Go On! Advocacy and Litigation Training Course, Leiden University, The Hague
The Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies (Leiden University) welcomes registrations for its Advocacy and Litigation training course, which will be held in The Hague from 24 November to 28 November 2014. The training is open to law students and professionals who consider a career in international criminal litigation or who simply wish to develop or improve their advocacy skills. Participants will be trained in case theory, opening statements, direct examination (examination-in-chief), cross-examination, re-examination, closing statements and legal submissions skills through role play and challenging exercises. The course will be concluded with a mock trial at the end of the week.
The training will be given by Zafar Ali QC, a highly experienced defence lawyer who is on the list of Defence Counsel at the International Criminal Court. He has also been selected as Lead Defence Counsel at the UN Special Tribunal for Lebanon in The Hague. Zafar Ali will be assisted by Nathan Rasiah, who has worked on a number of high profile cases involving military and political leaders charged before international criminal tribunals.
The Grotius Centre also arranges visits to the ICC and the Special Tribunal for Lebanon, welcome drinks and a course dinner. Participants will be awarded a certificate of participation.
Work On! U.S. Supreme Court Fellows program now accepting applications for 2015-2016 term (deadline: Nov. 14)
The U.S. Supreme Court Fellows program is now accepting applications for the 2015-2016 term. The fellowship is open to both junior and mid-career candidates. Four fellowships are awarded each year, and each fellowship is unique in its scope and focus. Interested persons can read more about the program here:
Although the U.S. Supreme Court Fellows program has been in existence for forty years, very little is known about this discreet yet prestigious fellowship. This Article provides an in-depth look at the four placement opportunities (the Office of the Counselor to the Chief Justice of the United States, the Federal Judicial Center, the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts and the U.S. Sentencing Commission), the application process and opportunities that can arise during and after the fellowship. Not only does the discussion outline the day-to-day activities of the fellows, it also describes recent changes to the program. The U.S. Supreme Court Fellows program is open to applicants from a wide variety of disciplines, including law, political science, history, public administration and criminology, and is particularly relevant to those with an interest in judicial administration, international and comparative law, criminal law and procedural law.
The application process is described at http://www.supremecourt.gov/fellows/default.aspx. Applications are due by November 14, 2014.
New Issue: International Journal of Marine and Coastal Law
The latest issue of the International Journal of Marine and Coastal Law (Vol. 29, no. 3, 2014) is out. Contents include:
• Merle Lassen, Sub-Seabed Storage in the Maritime Zones of the 1982 Law of the Sea Convention: Equitability over Sovereignty?
• Laurent Bordereaux, Seashore Law: The Core of French Public Maritime Law
• Elena Karataeva, Can the Caspian Sea Survive its Own Oil? Environmental Regulation of the Offshore Oil and Gas Industry in the Caspian Sea
• Roberto Lavalle, The Rights of States over Low-tide Elevations: A Legal Analysis
• Youna Lyons, The New Offshore Oil and Gas Installation Abandonment Wave and the International Rules on Removal and Dumping
• Huaiwen He, Limitations on Patenting Inventions Based on Marine Genetic Resources of Areas beyond National Jurisdiction