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Editor-in-Chief: Robert E. Lutz. Managing Editor: Tiffany Heah

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Paul Treusch Professor Emeritus of International Legal Studies
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ILS entered into CLA era Friendship Agreements with Foreign Bars at the Inaugural CLA Conference September 2018. Read more
At our inaugural CLA Conference in San Diego, ILS sponsored a CLE program on “Leonardo Da Vinci and Cross Border Sales of Personal Property in a Cybercrime Era,” immediately after the CLA President’s breakfast, where ILS speakers Agustin Ceballos and Alexandra Darraby, and ILS Co-Chair Michael Newman, pictured, joined ILS Foreign Delegates for coffee and pastries before Ceballos and Darraby appeared on the highly attended panel. Read more
Mitsuru Claire Chino the 2018 Warren M. Christopher International Lawyer of the Year The ILS has named Mitsuru Claire Chino the 2018 Warren M. Christopher International Lawyer of the Year. Ms. Claire Chino is the President and CEO of ITOCHU International Inc. and Managing Executive Officer of Itochu Corporation, a Fortune Global 500 company headquartered in Japan with more than 40,000 employees worldwide. She is a graduate of the Cornell Law School, where she serves on the advisory board and… Read more
Do you have an idea for a Webinar? Would you like to be more active in the Section? ILS is inviting you to submit webinar proposals for 2019 that you can coordinate and arrange with colleagues, partners and friends, or submit yourself as a moderator or panelist. Read more
Do you have good ideas? Would you like to join ILS Journal Editorial Board or the ILS Newsletter? Contact Alexandra Darraby at and Josh Surowitz at, for the ILS Newsletter and contact ILS Journal Editor-in-Chief Cathy Carlisle at for the ILS Journal. Read more
ILS in conjunction with the CLA Strategic Partnership and Initiatives is offering a monthly lunch program for member outreach and community engagement on new developments and strategies in Immigration Law. Read more
Join ILS members in its launch of another new free lunch series to add value to membership and community interest titled the Law Doc is IN, for a collegial outreach on new and developing industry topics of general interest to lawyers of all fields... Read more
ILS is invited by the Czech Bar to a 3-day mutual exchange conference of programs, cultural events, judicial visit and more. The ILS Delegation will be joined by invitees and co chairs of the conference from ILS network of “Friends.” The Czech Bar has arranged discounts at hotels in Prague. Read more
Per the California Supreme Court’s issuance of California Rule of Court 9.9.5, all active attorneys in California must be re-fingerprinted by April 30, 2019. Instructions for this process can be found at on the State Bar’s website here. Read more

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