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CLB and Pitt Law Announce New Partnership

Professor William Carter, Dean of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law,  joined the College of Law and Business in Ramat Gan, Israel to teach a summer semester course on Comparative Constitutional Law to Israeli students. The course launches a new partnership between the Pitt Law School and the CLB that also includes a student internship exchange program between the Legal Clinic for Migrants' Rights.

Dean of CLB's Law School, Professor Moshe Cohen-Eliya: "CLB is honored and excited to have Professor Carter join us this summer. Professor Carter is an expert in American Civil Rights and Constitutional Law and his joining CLB is a great opportunity for our students to learn about the American legal system from a prominent scholar in the field . CLB aspires to give our law students a global perspective through providing courses in international law taught by international experts as well as by encouraging them to travel abroad and gain international experience."

Dean Carter of Pittsburgh Law School: "I am delighted to have been invited to teach at CLB this summer and look forward to the development of our partnership.  Pitt Law's strengths in international legal education, clinical legal education, and experiential learning match well the strengths of CLB in these areas and provide for exciting opportunities for further collaboration."

Dean Carter and Dean Cohen-Eliya expressed their joint interest in exploring expanding their collaboration in the near future to include full semester exchange programs and joint research projects.

Executive Assistant to CLB's President for International Development, Mr. Shachar Yanai: "I'm excited at the strides that our Globalization Program has made in the last two years under the leadership of  CLB President, Prof. Menashri.  There is growing demand among CLB students to enroll in international programs and the new collaboration with Pitt Law School has added to the 'buzz' on campus surrounding these programs."

Keith Herting, a 3L student at Pitt Law School, who currently interns with CLB's Legal Clinic for Migrant's Rights: "The Clinic has allowed me a wide array of experiences including working with local NGOs who work with displaced and detained migrants, engaging in in-the-field investigations of the conditions which refugees in South Tel Aviv endure, and researching new areas of law and practice which can help the clinic achieve its objectives in the future. One particular highlight of my time with CLB was being able to attend oral arguments before the Israeli Supreme Court. The experience allowed me to witness legal questions being debated at the Israeli high court".  Later this summer, Ms. Meital Russo, a  third year student at CLB, will intern with Pittsburgh Law School's Immigration Law Clinic later this summer. Keith and Meital both received special scholarships to enroll in this international internship program.  Keith's scholarship was supported by a generous donation of Pitt Law alumnus Bob Whitehill to Pitt's Center for International Legal Education.

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