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Drake International Law Week is Oct. 2-5

Drake University Law School has planned various events to celebrate 2017 International Law Week Oct. 2-5.

Events include an international food fair, presentations on study abroad opportunities for Drake Law students, a lecture on the impact of the U.S. withdrawal from the Paris Climate Accord, and more.

Schedule of events:

Monday, Oct. 2

International Coffee
8-11 a.m., Cartwright Hall, Kern Commons

Free coffee from around the world will be served to start off the week.

International Law Opportunities at Drake
4:20-5:15 p.m., Cartwright Hall, Room 206

Ellen Yee, director of international programs and professor of law, will discuss Drake’s LLM and certificate programs in international law and global citizenship. Jennie Zwagerman, director of career development, will offer tips on how to build an international resume and find international internship or job opportunities.

Tuesday, Oct. 3

International Food Fair
11 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Cartwright Hall, Kern Commons

Celebrate diversity and culture! Various Drake Law student organizations will offer the chance to taste internationally themed foods.

Wednesday, Oct. 4

Drake Law in Cuba and China
9-9:50 a.m., Cartwright Hall, Room 201

Neil Hamilton, director of the Agricultural Law Center and Dwight D. Opperman Chair of Law, will discuss the opportunity to travel to Cuba as part of the Law School’s international agricultural development course. Yee will cover Drake’s post-graduate Fellowship and Expert Teacher programs at the Southwest University of Political Science and Law (SWUPL) in Chongqing, China. Food will be provided.

Practicing International Law
11-11:50 a.m., Cartwright Hall, Room 203

A panel of local attorneys who practice in the area of international law will discuss their profession. Food will be provided.

Summer in France Presentation
1:20-2 p.m., Cartwright Hall, Room 206

Yee will provide introductory information about the Drake Law Summer in France study abroad program, including courses, student life in Nantes, France, participation requirements, and more. Pizza will be served.

Thursday, Oct. 5

Impact of U.S. Withdrawal from the Paris Climate Accord
9:15-9:45 a.m., Cartwright Hall, Room 203

Melissa Powers, Jeffrey Bain Faculty Scholar and professor of law at Lewis & Clark Law School, will discuss American environmental law and policy. Powers is a global leader on legal issues concerning climate change.

For more information about International Law Week, contact Professor Ellen Yee at 515-271-1914 or ellen.yee@drake.edu.