Sunday, January 27, 2013

WITA Events

For those of you who are in Washington, DC, this semester, there are a large number of events being put on by WITA–the Washington International Trade Association–in the coming months.  There ever evolving calendar can be seen here:

For all the members of WCL's ITILS, you have a free membership to WITA and should take advantage of attending any of the events you have an interest in.  Please register and let us know who will be there  and how it went:

Some of the upcoming events include:

30 January - Export DC at Hannover Industrial Fair
31 January - Supply Change Barriers:  What can be done?
8 February - 2013 Congressional Trade Agenda
13 February - Facing Technical Data Challenge
13 February - Doing Business in Africa
20 February - Partnering for Compliance
22 February - Governors and Ambassadors World Trade Reception
27 February - The Basics of India's Export Controls:  Expand Your Market . . .

We hope to have our members there to represent the ITILS and WCL.

Thursday, December 20, 2012

WCL ELSA Team Selected

Three weeks ago members of the WTO Moot Team conducted their final moot presentation and brief submission.  The team, student mentors, and coaches worked for the better part of the semester to put together these materials and make them ready for the international competition.  The ELSA (European Law Students Association) conducts a WTO Moot every year on a variety of trade related topics.  This year's topic has been focused on the tricky subject of currency manipulation and the trade imbalances it can create. WCL has been well represented in the past and we hope this year to come back with a win!

The regional competition will be held in the spring at WCL as part of our outstanding trade law program.

The Final Team Members selected were:
Thomas Kirby
Christine Casaceli
Heng Loke
Lindsay Heebner

Congratulations to the Final Team!  We wish them the best of luck in the coming months of preparation and at the Moot!
The Holidays may be over by January 10, 2013, but the WCL-ITILS and WITA are hoping to carry the holiday cheer over to the new year.  On the evening of January 10th, WITA (the Washington International Trade Association) will be hosting their festive holiday party.  Information is here:
The party will be at the Dupont Circle Hotel, and all ITILS members are welcome to join.  If you're not a member, send an email to, and we'll try to get you in as a guest of one of the members.  This is a great opportunity to meet with leaders in the field of international trade law in the Washington area.  The event is no charge to student members and their guests, but please register early.  If you have questions concerning the specific event, please contact:
Javiera Gallardo                                     ORJaviera Gallardo
(202) 312-1600(202) 312-1600

Saturday, December 8, 2012

WITA Holiday Party January 10th

The AU WCL International Trade & Investment Law Society encourages you to come to the WITA Holiday Party on January 10, 2013. 
WITA is the Washington International Trade Association, a great organization for you to join and partake in this great networking event amongst fellow international trade wonks. Every speaker from WITA's 2012 trade policy event lineup is invited. 

The location will be the Dupont Circle Hotel (Dupont Ballroom), located right in the heart of Dupont Circle, just one block from the Dupont Metro's North exit. 

Pre-registration is required for the holiday party. Members must login to register. 
All members of ITILS are eligible for free membership in WITA. If you're not already registered, you can become a member of WITA at the website here:

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Great Investment Networking Event

Wednesday, November 28, 2012, ITILS will be participating in the International Investment and Development Committee of the ABA’s Section of International Law Networking Event  put on by Fulbright and Jaworski LLP.  THis could be one of the last events put on by this leading firm (See  We are looking forward to meeting with some of the leaders of International Investment and Development and spreading the good word and great work that the ITILS is known for.
The International Trade and Investment Law Society (ITILS) is a group of students at American University's Washington College of Law (WCL) interested in the field of trade and international investment.  The society has been active in helping sponsor talks and seminars on trade and cross border investments at WCL for several years.  This blog will help showcase these programs and make a more visible communication with trade practitioners and those interested in becoming involved in and understanding the world of trade and investments.  The ITILS also helps to sponsor a team of students to participate in a WTO Moot Competition sponsored and developed by the European Law Students Association (ELSA) each year.