Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Professional Development events at QU Law

Two legal education activities at QU Law present new opportunities for professional development. For the first time, at no charge, advanced skills classes are offered to local lawyers. Similar to CLEs in the US, these are mini-sessions in advanced contract drafting, advocacy, and in-house counsel skills offered by QU and the ABA. See the announcement to register.

Secondly, QU Law is hosting a Comparative Law conference. From the Conference announcement: 

The College of Law invites you to a conference on Comparative Law scheduled for the 6th and 7th October, 2012 at 9:00 am till 5:00 pm . The conference, to be held in the new library auditorium (117), brings together accomplished scholars in comparative law from countries and universities where the Civil Law, Islamic Law and the Common Law are taught and practiced. 

Dean Daniel Jutras of McGill Law School, Professor Bruce Archibald of Dalhousie Law School, Professor Catherine Valcke of Toronto Law School, join Professor Hassan  Al Sayed, Professor Hassan Elbarrawy and Dean Hassan Okour of QU Law College and The Attorney General of Qatar will deliver the keynote address.

The aim is to explore the influence of Islamic Law, Common Law and Civil Law on each other. This will be done by taking a critical look at Business Law, Criminal Law, Constitutional Law and Obligations from a comparative perspective. 

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