Professor Edwards Elected to 3 National Leadership Positions for Master of Laws Programs
Professor George E. Edwards was elected to three graduate and international legal education leadership positions within the Association of American Law Schools (AALS). These positions involve Master of Laws (LL.M.) and other graduate law programs at law schools across the U.S., and overseas.
First, Professor Edwards was elected president-elect of the AALS Section on Graduate Law Programs for Non-U.S. Lawyers. This section is involved with LL.M. programs for international students at over 140 law schools in the U.S. LL.M programs are the subject of Professor Edwards’ book, LL.M. Roadmap: An International Student’s Guide to U.S. Law School Programs. In 2014 Professor Edwards will be elevated to chair of the AALS Section on Graduate Programs for Non-U.S. Lawyers.
“I am excited to take on this leadership role in the very important section dealing with international students who come to the U.S. to study in our nation’s law schools,” Professor Edwards said. “This type of international legal education promotes human rights in the U.S. and in the students’ home countries, and plays a critical role in international relations, diplomacy and global peace and security initiatives.”
Second, Professor Edwards was elected secretary of the AALS Section on Post-Graduate Legal Education. This section deals with both U.S. and non-U.S. lawyers who are seeking LL.M., S.J.D. (Doctor of Juridical Sciences) or other advanced law degrees at U.S. law schools.
Third, Professor Edwards was elected president-elect of the AALS Section on International Legal Exchange, and will serve on the executive committee of that section. The section focuses on a wide range of international and transnational legal education initiatives, including LL.M. programs in the U.S. for international students. He will be elevated to chair of this Section in 2014 at the AALS annual meeting in New York.
Professor Edwards is the Carl M. Gray Professor of Law, and the founding director of the Program in International Human Rights Law. Also, he was the founding director of the LL.M Track in International Human Rights Law at IU McKinney and directed that track until 2011.
Professor Edwards Delivers Presentation on International Legal Education, Human Rights in Oman
Professor George Edwards spoke at the invitation of the U.S. Department of State affiliate EducationUSA (AMIDEAST), in Muscat, Sultanate of Oman on December 4, 2012. He discussed the intricacies involved in deciding whether to choose the U.S. for an overseas Master of Laws (LL.M.) degree program, the challenges of selecting a U.S. law school to attend, opportunities post-graduation, and how international legal education promotes human rights in host and sending countries. Participants in the presentation included members of the Omani legal profession, including students, and U.S. State Department personnel.
EducationUSA is a U.S. State Department affiliated network of 450 educational advising centers in 170 countries, and is represented in the Middle East through AMIDEAST. It strives to foster mutual understanding between the people of the U.S. and the people of other countries. Professor Edwards in recent years has presented international legal education materials to EducationUSA Centers at Embassies, Consulates, Fulbright offices and other locations in about two dozen countries on five continents. His presentations build upon his book, LL.M. Roadmap.
Professor Edwards is the Carl M. Gray Professor of Law, the founder and director of the Program in International Human Rights Law, and a John S. Grimes Fellow at the IU Robert H. McKinney School of Law. He is the founder and former director of the Master of Laws (LL.M.) Track in International Human Rights Law at the law school.
Professor Edwards Named to ALI Restatement Group
Professor George E. Edwards has joined the American Law Institute (ALI) group that is charged with updating the most authoritative U.S. reference work on international and foreign relations law of the U.S. Professor Edwards is an elected member of ALI.
As a new member of the Consultative Group of the ALI Restatement (Fourth) on The Foreign Relations Law of the United States, Professor Edwards joins a group of legal academics, practitioners and jurists that will update the 25-year-old ALI Restatement (Third) of The Foreign Relations Law of the United States. This Restatement serves as a major reference work for lawyers, judges, and scholars who rely on the Restatement for guidance on important issues in the field. Professor Edwards joins some of the most influential international law professionals in the U.S. working on this Restatement, the updating of which will involve research and writing over the next several years. The project will initially focus on three topics: jurisdiction and enforcement; treaties; and sovereign immunity.
Professor Edwards is the Carl M. Gray Professor of Law, the founder and director of the Program in International Human Rights Law, and a John S. Grimes Fellow at the IU Robert H. McKinney School of Law. He is the founder and former director of the Master of Laws (LL.M.) Track in International Human Rights Law at the law school. Professor Edwards is also the author of LL.M. Roadmap: An International Student’s Guide to U.S. Law School Programs, a resource for LL.M. students, graduates, and applicants around the globe. Professor Edwards has said he will donate all of his profits from this edition of the LL.M. Roadmap to the International Law Students Association, which is the parent organization of International Law Societies at law schools across the U.S. Visit the LL.M. Roadmap website to learn more.
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