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Gonzaga Journal of International Law

Annual Symposium


“Across Borders: International Issues in Northwest Family Law”

Friday, February 27, 2015
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Barbieri Courtroom, Gonzaga Law School

The Gonzaga Journal of International Law (GJIL) invites GU alumni, students, faculty, attorneys, and the general public to attend its annual Symposium on Friday, February 27. The GJIL Symposium is an opportunity for legal scholars and practitioners to come together to discuss contemporary questions and challenges in the area of international law. The theme of this year’s Symposium is family law and its particular issues operating across multiple borders and multiple jurisdictions.

This year’s Symposium’s focus is on international and trans-jurisdictional issues within family law practice in the Pacific Northwest.  In addition, the Symposium is hoping to provide solid, practical insight for practitioners here in the community.  The speakers and presenters are a reflection of that focus.

The Symposium will commence with a discussion of Hague Petition issues, and the practical ins and outs of dealing with such a petition.  There will also be a discussion of adoption of international children and surrogacy, and the concerns that have recently arisen in those fields.  The Symposium will also offer a brief overview of international domestic violence, and a panel of judges discussing the intersection of state and tribal family law.  Finally, there will be a brief discussion of the conflicts of law involved in family law matters and a dual presentation on the family law issues with military servicemembers.

The Symposium will be offered for a total of 5 CLE credits.

If you have questions or need assistance, please feel free to contact Benjamin Allen or Mary “Beth” Dillon, Symposium Editors, at ballen2@lawschool.gonzaga.edu or mdillon@lawschool.gonzaga.edu.