Global Lawyer students explore New York city

The 25 Melbourne Law School students undertaking the JD elective Global Lawyer have completed their two weeks in the United States with Professors Andrew Mitchell and Bruce Oswald CSC.

Global Lawyer students at the United Nations in New York. Image: supplied.

The class spent the second week of the course in New York city, where students visited the United Nations (UN), the Australian Permanent Mission to the UN, the United Kingdom Mission to the UN, New York University, and Human Rights First. Interlocutors also came from the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, the UN Office of Legal Affairs, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, the United States Mission to the UN, the Czech Mission to the UN, the Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment, the Office of the New York State Attorney General, Pfizer, and the Open Society Foundations. As in previous years, the class also met with Partners and Associates on site at three leading commercial law firms: Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP; Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP; and Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP. Throughout the two weeks, students reflected on the ethical responsibilities of a lawyer working in an international context within substantive legal areas such as international investment law and international humanitarian law.

Students at the Washington Square Arch. Image: supplied.

More images from week two of Global Lawyer can be found here.

Applications from Melbourne JD students interested in enrolling in Global Lawyer for 2018 (or the companion elective Institutions in International Law) will open later in 2017.

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