Columbia European Law Association organizes speaker series, panels, conferences, caravans, study abroad- and employment-related events, and also invites joint projects with other groups on matters of common interest.
Paris in November: Causes, Options and Responses
When: Thursday, November 19, at 12:10-1:10pm
Where: Columbia Law School, Jerome Greene Hall 107.
Please join a panel of Columbia Law Faculty offering perspectives on recent tragic events in Paris and elsewhere. Professors Lori Damrosch, Philip Bobbitt, and Scott Shapiro will discuss analogies to the 9/11 attacks, questions of self-defense in international law, and related issues at the intersection of international and constitutional law of use of force.
Lunch will be served.
“Human Rights Evolution: Growing Standards or Trivialization?” - ECtHR Judge Anna Yudkivska
When: Thursday, October 29, 2015 at 12:10 PM -- 01:10 PM
Where: JG 103
Please join us for a lunchtime talk with Judge Anna Yudkivska. Judge Yudkivska is among the youngest and most admired judges sitting on the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) in Strasbourg. Judge Yudkivska’s native Ukraine leads Europe in the number of cases filed in the ECtHR, reflecting, in part, the crises in Crimea and eastern Ukraine. In Strasbourg last November Pope Francis aptly described the ECtHR as representing “the conscience of Europe” in regard to human rights. How the Court reconciles the imperatives of conscience with the realities of human rights law and the expectations of 800 million Europeans will be among the issues Judge Yudkivska will address.The talk is sponsored by the Human Rights Institute, Rightslink, the Human Rights Law Review, the Columbia European Law Association, the Columbia Society of International Law, and International Senior Lawyers Project.
Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island with CELA
September 13, 2015, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Millions of mostly European immigrants came to America through Ellis Island and were greeted by the flame of Miss Liberty's eastward-facing torch. To participate in a ferry tour of these historical sites that have become a world heritage, please RSVP to Columbia European Law Association at firstname.lastname@example.org by September 5, 2015. Incoming 1L, transfer, and LLM students are invited.