The Center for American and International Law

Promoting the rule of law through professional development for legal + law enforcement practitioners.

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05/27/2024

Today in the Rule of Law: May 27

King Charles II gives the Royal Asset to the Habeas Corpus Act, codifying and strengthening the older prerogative writ of habeas corpus in England. (1679)

05/22/2024

Day 1 of our Prosecuting Child S*x Abuse (CLE) seminar has officially started with Ryan Bownds from Williamson Co. joining us to share invaluable insights and expertise in prosecuting child s*x abuse cases.

Stay tuned for updates as we continue our journey in promoting justice and safeguarding the rights of our most vulnerable.

Prosecuting Child S*xual Abuse 05/20/2024

An unmatched view this morning to kick off the week at CAIL. This week we will be diving into our seminar on "Prosecuting Child SA" starting on Wednesday.

It's a great opportunity for Prosecutors and their support staff to come together, learn, and collaborate on crucial issues surrounding child safety and justice. Its not too late to register! Info: https://pulse.ly/9wciztypq8

Prosecuting Child S*xual Abuse The Center for American and International Law

CAIL Named Finalist for D CEO’s 2024 Nonprofit and Corporate Citizenship Awards 05/20/2024

We are still reeling from the news that we have been named a finalist in the "Organization of the Year (Large)" category for D CEO’s 2024 Nonprofit and Corporate Citizenship Awards! We are honored to be recognized alongside Family Gateway, Southwestern Medical Foundation, and The Concilio. Congratulations to all the finalists!

Read more about this incredible achievement: https://pulse.ly/khutakh7ox

CAIL Named Finalist for D CEO’s 2024 Nonprofit and Corporate Citizenship Awards The Center for American and International Law (CAIL) is proud to announce that it has been selected as a finalist in the

Prosecuting Child S*xual Abuse 05/20/2024

An unmatched view this morning to kick off the week at CAIL. This week we will be diving into our seminar on "Prosecuting Child SA" starting on Wednesday.

It's a great opportunity for Prosecutors and their support staff to come together, learn, and collaborate on crucial issues surrounding child safety and justice. Its not too late to register! Info: https://pulse.ly/cmd6sn1f6q

Prosecuting Child S*xual Abuse The Center for American and International Law

Over 30 Valley law enforcement officers graduate from training program 05/20/2024

Special thanks to KRGV for covering the success of our recent 22nd Texas Sergeant Academy held by the Institute for Law Enforcement Administration in Mission, TX. Forty-five law enforcement officers from 18 agencies across the state, mostly from the Rio Grande Valley, gathered for essential leadership and ethics training.

Congratulations to Team ILEA and all the dedicated participants!

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Over 30 Valley law enforcement officers graduate from training program More than 30 police officers across the Rio Grande Valley are now better trained to face ethical decisions on the job.

05/18/2024

Today in the Rule of Law: May 18

Justice John Marshall Harlan stood alone in dissenting forcefully and presciently from the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Plessy v. Ferguson, in which a majority of the justices concluded that mandatory racial segregation in "separate but equal" public facilities was allowable under the Constitution. (1896)

Finalists Announced: D CEO’s Nonprofit and Corporate Citizenship Awards 2024 05/17/2024

We are proud to share that The Center for American and International Law was selected as a finalist in the "Organization of the Year (Large)" category for the D CEO 2024 Nonprofit and Corporate Citizenship Awards!

The D CEO Nonprofit and Corporate Citizenship Awards, held in partnership with Communities Foundation of Texas and sponsored by Capital One, celebrate organizations and individuals who are making a significant impact on their communities.

This recognition highlights CAIL's exceptional contributions to advancing justice and promoting the rule of law through its professional development programs for legal and law enforcement practitioners.

Go Team CAIL!

Finalists Announced: D CEO’s Nonprofit and Corporate Citizenship Awards 2024 Presented in partnership with Communities Foundation of Texas, this year's awards recognize 135 North Texas leaders and organizations.

05/17/2024

Today in the Rule of Law: May 17

The U.S. Supreme Court unanimously repudiated the "separate but equal" doctrine that had been upheld in Plessy v. Ferguson and held that racial segregation in public education was inherently unequal and unconstitutional. (1954)

05/07/2024

And we're off! We're thrilled to launch Day 1 of our new CLE series, "Presenting and Confronting Experts," chaired by Audie Reese from the Audie Reese Law Firm.

05/07/2024

We're excited to announce the release of The Center for American and International Law's Annual Report for fiscal year 2023.

🔗 Link: https://pulse.ly/inr0lsilwl

This report showcases our 75th-anniversary milestones, key initiatives, and achievements. Access the digital report today to explore our year's highlights. Thank you for your ongoing support!

