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Arlene Kanter Appointed Faculty Director of International Programs

Posted on Monday 8/13/2018
Arlene Kanter

Laura J. and L. Douglas Meredith Professor of Teaching Excellence Arlene Kanter has been appointed Faculty Director of International Programs. Kanter adds this appointment to her directorship of the Disability Law and Policy Program.

As Faculty Director, Kanter will work closely with Assistant Dean of International Programs Andrew Horsfall L'10 and his team. Together Kanter and Horsfall will oversee the continued expansion of the Master of Laws program, the ongoing development of the S.J.D. degree, and the addition of new countries to the College's roster of international partners. 

Kanter recently returned to Syracuse from an extensive sabbatical project, during which she advocated on behalf of disability and human rights in Kenya, Israel and Palestine, Greece, and Japan. Thanks in part to Kanter's outreach to law deans and faculty during her two-week visit there, Japan is the newest partner to be participating in the College's international programming.

Recently, the College welcomed 34 foreign lawyers, representing the legal systems of 21 countries, into its Master of Laws (LL.M.) program. These students join the seven LL.M. students who began their studies in January 2018, along with five visiting researchers and two semester exchange students. 

 This LL.M. cohort, members of which were attracted to Syracuse through meaningful international partnerships and institutional relationships, includes nine Open Society Fellows, four Fulbright Scholars (one of whom was a Rhodes Scholar), one PRESTASI Fellow, and one Kosovo American Education Fund Fellow. Also arriving in Syracuse this Fall are several federal prosecutors from Brazil, thanks to partnerships established by Professor Antonio Gidi.