Careers in the U.S.: International Prosecutor Michael Hartmann

Michael Hartmann is Manager and Senior Advisor to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNDOC) in Kabul, Afghanistan where he oversees the largest UNDOC office outside of Geneva including programs in Anti-Corruption, Terrorism, and Legal Reform. Previously, Mr. Hartmann was an Advisor to the State Department in Afghanistan and was also embedded in as a UN Prosecutor for five years in Kosovo with UNMIK. He was a 2003 Senior Fellow with the US Institute for Peace in Washington, D.C. and is a former lecturer at Boalt Hall, UC Hastings Law and USF School of Law. Mr. Hartmann spoke with USF students on2/18/10 at 4:30pmabout careers with the United Nations and International Development and Rule of Law initiatives.

UPDATE: Mr. Hartmann wanted those students interested in careers in international law and the United Nations to consider the United Nations Volunteers,, and a non-U.N. resource,

Careers in International Prosecution: Sun Kim

USF Alumna Sun Kim is an attorney currently pursuing an Advanced LL.M. degree in public international law with a focus on international criminal law at Leiden University in the Netherlands. She graduated from USF Law School in 2008 where she participated in the Frank C. Newman International Human Rights law clinic. After law school, she moved to Phnom Penh, Cambodia, where she worked for the judges of the Pre-Trial Chambers at the Khmer Rouge tribunal. Ms. Kim spoke with students on 2/17/10 at 12:30pm about careers in International Criminal Prosecution and specifically her experience at the ECCC (Khmer Rouge tribunal).

International Career Panel: Career Opportunities in the Private and Public Sectors

Come join the International Law Society and the Office of Career planning for a panel on job opportunities in international law. David Raynor will be speaking on his career path that lead him to Baker & McKenzie, one of the world’s highest regarded international transactional firms. Nushin Sarkarati will speak about her experiences working for an international human rights organization dedicated to ending torture and other severe human rights abuses around the globe. Joseph Sullivan is a former Ambassador for Zimbabwe and Angolia and a retired Diplomat in Residence. The speakers will be followed by a brief Q&A along with announcements for the last general meeting for the semester for ILS. Food will be provided. Date: Thursday, November 12, 2009

“A Woman Among Warlords”: Afghan Democracy Activist Malalai Joya Speaking on the current situation in Afghanistan.

Malalai Joya has been called "the bravest woman in Afghanistan." In 2005, she became the youngest elected member of the Afghan Parliament, and from the very beginning she denounced the presence of warlords and war criminals in the government. Because of this, in May 2007, she was illegally suspended and barred from taking her seat. Her suspension, which is currently being appealed, has generated protest internationally. She is the winner of numerous human rights awards and the subject of the documentary, Enemies of Happiness. Joya's recently published memoir is titled A Woman Among Warlords: The Extraordinary Story of an Afghan Who Dared to Raise Her Voice. Please join us for this very special event. Date: Monday, November 9, 2009

How to Secure your Dream International Summer Internship

Each summer, USF law students embark on journeys around the world where they put the USF Law School mission—"Educating for Global Justice"—to the test. Past students have participated in the Center for Law and Global Justice summer programs in Argentina, Cambodia, the Czech Republic, India, Ireland, and Vietnam. Others have worked at U.S. AID field offices, for the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) in the Hague, or for NGO's in locations as far-flung as Ecuador and Tibet. Come learn from current USF students and International Law Society members how they secured their dream international summer internship, and how you can do the same! Date: Tuesday, November 3, 2009

A Conversation with Zoya: Women's Rights in Afghanistan and Pakistan

For more than thirty years RAWA has organized inside Afghanistan and in the refugee camps of Pakistan for a nation free of war and fundamentalism, that respects women’s rights and human rights. Zoya's story is a universal one of courage and inspiration: Orphaned at the age of 14 when her parents were killed by Muslim fundamentalists in Afghanistan, Zoya fled to Pakistan and there was spurred on by her parents' disappearance to continue their work, particularly her mother's commitment to rescue the victims of sexual, physical and emotional abuse in Afghanistan. Please join us for an evening with Zoya, an inspirational and courageous champion for women's rights and universal Human Rights
Date: Monday, October 26, 2009