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Upcoming Events

June 23-28, 2002
JOIN US WITH YOUR FAMILY IN LITHUANIA IN 2003

The year 2003 will be the 750th anniversary of the Coronation of Mindaugas and Lithuania will be busy with festivities.  The Song Festival, originally scheduled for July 2002, has been moved to July 2003 to take place during the anniversary celebrations. 

The LABAS is planning a joint program with the Law University of Lithuania in Vilnius a week of conference meetings and cultural events. 

The tentative Conference Schedule and Pre-Registration Form is available on-line (click here).

Please contact us if you have suggestions for volunteer speakers or will work with us in the planning, at <pas@javadvokatai.org>.

Recent Past Events

ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING
Saturday, May 11, 2002
New York City

The annual meeting this year was held in conjunction with the Spring Meeting of the International Law Section of the American Bar Association May 8-11, 2002, which LABAS co-sponsored.  Our program Saturday afternoon featured NY Consul General Rimantas Morkvenas and Tadas Klimas, Dean of the Law School at Kaunas' Vytautas Magnus University on the topic, "The Interplay Between Legal Education and Legal Reform Efforts in Lithuania, at the Scandinavia House in New York City."  

From Left: James W. Hulme, Panelist, the Hon. Rimantas Morkevenas, Lithuanian Consul General, Patricia A. Streeter, Moderator, Dean Tadas Klimas, Featured Panelist, and Lisabeth Mindera and Claudia Luecke, LABAS Board Members.

November 2, 2001

LABAS entered into a joint publication agreement with the Vytautas Magnus University School of Law (VMU) for the VMU law review, Teises Apzvalga.  Under the agreement, Teises Apzvalga will continue publishing materials that promote legal scholarship in Lithuania or foster understanding of Lithuanian legal issues abroad.  It will also encourage articles for a Lithuanian audience about Western concerns or capabilities.  Issues will also include other documents of legal interest, such as such as draft laws, translations, and essays. Most of the articles are written in Lithuanian, but will also feature materials in English.  The Editorial Board will consist of the Editor in Chief, selected by VMU, and either four or six additional members at-large, half of whom will be appointed by LABAS, and the remainder appointed by VMU. The Editorial Board will decide which articles to evaluate and to print.
     

August 4, 2001
Co-Sponsors ABA/CEELI Award Ceremony
Chicago, Illinois

LABAS co-sponsored the 2001 CEELI Award Ceremony and Luncheon on Saturday, August 4 at the ABA Annual Meeting in Chicago. The Central and Eastern European Law Initiative (CEELI) honored President Vaclav Havel of the Czech Republic, who accepted the award by video taped statement.

June 21, 2001
Lansing, Michigan

LABAS was invited to participate in the ceremony in which the Vytautas Magnus University School of Law in Kaunas and the Detroit College of Law at Michigan State University in East Lansing simultaneous signed their cooperation agreement by video conference.  The agreement provides that beginning in 2002, MSU/DCL will offer a certificate of completion to each VMU Law School graduate that will essentially state that the recipient, while engaged in a course of study at Vytautas Magnus University School of Law leading to a Masters of Law degree, successfully completed the requirements for a Michigan State University-Detroit College of Law Certificate in International Business Law.

VMU - MSU/DCL Signing Ceremony

From Left: Terrence Blackburn, Dean of the Detroit College of Law, Patricia Streeter, LABAS President, the Honorable Richard Suhrheinrich, President of DCL, and Steve Savickas, LABAS Vice President.

Revised November 23, 2002

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