Photos from The Center for American and International Law's post 05/02/2024

What an incredible day at The Center for American and International Law! Today, we dove deep into the crucial role of mobile device evidence in criminal justice during our Criminal Justice and Actual Innocence program titled "Mobile Device Evidence for the Defense".

Our speakers, including Brian Chase (ArcherHall), Brian Owsley (University of North Texas Dallas), and John Ellis (Attorney), shared invaluable insights on forensic tools, current caselaw, and constitutional protections.

A special thanks to the speakers and all of our attendees who joined us in Plano! Make sure to check out our upcoming programs, here: https://pulse.ly/vba2kq4dx5

Photos from The Center for American and International Law's post 05/02/2024

Congratulations to Vickie Adams on her 10th anniversary at The Center for American and International Law. As Vice President, Director of the Institute for Law and Technology, and Co-Director of the Institute for Energy Law, Vickie has played an important role in supporting our organization's mission.

Here’s to continuing excellence and leadership in the years to come!

05/02/2024

Today kicks off our journey into mobile phone forensics with our inaugural Mobile Device CLE! Explore the tools and techniques used by forensic experts nationwide in conducting thorough cell phone investigations.

Photos from The Center for American and International Law's post 04/30/2024

Last Friday marked a significant milestone for the graduates of the 63rd School of Executive Leadership at the Institute for Law Enforcement Administration! Congratulations to all our new graduates! 🌟

For eight weeks, you have shown up and demonstrated immense dedication and excellence in preparing to lead with integrity and drive positive change in your communities. We are incredibly proud of your hard work and commitment to ethical leadership.

Cheers to your success!

04/30/2024

Ready to root for the next wave of young international legal talent? Next month, the 59th Academy of American and International Law will welcome over 40 young legal professionals from 23 countries at CAIL!

With a history stretching back to 1964, this prestigious program has sharpened the legal minds of over 3,300 participants from 121 countries.
As we eagerly anticipate the start on May 27, prepare to follow their journey of learning and collaboration. They'll be delving into U.S. law and international business transactions, mentored by distinguished legal scholars and practitioners.

Don't miss a moment—follow @ on LinkedIn to witness their growth, successes, and the forging of lasting friendships. Show your support for the 59th Academy!

04/26/2024

Today in the Rule of Law: April 26

Franz Kafka's novel Der Process (The Trial) is posthumously published in Berlin, portraying the dystopia of an opaque and arbitrary prosecution. (1925)

Photos from The Center for American and International Law's post 04/24/2024

Today at our Annual Program: Establishing Innocence or Guilt, we were fortunate to hear from Mitha Nandagopalan from The Innocence Project in New York, NY. They delivered an enlightening presentation on "New Developments: AI and Emerging Surveillance Technologies."

Mitha provided a critical analysis of how artificial intelligence and new surveillance tools are shaping legal outcomes and what this means for the future of justice. Their insights are invaluable as we navigate the evolving landscape of technology in the legal field.

We thank Mitha Nandagopalan for their expert contribution and for sparking thoughtful discussions on these pressing topics.

Photos from The Center for American and International Law's post 04/24/2024

Chris Fabricant, Director of Strategic Litigation at the Innocence Project in New York and the author of "Junk Science and the American Criminal Justice System," joined CAIL's Criminal Justice and Actual Innocence Programs 18th Annual Establishing Innocence or Guilt Conference.
Chris is one of the United States' leading forensic sciences and scientific litigation experts. In his new book, Junk Science and the American Criminal Justice System, Chris examines the role of faulty scientific evidence in continuing and strengthening an unjust and racial-biased criminal legal system.
Thank you for joining us, Chris!

Photos from The Center for American and International Law's post 04/23/2024

We resumed our "18th Annual Program: Establishing Innocence or Guilt," after a lunch break.

🎤 Spotlight on Our Afternoon Speakers:

- Charles Chatman shared his profound journey during "The Path to Exoneration," providing a first-hand account of overcoming wrongful conviction.

- Gary Udashen, Program Chair from Udashen | Anton in Dallas, TX, led insightful discussions on best practices in law enforcement and the crucial role of the state in root cause analysis.

- Warren Spencer, Police Legal Advisor for Coppell and Frisco PD, and Chief Danny Barton from the Coppell Police Department, TX, jointly discussed practical challenges and strategies in modern policing.

Thank you to all our speakers for sharing your valuable insights as we continue with a day filled with transformative discussions and innovative solutions.

Photos from The Center for American and International Law's post 04/23/2024

We have kicked off the CAIL Criminal Justice and Actual Innocence teams Annual Program: Establishing Innocence or Guilt!

