Current Programs:
CLE Abroad Faculty

Maryann S. McCool, Director

LL.M, Vrije Universiteit, Brussels, Belgium
Int’l & European Union Law
LLM, Georgetown University Law Center
Int’l & Comparative Law
JD, Rutgers University, Camden, NJ

Ms. McCool is Director of Legaledonline and CLE Abroad. She has also been CEO of LightWaveMM, an International Language and eBusiness Service Corporation since 2000. She has teaching experience at GULC’s African Women’s Program and Summer Foundation’s Program.

Dr. Barbara Corvette

Ph.D. Fielding Graduate University, Santa Barbara, CA
J.D. George Washington University Law Center, Washington, DC
M.A. Fielding Graduate University, Santa Barbara, CA
M.B.A. George Washington University, Graduate School of Business, D.C.
B.S.C. University of Louisville, Louisville, KY

Ms. Corvette is currently an Professor at the National Defense Univ.
Washington, DC. Previously she was Associate Professor, Southwestern College,
Wichita, Kansas, August 2001 until June, 2005. She was also course Author and     
Contract Instructor at TRT, Inc., Leesburg, VA, an online CLE provider. She has published numerous books and articles in various areas of the law.

Jonathan Band

J.D. Yale University
B.A. Harvard College

Mr. Band was a partner at Morrison Foerster, Washington, DC, until May 2005,
when he established his own firm, Jonathan Band, PLLC, Technology Law and
Policy. He is also an Adjunct Professor of Law at Georgetown University Law Center.

Hillel I. Parness

J.D. B.A. Columbia College and Columbia Law School 1995, (Accelerated      
Interdisciplinary Legal Education)

Mr. Parness has been Counsel to Brown Raysman Millstein Felder & Steiner since 2001. He is also a member of the Adjunct Faculty of Columbia Law School.

James Callaghan

LLM Vrije Universiteit, Brussels, Belgium
Int’l & European Union Law
JD, University of Pittsburg

Mr.Callaghan was appointed Ryan Air Company Secretary in June 2002 and has also served as Head of Regulatory Affairs of Ryanair since May 2000. Prior to joining Ryanair, Mr. Callaghan practiced as a competition lawyer for the Brussels office of Linklaters & Alliance. He is a U.S.-trained lawyer and completed a dual degree in Law and Public and International Affairs at the University of Pittsburgh in Pennsylvania.

Jennifer Burke Silva

Jennifer Burke Sylva is the Managing Partner and Founder of Sylva Law. She is a convergence attorney with ten years experience in the technology and entertainment fields. Prior to founding Sylva Law, Jennifer worked as head of business and legal affairs for Sony Connect Inc., Sony.s digital distribution company and General Corporate Counsel for Liquid Audio, Inc. Jennifer.s practice areas include trademark, copyright, technology licensing, e-commerce and Internet law and she has had articles published on those topics and has taught and spoken about that subject matter.
J.D. Santa Clara University
B.A. University of California Santa Cruz






A Message From the Director

During my own study abroad programs in Paris and Brussels, I learned first-hand that combining a study program with the sights, culture and cuisine of a new country can be an exhilarating experience.

CLE Abroad’s seminars are outstanding, presented by both Professors from the best universities and professional experts, highly experienced in their fields.

I invite you to join us, enjoy your seminars, meet great new friends and explore some of the worlds most exciting locations.

Maryann S. McCool, J.D., LL.M, LL.M

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