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Webinar: Immigration in Trump’s First 100 Days

Wednesday, January 11, 2017, 12 noon - 1 p.m.

This program offers 1 hour participatory MCLE credit. You must register in advance to participate.

What will Donald Trump do with immigration policy during his first 100 days, given his campaign was hallmarked by a number of bold policy proposals? We will focus on what, at this time, is believed to be the likely practical consequence of his administration’s anticipated policies.

  • What will it all mean for DACA, and other Obama executive orders?
  • Will we build the wall, and what would be the immigration consequences?
  • Who will be deported and how would that work?
  • What may “extreme vetting” mean for nationals of countries with terror concerns?
  • What will be the effect on legal immigration? NAFTA Visas? H-1B? Others?

Speakers: Carl Shusterman and Josh Surowitz

Webinars: We Have "On Demand" Courses

Many of the webinars previously presented by the International Law Section are available in our online catalog.

Sixth Annual Warren M. Christopher International Lawyer of the Year: Constance de la Vega

Professor Constance de la VegaThe International Law Section of The State Bar of California has selected the recipient of this year’s Warren M. Christopher International Lawyer of the Year Award. Professor Constance de la Vega of the University of San Francisco School of Law received this year’s Award.  

In addition to her position as the Professor of Law at the University of San Francisco School of Law, Professor de la Vega is the Academic Director of the International Programs and the Director of the Frank C. Newman International Human Rights Law Clinic at the University of San Francisco School of Law. The Award was presented to Professor de la Vega at a reception presented by The State Bar of California International Law Section on October 1, 2016, as part of The State Bar of California 89th Annual Meeting in San Diego. 

Sponsorship Opportunities from the International Law Section

The International Law Section of The State Bar of California has membership of approximately 1,500 practitioners who practice in the field of international law.  From corporate, to intellectual property, to employment, to immigration, to cross-border litigation, to tax, to many other areas, the Section’s members comprise an audience of international practitioners whom vendors, law firms and other professional service providers cannot easily target at once in any other way.

In an effort to better integrate interested vendors, law firms and other professional service providers with the Section’s members, the Section offers an annual corporate sponsorship for $5,000.  For more information the many benefits of sponsorship, see Sponsorship Opportunities.

Additional Sub-Committee Updates

Law Students

As we have done in the past, the International Law Section is presenting the “Careers in International Law” programs at various law schools throughout California this year.  READ MORE

External Relations

The International Law Section has been working with various bar associations in foreign countries, including exploring opportunities to co-present programs, webinars and other events in California and abroad. READ MORE

American Bar Association Section of International Law

The International Law Section has been working with the American Bar Association’s Section of International Law in exchanging information and supporting each other’s programs and events. READ MORE

Thank You for Being a Section Member - Here's 6 Hours MCLE in Legal Ethics!

We're very grateful for your membership in the Section. As a token of that, we're offering six hours of self-study MCLE credit in the area of Legal Ethics. The programs are posted in our Member's Only Area.

Simply watch the programs and read the accompanying materials, and keep track of having done so. You can report this to the State Bar when it's time to demonstrate your compliance with the MCLE requirements.

International Law Section Mission Statement

The International Law Section recently updated its Mission Statement, as follows:

The International Law Section is dedicated to facilitating global and domestic outreach by California lawyers to attorneys, students and others interested in international law and the legal systems of other nations, and contributing to a dialogue between the members of the State Bar of California and the lawyers around the globe to enhance mutual understanding and facilitate client representation.

International Law Section Mission goals include: READ MORE

The California International Law Journal

California International Law Journal mastheadThe California International Law Journal would like to solicit articles for its 2016 editions. While most articles offer practical advice and strategies for practitioners handling transnational matters, we also would like to publish academic articles that may be of interest to our readers. Topics may include anything that pertains to private or public international law, including commercial transactions and developments, arbitration and litigation, immigration, intellectual property, privacy, data protection, criminal, environmental, and human rights. Standard articles range from 15-25 pages, double-spaced. Short articles range from 4-8 pages, double-spaced.  If selected for publication, we will assign an editor to work with you on finalizing your article.

If you are interested in submitting an article, please send your proposed topic or manuscript to Editor-in-Chief Mark W. Danis or Managing Editor Peter M. Friedman at pfriedman@empiresearch.com.

Meet Your Executive Committee

The International Law Section is managed by its Executive Committee, which is comprised of individuals with a broad range of legal specialties who share a dedication to the expansion of cross-border and international practice. Contact information for our Officers, Members, Advisors, and Advisors Emeritus can be found HERE. For information on becoming a Member of the Executive Committee in the future, click HERE.

Online CLE for Participatory Credit - Available Anytime!

Online CLEInternational Law Section past programs are available over the internet for participatory MCLE credit. For the entire catalog of the International Law Section’s programs available for MCLE credit, please see online CLE and select International Law. Be sure to check out CLEtoGo if you're interested in downloadable podcasts.

Contact Us

International Law Section
The State Bar of California
180 Howard Street
San Francisco, CA 94105-1639
ils@calbar.ca.gov
415-538-2380
FAX-415-538-2368

The International Law Section is a State Bar of California-approved MCLE provider.