Conference Announcement: Legal Profession in Palestine from a Global Context: Prospects for Reform (23-24 November 2016)

Legal Profession in Palestine from a Global Context: Prospects for Reform

An International Conference
23-24 November 2016
Hebron University Campus, Hebron City, Palestine

Hebron University College of Law and Political Science and its legal clinics, in partnership with Palestinian Bar Association, is pleased to invite you to the international conference on the legal profession in Palestine and the prospects for its reform, taking into consideration experiences from other jurisdictions of the world. The conference will take place on 23 and 24 November 2016 at Hebron University campus, West Bank, Palestine.

This conference is part of the Capacity Development in Higher Legal Education Project, implemented by Center for International Legal Cooperation (The Hague) in partnership with An-Najah National University, Hebron University, Birzeit University, Al-Quds University and funded by nuffic.

Please find the conference program below. Simultaneous interpretation from Arabic into English and vice versa will be provided throughout the conference.

To confirm your attendance, please send an email before 20 November 2016 to hendamr@hebron.edu.

PROGRAM

Day I: Wednesday, 23 November 2016

09:00-10:00 Registration

Opening Ceremony, 10:00-11:00

Moderator: Ms. Diana Khleif, Lecturer, College of Law & Political Science, Hebron University

Palestinian National Anthem
Dr. Mutaz Qafisheh Dean, College of Law & Political Science; Conference President
Dr. Salah Zaro President, Hebron University
Artistic Performance by Hebron University Musical Team
H.E. Mr. Peter Mollema Representative, Kingdom of the Netherlands in Palestine
H.E. Mr. Husain Shabaneh Chairman, Palestinian Bar Association
H.E. Mr. Kamel Hmied Governor of Hebron
H.E. Dr. Nabil Jabari Chairman, Hebron University Board of Trustees and Member of the Palestinian National Council
11:00-11:30 Coffee Break

Session 1, 11:30-13:00

Bar Associations: Labor Market Requirements and Globalization Challenges

Moderator: Dr. Ahmad Swaitti, Head, Department of Private Law, Hebron University

Developments of Legal Profession in Palestine in a Century: Quo Vadis? Dr. Mutaz Qafisheh, Associate Professor of International Law; Dean, College of Law & Political Science, Hebron University
The Relationships between Prosecution and the Judiciary: Lawyers Accountability Dr. Ahmad Barrak, Attorney General of the State of Palestine
The Continuing Education for Lawyers Ms. Maha Shomali, Deputy Director, Middle East and North Africa Division, American Bar Association Rule of Law Initiative
Suggesting Practical Skills Through a Mixture of Apprenticeship and Course Work Dr. Kirk Boyd, Executive Director, Unite for Rights, San Francisco, United States
13:00-14:00 Lunch

Session 2, 14:00-16:00

Social Mission of Bar Associations: Legal Aid and Social Security

Moderator: Dr. Bassam Kawasmeh, Assistant Professor of Law, Hebron University

Status of Female Lawyers in Palestine: What’s Required? Adv. Fatima Natsheh, Women Committee, Palestinian Bar Association
Social Protection Scheme of Palestinian Lawyers Adv. Suheil Ashour, International Legal Group, Palestinian Bar Association
The Legal Aid System in Demark Ms. Helena Gjerding and Ms. Amalie Starch, Lawyers from Denmark
Legal Aid in Criminal Cases Adv. Ghadanfar Kamanji, Legal Director, International Law Foundation
Legal Aid Programs for Juveniles Dr. Abdallah Mahmoud, Assistant Professor, College of Law, Istiqlal University

Day II: Thursday, 24 November 2016

8:30-9:00 Registration

Session 3, 09:00-10:30

Legal Ethics in Palestine and Beyond

Moderator: Dr. Ratib Jabari, Assistant Professor of Law, Hebron University

The Stereotyping Image of Lawyers in Palestinian Society: Effects on the Rule of Law Mr. Belal Malah, Field Researcher and Human Rights Activist, Independent Commission for Human Rights
Lawyers Conduct and Professional Responsibility Dr. Mohammad Badousi, Assistant Professor, College of Law, Istiqlal University
The New Legal Ethics Bylaw in Palestine Dr. Naeem Salameh, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Law, An-Najah National University
The Growth Bar Associations Amid Strife: Lesions Learned Prof. Charles Michael Schnurman, Clinical Lecturer of Law, College of Law, Qatar University
10:30-11:00 Coffee Break
Session 4, 11:00-12:30

Relationship between Legal Education and Law Professions

Moderator: Dr. Sander Suleiman, Assistant Professor of Political Science, Hebron University

The Urgent Need of Critical Scholarship in Palestinian Legal Education Dr. Emilio Dabed, Nakba & Law Project, Center for Palestinian Studies, Columbia University, New York
Producing Lawyers Who Are Fit for Purpose: The Role of Legal Education Prof. Richard Grimes, Professor and former Director of Clinical Programmes, York University, United Kingdom
The Interaction between Legal Education and Law Professions Mr. Wouter Ates, Legal Advisor, Saxion University of Applied Sciences, Netherlands
Legal Education in England and Wales: Current Challenges, Developments and Lessons to be Learned Prof. Nicholas Robson, Senior Lecturer in Law,
University of Cumbria, UK
12:30-13:00 Lunch
Session 5, 13:00-14:30

Selected Models on Legal Profession

Moderator: Dr. Musa Dweik, Dean, Faculty of Law, Al-Quds University

Assessment Methods for Trainee Lawyers Mr. Ahmad Nasra, Lecturer, Faculty of Law & Public Administration, Birzeit University
The Creation of a Curriculum That Matches the Demands of the Legal Profession Dr. Frank Diepenmaat, Lecturer/Researcher, Saxion University of Applied Sciences, Netherlands
The Creation of Regional Network for Non-governmental Justice Actors to Strengthen Defense Advocacy in Western Balkans Mr. Beth Givens, Program Director, American Bar Association Rule of Law Initiative, the Balkans
Role of Moot Courts in Advancing the Applied Legal Education: The Case of Palestine Ahliaya University Dr. Mohammad Sabneh, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Law, Palestine Ahliaya University
Musical Performance
Session 6, 14:30-16:00

Lawyers Apprenticeship: Current Situation and Reform Prospects

Moderator: Mr. Belal Shobaki, Head of Political Science Department, Hebron University

Palestinian Bar Association’s Strategy for Reforming the Apprenticeship System Adv. Fahed Shweiki, Council Member and Head of Apprenticeship Committee, Palestinian Bar Association
Definite Articles: Redefining and Refining the Lawyering Apprenticeship Prof. Stephen Rosenbaum, Lecturer in Law, University of California Berkeley, United States
Bar Exams and Research Papers of Trainee Lawyers Dr. Ishaq Barqawi, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Law, An-Najah National University
Towards the Establishment of an Institute for Lawyers Training in Palestine Dr. Mahmoud Dodeen, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Law & Public Administration, Birzeit University
Lawyers Apprenticeship and Continuing Education Dr. Omar Erakat, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Law, Al-Quds University
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