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International students to discuss legal systems of home countries

April 10, 2012

Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law will hold its inaugural International Student Speakers Series on Thursday, when students and alumni from China, Azerbaijan, Pakistan, Taiwan, Egypt and Germany will talk about law in their home countries.

The talk, “Global Legal Education in the Twenty-First Century,” is from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at Inlow Hall, Wynne Courtroom and Conour Atrium, 530 W. New York St., Indianapolis.

Speakers include Fang Xu, who was a trial court judge in China for 11 years and is president of the Master of Laws Association at IU Robert H. McKinney School of Law; Ummi Jalilova, who as a lawyer working for the government of Azerbaijan, established the cooperation with European Union member countries on combating transnational crimes; Ahmed Faheem, who was a lawyer in Pakistan before enrolling as an LL.M student in the Intellectual Property Track at the Indianapolis law school; Yen-Chia Chen, who served as legal counsel at the Law and Regulation Commission of Taipei City Government in Taiwan before coming to Indiana; Bianca Buechner, of Germany, who is a research assistant for the IU Center for Bioethics and Center for Law and Health; and Mohamed ‘Arafa and Ahmed Shehata, both of Egypt. ‘Arafa will begin teaching Islamic law as an adjunct professor at the school this fall. Shehata was a corporate lawyer overseas before coming to Indiana to study international and comparative law.

The event is free and open to the public. For additional information, contact professor Karen Bravo, Associate Dean for International Affairs at kbravo@iupui.edu.



 

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