Center Events

Dominick L. DiCarlo U.S. Court of International Trade Lecture

Every fall, the Center welcomes a judge from the U.S. Court of International Trade or the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit to lecture on some aspect of the role of the federal courts in shaping and litigating customs and trade law disputes. The lecture series was initiated in 2001 and is named after Judge Dominick L. DiCarlo who served as a federal judge from 1984-1999. DiCarlo was nominated by President Ronald Reagan to the U.S. Court of International Trade in 1984, and was appointed Chief Judge by President George H.W. Bush in 1991 and served in that capacity until 1996. Three Law School alumni clerked with Judge DiCarlo. Previous lecture topics include “Designating Non-Market Economies Under U.S. Trade Laws: Can There Be a Free Market Economy Where There Is No Free Marketplace of Ideas?,” “Trade Adjustment Assistance: The Human Face of the Court of International Trade,” and “Litigating Customs and Trade Disputes 30 Years after the Customs Courts Act of 1980 and the Effect of Judicial Review in the Future.”

Folsom Lecture on International Business & Trade Law

Ralph H. Folsom, a professor at the University of San Diego School of Law, teaches in the areas of antitrust law, international business, NAFTA, European Union Law, and international trade law. Professor Folsom is also an adjunct faculty member in UIC John Marshall’s LLM in International Business and Trade Law program, and serves on the Center’s Advisory Board. Every spring, Professor Folsom or another noted academic or practitioner lectures on some aspect of international business and trade law. This lecture series was initiated in 2002. Previous lecture topics include “Free Trade vs World Trade,” “Trading for National Security?: U.S. Free Trade Agreements in the Middle East and North Africa,” and “WTO Regulation of Bilateral Trade Agreements: A Reform Proposal.”

Career Programs in International Business & Trade Law

The Center sponsors one or two panel programs every academic year that focus on the variety of career paths degree candidates can take in international law. Local attorneys and members of the Center’s adjunct faculty provide insights into their daily lives as attorneys with international practices. Panelists discuss their practices, what a typical day is like, the challenges they face, how their careers have evolved, and the impact of technology on their practices. Degree candidates have ample time to ask questions and seek advice on courses to take and what other kinds of activities are helpful in building an international resume.