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George D. Pappas, Esq.*
B.Sc. (Econ) Hons. (London School of
Economics, LL.B. Hons. (London), LL.M. (Widener ), Ph.D. (Cand., Birkbeck).
Executive Director & Attorney at Law: Jurisprudence,
International Protection of Human Rights & Legal Writing and Legal
DIRECTOR OF ADMISSIONS & MARKETING
LL.B. Law Tutor since 2000.
Bar Admission: The North Carolina State Bar; The Cherokee
Supreme Court (Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians); U.S. District
Court, Western District of North Carolina; The Bar of the
Commonwealth of Massachusetts; U.S. District Court of Massachusetts
and The United States Supreme Court. Practice Areas:
Law Firm of George D. Pappas,
Esq., P.C. Trial Attorney, Corporate Law, Family Law (Custody, Support, Equitable
Distribution, Divorce and Parent Rights), Legal Education,
Criminal Defense (NC District & Superior Court), NC Administrative Law
(NC Industrial Commission), Criminal Defense (North Carolina 26th Judicial
District Public Defender Attorney Panel: Criminal, (Juvenile & Parent), Contract, Entertainment Law,
& US Immigration Law. Education: Columbia University; Lake Forest College; The London School
of Economics & Political Science, The University of London B.Sc. (Econ) Hon. - 1982
(Special Subject: Monetary Economics); The University of London,
International Programmes In
Laws (LL.B. Hon.1998); Widener University School of Law (LL.M.
- Master of Laws in Corporate Law & Finance, 2000) and Ph.D (Cand.)
Birkbeck College, University of London.
Publications: Published in The American
Banker, Countertrade-Barter Quarterly, The Courier-Post, Folio Magazine, The
Greek National Herald, Asheville-Citizen Times and The Malet Street
Gazette. Associations: International Bar Association (I.B.A),
London, England - 1999-2004; American Bar Association (A.B.A) Section on Legal
Education & Bar Admissions 2007-Present, ABA Member 2003-Present; American Inns of Court
(Bobbitt Inn, Charlotte, NC) 2003-2007: Mecklenburg Country Bar
(Section on Family Law) Association 2003-2005; North Carolina 26th Judicial
District Indigent Defense Attorney Panel 2003-Present; Mecklenburg County
Immigration Law Section 2007 - Present; Mecklenburg County Lawyers Referral
Service (Co-Chair 2005-2006; Panel Member 2003-Present); Pro Bono Attorney (Children's Law
Center, Charlotte, NC) 2003-2006; American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)
and U.S. Committee for Refugees & Immigrant Children (Washington, D.C.)
2006-Present. Hampden County (MA) Bar Association (2009); MA Board of
Bar Overseers (2008-Present); 28th Judicial District, North Carolina
Mr. Pappas was Manager and Director for various private sector
companies in the UK, Sweden and USA between 1982 and 2000.
*Mr. Pappas has been the Authorized
Representative in North America for the University of London
International Programmes for all degrees since 2004.
Ellen has over
twenty years of experience in law firms as a legal researcher,
legal secretary, legal assistant and legal administrator, in
prestigious law firms in New
York City including but not limited to Phillips, Nizer,
Benjamin, Krim & Ballon and Kaye, Scholer, Fierman, Hayes
& Handler. Her experience encompasses civil litigation,
matrimonial, international law and bankruptcy law. Ellen
also brings to ICLS her marketing and training background from
her Real Property experience and tenure as the Director of
Contact Community Teenline, a Teen Crisis hotline. Ellen has directed the ICLS
Admissions and Marketing departments since the founding of ICLS.
ALEXANDER J. PAPPAS, BA
(GOLDSMITHS), MA (KING'S COLLEGE),
University of London
Admissions, Data Platform Manager
TRACIE SCOTT, BA, LL.B, LL.M.,
Ph.D. (Law) - ICLS TUTOR MANAGER
LAW TUTOR: CRIMINAL LAW, LAW OF CONTRACT & EU LAW
Alexander read English (BA Honours)
at Goldsmiths, University of London and recently
completed his MA in Early Modern English
Literature at Kings College, University of London, UK.
In 2007 Alexander worked as a
Legal Archivist at the Mecklenburg County Bar
Association in Charlotte, North Carolina. Alexander's duties were
numerous, although his main responsibilities were database
creation and digitizing the existing archives. In 2012
undertook a unique internship at the British Library.
