The newsletter of the ISBA’s Section on International & Immigration Law
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Adult child lacked diplomatic immunity
The Fourth Circuit affirmed a decision that an adult child of a diplomat lacked diplomatic immunity and could be convicted for unlawful possession of a rifle.
The (bumpy) road to justice
While I was dreaming of sailing around the world, traveling to Africa and racing a camel, my father spent his nights printing flyers on a homemade handpress.
As my term concludes, I reflect on the past year with pride on the programs that we initiated and offered to members of the International and Immigration Law Section as well as to other section members with whom we partnered.
As discussed in the September edition of The Globe, our section reaches out to area law schools with presentations focusing on career development tips and practice opportunities in international law.
Chair’s column: Meet the Section Council
The members of an ISBA Section Council are largely unknown to many Section members. This is true of all Section Councils, not just the Section on International and Immigration Law.
Dealing with premarital agreements from other countries
A man comes to your office with a big problem: His marriage took place in another country, his wife has now filed a marriage-dissolution (divorce) case here in Illinois, and she says she is entitled to a large payment under the terms of a 'premarital agreement.'
Be careful what you wish for! Editors from the various ISBA publications often remark that they wish they would receive more submissions.
Thank you to a wide range of authors who are submitting articles at a record pace, we are in October and this is already the third issue of The Globe.
Leading off this issue of The Globe is the Chair’s Column by Mark E. Wojcik. Mark has prepared information concerning the members of the Section Council to introduce them to the readers of The Globe.
Welcome to our new year of The Globe. The International and Immigration Law Section Council's new chair, Mark E. Wojcik, will build on the accomplishments of last years' chairs, Michael J. Chmiel and Jessica DePinto.
This is the first time for several years that we have received enough material to have seven issues of The Globe. It is a great accomplishment due to the leadership of Jessica DePinto, Section Council Chair, and Mark Wojcik, Section Council Vice-Chair.
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This is the fifth issue of The Globe this year. Mark Wojcik and students at The John Marshall Law School deserve extra recognition for their many contributions to the publication throughout the year.
With each issue of The Globe, we demonstrate anew the wide range of interest among our contributors and the members of the International & Immigration Law Section.
This is our third issue of The Globe this year. We start the issue with the "Chair's Column" by Jessica DePinto, Chair of the International & Immigration Law Section Council.
Hoffman Plastics and injured aliens
Jose Castro was an undocumented worker from Mexico. He was hired by Hoffman Plastics Compounds, Inc. ("Hoffman") in 1988 to work at its facility which formulated chemical compouds for manufacturers. When Castro was hired, he used a birth certificate which belonged to a friend born in Texas.