Section Newsletter Articles on International Law

Former Chair Lynne Ostfeld honored with the Medal of Knight of the French National Order of Merit International and Immigration Law, August 2017 Chicago attorney Lynne R. Ostfeld was honored Thursday, June 29, by the government of France during a reception and ceremony at the Union League Club of Chicago.
International legal education: A scholar’s journey By Sheena L. Hart International and Immigration Law, August 2017 Law student Sheena Hart has found that the best way to learn international law is to have a passion for understanding how the United States legal system interacts with foreign legal systems.
Recent cases International and Immigration Law, August 2017 Recent cases of interest to international & immigration law practitioners.
International legal education: A scholar’s journey By Sheena L. Hart Law Related Education for the Public, July 2017 Law student Sheena Hart has found that the best way to learn international law is to have a passion for understanding how the United States legal system interacts with foreign legal systems.
Updates in Swiss business law By Florian S. JÖrg International and Immigration Law, May 2017 A look at the recent changes to Swiss business law.
Multi-party contract and multi-party arbitration proceedings in Switzerland: What commercial users should know By Lukas Wyss International and Immigration Law, March 2017 This article discusses the features of multi-contract and multi-party arbitration proceedings primarily under the Swiss Rules of International Arbitration and gives an overview of the corresponding ICC Arbitration Rules for arbitration proceedings having their seat in Switzerland.
Saudi Arabia: Final step towards Regional Trademark Law International and Immigration Law, March 2017 The Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf (GCC) Trademark Law, unlike the GCC Patent Law, is a unifying, not a unitary law.It stipulates a set of uniform provisions for all GCC countries, but does not offer a unitary registration system. New GCC Trademark Law and Implementing Regulations were published in the Saudi Official Gazette 1 July 2016, and are expected to become effective 90 days thereafter.
Judicial review of arbitral awards in Switzerland: Balancing procedural flexibility and compliance with fundamental procedural rights By Lukas Wyss International and Immigration Law, February 2017 Arbitration is widely acclaimed as an efficient way of resolving commercial disputes, in particular in international settings. Besides enhanced international enforcement, one of its key features is its flexibility, in particular its ability to adapt to the differing 
needs and expectations of parties from diverse legal backgrounds and cultures, neutrality, expertise of the decision-makers.
South Korea violated the Convention to Eliminate Race Discrimination by requiring HIV and drug testing of only non-Korean teachers By Mark E. Wojcik International and Immigration Law, February 2017 The case of L.G. v. Republic of Korea involved a national of New Zealand who, at the time she filed her petition, had been forced to leave South Korea and was residing in the United States.
Foreign participation in Malaysian construction projects: A practical introduction By Jihong Wang and Paul Kossof International and Immigration Law, November 2016 One of the most developed, open and strongest Southeast Asian countries, Malaysia has exhibited an increasing need for various forms of infrastructure including energy, water and transportation. Based on our experience performing due diligence for a large-scale water works project, this short article seeks to provide a practical introduction to foreign participation in Malaysian construction projects.
Twinning Project update By Lewis F. Matuszewich International and Immigration Law, November 2016 The Illinois State Bar Association entered into a Twinning Agreement with the National Bar Association of Poland more than 25 years ago.
Announcement – Russian Law Students Project International and Immigration Law, October 2016 The Russian Law Students Project is seeking volunteer presenters for the 2016-17 academic year.
Recent cases International and Immigration Law, October 2016 Summaries of recent cases of interest to international & immigration law practitioners.
“Short form” agreements under Arab Commercial Agency Law: Some legal and practical issues By Howard L. Stovall International and Immigration Law, September 2016 In general, Arab businessmen tend to prefer shorter agreements than their Western counterparts. This article briefly discusses some of the implications of using such short form commercial agency agreements.
Why visit CDC.gov? By Lewis F. Matuszewich International and Immigration Law, September 2016 No matter where you're headed, the CDC's Web site can provide health and safety suggestions.
Career panel on immigration and international Law at University of Illinois College of Law By David W. Aubrey International and Immigration Law, June 2016 On March 14, 2016, the U of I College of Law’s career services office and the law school library hosted a career panel on jobs related to international law, which included two members of the ISBA's Section on International & Immigration Law.
Former vice president of Beijing Supreme Court featured at roundtable discussion Young Lawyers Division, June 2016 The Honorable Jingmin Zhai joined the discussion at Lake Land College in April.
Legislative report By Cindy G. Buys International and Immigration Law, June 2016 The ISBA's International & Immigration law Section Council has reviewed pertinent legislation currently before the Illinois General Assembly.
The Montreal Convention governs all claims on board an international flight—Even complaints about passengers who refuse to turn off their cell phones By Ahmad Al Dajani International and Immigration Law, April 2016 Lawyers engaged in any litigation involving international flights should remember that the Montreal Convention is the exclusive remedy for any claims arising during an international flight or in the process of embarking or disembarking an international flight.
Updates in Swiss business law By Florian S. Jörg International and Immigration Law, April 2016 A look at the significant changes in Swiss business law between July 1, 2015 and February 1, 2016.
Professor David J. Gerber elected president of the American Society of Comparative Law International and Immigration Law, February 2016 Professor David J. Gerber, co-director of the Program in International and Comparative Law at Chicago-Kent College of Law at Illinois Institute of Technology, was elected president of the American Society of Comparative Law (ASCL) at the organization’s annual meeting in October in Dallas.
Recent cases International and Immigration Law, February 2016 Recent cases of interest to international & immigration law practitioners.
Use of foreign governing law and arbitration clauses in Arab commercial agency and distributorship agreements By Howard L. Stovall International and Immigration Law, February 2016 This article summarizes certain contractual drafting issues that confront Western (e.g., U.S. or European) companies that do business through commercial agents or distributors in the Arab Middle East.
Updates in Swiss business law By Florian S. Jörg International and Immigration Law, November 2015 Between January 1, 2015 and August 1, 2015, only one significant change has become effective from the perspective of Swiss business law.
Illinois adopts new law to better implement consular notification and access By Cindy G. Buys International and Immigration Law, October 2015 Public Act 099-0190 clarifies who is responsible in the Illinois criminal justice system to provide consular notice to foreigners who are arrested or detained in Illinois, when such notice must be given, and what happens if notice is not given.
Court upholds consular non-reviewability 5-4 By Tejas Shah International and Immigration Law, September 2015 For the first time in over 40 years, the Supreme Court revisited the seemingly well-settled doctrinal issue of consular non-reviewability in Kerry v. Din.
Recent cases International and Immigration Law, September 2015 Recent cases of interest to international & immigration law practitioners.
Case update—Daimler AG v. Bauman, 134 S.Ct. 746 (2014) By David W. Aubrey International and Immigration Law, June 2015 The author predicts that the Daimler opinion will create substantial litigation over where corporations are “at home” and whether corporations can be “at home” in more than one jurisdiction contemporaneously.
The Lady in Gold: Jurisdictional and other legal issues in its recovery, part II By Lynne R. Ostfeld International and Immigration Law, June 2015 Part II of the article about the recovery of the famous Gustav Klimt painting of Adele-Bloch-Bauer, known as the Lady in Gold.
The Lady in Gold: Jurisdictional and other legal issues in its recovery By Lynne R. Ostfeld International and Immigration Law, April 2015 The first in a two-part look at the legal difficulties one family faced as they tried to recover artwork stolen from them during World War II.