Alexander helped to edit the ISTC database (Incunabula Short Title
Catalogue) and researched historical materials on 19th
century trade societies. Most recently in 2010,
Alexander represented ICLS at the University of London
Providers Conference in London and planned several ICLS
events in North America.
Tracie Scott, originally from the town
of Hythe in Alberta, Canada completed her BA in English and History
before attending law school at the University of Alberta. After
graduating with her law degree she completed a LLM at the University of
Alberta. She was awarded a scholarship to continue her studies at
Birkbeck College, University of London where she completed her PhD.
Tracie then returned to Alberta to become a member of the Law Society of
Alberta. Tracie practiced law in different areas while working for the
Government of Canada, Department of Justice including tax law, tort law,
contract law, criminal law, administrative law, and aboriginal law.
Tracie published her first book im 2012 entitled Postcolonial
NATALIE SWEENEY, LL.B.(HONS)., ICLS
LAW OF TRUSTS
LL.B Hons (London), M.A Socio-legal Studies
I enjoyed a short career in the
Metropolitan Police Service before leaving to start a family. With
young children and as part-time Dental Practice Manager for my husband,
I completed the LL.B. (Hons) with London University International
Programmes. Immediately after qualifying I took up a lecturing post at a
Higher Education Institution where I have been teaching London
University International Programmes (and ILEX Level 6) students in
Trusts, Succession and Study Skills. I am also the Mooting Coordinator. I have just
successfully finished the first year of a two-year teaching
qualification. I will then be studying for an LLM specialising in
Equity & Trusts and I am a member of the Society of Legal Scholars.
In my spare time I enjoy tennis and
skiing and am training for my first triathlon.
If asked, I usually blame growing up
in Papua New Guinea during the 1960’s, compounded by my days spent as a law
student at the London School of Economics in the 1970’s, for the development
of my unhealthy interest in politics generally and public law more
specifically. Apparently I surprised no-one when I abandoned a promising
career in corporate law in favour of academia and working with NGOs.
The establishment of *Charter 88
coincided with my first full-time position as a lecturer-in-law. Although I
loved teaching, (and still do), it was never quite enough. I wanted to be
directly involved in my own subject matter – helping to shape and bring
about the enactment of a Human Rights Act and to take part in drafting and
promoting legislation such as the War Powers Bill and the Sustainable
Communities Act. For that reason I joined a local group and got myself
elected to the Council of Charter 88 as the London representative. I soon
discovered that campaigning for more limited, representative and accountable
government in the United Kingdom was a very useful complement to my “day
job” as a lecturer in both Constitutional and European law.
From 1994-2006, I produced
educational materials and wrote a number of articles on behalf of Charter 88
and other NGOs such as Operation Black Vote and No2ID. Most of these can
still be accessed on the internet. (e.g. see below). From 2001-2003 I
represented Charter 88 on the Human Rights Advisory Committee set up by the
Lord Chancellor’s Department, (now the Department for Constitutional
Affairs), and in 2004 I was elected Chair of Charter 88.
For the last two years, work and
other commitments have dictated that I spend part of each year in Australia.
Consequently, I resigned as Chair of Charter 88 in 2006, although I
continued as Vice-Chair of both Charter 88 and No2ID for a further two
years. For eight months of the year I continue to lecture “face to face”
(i.e. by the more traditional methods), in Contract law, European Law and
Public law at Brunel University and a number of institutions that offer
support to International Programmes students of London University. Thanks to the internet I
am also able to continue campaigning and teaching law for the remaining four
months, albeit remotely, whilst providing in-house training for law firms,
commercial and government enterprises, and NGOs.
pressure group lobbying for constitutional reform, described by the UK
Telegraph as “the most successful pressure group of the 1990’s”)
Memorandum from Charter 88
on the need for A Human Rights Commission for the UK
Parliamentary Sovereignty A
UK Constitution for the 21st Century
SIMON COATES, LL.B.(Hon), LPC*
Tutor - Law of Contract and Law of Tort.
studied law as a mature student, having spent my early
professional life as a musician! I graduated from London
South Bank University with a good Upper Second Class Degree
in the early 1990s and went on to achieve a Distinction on
the Legal Practice Course (the vocational course for
intending solicitors) shortly afterwards at the College of
Law in London.
ultimately decided to pursue a career as a lecturer in law,
having gained some teaching experience during my studies,
and practical experience as an Employment Law Specialist
during the period immediately after. In recent years, I have
acquired extensive experience teaching law at an undergraduate
level at institutions such as London South Bank University,
the Open University and more recently at Croydon College of
TRACY E. HARRIS (Hons.)
