On November 16, a United Nations Security Council’s simulation with Common Law students representing Council members took place as part of Dr. Saeid Mirzaei Yengejeh’s Law of International Organizations course. The mock Security Council considered ways of combating the COVID-19 pandemic and unanimously passed a resolution calling for coordinated action to address the multidimensional aspects of this catastrophe.
With the pandemic affecting hundreds of students looking for employment and learning opportunities this summer, the Hyman Soloway Chair in Business and Trade Law organized and funded eight (8) summer fellowships for students looking to pursue opportunities in the field with the special permission of the donor.
Samantha Peters, JD ’16, is a proud alumna who lives law differently.
Samantha has joined the Faculty of Law on a part-time basis for the 2020-2021 academic year as the Black Legal Mentor-in-Residence. In this role, Samantha will provide one-on-one and group academic and career mentorship to Black law students, and will provide expertise in the development of supportive programming and anti-racism initiatives.
The Common Law Section launched in April 2020 the Summer Student Support Initiative (SSSI). The SSSI is one of the ways that the Faculty responded to the significant negative impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the availability of the usual summer experiential learning and employment activities for our students, with many jobs and other opportunities cancelled or postponed.