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Continuing Legal Education (M/CLE) and Readings

Continuing Legal Education (M/CLE)

Yale Law School is an accredited provider for New York and California. Friday afternoon’s 4:15 pm panel and each of the Saturday morning panels will be worth 1.5 CLE credits in New York and 1.25 hours of MCLE credit in California for both newly admitted and experienced attorneys. (For CLE credit in other jurisdictions, please consult your local bar association.) If you want New York or California credit, you must sign up for M/CLE when registering.

The administrative cost for M/CLE is $45 per panel. Discounts or waivers of the M/CLE fee are available on a case-by-case basis to persons with demonstrated financial hardship. Please contact the Alumni Affairs Office if you are seeking a discount or waiver.

If you are seeking M/CLE credit, you will be required to sign in on an attendance sheet at each panel and you must hand in a completed evaluation card after each panel. For NY CLE credit, you also must sign out at the end of each panel. A certificate of attendance will be mailed to you after Alumni Weekend.

M/CLE Panel Reading Material

We have asked the Alumni Weekend 2011 panel participants to submit written materials relevant to their panel topic. Please feel free to read these materials even if you are not seeking M/CLE credit.

Friday, November 4, 2011

4:15 — 5:30 PM

Advancing Human Rights through International and Domestic Courts

Recommended by Luzius Wildhaber

  • Luzius Wildhaber, Rethinking the European Court of Human Rights, in: The European Court of Human Rights between Law and Politics (edited by Jonas Christoffersen/Mikael Rask Madsen, Oxford University Press, 2011), pp. 204-229;
  • Luzius Wildhaber with Steven Greer, Reflections of a Former President of the European Court of Human Rights, (2010) European Human Rights Law Review (E.H.R.L.R.), Issue 2, pp. 165-175;
  • Luzius Wildhaber, The Application of the Convention and its Case-Law in the Member States, in: Luzius Wildhaber, The European Court of Human Rights 1998-2006 (N.P. Engel Publisher, Kehl/Strasbourg/Arlington Va., 2006), pp. 174-185.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

9:30 — 10:45 AM

I. Emerging Challenges to the Freedom of Expression: From Hate Speech to Social Networks

Recommended by Robert C. Post

  • Hate Speech,” in Ivan Hare & James Weinstein eds., Extreme Speech and Democracy 123-38 (Oxford University Press 2009).

Recommended by Floyd Abrams

Recommended by Susan Benesch

Recommended by Anupam Chander

II. Reporting on Human Rights: The Responsibility of Journalists and NGO’s?

Recommended by Edward Girardet

  • Killing the Cranes - A Reporter's Journey through three decades of war in Afghanistan. By Edward Girardet To be published by Chelsea Green in the United States end June 2011. Details
    (Available for pre-orders on Chelsea Green Publishing and amazon.com)
  • The Essential Field Guide to Afghanistan (4th fully revised edition) to be published in 2011. Edited by Edward Girardet. Latest update & past editions: www.essentialfieldguides.com
  • Afghanistan - The Soviet War (1985) by Edward Girardet. Republished by Routledge (UK) in July, 2011.

11:15 – 12:30 PM

III. Constitutional Rights/Human Rights: Analogues, Intersections, and Differences

Recommended by Pamela S. Karlan

  • Samantar v. Hoisted, 130 S.Ct. 2278(2010)

IV. Navigating the Tension Between National Security and Human Rights

Recommended by David Cole