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Professor Edwards Recent Presentations in Panama and Ecuador

07/09/2014

Professor George Edwards traveled recently to Panama and Ecuador, where he made presentations to law students interested in earning advanced law degrees in the United States. Professor Edwards wrote about both presentations on the blog for his book, LL.M. Roadmap.

Professor George EdwardsHis first presentations were in Panama City on June 30, where he spoke at the University of Panama Faculty of Law and Political Sciences, and at the Advising Center of EducationUSA, which is a U.S. State Department program. During this talk, Professor Edwards noted that students asked him about international human rights law, pro bono, and public interest work at law schools in the U.S. He spoke about the work the Program in International Human Rights Law (PIHRL) is doing regarding the U.S. Military Commission Observation Project.

Professor George EdwardsNext, Professor Edwards was hosted by the Fulbright Commission of Ecuador for his presentation in Quito, where the Fulbright Commission and EducationUSA are housed. Students here asked about taking the bar exam after completing an advanced legal degree in the United States and working for one or more years thereafter. He encouraged students with those aspirations to carefully consider their options and to make certain they ask the appropriate questions before enrolling in an LL.M. program.

Professor Edwards is the director of PIHRL, the Carl M. Gray Professor of Law, and a John S. Grimes Fellow. He is also Special Assistant to the Dean for Inter-Governmental and Non-Governmental Organizations. In addition, Professor Edwards is the author of the book, LL.M. Roadmap: An International Student’s Guide to U.S. Law School Programs, published in 2011.


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