SEALS is historically and still primarily focused on law schools in the Southeastern United States. However, we recognize that relationships among people and institutions are less-and-less limited by geographic distance, and that building good relationships with colleagues around the world is a worthy and important goal. Toward that end, the SEALS International Committee seeks to encourage and facilitate participation in SEALS by law faculty and others who live and work beyond the U.S. borders.
We have a major change (and upgrade) regarding our Curacao joint research conference:
We are pleased to announce that our conference will be jointly sponsored by the Payson Center for International Development of Tulane Law School and SEALS.
However, in order to take advantage of this new joint partnership and to ensure the highest quality program, the Int’l Committee’s project organizing committee (in consultation with the participants and others) has decided to reschedule it until the spring 2013 semester.
Please begin thinking about this enhanced scholarship conference as you make your plans for 2013.
More detailed information will be available before the end of this spring semester.
Sincere thanks to everybody who helped get this project launched.
SEALS International Committee Members for 2012-2013
Patrick Hugg (Loyola – N. Orleans) (Chair)
Susan Bendlin (Barry)
Greg Bowman (W. Virginia)
Michele Butts (Southern U.)
Donald Childress (Pepperdine)
Dane Ciolino (Loyola – N. Orleans)
Mark Drumbl (Washington & Lee)
David Epstein (Richmond)
Ann Graham (Hamline)
Ron Griffin (FAMU)
Rich Meyer (Mississippi College)
Joe Morrissey (Stetson)
Jason Palmer (Stetson)
Jennifer Bird-Pollan (U. Kentucky)
Leonard Rotman (U. Windsor)
Connie Wagner (St. Louis U.)
As US military operations wind down in Iraq, reinforcing Iraqi civil society and the Rule of Law is assuming increased importance. In particular, the US State Department is ramping up efforts to foster an environment of functioning democratic institutions and, as a part of this State Department initiative, the SEALS International Committee is developing a consortium of US law schools to work with selected Iraqi law schools. Participating US schools could support Iraqi law schools by shipping surplus books and library materials, offering guest lectures and participating in substantive and Rule-of-Law conferences in Iraq, offering lectures and colloquia through video conferencing, inviting Iraqi scholars and students to participate in other domestic and international programs, and providing ongoing technical assistance in programmatic and institutional development. In some cases, financial assistance may be available. For further information about participating in this SEALS / State Department initiative, please contact either Bill Mock (firstname.lastname@example.org), who is coordinating the SEALS effort, or Pat Hugg (email@example.com), 2010-2011 SEALS International Committee Chair.
The SEALS-ELFA ELECTRONIC EXCHANGE & Sample Postings
The Southeast Association of Law Schools and the European Law Faculty Association are pleased to introduce this International Faculty Exchange and Visitorship Bulletin Board, in a mutual endeavor to promote and facilitate international collaboration in teaching, research, and scholarship.
All law schools and law faculties around the world are warmly invited to post any faculty exchange or visitorship opportunities or to post any general notice of potential collaboration that they may wish to publicize.
This electronic bulletin board offers the opportunity for both law schools and individual faculty members to announce interest and availability in international visitorships and exchanges of various forms and durations. Thus, readers have access to postings by US and ELFA law schools (and others) seeking possible collaboration with international faculty visitors, as well as postings by individual faculty members who wish to be considered for various types of visitorships or exchanges in various forms.
Please submit potential postings electronically via e-mail to the Exchange Bulletin Board editor, Prof. Patrick Hugg at <firstname.lastname@example.org> or by hard copy Loyola University College of Law, Suite 427, 526 Pine St. New Orleans, LA, 70118, USA.
Submissions may be edited for brevity
Sample postings are shown below.
Call for Visiting Scholar
Loyola University College of Law, located in New Orleans, La. USA, seeks applicants for the Michealle Wynne Visiting International Scholar. The recipient of this visitorship will be invited to the College of Law’s New Orleans campus during the Fall semester 2013, for a two – four week period, depending on availability, in which to teach a seminar or mini-course in his or her area of expertise, as well as to reside and participate in the academic life of the law school community.
Visiting Scholars in the past have been prominent faculty members who have attained high academic standing in their fields.
Based in a mixed civil law and common law jurisdiction,
the College of Law offers special opportunities for teaching and scholarship in international and comparative subjects.
The College of Law, through the Visiting Wynne International Scholar program, attempts to attract and appoint scholars with professional achievement, diverse backgrounds, and relevant areas of specialization, from different parts of the world each year. The Scholar is afforded travel and housing expenses, as well as a stipend appropriate to the Scholar’s experience and distinction. The deadline for applications is August 30, 2012. Inquiries and applications should be directed to Ms. Tori Luwisch, International Programs Coordinator, Loyola University College of Law, 7214 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans, LA., 70118, USA, telephone 01-504-861-5563 or via e-mail at <email@example.com>.
West Virginia College of Law
McDougall Visiting International Scholar Program
West Virginia University College of Law seeks candidates to serve as the school’s McDougall Visiting International Scholar for 2013. The McDougall Visiting International Scholar position was created to attract international and comparative scholars from across the world and across many areas of specialization, in order to promote greater global engagement and understanding.
McDougall Scholars teach a two-credit hour seminar or course at the College of Law on an international or comparative law topic in their area of expertise; present one of the College of Law’s McDougall Global Perspectives Lectures; make a presentation to the law faculty on an international or comparative law topic of their choice; and participate in daily life of the College of Law. McDougall visits typically occur in the early fall and are for a four-to-five week period. McDougall Visiting Scholars receive a stipend (exclusive of travel and lodging) that is commensurate with their experience and reputation. Previous McDougall Visiting Scholars have included international and comparative law scholars of high standing and repute.
