over the world. The firm is consistently recognized for its high quality legal advice by clients.” In making its decision, announced on March 27, Chambers said of Skadden: “A strong global network allows it to advise on the leading matters in every region of the world. Particularly fêted for their work in the M&A and Disputes spheres, cross-office teams regularly work on the highest profile matters.”

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CSIL Law Firm Luncheon Series: Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP and Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP

CSIL Law Firm Luncheon Series

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP
 

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Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP

Friday, February 20th

Dress Code: Business

CSIL is excited to announce our first two law firm luncheons. Both will be held on Friday, February 20th at the firms’ offices. The events will provide students with a unique opportunity to meet with attorneys and ask questions, in a smaller and more intimate environment than the law firm receptions.

Cleary:

“A leading international law firm with 16 offices located in major financial centers around the world, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP has helped shape the globalization of the legal profession for more than 65 years. Our worldwide practice has a proven track record for innovation and providing work of the highest quality to meet the needs of our domestic and international clients. In recognition of the firm’s strong global practice, its effectiveness in dealing with the different business cultures of the countries in which it operates, and its success in multiple jurisdictions, Cleary Gottlieb received Chambers & Partners’ inaugural International Law Firm of the Year award.”

Simpson Thacher:

“Simpson Thacher is one of the world’s most respected law firms. But for us, this has never simply been a matter of size or rankings. It’s the direct result of our commitment to one founding principle. Our success is driven by that of our clients. Since 1884, many of the world’s largest organizations have turned to us for smart solutions to critical commercial challenges. Today, more than 850 lawyers in 11 global offices put the collective experience of the Firm to work for every client we serve. Many of the world’s leading and most innovative companies—from finance to philanthropy and from Fortune 500 to high-tech startups—come to Simpson Thacher for trusted counsel. From 11 offices, across 22 major practice areas and almost every industry sector, we bring the collective expertise of the entire Firm to bear on the business challenges facing each one of our clients. We consistently rank among the world’s leading law firms in a wide variety of publications—including Chambers, Bloomberg, Thomson Reuters, The Legal 500, IFLR and American Lawyer.”

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THE DEAL WITH BILATERAL INVESTMENT TREATIES: WHAT THE PARTIES THOUGHT THEY WOULD GET, WHAT THEY THOUGHT THEY WERE GIVING UP TO GET IT, AND WHAT THEY GOT

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THE DEAL WITH BILATERAL INVESTMENT TREATIES:

WHAT THE PARTIES THOUGHT THEY WOULD GET, WHAT THEY THOUGHT THEY WERE GIVING UP TO GET IT, AND WHAT THEY GOT

with Professor O. Thomas Johnson 

Date: January 26th, 2015

Time: 12:10-1:10pm

Room: Jerome Greene Hall  502

Professor O. Thomas Johnson led a seminar style discussion on the current debate going on in academia and in the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership negotiations over whether Bilateral Investment Treaties and Investor-State Dispute Settlement are more trouble than they are worth for both developed and developing countries.

Professor Johnson is a Lecturer-in-Law at Columbia Law School and a member of the Iran-United States Claims Tribunal.

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THE ONE AND THE MANY: THE STRUGGLE BETWEEN “GENOCIDE” AND “CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY”

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THE ONE AND THE MANY: 

THE STRUGGLE BETWEEN “GENOCIDE” AND “CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY”

Date: December 4th, 2014

Time: 4:30-6:00pm

Room: Jerome Greene Hall  107

The afternoon discussion is led by Philippe Sands, Professor of Law and Director of the Centre on International Courts and Tribunals at the University College of London. Professor Sands addresses the introduction of ‘crimes against humanity’ and ‘genocide’ into the Nuremberg trial, the relative merits of both concepts in modern international law, and growing doubts as to the utility, effectiveness or desirability of the crime of ‘genocide’ as currently conceived.

Professor Sands’ teaching areas include public international law, the settlement of international disputes (including arbitration), and environmental and natural resources law. As a practicing barrister, he has extensive experience litigating cases before the International Court of Justice, the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea, the International Center for the Settlement of Investment Disputes, and the European Court of Justice. He frequently advises governments, international organizations, NGOs and the private sector on aspects of international law.

