The International Judicial Academy with the support of the International Law Institute is pleased to announce the Embassy Forum Series
Date: Thursday, March 27, 2014
Place: Suite M 100, 1055 Thomas Jefferson Street (Georgetown), Washington, D.C
The forum is designed to provide ambassadors, embassy staff and officials with clear and workable understanding of the U.S. legal systems, including both federal and state, through clear, non-technical presentations.
This one-day program will focus on:
The structure and functioning of the U.S. court systems: federal and state
A. U.S. separation of powers: legislative, executive and judicial branches B. Federalism – the system of national and state governments, including courts C. English common law system and differences with the civil law system D. Criminal justice system E. Appointment or election of judges F. Role of prosecutors and attorneys As part of the concluding session, there will be a general introductory discussion of some of the more controversial topics relating to the U.S legal system, including U.S. immigration laws and policy, gun control, the death penalty, and other big issues.
These topics will be the subjects of individual one day seminars to be conducted April – November 2014