ASIL-Howard University School of Law International Law Career Panel and Speed Mentoring Event


The Blacks of the American Society of International Law (BASIL) Task Force, in co-sponsorship with Howard University School of Law, will host a unique series of events that will introduce law students and new legal professionals to experienced international practitioners. The program will begin with a panel of prominent lawyers addressing international career opportunities. Attendees will then participate in a 90-minute “speed mentoring” activity, where panelists and additional mentors will each host a table where a small group of students can spend 10-12 minutes asking more personal, directed questions of the participants. Students will then be able to rotate to a new table, gaining the chance to learn about several different avenues of international employment. The speed mentoring event will be followed by a formal reception featuring remarks by BASIL Co-Chairs Judge Gabrielle Kirk McDonald and Professor Adrien Wing.

BASIL is an initiative of the American Society of International Law (ASIL) designed to help to increase the number of blacks in international law. The career panel and speed mentoring events will focus on black law students to increase their awareness of the unique experiences they would bring to this exciting field of law. ASIL is pleased to be working with the Black Law Students Association to promote this program.

Participating panelists and mentors include:

  • Megan Grimball, Office of International Claims and Investment Disputes, U.S. State Department
  • Mélida Hodgson, Foley Hoag
  • Steve Koh, Office of International Affairs, U.S. Department of Justice
  • Vikram Raghavan, World Bank
  • Natalie Reid, Debevoise & Plimpton
  • Tamara Shockley, United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF)
  • Andrew Solomon, USAID
  • Darren Walker, United Nations Headquarters

Date and Location

Tuesday, April 7, 2015 - 4:00pm to 8:00pm
Howard University School of Law
Address 1: 
2900 Van Ness Ave NW
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