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The Institute

Welcome to the Institute for U.S. Law.  We are a non-profit academic and research institute working to export the best of the U.S. legal tradition and to promote the just rule of law both at home and abroad.  IUSLAW aims to be a fortifying and stabilizing influence in the realm of international relations and development, helping citizens of all nations to share the Rule of Law values foundational to any free society, and upon which the United States was built.  We are dedicated to the training of non-U.S. lawyers, judges, professors and law students in most major aspects of U.S. Law and the U.S. legal system. To accomplish this, we work closely with a number of top law schools, law firms, federal and state courts, and agencies and departments of the U.S. government to offer a variety of intensive courses for our visiting law professionals.

Our program participants become better equipped for leading positions in law firms, corporate legal offices, academia, the judiciary and government – at the international, national and local levels.  Participants benefit not only from our distinguished faculty and guest lecturers, but also from the many professional and social activities which the Institute organizes to enhance each participant’s “Washington experience.”

Summer Programs
Of special interest is our annual “U.S. Legal Methods: Introduction to U.S. Law” summer program for non-U.S. lawyers and advanced law students.  Each summer the Institute hosts foreign lawyers for several weeks in Washington to take part in this immersion program in U.S. law – both theoretical and practical, and with approximately 25 lecturers from the ranks of academia, the judiciary, major U.S. law firms and the government.  The program is formally affiliated with the George Washington University Law School. It is preceded by an optional nine-day intensive introductory program on U.S. Legal English. It is sometimes followed by a one-week seminar on Alternative Dispute Resolution, U.S. Global Anti-Corruption, or Advanced Corporate Transactions.

Programs in Law, Culture and Democracy
Our programs focusing on Law, Culture & Democracy look deep into the sources of law and rights to account more adequately for those aspects of the law which are frequently overlooked or taken for granted. The goal is to better understand the proper context and confines within which the law operates, in turn facilitating adjudication between rights, liberties and duties often found to be in conflict.

Other Programs and Events
In addition to the above programs, we also conduct a variety of other seminars, in Washington, D.C. and overseas, as well as luncheons, workshops and other events. We are now also offering several online on-demand seminars.

We invite you to browse through our website, and contact us for more information regarding any of the Institute’s programs and events.

Welcome to the Institute for U.S. Law.  We are a non-profit academic and research institute working to export the best of the U.S. legal tradition and to promote the just rule of law both at home and abroad.  IUSLAW aims to be a fortifying and stabilizing influence in the realm of international relations and development, helping citizens of all nations to share the Rule of Law values foundational to any free society, and upon which the United States was built.  We are dedicated to the training of non-U.S. lawyers, judges, professors and law students in most major aspects of U.S. Law and the U.S. legal system. To accomplish this, we work closely with a number of top law schools, law firms, federal and state courts, and agencies and departments of the U.S. government to offer a variety of intensive courses for our visiting law professionals.

Our program participants become better equipped for leading positions in law firms, corporate legal offices, academia, the judiciary and government – at the international, national and local levels.  Participants benefit not only from our distinguished faculty and guest lecturers, but also from the many professional and social activities which the Institute organizes to enhance each participant’s “Washington experience.”

Summer Programs
Of special interest is our annual “U.S. Legal Methods: Introduction to U.S. Law” summer program for non-U.S. lawyers and advanced law students.  Each summer the Institute hosts foreign lawyers for several weeks in Washington to take part in this immersion program in U.S. law – both theoretical and practical, and with approximately 25 lecturers from the ranks of academia, the judiciary, major U.S. law firms and the government.  The program is formally affiliated with the George Washington University Law School. It is preceded by an optional nine-day intensive introductory program on U.S. Legal English. It is sometimes followed by a one-week seminar on Alternative Dispute Resolution, U.S. Global Anti-Corruption, or Advanced Corporate Transactions.

Programs in Law, Culture and Democracy
Our programs focusing on Law, Culture & Democracy look deep into the sources of law and rights to account more adequately for those aspects of the law which are frequently overlooked or taken for granted. The goal is to better understand the proper context and confines within which the law operates, in turn facilitating adjudication between rights, liberties and duties often found to be in conflict.

Other Programs and Events
In addition to the above programs, we also conduct a variety of other seminars, in Washington, D.C. and overseas, as well as luncheons, workshops and other events. We are now also offering several online on-demand seminars.

