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  • 2015 Joint CLE Conference | School of Law | SIU
    Information for Alumni Our People Deans Faculty Administrative Professional Staff Civil Service Staff Alumni Law Library Give to the School Info for Future Students Current Students Alumni Friends Employers Alumni Breadcrumb Navigation Home Our People Alumni Continuing Legal Education 2015 Joint CLE Conference Share this page 2015 Joint CLE Conference May 1 2015 Sponsors SIU School of Law Jackson County Bar Association Williamson County Bar Association Illinois Institute for Continuing

    Original URL path: http://www.law.siu.edu/our-people/alumni/cle/joint-cle-2015.html (2016-02-12)
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  • Nuremberg's Legacy: Law, Medicine & Ethics
    s recent apology for the medical professions involvement in Nazi atrocities the Doctors Trial at Nuremberg and the key provisions and basis for the Nuremberg Code Watch Video The Epidemic of Mass Incarceration and the Implications for Attorneys and Medical Professionals In a report released in March 2009 the Pew Center on the States concluded that 2 3 million adults in the United States were in prison or jail This represented 1 out of every 100 adults Given these statistics it should come as no surprise that the United States has the world s largest prison population Though we represent only 5 of the world s population we have almost 25 of the world s prisoners One of the many ramifications of this reality is the resulting complexities in dealing with elderly prisoners This session will explore the phenomenon of mass incarceration and consider the consequences of an aging prison population for attorneys and medical professionals Legal and ethical issues related to prisoner participation as human subjects for research will also be discussed Watch Video Prosecuting War Criminals From Nuremberg to Guantanamo This session will begin with an examination of the application of international criminal law prior to World War II Consideration will then be given to the creation of the Nuremberg and Tokyo tribunals after WWII and the legacy of these tribunals The session will then explore the creation of the military commissions at Guantanamo Bay Cuba following the terrorist attacks of September 11 2001 and compare the creation of these commissions to the creation of the Nuremberg tribunals after WWII As part of the examination of Guantanamo Bay Cuba the session will explore the role of enhanced interrogations during the War on Terror The session will then briefly summarize current thinking by medical organizations about involvement by U

    Original URL path: http://www.law.siu.edu/our-people/alumni/cle/nuremberg-cle.html (2016-02-12)
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  • Appellate Advocacy | School of Law | SIU
    this page Appellate Advocacy After the first year students may compete for selection to the Appellate Advocacy Division of the Moot Court Board Students interested in appellate advocacy participate in an multi round Intramural Moot Court Competition during the fall of their second year From these students several are selected to represent the school in national moot court competitions beginning in the spring of their second year and continuing into their third year Southern Illinois success in national competitions is notable Intramural Competition Early in the fall semester second year students may participate in the SIU Intramural Moot Court Competition In teams of two the students write a brief and argue a challenging problem of federal law Most years the Intramural Competition will use the problem written for the National Health Law Moot Court Competition which SIU hosts in November Members of the Moot Court Board are selected from the students who participate in the Intramural Competition National Competitions The Southern Illinois University School of Law has an active and respected program for students interested in moot court competitions Moot Court Board members frequently receive recognition for their oral advocacy and brief writing skills National Health Law Moot Court Competition

    Original URL path: http://www.law.siu.edu/academics/center-programs/moot-court-program/appellate-advocacy/index.html (2016-02-12)
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  • Trial Advocacy | School of Law | SIU
    year for membership in the Trial Advocacy Division of the Moot Court Board Students are selected after an intramural tryout and compete in their third year after completion of courses in evidence and trial advocacy In recent years SIU law students have competed in many locations including Chicago San Francisco Sacramento Santa Monica Buffalo Louisville St Louis Kansas City Champaign DeKalb and San Juan Puerto Rico During the AY 2013 2014 year SIU teams took first place in an invitational tournament at McGeorge School of Law in Sacramento second place in the Saluki Invitational tournament in Carbondale and second place in the prestigious Estrella Mock Trial Competition in San Juan Puerto Rico Individual SIU team members earned Best Overall Advocate awards in all three competitions Trial Team Activities Fall 2012 SIU hosted new Mock Trial Competition SIU Law s trial team invited the trial team from the University of Missouri Kansas City law school to southern Illinois for a special tournament in September The SIU team faced off against UMKC at the Williamson County Courthouse in Marion Illinois The competition centered on a civil trial and the participants litigated the case from voir dire to verdict Illinois judges presided and community residents volunteered to serve as members of the jury The jury s decision was the sole criteria in deciding the tournament winners Each school was allowed two teams to represent their school and given two weeks to prepare The students had to research and prepare their arguments The case was tried four times on Saturday and SIU won three of the four cases Professor Bernie Segal In Vino Veritas Criminal Law Mock Trial Competition SIU Law participated in this inaugural invitation only tournament which featured some of the top law schools in the country Our team consisting of Mike

