Another Migrant Disgrace: A resettlement crisis in the Caribbean has been largely eclipsed by the migration of refugees in the Middle East, but it is no less cruel for the people being forced by a court order to leave the Dominican Republic for neighboring Haiti, Rodline Louijeune ’17 wrote in the Boston Haitian Reporter last July. A summer fellow at the Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti, she was among a delegation allowed to observe the “forced exodus” of some of the 250,000 DR residents who were suddenly stripped of citizenship.
And in Central America: A consortium of Jesuit law schools, including BC Law, established a partnership last year with Jesuit Relief Services/USA, a nongovernmental organization advancing the rights of displaced persons around the world, to raise awareness about the plight of Central American children and families seeking protection in the US. The group’s national director called the partnership “groundbreaking.”
Beneath the Eiffel Tower: Sajid Shahriar ’16 was the first student to participate in the Law School’s inaugural Paris Exchange program at the French law school HEAD. He took classes there while interning at the world headquarters of the multinational corporation Veolia Environment SA, where he worked on international mergers & acquisitions.
Primer on US Law: Insights into US Law and Practice, a program for international students seeking an overview of the US legal system, entered its fifth year last summer, and for the first time was open not only to participants from Renmin University, but also to students from other universities. Altogether, twenty-three students from Ethiopia, Brazil, India, Chile and a practicing attorney from Ecuador joined the Chinese cohort. The two-week program models a more vibrant and interactive teaching style than is common in many other countries.