🎤 Spotlight on Our First Two Speakers:

- Geoff Burkhart from the Fair Defense Project in Austin, TX, brought invaluable insights into defense strategies.
- Kenneth Hardin of the Harris County MAC in Houston, TX, shared his expertise on effective attorney-client relationships.

Thank you both for sharing your valuable insights!

04/20/2024

Today in the Rule of Law: April 20

Nelson Mandela delivers impassioned speech in his own (unsuccessful) defense against charges of treason brought by the apartheid government, in response to sabotage and other activities of the African National Congress. (1964)

04/18/2024

Our CAIL Criminal Justice and Actual Innocence Programs team is presenting two fantastic programs at our education center in Plano next week! We have a fantastic lineup of speakers and topics! Learn more:

April 23-24 | Annual Program Establishing Innocence or Guilt
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April 25 | Criminal Writs - Advanced Program
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04/15/2024

We have fantastic programs coming soon to CAIL and our institutes! Learn more and register by clicking on the links below:

April 17-19 - ILEA | Internal Affair Two: Professional Standards, Integrity and Ethics (Plano, TX)
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April 23-24 - CJAI | Annual Program Establishing Innocence or Guilt (Plano, TX)
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April 25 - IEL | 3rd Conference on Renewable Project Development (Houston, TX)
🔗 https://pulse.ly/bmvjvm994k

May 2 - CJAI | Mobile Device Evidence for the Defense (Plano, TX)
🔗 https://pulse.ly/v56zlevxzu

May 6-31 - ILEA | Texas Command Leadership Academy (Plano, TX)
🔗 https://pulse.ly/1xbgrfqqbw

May 27-June 27 - SWIICL | 59th Academy of American and International Law (Plano, TX)
🔗 https://pulse.ly/flaga60g0t

Connect with our Institutes ----

CAIL Criminal Justice and Actual Innocence Programs
Institute for Law Enforcement Administration (IG: )
Institute for Energy Law - IEL (IG: )
Institute for Transnational Arbitration (IG: )
Institute for Law and Technology (IG: )
Southwestern Institute for International and Comparative Law (IG: )

04/12/2024

Don't miss out! Dive into pre-trial and trial challenges with us. There is a separate registration for each day, so join us for one if you can't make both. Day 1 will kick off with insights from Program Chair Audie Reese. Register by clicking here: https://pulse.ly/sxipxccpvb

04/12/2024

Today in the Rule of Law: April 12 The Southwestern Legal Foundation, now The Center for American and International Law, was chartered in the State of Texas. (1947)

03/28/2024

Our 18th Annual Innocence Seminar is April 23-24 - don't miss out! Exoneree Charles Chatman will be in attendance to tell his story. Seats are filling fast. Read his story here: https://pulse.ly/929zf6qzna

03/26/2024

We have fantastic programs coming soon to CAIL and our institutes! Learn more and register by clicking on the links below:

March 27-28 - IEL | 7th Annual Young Energy Professionals' Law Conference (New Orleans, LA)
🔗 https://pulse.ly/f67dtahxfh

April 3 - ITA | 21st ITA-ASIL Conference​​ (Washington, D.C.)
🔗 https://pulse.ly/1slesffc3j

April 4-5 - ILEA | Reset the Clock: Replace Liability with Credibility (Plano, TX)
🔗 https://pulse.ly/fzvh8bndkx

April 23-24 - CJAI | Annual Program Establishing Innocence or Guilt (Plano, TX)
🔗 https://pulse.ly/ovlhjbtmcn

May 27-June 27 - SWIICL | 59th Academy of American and International Law (Plano, TX)
🔗 https://pulse.ly/xezda9lzme

Connect with our Institutes ----

CAIL Criminal Justice and Actual Innocence Programs
Institute for Law Enforcement Administration (IG: )
Institute for Energy Law(IG: )
Institute for Transnational Arbitration (IG: )
Institute for Law and Technology (IG: )
Southwestern Institute for International and Comparative Law (SWIICL) (IG: )

03/22/2024

Today in the Rule of Law: March 22

Famed international law scholar Hugo Grotius escapes from imprisonment in a castle in the present-day Netherlands. (1621)

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Our Mission

The Center for American and International Law has one important mission: to improve the quality of justice across the United States and around the world by providing continuing professional education for members of the legal and law enforcement communities.

The center conducts conferences and courses through its five institutes and special programs, offering lawyers and law enforcement personnel the knowledge and new perspectives to help them successfully navigate the changing legal landscape and better serve their clients and constituents.

In fiscal year 2018, the center held 89 programs with more than 5,800 attendees from 42 U.S. states and 53 countries.

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