August 29, 2022

In October 2020, under the leadership of Professor Emerita Leah Wortham, Director of the American Law Program and the CUA-JU LL.M. Program at Catholic Law, Catholic Law, and its partners at JU established the Contemporary Challenges in American & Global Law web series. The bi-monthly webinars focused on some of the most pressing and timely topics challenging the international legal system today. The 16 one-hour webinars reached members of the Catholic Law and JU communities across the country and around the world—and in doing so, highlighted Catholic Law’s established presence internationally, and in particular, its footprint within the European Union. The series created new opportunities for connection despite participants being across the country and around the world from each other, and also provided meaningful opportunities for participants to connect with one another on important areas of legal practice and scholarship.

Considering the resounding success of the original webinars, on Thursday, August 25, 2022, the series reconvened under the leadership of Dr. Wojciech Bańczyk of JU with a shorter and more specific one with a focus on challenges to the legal profession that can be enhanced by the knowledge and skills in American law.

The first of the seven fall webinars, “Polish Lawyers Abroad: How to Practice Outside Poland,” discussed varied careers that a Polish lawyer may choose to become a “foreign” lawyer. The more than 130 people in attendance heard from three guest speakers. Michał Bobrzyński (CUA-JU ALP 2005, LL.M. Harvard 2009, ALP Coordinator 2010-14), Greenberg Traurig, Warsaw; Dr Ola Horwath Campbell (CUA LL.M., CUA-UJ ALP 2005), The Law Office of Orla Campbell; and Dr hab. Justyna (Balcarczyk) Regan (CUA LL.M. 2005, CUA-UJ ALP), Miller Canfield, Chicago, Illinois. Each of the speakers shared their experiences (both academic and professional) that helped them to carve out their careers and provided practical advice regarding bar entrance in various jurisdictions.

We looking forward to the remaining six Contemporary Challenges in American & Global Law webinars (listed below). To register for events, click here. For more information about the schedule, speakers, and abstracts, click here.

Wednesday, August 31, 2022
Guarantees for Real Estate Transfer: Notary vs. Real Estate Lawyer Profession in Polish and American Law
Katarzyna Celewicz (CUA-UJ ALP 2019), Kraków Chamber of Notaries; Arthur Fuccillo ’78, Lerner Enterprises; and Krzysztof Maj, Council of Kraków Chamber of Notaries

Thursday, September 8, 2022
Negotiation & Mediation Lawyer: The American Origin of ADR in Poland
Dr Michał Araszkiewicz (CUA-UJ ALP 2004), Jagiellonian University in Kraków; Jennifer Gartlan ’02, District of Columbia Court of Appeals; and Joanna Wsołek (CUA LL.M., CUA-UJ ALP 2002)

Thursday, September 15, 2022
Legal Translation: Translation of Legal Concepts or Legal Terms?
Susanna Fischer, Professor of Law, Catholic Law; Wojciech Jarosiński (CUA LL.M. 2011, CUA-UJ ALP 2010); and Piotr Musiela (CUA-UJ ALP 2017), Sworn Translator

Thursday, September 22, 2022
In-house Lawyer: American Law in a Company Practice
Anna Bluszcz-Balcerowska; Bryan Webster, Meta; and Dr Daniel Zatorski (CUA LL.M. 2011, CUA-UJ ALP 2009), Uniper

October 2022
Big and Small Law Firms: American Legal Practice Patterns in Poland
Dr Rafał Kos (CUA LL.M. 2010, CUA-UJ ALP 2010), Kubas, Kos, Gałkowski, Kraków; Stanley Woodward ’08, Brand Woodward; and Dr Tomasz Zielenkiewicz (CUA LL.M. 2011), Domański, Zakrzewski, Palinka, Warsaw

October 2022
Law, Public Policy, and Politics: How Law Affects Public Public Policy and Politics. How Public Polic and Politics Affect Law
Tomasz Chmal (CUA-UJ IBTSLP 1997), Trzeciak Chmal, Warsaw; Prof. Paweł Laidler, Jagiellonian University in Kraków; and Grisella Martinez, Director of Legislative Affairs, Office of the Vice President of the United States