Even after reversal, government regulations for international students remain unclear

24 July 2020

INSIDE HIGHER ED — The unexpected reversal earlier this week by the Trump administration of a policy that would have prohibited international students from taking an exclusively online course load was good news for current students, but it leaves unresolved questions about new international students seeking to attend colleges operating in online or hybrid formats.

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Fordham Law China Law Society hosts symposium on legal clashes and cooperation between US and China

22 July 2020

FORDHAM UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW — The student-led Fordham China Law Society persevered through three months of uncertainty, rescheduling, and technical learning curves to virtually host its first annual symposium, titled “Recognition and Enforcement of Judgments between China and the U.S.,” on June 18. Five attorneys were invited to discuss how the recognition and enforcement of foreign….

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Lewis and Clark Law Earthrise Law Center files lawsuit to protect Maui dolphins

22 July 2020

LEWIS AND CLARK LAW SCHOOL — On May 21, 2020, Earthrise, and their co-counsel Sea Shepherd Legal, filed a lawsuit on behalf of Sea Shepherd New Zealand and Sea Shepherd Conservation Society challenging the U.S. government’s failure to protect New Zealand’s critically endangered Māui dolphin.

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Harvard and MIT file lawsuit to block ICE policy preventing international students from staying in the US while taking courses online-only

20 July 2020

INSIDE HIGHER ED — Harvard and MIT file suit to block a new directive from Immigration and Customs Enforcement that would prohibit international students in the U.S. from taking an all-online course load this fall.

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US Department of Education expands foreign gift reporting requirement for colleges

9 July 2020

INSIDE HIGHER ED – The Department of Education this week launched a new online reporting system that will require colleges to disclose far more information about gifts and contracts coming from foreign sources than they have in the past. Colleges are required under the Higher Education Act to report foreign gifts and contracts valued at $250,000….

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UCLA Law Immigrant Family Legal Clinic helps family to receive asylum status

9 July 2020

UCLA SCHOOL OF LAW – Four members of an immigrant family who fled persecution in Mexico were recently granted legal asylum in the United States, thanks to the dedicated work of students and faculty at UCLA School of Law’s Immigrant Family Legal Clinic.

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Case Western Reserve Law co-dean Michael Scharf hosts Q&A with International Criminal Court competition participants

9 July 2020

CASE WESTERN RESERVE SCHOOL OF LAW – As Chairman of the Board of the International Criminal Court (ICC) Moot Court Competition, Dean Michael Scharf annually drafts the problem and bench memo for the competition, which this year included participants from 75 schools from over 50 countries.

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Texas A&M Law launches international student fellowship program with O.P. Jindal Global University in India

30 June 2020

SPICY IP — We’re pleased to inform you that Texas A&M School of Law, together with O.P. Jindal Global University, is launching a program that will allow students to spend one semester in both universities, and earn an LL.M degree from either university.

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UN Human Rights committee calls on US to make structural reforms to end racial discrimination

24 June 2020

UNITED NATIONS HUMAN RIGHTS OFFICE OF HIGH COMMISSIONER —  The UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination has called on the United States to make immediate structural reforms to end racial discrimination, and to uphold its obligations under the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination.

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Penn Law hosts Global Institute for Human Rights 2020

24 June 2020

UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA CAREY LAW — At a time of a global pandemic, international experts and thought leaders from around the world, from India, China, Zimbabwe, London, France, Brazil, Egypt and Lebanon convened on June 8-19 through the University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School’s Global Institute for Human Rights.

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