Sunday, March 10, 2013
International Connections - ILEX Trip to Warsaw
This year, Professor Kelley was honored to once again be invited to join the Section's International Legal Exchange Program (ILEX) annual Briefing Trip. ILEX was created "under the proposition that a worldwide exchange of ideas and programs will lead to a heightened level of learning and understanding for all." One of the ILEX's activities is to arrange for Briefing Trips for a select number of ABA delegates. These trips provide participants with a "first-hand knowledge of the legal and judicial systems of the particular host country or region" and "provide a unique opportunity for delegation members to interact with legal, business, and governmental leaders of the countries visited and to develop personal and professional contacts throughout the world." The trips are organized in coordination with the government or bar association of the host country.
Warsaw University, the Law Faculty Alumni Association and law students. The reception is being held at Warsaw University.
Monday, the ILEX Delegation will meet with the Polish Ministry of Justice and members of Parliament. They will then have several hours to meet with Hon. Andrzej Rzeplinski, the President of the Polish Constitutional Tribunal, Judges of the Constitutional Tribunal, Judges of the National Supreme Court of Poland, Judges from the National Supreme Administrative Court, lower court Judges, and representatives of the Polish Bar Council. The day concludes with a reception with the Constitutional Tribunal.
On Tuesday, the ILEX delegation will participate in a roundtable discussion on mediation in Poland with representatives from the National Council for Legal Advisors and Ms. Roza Thun, Panel Chair and Member of the European Parliament.
In the afternoon, the delegation will meet with Ambassador Janez Lenarcic, Director of the Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights, Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE/ODIHR).
Thanks in large part to Professor Kelley's outreach, our international connections and opportunities continue to grow.