Daily Briefs, August 16

International Law Week to be held Sept. 19-23 at Wayne State Law School
Wayne State University Law School’s Program for International Legal Studies is presenting its International Law Week Sept. 19-23. Throughout the week, the program will host a variety of events aimed at informing Wayne Law students, alumni, practicing lawyers and friends of recent news, developments and opportunities in international law.

“Wayne Law has an amazing depth in international law,” said Gregory Fox, Wayne Law professor and director of the Program for International Legal Studies. “When I joined the Wayne Law faculty, I was astonished to find the expertise and support present here to build the international program. Few law schools in the region can rival our faculty, public events and opportunities for students. I’m so excited to have an entire week to show off this great resource.”

“Careers in International Law” will be held at 12:15 p.m. Monday, Sept. 19 at Spencer M. Partrich Auditorium. A distinguished panel of international law practitioners will describe the most effective path to a career in international law, whether in private practice, in-house or in government.

“Is the Door Opening or Closing? Recent Developments in Asylum and Immigration Law” will be held at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 20, at Spencer M. Partrich Auditorium. 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.

“From Amsterdam to Mumbai: An Evening with the Wayne Law Program for International Legal Studies” will be held at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 21, at Spencer M. Partrich Auditorium. 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.

“The General Assembly Resolution on Palestinian Statehood: What Does International Law Have to Say?” will be held at 4 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 22, at Spencer M. Partrich Auditorium. In late September the Palestinian Authority will seek a resolution from the UN 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.

The above events are free and open to the public, and food and refreshments will be provided. RSVP at http://law.wayne.edu/international-studies/international_week.php. Contact Holly Hughes, program coordinator, at international.law@wayne.edu or 313-577-3620 for more information.

Defense wants expert to look at pot in bust
DETROIT (AP) — Lawyers for a Lenawee County woman accused of growing more than 8,000 marijuana plants don’t want the evidence to go up in smoke.

They are asking a federal judge in Detroit to allow an expert to examine the plants before the government destroys them.

Linda Schmieding and her husband, Edwin, are charged with drug crimes.

Thousands of plants were found in June at their farm in Rome Township, 65 miles southwest of Detroit.

Linda Schmieding’s lawyers say an examination of the plants is important for possible trial strategy or down the road at sentencing if there’s a conviction.

Prosecutors oppose the request. A judge will hold a hearing Thursday.

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