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Singh, to give a short talk on an introduction to In- ternational Criminal Law and an insight into their experiences, having practiced in the field. Mr. Jordash is a practicing lawyer at various Interna- tional Criminal Tribunals (ICTY, ECCC, SCSL), the Managing Partner at Global Rights Compliance, and recognized as an expert in International Crim- inal Law and International Humanitarian Law. Mr. Martini also works as a consultant at the same organization, Global Rights Compliance, and has taught at the Universite d’Auvergne. He has been legal assistant and case manager in the Stanisic case at the ICTY, amongst others. Ms. Singh, is presently a legal researcher working with Mr. Jor- dash, who coordinated the session and shared her experiences as an intern in the ICTY as well. Around a hundred students attended the talk, and it was an extremely informative experience to discuss the politics of International Criminal Law and its practice with them.


NILS also hosted a screening of the award win- ning ‘Captain Phillips’ feature film on February 7th 2014. The film, being based on the hijacking of the Maersk Alabama, highlights a number of key international law issues as reflected in popular culture. We chose to focus on piracy in the high seas. The discussion, post the screening, was led by Mr. Debarpan Ghosh, a member of the team representing NALSAR for this year’s international rounds of the Philip C. Jessup International Moot Court Competition.

In addition to this, on February 11th 2014, the NILS organized an International Law Essay Writ- ing Competition, on “Sources of Law”, exclusive- ly for the first and second year students due on March 10th 2014. This was done so as to gener- ate interest in international law scholarship, and to encourage writing in general. We received an overwhelming response to this.

For the next month, the NILS hopes to continue to generate student interest in International Law and International Relations in NALSAR. We have an open essay contest lined up, subject to avail-

ability of funds, that we hope will engender qual- ity research on pressing issues of international importance. The events for the next month also include the screening of three documentary films, as a part of the Exposing the Invisible project of the Tactical Technology Collective, that we plan to host in collaboration with the NALSAR Tech Law Forum. The films touch upon discussions with in- vestigative reporters from across the globe, and pick up on three provocative case studies, so as to expose the layers beneath the problems that various societies face. For far too long, NILS has wallowed in the doldrums of international law re- search; never before have we taken such tangible steps towards greener pastures.


Louisiana State Univ. Law Center Baton Rouge, Louisiana USA

Brittany Crockett, President

International Law Society at Louisiana State Uni- versity Law Center will have the honor to not only screen the documentary Blueberry Soup, but we are fortunate enough to host the film’s producer, Eileen Jerrett. The documentary by Jerrett chron- icles the aftermath of Iceland’s financial collapse that led to re-writing of the nation’s constitution. The film is a deeply touching account of an eclec- tic group of individuals reinventing democracy, using 21st century media such as Facebook and Twitter.

Professor Sullivan (International Law Professor at LSU Law), our event organizer and faculty advisor to International Law Society had this to say about the event: “The event offers an exciting opportu- nity to engage in discussion on the possibilities of constitutional reform with an influential scholar who has dedicated his career to the subject and a filmmaker immersed firsthand in a profound con-

ILSA Quarterly » volume 22 » issue 4 » May 2014

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