West Virginia University is located in Morgantown, West Virginia, a vibrant and diverse community surrounded by the beauty of the Appalachian Mountains. Morgantown is consistently ranked one of the top small cities in the United States. Its proximity to Pittsburgh, PA (75 miles) and Washington, D.C. (210 miles) allows faculty and students to enjoy the convenience of a small city with the cultural opportunities of a larger metropolitan area. As a university town, Morgantown also boasts its own vibrant cultural scene, with local and touring musical and theatrical productions, local festivals, nearby cultural and historical destinations, and college sporting events.
We are committed to strengthening our multicultural environment, which includes differences in race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, military service, and disabilities; we strongly encourage people with such differences to apply.
If you are interesting in serving as a McDougall Visiting International Scholar, please send a cover letter, current résumé, list of publications, and a list of three professional references to Professor Gregory W. Bowman, either by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or by regular mail at West Virginia University College of Law, P.O. Box 6130, Morgantown, WV 26506, USA. The deadline for applications is January 31, 2013. Candidates can obtain additional information about the West Virginia University College of Law at www.law.wvu.edu.
West Virginia University is an Affirmative Action-Equal Opportunity Employer.
Expressing Interest In International Collaboration
Yeditepe University, with eleven faculties ranging from Medicine and Engineering to Economics and Law, is the largest Foundation University in Turkey. Located in Istanbul, the law faculty also offers LL.M and Dr.Iur programs, with many courses taught in English. Law students at Yeditepe rank high on Turkey’s University Entrance Examination, and many receive substantial scholarships. The law school is centered on a verdant main campus on a mountainside overlooking the Asian part of the greater city.
Yeditepe law faculty represent elite and diverse universities from around the world, including Visiting Scholars in every term. Visitors from international law faculties are especially welcome at Yeditepe, and those scholars interested in being considered for such a post should kindly send a letter of interest, CV, and their periods of availability, to Dean Haluk Kabaalioglu at <email@example.com>.
For details regarding Yeditepe University, see the attached link.
Yeditepe University which was established by Istanbul Education and Culture Foundation under the leadership of Rt. Hon. Bedrettin Dalan, (former mayor of Greater City Istanbul between 1984-1989, Member of Parliament 1991-1995) is today the biggest Foundation University in Turkey with eleven faculties ranging from Medicine, Dentistry, Engineering to Law, Economics, Business, Fine Arts, Education, Communications etc with 65 different programs.
Each year 30 students enter Yeditepe Law School who are ranked among the first one thousand with full tuition exemption, free accommodation and a monthly stipend. In fact most of them are among five hundred students out of 1.800.000 who take the university entrance examination.
Yeditepe students are required to study several courses in the English language, and many courses are offered in English each semester.
Numerous international and comparative law courses are offered each year, including for example EU LAW 1- LAW AND INSTITUTIONS OF THE EUROPEAN UNION and EU LAW 2 – LAW OF ECONOMY (INTERNAL MARKET). EU LAW 3 – COMPETITION LAW (fourth year), COMPARATIVE CONTRACTS, COMPARATIVE TORTS, COMPARATIVE COMPANY LAW, INTERNATIONAL COMMERCIAL ARBITRATION, INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS, AIR LAW, SECURITIES REGULATION, INTERNATIONAL TRADE AND W.T.O and a number of electives.
Yeditepe University also offers graduate programs : LL.M.(Master of Laws), Dr.Iur(Ph.D) with many courses in English (among others): INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS TRANSACTIONS, INTERNATIONAL ADJUDICATION, MERGERS AND ACQUISITIONS, MARITIME LAW (ADMIRALTY), ADVANCED COMPANY LAW AND SECURITIES REGULATION, INTERNATIONAL TRADE LAW, MARINE INSURANCE LAW, ADVANCED EU LAW, TURKEY- EC RELATIONS AND JUDGEMENTS OF THE EUROPEAN COURT OF JUSTICE
Academic Term : 15 September to 15 May, however scholars wishing to stay shorter periods of time like one semester (15 September- December 24 or 15 February- 15 May) may also apply. If desired campus accommodation may be provided.
Another General Form of Posting
General Openness to Multiple Forms of International Cooperation
And as Bill Mock has suggested, we also welcome more than just an opportunity to post visitorship availabilities. We also welcome General Notices of any form of collaboration.
E.g. Postings are also welcome to introduce faculty and programs that might want to collaborate in other ways, from simple exchanges of specialty law reviews (“our health law journal for yours”) to collaborative scholarship (“we need a European partner for an empirical study on X”), to offers of conference-based, not law school-based, speaking opportunities (“we need a Chinese legal scholar to speak on Chinese environmental law at a SEALS panel”). As Bill points out, often it will be out of these arrangements that some visitorships or exchanges will grow.
An Example of General Information Notice:
International Scholars Invited To Participate.
The Southeast Association of Law Schools and The Payson Center for International Development of Tulane Law School announce the joint presentation of a five day conference “Legal, Social & Economic Issues Faced by Small Island States as a Result of Climate Change” to be hosted in Curacao in April 2013 and invite early expressions of interest in participation. Program topics include a wide range of issues relating to evolving governments in today’s emerging states, including for example sustainability, development, energy, environment, government structure, etc. Completed research and writing produced from this conference will be published.
Some financial assistance may be available for participants from developing countries.
Interested scholars are invited to learn more by contacting the SEALS International Committee Members Gregory Bowman or Patrick Hugg.