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INTERNATIONAL ARBIRTATION IN AND HUMAN RIGHTS

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INTERNATIONAL ARBIRTATION IN AND HUMAN RIGHTS

Date: December 4th, 2014

Time: 12:10-1:10pm

Room: Jerome Greene Hall  807

The discussion on issues involving investment arbitration and human rights is led by Filip Balcerzak, a European academic, practitioner, and frequent contributor to the Investment Arbitration Reporter. International investment law and human rights law developed along separate and distinct paths. Although they remain perceived as separate fields of international law, there are intersections between them. The talk and Q&A will examine those intersections, analyzing (i) in what situations human rights could become relevant for investment arbitration and (ii) whether there can be a place for human rights arguments in the course of arbitral proceedings based on investment treaties. For any questions or comments, please contact ml3534@columbia.edu via e-mail.
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CSIL 1L SUMMER JOBS PANEL

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CSIL 1L SUMMER JOBS PANEL

Date: November 19th, 2014

Time: 12:10-1:10pm

Room: JG 103

1Ls interested in working abroad this upcoming summer are invited to join CSIL for the Summer Jobs Panel. Students who worked abroad during their 1L summer in the public and private sectors will discuss searching for jobs, applying and interviewing for positions, and making the best of your summer experience. Panel members will also answer any questions you may have about 1L summer jobs.

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AN INTRODUCTION TO CIVIL LAW THINKING FOR COMMON LAW LAWYERS

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AN INTRODUCTION TO CIVIL LAW THINKING FOR COMMON LAW LAWYERS

Speaker: Professor Teresa Rodríguez de las Heras Ballell of Universidad Carlos III de Madrid

Date: November 13th, 2014

Time: 12:10-1:10pm

Room: JG 107

Common law and civil law represent the two major legal traditions most countries follow. Since they evolved differently, each legal tradition reveals a different way to understand, interpret, and apply legal rules. Harmonization efforts, at an international level and at a regional one, are attenuating to a certain extent legal traditions’ divergences but, at the same time, are arousing new legal concerns about the ability of uniform solutions to solve global problems and reconcile (in some regards) divergent legal traditions. Today’s legal profession is a global profession; international rules and comparative law are becoming common instruments that a lawyer has to be familiar with. Rules are adopted and applied in a context with social, cultural, economic and political factors. This talk devotes to contract law issues. In particular, three topics are briefly discussed: pre-contractual liability, standards and practices in drafting contracts, and penalty clauses.

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LIBYA AND THE RESPONSIBILITY TO PROTECT

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LIBYA AND THE RESPONSIBILITY TO PROTECT

Speaker: Professor Michael Doyle

Date: November 18th, 2014

Time: 12:10-1:10pm

Room: WH Levien Room

Evolving out of the failures to protect in Rwanda and Bosnia, Professor Doyle argues that Responsibility to Protect has become both a license to and leash against forcible intervention.

Professor Doyle is the Harold Brown Professor of U.S. Foreign and Security Policy, a three-fold appointment in the School of International and Public Affairs, Department of Political Science, and Law School.

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JUDICIAL DIALOGUES ON THE JURISDICTIONAL IMMUNITIES OF INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

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JUDICIAL DIALOGUES ON THE JURISDICTIONAL IMMUNITIES OF INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

Speaker: Professor August Reinisch

Moderator: Professor Lori Damrosch

Date: November 4th, 2014

Time: 12:10-1:10pm

Room: Jerome Greene Hall 101

Professor August Reinisch will discuss his work on the research project “International Law through the National Prism: the Impact of Judicial Dialogue”, which is part of the broader topic of international law in the domestic legal order. It focuses on the emergence of judicial dialogue between courts, a topic that is becoming increasingly important as national courts have increasingly started to interact, via – implicitly or explicitly – reviewing, discussing, or referring to decisions, with their counterparts in other countries in cases related to international law. At the same time, national courts are more than ever referring extensively to decisions of international courts, most notably, from a European perspective, the European Court of Human Rights. The aim of his project is to explain, structuralize, and evaluate this recent and not yet well-covered trend. The project is part of an international scientific cooperation under the umbrella of the European Science Foundation.

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