2-Credit MCLE Event - International Human Rights: An Introduction for U.S. and Japanese Lawyers

Temple Law Japan is honored to present Professor Kara Abramson as a special guest speaker for a 2-credit CLE seminar on the topic International Human Rights.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014
19:00 - Presentation
21:15 - End
Temple University, Japan Campus, Mita Hall, Room 502 (Access)
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Attendance Fee:
¥5,000 for attendees requiring CLE credit.
(Free to anyone not requiring credit)

This seminar provides an overview of the contemporary international human rights system and discusses its relevance in the U.S. and Japanese legal contexts. After examining the key ideas, institutions, and legal instruments involved, the discussion will turn to human rights enforcement mechanisms at the international, regional, and state levels. The lecture also will touch on selected topics including women's rights and the link between business and human rights.

About the Speaker

Professor Kara Abramson

Adjunct professor at Temple University, Japan Campus and visiting fellow at Tokyo University's Institute for Advanced Studies on Asia.

Professor Abramson is a specialist in international human rights law and the Chinese legal system. From 2005-2012, she served as Senior Counsel and Advocacy Director at the Congressional-Executive Commission on China, a U.S.-government organization mandated to monitor human rights and the rule of law in China. Abramson's work at the Commission focused on ethnic minority rights, religious freedom, and conditions in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region. Abramson received an A.B. from Princeton University, where she studied early Japanese history, and a J.D. from Harvard Law School. Abramson spent the 2003-2004 academic year researching Chinese legal education and teaching U.S. civil procedure as a Fulbright fellow to the Sichuan University Law School. Her languages include Japanese, Mandarin, Uyghur, and French.

About CLE Credit

Please bring your state attorney ID number so that you can complete the necessary paperwork. Various states, including California and New York, recognize Pennsylvania CLE credits. However, attorneys are responsible for checking with the CLE board in their jurisdiction before attending the CLE seminar whether Pennsylvania CLE credits will count towards their CLE requirements and what their jurisdiction requires them to do to claim out-of-state CLE credits. Please inform us before the seminar if your CLE board requires anything other than a copy of the Pennsylvania CLE credit form and a certificate of attendance.

Persons who are interested in the topic but who do not require CLE credits are most welcome to attend.