We invite you to browse through our website, and contact us for more information regarding any of the Institute’s programs and events.

Our People

Faculty

The Institute for U.S. Law’s faculty and guest lecturers are professors at some of the leading law schools in the United States, for example, Harvard, NYU, Columbia, Penn, Virginia, and George Washington University. These professors condense their expertise into intensive, yet interactive lecture formats in which program participants are taught a broad spectrum of U.S. law in a relatively short period of time. As in most U.S. law schools, classes at the Institute for U.S. Law are frequently taught using the Socratic method, which involves rigorous questioning of the students by the professor. Federal and state court judges often serve as guest lecturers in the Institute’s programs as do senior attorneys from various agencies and departments of the U.S. Government, such as the U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. Department of State, and U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Lastly, experienced attorneys from leading U.S. law firms offer real world perspectives from their areas of experience and expertise.

Faculty and lecturers for each IUSLAW program are selected in consultation with the IUSLAW Board of Advisors.

For information regarding faculty and lecturers for our annual U.S. Legal Methods summer program, go to U.S. Legal Methods: Introduction to U.S. Law.

 

Management & Staff

President and Executive Director:  Edward M. Andries 
Edward M. Andries serves as President and Executive Director responsible for coordination and oversight of all aspects of IUSLAW’s operations.  As a practicing attorney and Fulbright Scholar, Mr. Andries has been a visiting professor and lecturer at various law schools in South America and Europe. He has published on issues of law, philosophy, human rights and religion in journals and books in the United States and Europe, including, e.g., articles/books with Oxford University Press, Peter Lang Verlag, and Emory International Law Review.  He has been cited internationally as an authority on the subject of constitutional law and hermeneutics. Mr. Andries is also an international commercial counselor and litigator, having spent most of his law career practicing with the firm of Pepper Hamilton LLP. He is a graduate of the University of Michigan and the George Washington University Law School, and he holds a masters degree in philosophy from the Catholic University of America.  Mr. Andries has also undertaken graduate studies at Georgetown University as well as at institutions in Germany, France, Italy and Poland.

Director, Litigation and Trial Advocacy Programs:  Kent G. Huntington
Kent G. Huntington serves as the director of Litigation and Trial Advocacy Programs. As a trial attorney at the U.S. Department of Justice for nearly a decade, Mr. Huntington served as the first-chair counsel for the U.S. government in hundreds of legal matters. He has litigated cutting edge legal issues, defended the United States in government contract and international trade cases and handled numerous appellate oral arguments. Mr. Huntington has experience in all of phases of litigation from the outset of a government investigation through trial and appellate decision. This necessarily includes a deep familiarity with discovery, depositions, dispositive motions, hearings, direct and cross examinations, oral arguments, appellate briefing and alternative dispute resolution. Over the course of his career, Mr. Huntington has represented clients in proceedings both non-adversarial and adversarial before courts, legislative committees and administrative agencies. Mr. Huntington earned his legal degree at the Georgetown University Law Center and his undergraduate degree at Union College. He is also a recognized member of Pi Sigma Alpha, the American political science honor society.

Research Coordinator:  Maciej Golubiewski
Maciej Golubiewski, currently on leave of absence from IUSLAW while serving in a diplomatic post, is a graduate of Washington & Lee University, with a Ph.D (ABD) in political science from the Johns Hopkins University.  In addition to coordinating many of IUSLAW’s research activities, he has also served as a teaching fellow in the Department of Political Science at the Johns Hopkins University and as a visiting lecturer at the University of Mannheim in Germany.  His own research and publications focus on the area of public and administrative law.  In addition to his current diplomatic post, Mr. Golubiewski’s experience includes time spent with the Heritage Foundation, a public policy think tank in Washington, D.C., various international political and economic consulting organizations, and the European Commission.

Project Associate:  Joseph O’Connor
Joseph O’Connor received his law degree in Ireland and also holds a masters degree in International Relations from the University of Bristol. He has extensive experience in both the private and public sectors in Europe and the United States.

