Today was our last skype date for the Legal English class. For those of you who don't know, this year the Association offered a Legal English class for practicing and aspiring lawyers. Besides the normal class time with their teacher, Dana, there was a skype component so that American lawyers were guest speakers and talked to the class about their jobs, the American legal system, etc.
I have to say that I was incredibly proud and amazed at how awesome these American lawyers are... They were such talented and interesting people and I was so humbled at their kindness. Organizing the dates with the added problem of a time difference meant that they also had to give up their lunch hours to talk to us, but none of them seemed to mind.
Eleanor is our law professor (and great friend and supporter of the Association) who talked to the students about the American constitution and wowed all of us with her amazing presentation.
Our friend, D, practices international law in Paris and, since he also lived in Italy for some time, was really helpful when it came to law terminology and putting real situations into their international contexts. Plus, he really made Americans look great with his super international CV!
Jill was our public defender and was so eloquent when talking about the American Legal system and it's strengths and weaknesses. I think we were all moved by her reasons for becoming a public defender, especially when she said she never says no to someone who asks for her help.
Thank you, guest lawyers, for helping us out and sharing what you know with us!