Law School Celebrates 10th Anniversary of LL.M. Program
The law school welcomed returning LL.M. alumni for a celebration of the 10th anniversary of the school’s Master of Laws Program on April 9, in the Wynne Courtroom. The day’s theme was “International Legal Education in the 21st Century: Preparing Lawyers to Meet Global Challenges.”
Associate Dean for Graduate Studies James Nehf welcomed participants and provided an overview of the day’s events. Dean Nehf was followed by Associate Dean for International Studies Karen Bravo, who introduced the day’s keynote speaker, the Honorable Patricia Riley, ’74, of the Indiana Court of Appeals. Judge Riley spoke about her travel and work in Kenya as part of the Legal Aid Centre of Eldoret (LACE) program.
Following Judge Riley’s remarks, audience members heard from two panels that explored issues related to the overall theme of the event. The first dealt with the topic, “New Realities and Global Challenges.” Panelists included Professor Frank Emmert, executive director of the law school’s Center for International and Comparative Law; Professor Tom Wilson, director of the Joint Center for Asian Law Studies and the Chinese Law Summer Program; Professor Emily Morris; Professor Nicolas Terry, co-director of the Hall Center for Law and Health; and Professor George Edwards, director of the Program in International Human Rights Law.
The second panel discussed “LL.M. McKinney Law Graduates in Diverse Settings.” Panel participants included Carolina Melean Rashidfarokhi, LL.M. ’05, vice president and assistant legal counsel at Pedcor Investments; Professor Ding Xaingshun, LL.M. ’06, Renmin University of China Law School and Fulbright Visiting Scholar at Harvard Law School; Lumi Nodit, LL.M. ’07, deputy general counsel of the Indiana Attorney General’s Office; and Raio G. Krishnayya, LL.M. ’11, executive director of the Center for Victim and Human Rights.
In the photo above, alumni of the Master of Laws Program joined program faculty and administrators for the anniversary celebration. Shown are: Front row from left: Lumi Nodit (LL.M. ’07 & J.D. ‘10), Carolina Melean Rashidfarokhi (LL.M. ’05 & J.D. ‘10), Gabriela Pereira Castilhos (LL.M. candidate), Solangel Tindera (LL.M. ‘06), Carmen Ledezma (LL.M. ‘07), Associate Dean for International Affairs Karen Bravo, Professor George Edwards, Judge Patricia Riley (J.D. ’74), Ding Xiangshun (LL.M. ‘06), and Mohamed Arafa (S.J.D. ‘13).
Second row from left: Perfecto Caparas (LL.M. ’05), Associate Dean for Graduate Studies James Nehf, Basim Najeeb (LL.M. candidate), Raio Krishnayya (LL.M.’11), Flavia Martinelli De Medeiros (LL.M. candidate), Assistant Director for Graduate Studies Noah Joseph, Avril Rua (LL.M. ‘11), Ibrahim Garba (LL.M. ‘12), Angelique Odette Devaux (LL.M. ‘12), Professor Emeritus Jeffrey Grove, and Adomas Siudika (LL.M. ‘06).