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There are no current events. Here are past events.

December 6th, 2019

  • All Day: International Law in Domestic Courts
    Lewis & Clark Law School will host the annual workshop of American Society of International Law’s interest group on International Law in Domestic Courts.

October 23rd, 2019

  • 12:10pm - 1:10pm: International Externships & Study Overview Session (2019)
    Join us to learn more about studying and externing outside the U.S.  The session will provide an overview of summer and academic semester study abroad options, as well as gaining practical experience through an international externship. We will be joined by the representative from our summer study abroad partner Santa Clara.

September 24th, 2019

  • 12:10pm: ILS Introduction Lunch
    Join ILS for a free lunch and to learn about how you can get involved this year! 1Ls interested in running for the 1L representative board position are encouraged to attend. 

March 20th, 2019

March 18th, 2019

  • Immigration 12:10pm: Changes in Immigration Panel
    ILS and ISG are co-hosting a panel of immigration lawyers to talk about how immigration is affected by changes in administrations.

March 6th, 2019

  • Professor Donald McRae, Distinguished Visitor 12:00pm: Dispute Settlement in Trade and Investment: Implications for the Environment with Distinguished Visitor, Professor Emeritus Donald M. McRae

    Trade and investment disputes frequently concern environmental issues. Because both the WTO dispute settlement process and investment arbitration produce decisions that are binding, they can effectively make determinations about environmental issues. Drawing on my experience in both trade and investment disputes dealing with environmental issues, I will explore some of the advantages and disadvantages of the treatment of environmental issues in these dispute settlement processes. Also, the processes are under current criticism and questions arise whether reforms to them will have a positive or negative effect on the way environmental issues are dealt with.  Finally, on the basis of my own experience I will look at other types of dispute settlement mechanisms that also deal with environmental matters, specifically negotiation and conciliation.

  • 8:30am: Breakfast with Donald McRae-ILC Distinguished Visitor
    Coffee and bagels with International Law Committee’s Distinguished Visitor, hosted by ILS

February 21st, 2019

  • Merril Keane 12:10pm: Trade Under Trump
    Attorney Merril Keane will talk about the effects of the trade wars and other trade situations under the Trump administration.

January 23rd, 2019

  • Kent Roberts 12:10pm: What Is Admiralty Law?
    ILS is happy to bring Kent Roberts to campus to give a talk about his exciting work in the admiralty law field!

November 14th, 2018

  • HH 5:30pm: ILS and SIEL Happy Hour Networking Event
    ILS and SIEL are hosting a happy hour at Senate! First drink and appetizers are on us! Come out for a chance to meet and mingle with local attorneys who have an international law component to their work!

November 8th, 2018

  • 12:10pm - 1:10pm: UMKC Summer Study Abroad in China Info Session
    A representative from UMKC Law School will be on campus to share information about the opportunity to study in China during Summer 2019. LC Law partners with UMKC on this exciting program.  Come hear the details and ask questions.

November 6th, 2018

  • 8:00am - 9:00am: International Externships - Getting Started
    An Informal & interactive discussion on how to look for and secure an international externship. Alum Chris Helmer, who practices International Litigation at Miller Nash Graham & Dunn, and Professor Bob Klonoff will join us to offer their advice on seeking international opportunities. Coffee and bagels will be provided.

November 5th, 2018

October 23rd, 2018

October 18th, 2018

September 26th, 2018

September 24th, 2018

  • Lyla Bashan 5:30pm - 6:30pm: Good Work: Lyla Bashan
    Are you interested in international development efforts? Curious about how to turn your passion for social justice into a career? Come to this talk to learn about Lyla Bashan’s (’02 CAS) journey from Lewis & Clark to her current work in Armenia.

Upcoming Event(s):

Kathryn Root from Gevurtz Menashe: International Family Law Lunch Talk

ILS and Family Law Society are co-hosting guest attorney speaker Kathryn Root from Gevurtz Menashe. She is a leading authority in international family law. She will speak about issues surrounding international and interstate custody disputes among other topics. Indian food and drinks provided!; March 11, 2020; 12:10-1:10 pm, Smith Seminar Room 039 (Woodhall)

Examples of Past Events:

ILS attended the screening of Inside the Chinese Closet

ILS attended INSIDE THE CHINESE CLOSET, an extraordinary documentary examining the challenges that confront gay people in China today.

Years of Living Dangerously: Death of the Central Valley and Out of Africa

ILS had a viewing of Years of Living Dangerously, an award-winning docu-series. It covered the devastating impacts of drought in California, mass-migration in Africa, climate refugees around the world, and potential solutions for both policymakers and citizens. Free pizza and beer provided! 

Melissa Powers on Climate Change

ILS hosted Green Energy Institute Director, Melissa Powers who reported on her experience at international climate negotiations in Morocco and her predictions for climate negotiations heading into a new US administration.

Protecting Intellectual Property in China & Its Impact on International Business

ILS welcomed Portland attorney Dan Harris for a presentation on protecting intellectual property in China and the difficulties facing U.S. businesses. Harris is a leading legal authority on matters related to doing business in China. His China Law Blog is nationally renowned and rated as one of the top 20 legal blogs by the ABA Journal.

Foreign Affairs Under Changing Administrations

ILS hosted a talk with Derrick Olsen, President of the World Affairs Council of Oregon, and Steve Cook, Deputy Director & General Counsel of the Columbia Land Trust, who spoke about their experience at the State Department and U.S. foreign policy under the Trump administration.