Panel discussion kicks off Wayne Law's International Week

Wayne State University Law School's Program for International Legal Studies will host a panel discussion on careers in international law at 12:15 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 19, in the Law School's Spencer M. Partrich Auditorium.

A distinguished group of international law practitioners will describe the most effective path to a career in international law, whether in private practice, as in-house counsel or in government.

The panel features:

-- Michael T. Cone, '94, administrative law, customs and international trade attorney with McCullough Ginsberg Montano and Partners LLP in New York

-- Silvia Kleer, '95, attorney in the Global Trade and Transactions Group of the Office of the General Counsel of Ford Motor Company

-- Gurinder Singh, '07, attorney with Miller Canfield specializing in international transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, strategic corporate structuring utilizing treaty-friendly jurisdictions, private placements, and private equity and venture funds

-- Jeremy Sharpe, an attorney adviser in the U.S. State Department's Office of the Legal Adviser

"Many students are unsure how to pursue careers in the fast-moving and complex field of international law," said Gregory Fox, Wayne Law professor and director of the Program for International Legal Studies. "This distinguished group of practitioners, which includes three Wayne Law graduates, will describe their path to a job in international practice. It will be an invaluable event for those interested in the field."

The event kicks off Wayne Law's International Law Week, Sept. 19-23, a series of events aimed at informing Wayne Law students, alumni, practicing lawyers and friends of recent news, developments and opportunities in international law.

International Week continues with these events:

Tuesday, Sept. 20

"Is the Door Opening or Closing? Recent Developments in Asylum and Immigration Law"

Important new developments in immigration and asylum law will be discussed and analyzed by a panel of leaders in the field from practice, the judiciary and academia. Starts at 5:30 p.m. in the Spencer M. Partrich Auditorium.

Wednesday, Sept. 21

"From Amsterdam to Mumbai: An Evening with the Wayne Law Program for International Legal Studies"

This open house will provide an in-depth look at Wayne Law's exciting new Program for International Legal Studies. Attendees will hear about cutting-edge faculty initiatives and resources for international law practitioners, and from students placed in jobs around the world. Starts at 5:30 p.m. in the Spencer M. Partrich Auditorium.

Thursday, Sept. 22

"The General Assembly Resolution on Palestinian Statehood: What Does International Law Have to Say?"

In late September the Palestinian Authority will seek a resolution from the U.N. General Assembly recognizing it as a sovereign state. What will be the impact of this resolution under international law? Two leading experts will discuss whether the resolution can achieve its objectives, as well as its possible consequences. Starts at 4 p.m. in the Spencer M. Partrich Auditorium.

Wayne Law's International Week events are free and open to the public, and food and refreshments will be provided. RSVP at Contact Holly Hughes, program coordinator, at or 313-577-3620 for more information.

Published: Mon, Aug 29, 2011