Students at the Washington University School of Law are actively involved in a wide range of international activities. The students will play an increasingly meaningful role in the planning and operation of the Institute for Global Legal Studies and in the conferences and speaker series that the Institute sponsors.
|Edward Shin, outgoing president of the Asian American Law Students Association|
|Executive Board meeting of the International Law Society (Maura Yusof, President, on left)|
|Professor Leila Sadat and her triumphant 2000 Jessup International Moot Court Team.|
The School of Law also has a highly energetic International Law Society. This year's President is Maura Yusof . The students bring in interesting speakers, disseminate information to the law school community about international law and international projects, and explore other internationally related projects of interest to students. A committee of the ILS is currently working on a proposal to start a new student international law journal at Washington University.
The Asian American Law Students Association (AALSA) provides a community for Asian and Asian-American students within the School of Law and a bridge to Asian attorneys. Students in the international LLM program often join AALSA, thus generating additional opportunities for Asian-American students to make personally meaningful and professionally valuable contacts with present and future Asian attorneys. AALSA also hosts Asian cultural events and provides mentoring for Asian and Asian-American students. At present, AALSA has members from China, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, India, Pakistan, the Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam (as well as from non-Asian countries). The outgoing president of AALSA, Ed Shin, is one of the members of the successful Jessup team. The new president is Ohmair Mohsin.