Drake University Law School will host the annual International Law Week on Oct. 1-5.

Events include an international food fair, presentations on international law opportunities for students, a lecture on the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and more.

Schedule of events:

Monday, Oct. 1

International Coffee
8:30-11:30 a.m., Cartwright Hall, Kern Commons

Free coffee from around the world will be served to start off International Law Week at Drake Law School.

International Law Opportunities at Drake: Study, Intern, Work
1:15-2:30 p.m., Cartwright Hall, Room 202

Jennie Zwagerman, director of career development at Drake Law School, will present how to build an international resume and find international internships or jobs. Professor Ellen Yee will talk about Drake’s International Law Certificate and LLM programs, as well as opportunities to travel to Cuba with Drake Law School and study/work in Chongqing, China, through the post-graduate China Fellowship Program. All students interested in pursuing a career in international law are invited to attend. Lunch is provided.

Tuesday, Oct. 2

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

Celebrate diversity and culture at Drake Law School. Come taste internationally-themed foods offered by various student groups.

Practicing International Law Panel
4:15-5:30 p.m., Cartwright Hall, Kern Commons

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

Wednesday, Oct. 3

Summer in France Presentation
1:15-2:15 p.m., Opperman Hall, Room LL19

Professor Ellen Yee will provide introductory information about the Drake Law Summer in France study abroad program. Find out about classes, student life in Nantes, France, participation requirements, and much more! Pizza will be served.

Thursday, Oct. 4

Reflections on the 70th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights
11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m., Cartwright Hall, Room 203

As a prominent leader and educator in human rights issues, Brian R. Farrell, associate director of the Center for Human Rights and lecturer in law at the University of Iowa, will discuss the development of the post-war human rights system established by the United Nations 70 years ago. Food will be served.

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

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