    Original URL path: http://www.law.siu.edu/academics/center-programs/moot-court-program/trial-advocacy.html (2016-02-12)
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  • Legal Globalization & Comparative Law | School of Law | SIU
    Campus Community Accreditation News Events Academics Degree Programs Curriculum Clinics Centers Programs Field Experiences Journals Semester Information Rules Honor Code Career Services Prospective Students Information for Employers Current Students Information for Alumni Our People Deans Faculty Administrative Professional Staff Civil Service Staff Alumni Law Library Give to the School Info for Future Students Current Students Alumni Friends Employers International Law Programs Breadcrumb Navigation Home Academics Centers Programs International Law Programs Study Abroad Legal Globalization Comparative Law Share this page Legal Globalization Comparative Law This course introduces students to the phenomenon of globalization and its impact on cultures and legal systems using different countries and topics of examination as case studies Students learn about a particular country and a specific legal topic This might include examination of a country s history legal systems culture and languages Students travel to the country of examination with their instructor typically for a period of one week to continue their studies Activities in the country of destination might include service learning and other experiential learning opportunities lectures from foreign academics business leaders governmental officials and attorneys and visits to legal institutions Germany Australia Cuba Botswana South Africa Japan Left Sidebar Secondary Navigation Study Abroad Legal

    Original URL path: http://www.law.siu.edu/academics/center-programs/international-law-programs/study-abroad/globalization-course.html (2016-02-12)
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  • Legal Globalization: Germany | School of Law | SIU
    Staff Civil Service Staff Alumni Law Library Give to the School Info for Future Students Current Students Alumni Friends Employers International Law Programs Breadcrumb Navigation Home Academics Centers Programs International Law Programs Student Activities Legal Globalization Germany Share this page Legal Globalization Germany Germany The Development of International Courts Brochure for 2015 Course Student Blogs 2015 2014 2013 This course focuses on international legal and political systems with emphasis on Germany Students spent the first seven weeks of the semester learning about German history culture and legal systems as well as about global governance with particular emphasis on international judicial tribunals The course considered the phenomenon of globalization and in particular its impact on legal systems as well as the use of international tribunals to address legal issues that have a global impact Students and Dean Fountaine pictured above at Justizpalast München visit sites of legal and historical significance in Munich Nuremberg Luxembourg and The Hague While traveling the students visit the famous courtroom where the Nuremberg Trials were held and learn about the significance and lasting impact that the Nuremberg Trials had on the development of international law and international courts In addition the students visit and observe proceedings

    Original URL path: http://www.law.siu.edu/academics/center-programs/international-law-programs/student-activities/globalization-germany.html (2016-02-12)
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  • Legal Globalization: Australia | School of Law | SIU
    Employers International Law Programs Breadcrumb Navigation Home Academics Centers Programs International Law Programs Student Activities Legal Globalization Australia Share this page Legal Globalization Australia In this course taught by Professor Lucian Dervan students study international white collar crime and the phenomenon of globalization and its impact on cultures and legal systems For this class Professor Dervan uses Australia as a case study Students spend several weeks in class at SIU learning about Australia s history legal systems and culture and then travel to Sydney Australia to continue their studies Thus far the course has been offered in 2012 and 2015 It is anticipated that it will be offered again in the future During the 2013 Sydney visit students met with members of U S Law Enforcement at the U S Consulate including members of the FBI Secret Service IRS Investigative Branch and Force Protection Detachment They also met with individuals at Ernst Young and Baker McKenzie to learn about the global white collar criminal defense practice Finally along with lectures and networking opportunities the students participated in various cultural events including a 5K charity fun run museum tours a harbor tour a tour of the Blue Mountains and a farewell barbeque at Bondi Beach During the 2015 Sydney visit students also visited the Supreme Court of New South Wales to learn about the court and observe several criminal appellate arguments Students also had the opportunity to participate in a farewell dinner hosted by Australian Aboriginal elders During the farewell dinner students engaged in a traditional welcome ceremony and learned about Australian Aboriginal history During their discussion with the Australian Aboriginal elders over dinner the students learned about traditional Aboriginal laws and procedures and about the Aboriginal civil rights movement in Australian Student Blog 2013 Student Blog 2015 Left Sidebar Secondary

    Original URL path: http://www.law.siu.edu/academics/center-programs/international-law-programs/student-activities/globalization-australia.html (2016-02-12)
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  • Legal Globalization: Cuba | School of Law | SIU
    Prospective Students Information for Employers Current Students Information for Alumni Our People Deans Faculty Administrative Professional Staff Civil Service Staff Alumni Law Library Give to the School Info for Future Students Current Students Alumni Friends Employers International Law Programs Breadcrumb Navigation Home Academics Centers Programs International Law Programs Student Activities Legal Globalization Cuba Share this page Legal Globalization Cuba Professor Cindy Buys with students at the National Union of Jurists the equivalent of the American Bar Association in the U S This course focused on the history of U S Cuban relations the U S economic embargo on Cuba and its effect on business opportunities in Cuba Students spent the first several weeks of the semester learning about the history of Cuba and U S Cuban relations Cuba s government and legal system its culture economy and business environment and the impact of the U S embargo on doing business in Cuba Students spent spring break in Cuba where they met with Cuban government officials students and faculty from the University of Havana and lawyers judges and businesspersons in Cuba Students also participated in cultural activities such as walking tours through historic old Havana and a visit to the Fort

    Original URL path: http://www.law.siu.edu/academics/center-programs/international-law-programs/student-activities/globalization-cuba.html (2016-02-12)
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