Visiting Scholar Piotr Uhma, Lecturer in International Law at the Andrzej Frycz Modrzewski Kraków University

pu_pic3Piotr Uhma, a legal scholar from Poland, is now in residence as the spring 2018 Visiting Scholar here at the Dean Rusk International Law Center, University of Georgia School of Law. He joins us from the Andrzej Frycz Modrzewski Kraków University, located in Kraków, Poland, where he serves as lecturer in international law and postdoctoral researcher.

Uhma will continue his research on Cultures of International Law: A Security and Human Rights Perspective. Professor Harlan G. Cohen will serve as his Georgia Law faculty sponsor.

His visit continues our Center’s long tradition of hosting, for brief or extended stays, scholars and researchers whose work touches on issues of international, comparative, or transnational law. Details and an online application to become a visiting scholar here.

Uhma earned his doctorate in law from the Jagiellonian University in Kraków, Poland. His dissertation on “Law creating resolutions of the UN Security Council” examines the differences between the UNSC resolutions through their law-creating effects. He also holds a Postgraduate Diploma of Company Law from the Law School of Warsaw University and a Masters of Law from the Jagiellonian University in Kraków. He is the co-founder and President of the European Institute Pro Futuro Europae.

Prior to entering academia, Uhma served as a Senior Good Governance Advisor in the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) Mission to Skopje, and a Senior Human Rights Officer in the OSCE, Mission in Kosovo. He also worked as Director of the Legal and Corporate Communications Office of the Polish Electric Power Grid company, PSE Operator S.A. and performed various consultancy and public speaking assignments in places such as Prague, Sydney, Jakarta, Strasbourg, Vienna, Amman, Nairobi, Denver, Seoul and Pamplona.

Polish law students & practitioners invited to free webinar this Monday on LL.M. study at Georgia Law

Law students and lawyers in Poland are invited to take part in a free webinar regarding postgraduate study at the University of Georgia School of Law. It’s set for 16:00 CET on Monday, March 13, and will focus on our Master of Laws (LL.M.) degree, a one-year offering for foreign-trained lawyers.

As detailed in this Education USA Poland Facebook post, our partner in this outreach effort, the free webinar will be hosted by Laura Tate Kagel, our Center’s Director of International Professional Education. This outreach follows on Dr. Kagel’s visit to Warsaw  last April.

Details on how to join the webinar here. Details about Georgia Law’s LL.M. degree here.

Eastward bound, to meet potential LLMs in Prague, Warsaw, Budapest

Law students, lawyers, and legal academics in the Poland, Hungary, and the Czech Republic will soon have the opportunity for talk with a Dean Rusk International Law Center staffer about pursuing a degree at here at the University of Georgia School of Law.

logo-colorNext week, Laura Tate Kagel, our Center’s Director of International Professional Education, will take part in American universities fairs in Prague, Warsaw, and Budapest, sponsored by EducationUSA, an arm of the U.S. Department of State.

llm_coverShe’ll be on hand personally to discuss the career benefits and special advantages of earning the Master of Law, or LL.M., degree at Georgia Law. (See prior posts about our current LLM students, as well as our hundreds of LLM alums, here.)

Interested persons may show up at the times and places below. And feel free to e-mail Dr. Kagel at lkagel[at]uga.edu in order to assure one-to-one meeting – or to correspond, in the event you’re unable to attend one of the fairs.

Monday, April 18, Prague: 15:00-18:00 at the Alchymist Hotel, Tržiště 19, Prague 1

Wednesday, April 20, Warsaw: 12:00-15:30 at the University of Warsaw Library, BUW, ul. Dobra 55/66, Warsaw

Friday, April 22, Budapest: 15:00- 19:00 at the Budapest Marriott Hotel, Apaczai Csere Janos u. 4. Budapest 1052

Hope to see you there!