Hofstra Law Students Return from Cuba

A group of thirty-seven 2nd and 3rd year Hofstra law students recently returned from a trip to Havana, Cuba where they studied export laws and controls during their spring break. The law students met with a Cuban Supreme Court justice and visited the National Union of Cuban Jurists, which is a professional organization for Cuban attorneys. Hofstra Law apparently became the first law school in the United States to apply for accreditation in a study abroad program in Cuba. Specifically, the Hofstra law website boasts that law students on their trip would have the opportunity to learn about the Export Administration Act (EAA), the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (IEEPA), and the amendments to IIEPA pursuant to the International Emergency Economic Powers Enhancement Act. The students also were given the opportunity to discuss and learn about the Trading with the Enemy Act (TWEA), which is a United States federal law enacted in 1917 to restrict trade with countries hostile to the United States. Since the 2008, Cuba is the only country still restricted under the act. What is your opinion on the United States use of the TWEA with Cuba? Should the act be lifted? Do other countries, such as Iran and North Korea better fit the need for such emergency legislation?

See the program here: http://lawarchive.hofstra.edu/academics/programs/internationallaw/intlaw_cfs.html

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