Research Associate:  Daniel Hurtuk 

Program Assistant:  Dina Jarkas 

Program Assistant:  J. Anne Fundaro 

Our People

Faculty

The Institute for U.S. Law’s faculty and guest lecturers are professors at some of the leading law schools in the United States, for example, Harvard, NYU, Columbia, Penn, Virginia, and George Washington University. These professors condense their expertise into intensive, yet interactive lecture formats in which program participants are taught a broad spectrum of U.S. law in a relatively short period of time. As in most U.S. law schools, classes at the Institute for U.S. Law are frequently taught using the Socratic method, which involves rigorous questioning of the students by the professor. Federal and state court judges often serve as guest lecturers in the Institute’s programs as do senior attorneys from various agencies and departments of the U.S. Government, such as the U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. Department of State, and U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Lastly, experienced attorneys from leading U.S. law firms offer real world perspectives from their areas of experience and expertise.

Faculty and lecturers for each IUSLAW program are selected in consultation with the IUSLAW Board of Advisors.

For information regarding faculty and lecturers for our annual U.S. Legal Methods summer program, go to U.S. Legal Methods: Introduction to U.S. Law.

 

Management & Staff

President and Executive Director:
Edward M. Andries

Edward M. Andries serves as President and Executive Director responsible for coordination and oversight of all aspects of IUSLAW’s operations.  As a practicing attorney and Fulbright Scholar, Mr. Andries has been a visiting professor and lecturer at various law schools in South America and Europe. He has published on issues of law, philosophy, human rights and religion in journals and books in the United States and Europe, including, e.g., articles/books with Oxford University Press, Peter Lang Verlag, and Emory International Law Review.  He has been cited internationally as an authority on the subject of constitutional law and hermeneutics. Mr. Andries is also an international commercial counselor and litigator, having spent most of his law career practicing with the firm of Pepper Hamilton LLP. He is a graduate of the University of Michigan and the George Washington University Law School, and he holds a masters degree in philosophy from the Catholic University of America.  Mr. Andries has also undertaken graduate studies at Georgetown University as well as at institutions in Germany, France, Italy and Poland.

Director, Litigation and Trial Advocacy Programs:
Kent G. Huntington
Kent G. Huntington serves as the director of Litigation and Trial Advocacy Programs. As a trial attorney at the U.S. Department of Justice for nearly a decade, Mr. Huntington served as the first-chair counsel for the U.S. government in hundreds of legal matters. He has litigated cutting edge legal issues, defended the United States in government contract and international trade cases and handled numerous appellate oral arguments. Mr. Huntington has experience in all of phases of litigation from the outset of a government investigation through trial and appellate decision. This necessarily includes a deep familiarity with discovery, depositions, dispositive motions, hearings, direct and cross examinations, oral arguments, appellate briefing and alternative dispute resolution. Over the course of his career, Mr. Huntington has represented clients in proceedings both non-adversarial and adversarial before courts, legislative committees and administrative agencies. Mr. Huntington earned his legal degree at the Georgetown University Law Center and his undergraduate degree at Union College. He is also a recognized member of Pi Sigma Alpha, the American political science honor society.

Research Coordinator:
Maciej Golubiewski
Maciej Golubiewski, currently on leave of absence from IUSLAW while serving in a diplomatic post, is a graduate of Washington & Lee University, with a Ph.D (ABD) in political science from the Johns Hopkins University.  In addition to coordinating many of IUSLAW’s research activities, he has also served as a teaching fellow in the Department of Political Science at the Johns Hopkins University and as a visiting lecturer at the University of Mannheim in Germany.  His own research and publications focus on the area of public and administrative law.  In addition to his current diplomatic post, Mr. Golubiewski’s experience includes time spent with the Heritage Foundation, a public policy think tank in Washington, D.C., various international political and economic consulting organizations, and the European Commission.

Project Associate:
Joseph O’Connor
Joseph O’Connor received his law degree in Ireland and also holds a masters degree in International Relations from the University of Bristol. He has extensive experience in both the private and public sectors in Europe and the United States.

Research Associate:
Daniel Hurtuk 

Program Assistant:
Dina Jarkas 

Program Assistant:
J. Anne Fundaro 

Alumni

IUSLAW’s past program participants form a worldwide network of successful professionals who advance the rule of law in society and contribute to the common good in their home countries.  The connection of alumni to the Institute and to each other continues long after the completion of any one program or seminar.

Alumni can join the IUSLAW Alumni groups on Facebook and LinkedIn as well as connecting to the Institute’s IUSnet, thereby taking advantage of special benefits, services and opportunities.

Upcoming Alumni Events:

  • IUSLAW Alumni Reception
    December 14, 2017; Washington DC