Melbourne JD students in Washington DC for Global Lawyer

25 Melbourne JD students have finished their first week in the United States undertaking the elective Global Lawyer, which Melbourne Law School Professors Andrew D Mitchell, Bruce Oswald CSC and Tania Voon have been running each year together since 2011. The class has been engaging closely with a wide range of current transnational legal issues, including in discussions with experts on international humanitarian law and international economic law.

Global Lawyer students at the International Monetary Fund.

The first week saw the students in Washington DC, where students visited the United States Institute of Peace, the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund, and the Australian Embassy, as well as law firms Foley Hoag and Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer. At George Washington University and Georgetown University, the class met with representatives of the Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition, the Inter-American Investment Corporation, the International Committee of the Red Cross, the Fund for Peace, the Stimson Center, and the United States Department of Defense, as well as Professor Jennifer Hillman (former Appellate Body Member of the World Trade Organization) and Mr William Lietzau (former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense). The week ended with a whole day of intensive briefings at the Pentagon, providing an exceptional opportunity for debate on matters of peace and security.

The class now commences the second week of the course in New York City. See more photos from Washington DC here.

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