INTERNATIONAL LAW UPDATE
Editors: Professor John R. Schmertz, Jr., Georgetown University Law Center, and Mike Meier, Esq.
Do you wish you had an easier time keeping up with recent developments in international law as they might affect your American clients? Does your law school or firm library pride itself in collecting current international materials? Convinced that "yes" was the answer to both questions, we thought it was time for a new international law newsletter, one with particular value to U.S. lawyers, judges and teachers. Since 1995, we have been calling it "International Law Update." The Update briefs you each month on the most significant domestic and foreign legal developments in the fields of public and private international law. It emphasizes influential international agreements, statutes, and judicial opinions. The Update also reports on major legal action taken by the European Union, the largest single trading bloc, when it will have a likely impact upon American interests.
Some specifics about the Update
International Law Update reports on recent international opinions of U.S. and leading foreign and international courts, on leading cases from the European Court of Justice and the European Court of Human Rights, and the World Trade Organization rulings. Frequent subjects include applications of the Hague Evidence and Service Conventions, the contents of major intergovernmental commercial and trade agreements, cases dealing with sovereign immunity and enforcement of judgments, international jurisdiction, choice of law and the enforcement of judgments, and significant changes in public and private international law that may affect American interests at home and abroad. Thus far, the Update has reported on over 2,000 hundred items.
Let us introduce ourselves:
John R. Schmertz, Jr., is professor of law at Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, D.C. He obtained his Bachelor's and Master of Laws degrees at Georgetown. After several years as an Assistant United States Attorney and as a private practitioner, he joined the Georgetown
faculty. Currently he teaches International Law, International Civil Litigation, International Criminal Law, European Union Law and Conflicts (International Focus). He has authored the Federal Rules of Evidence News, which is a nationally circulated monthly report published by Westgroup and now in its twenty-fourth year. Click here to see a sample issue (September 2001) of the Federal Rules of Evidence News.
Mike Meier is an attorney with International Law Group in Washington, D.C. He received his masters degree in political science from the University of Berlin, Germany, and has pursued advanced studies in international law at Yale University. Mike Meier received his J.D. and LL.M. from Georgetown University Law Center, and has worked for the Argentine Government, the European Parliament, and the German Chamber of Commerce in Japan.
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