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New Year’s Greetings from the Washington Foreign Law Society
January 4, 2013 in: General News

From Sam Witten, President, Washington Foreign Law Society: Happy New Year from the Board of Governors of the Washington Foreign Law Society! We hope you have had a wonderful holiday season. This message provides you an update on the Society’s activities in 2012. We are looking forward to an equally successful 2013, beginning with our first program, next Wednesday, January 9, featuring State Department Legal Adviser Harold Koh.…Read more »

Reception Honoring Mexico
December 6, 2012 in: General News

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Photos from 2012 Gala
June 4, 2012 in: General News

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Photos from Kiobel Panel
March 2, 2012 in: General News

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WFLS Happy Hour
January 12, 2012 in: General News

On January 12, the Washington Foreign Law Society hosted a happy hour on the rooftop of Eden Lounge.  A good time was had by all as we met new members and reconnected with old ones.   We thank all those who came to celebrate the New Year with us!…Read more »

Photos from Reception Honoring Japan
November 1, 2011 in: General News

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Meet the 2011 WFLS Leadership
December 21, 2010 in: General News

The 2011 WFLS Officers and Board of Governors are a group of Washington professionals who, like the WFLS members who elect them, advance some of the world’s leading international and foreign legal issues and work in some of the world’s top firms and organizations, government, and academia.  They care actively for the Society and believe in its mission. …Read more »

Former Austrian Ambassador Dr. Wendelin Ettmayer speaks to WFLS on managing international crises
May 19, 2010 in: General News

Within the European Union, the de Larosière Report on the financial crisis that had hit Europe as of February 2009 laid out a framework for steps taken by the EU. These recommendations have been used by the European Commission and were adopted in September 2009.   Amb. Ettmayer argued that stronger coordinated supervision for all financial actors within the EU but also on an international level is vital, and effective crisis management procedures should be in place in order to build confidence and restore financial stability throughout Europe.…Read more »

Panel at Law Library of Congress speaks about cross-cultural issues in U.S. courts
May 3, 2010 in: General News

In recognition of Law Day 2010, WFLS co-sponsored an important and highly relevant event presented by the Law Library of Congress about cross-cultural issues in U.S. courts.  Prominent panelists, moderated by GW Law Professor Jonathan Turley, discussed the growing number of cases in state and federal courts all across the country where parties are raising “the cultural defense” – invoking the customs and traditions of a diversity of cultural backgrounds to explain their actions.…Read more »

New web site
April 18, 2010 in: General News

We are pleased to work with local web development company, Wide Sky Designs, on our improved web site. Our primary focus in improving the site is to make it easier for members to learn about and register to attend our events and programs.  Using a combination of WordPress and EventBright we now have a system that allows you to browse, register, and pay for upcoming events directly from our web site. …Read more »
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