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Summary of UNCLOS and the South China Sea event
June 5, 2013 in: General News

On May 6, 2013, the Stimson Center and the Washington Foreign Law Society co-hosted a panel on the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea and the recent action brought by the Philippines against China at the UNCLOS tribunal. About 70 people, from foreign media to U.S. legal scholars to diplomats, attended the panel and engaged in a lively post-panel discussion.…Read more »

Summary of ASIL/UNA program: Cyberthreats and the Use of Force
June 5, 2013 in: General News

Is the UN Charter and international law actually a deterrent to cyberwarfare or just “legal window-dressing?” This was the issue put to a packed audience on Wednesday, April 17th at a meeting on CYBERTHREATS AND THE USE OF FORCE, the first of three programs on The UN, International Law and the Use of Force co-sponsored by UNA-NCA and the American Society of International Law (ASIL) at the Tillar House headquarters of ASIL on Sheridan Circle, in Washington, D.C.…Read more »

Meet the Board: Kip Wainscott
May 8, 2013 in: General News, Meet the Board

There are many benefits to membership at the Washington Foreign Law Society, including the opportunity to attend events alongside our distinguished Board of Governors. Over the next few months, WFLS will be interviewing some of our Board Members to showcase the unique and diversified talent behind the Society. Our second featured Board Member is Kip Wainscott, former counsel to the Obama Campaign and current associate at Perkins Coie.Read more »

Drones and the Rule of Law and War
April 29, 2013 in: General News

WFLS would like to highlight an event in the greater DC area that will focus on the rule of law and the United States’ current drone program.  The Bipartisan Policy Center’s (BPC) Homeland Security Project will host a discussion convening legal and policy experts on the rule of law and war to discuss the use of drones and targeted killings. …Read more »

Kiobel: What are people saying?
April 23, 2013 in: General News

Meet the Board: Piper Hendricks
April 15, 2013 in: General News, Meet the Board

There are many benefits to membership at the Washington Foreign Law Society, including the opportunity to attend events alongside our distinguished Board of Governors. Over the next few months, WFLS will be interviewing some of our Board Members to showcase the unique and diversified talent behind the Society. Our first featured Board Member is Piper Hendricks, Founder and Executive Director of p.h.Read more »

Recap: Special Luncheon with Ken Blanco
April 15, 2013 in: General News

Deputy Assistant Attorney General Kenneth A. Blanco discussed the Department of Justice’s efforts to combat cross-border money-laundering and Kleptocracy. In overseeing the Asset Forfeiture and Money Laundering Section (AFMLS), at the DOJ, Ken was optimistic about the level of cooperation between DOJ and foreign counterparts, touting Colombia and Mexico as successful examples of cooperation with foreign government agencies, officials, and law enforcement.…Read more »

The Future of International Mass Claims
April 3, 2013 in: General News

The International Dispute Resolution Committee of the D.C. Bar International Law Section, the D.C. Bar Litigation Section, the Washington Foreign Law Society and the Institute for Transnational Arbitration presented a lunchtime program on Tuesday, April 2, 2013 addressing what may very well be the wave of the future in international dispute resolution – mass claims.…Read more »

Recap: Roundtable discussion on the Millennium Development Goals
March 25, 2013 in: General News

On Thursday, March 21, 2013, the Washington Foreign Law Society in conjunction with the American Society of International Law (ASIL) and the Transitional Justice and Rule of Law Interest Group held the event “Post-2015: The MDGs, Legal Reform, and Development Policy” at ASIL Headquarters. Panelists included Wade Channell, Senior Legal Reform Advisor at the U.S.…Read more »

LinkedIn Group for Members
March 13, 2013 in: General News

The Washington Foreign Law Society has launched a LinkedIn group for paid members. As our mission statement says:
The Washington Foreign Law Society serves as a forum for the intersection of legal and non-legal professionals serving in public and private capacities to the many US Government agencies, foreign missions, non-governmental organizations, academic institutions, and national and global professional firms with a Washington presence.
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