Professor Edwards Delivers Presentation on International Legal Education, Human Rights in Oman
Professor George Edwards spoke at the invitation of the U.S. Department of State affiliate EducationUSA (AMIDEAST), in Muscat, Sultanate of Oman on December 4, 2012. He discussed the intricacies involved in deciding whether to choose the U.S. for an overseas Master of Laws (LL.M.) degree program, the challenges of selecting a U.S. law school to attend, opportunities post-graduation, and how international legal education promotes human rights in host and sending countries. Participants in the presentation included members of the Omani legal profession, including students, and U.S. State Department personnel.
EducationUSA is a U.S. State Department affiliated network of 450 educational advising centers in 170 countries, and is represented in the Middle East through AMIDEAST. It strives to foster mutual understanding between the people of the U.S. and the people of other countries. Professor Edwards in recent years has presented international legal education materials to EducationUSA Centers at Embassies, Consulates, Fulbright offices and other locations in about two dozen countries on five continents. His presentations build upon his book, LL.M. Roadmap.
Professor Edwards is the Carl M. Gray Professor of Law, the founder and director of the Program in International Human Rights Law, and a John S. Grimes Fellow at the IU Robert H. McKinney School of Law. He is the founder and former director of the Master of Laws (LL.M.) Track in International Human Rights Law at the law school.