ICLS Law Tutor: Land Law
Until I had my children I had worked for 10 years as an Air
Traffic Control Officer, firstly at a busy international
airport and then at an experimental and test aerodrome for a
military aircraft manufacturer. I gave this up and decided
to study law to keep my brain active. After 4 years as an
International Programmes student of London University I graduated and was
immediately given a job teaching the University of London
LL.B. I found that I loved teaching and continued studying to
gain a teaching qualification. I have been teaching
students on the London University International Programmes both
at a traditional institution in the UK and online for
several years now and although I am just about to start a 2
year sabbatical living in Spain, I am looking forward to
working for ICLS.
Lecturer in International and European Law,
International and European Human Rights, Intellectual
Property Rights, European and UK Competition Law, English
Criminal Law, Media Law and Laws of Evidence.
Specialised in European and International Law, Company Law
and European Competition Law.
Public Law, Common Law Reasoning &
Guest Lectures* Produced: by Adam
Gearey, Phillip Taylor, Victoria Purtill & Carol Whitey
*Copyright (c) International Center for Legal Studies
Dr. ADAM GEAREY is
Senior Lecturer at Birkbeck College, University of London.
PHILLIP B. TAYLOR,
LL.B. (Hons) (London), Barrister,
Senior Law Tutor
Mr. Taylor was awarded his LL.B from the
University of London in 1989. Practice: Mr. Taylor has been a practicing
Barrister since being called to the Bar of England and Wales in 1991. A member
of Lincoln’s Inn in London, Mr. Taylor has also taught subjects for the LL.B
degree for over 10 years with The National Extension College, and currently is
Associate Tutor with The Open University in England.
BA (Hons), LL.M. (UCL, London)
Vicky graduated in 1996 and went on to study for an LL.M. in Public Law.
Mrs. Putill successfully completed the University of London Teaching Portfolio
on behalf of the International Center for Legal Studies in 2008 - The only
institution outside the United Kingdom to complete the portfolio.
Message From The Dean University of London International Programmes
University of London International Programmes Open House
June 15, 2013
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ICLS Executive Director Sworn Into U.S.
"ICLS is a world
offering an outstanding opportunity to earn a British law degree
from your home or office."
gave me the edge to succeed in the study of law."
Laura Ruberto, ICLS
and UOL LL.B. Graduate 2009
Solicitor at Law (Upper Ontario Bar)
2012 ICLS Graduate
"Through ICLS I was
able to accomplish what many struggle to do alone - get my LLB from UOL
International Programmes. The help and guidance I received from actual
University of London tutors was what made this possible. Anyone thinking about
pursuing a degree with UoL should consider ICLS. The inability to properly
answer exam questions is the most common cause of failure and ICLS provides what
the University cannot - feedback and criticism of writing technique when
attempting an examination question. The lectures are also an asset to anyone who
struggles to read and retain an abundance of reading material. Thanks to ICLS I
am now a UOL graduate, and couldn't be prouder!"
Allen - Chattanooga, TN USA
2012 ICLS and UoL LL.B.
"You have made it much
easier for me to begin revising for my examinations in June. I know that
it must have been an exhausting weekend, and appreciate your efforts all the
more! Your written material is excellent, and will assist me in organizing
my studies. I hope to have the pleasure of participating in a weekend next
Wendy Gaonac'h ICLS Review Weekend 2007 Student
ICLS Writing Workshop Equips
just wanted to say Thank You to you and your team for executing such a
productive weekend... Saturday was very intensive and by the end of the
writing session I felt confident in myself, as I learned the techniques only
ICLS could have taught. I now know what the examiners are looking for and most
of all I understand how to organize the vast information I have per subject. You
were organized, enthusiastic and addressed relevant issues. I am looking forward
March Seminar. Thank you
(Second Year) Student 2007
e-LEARNING TAKEN TO NEW
HEIGHTS AT ICLS
August 7, 2006: ICLS
launched its new e-learning platform September 1, 2006. According
to George Pappas ICLS Executive Director, "ICLS has developed an e-learning
platform unseen by the LL.B. learning community. Our students world wide will
benefit significantly from this latest innovation. Our continued focus on
value remains undiminished."
The Old Bailey
ICLS INTEGRATES LIVE CLASSES
June 2006: ICLS
provides live face to face legal writing workshops and selected LL.B. revision
courses in addition to it's online legal programme.
According to George Pappas,
ICLS Executive Director, "ICLS will provide expanded teaching without any
additional cost to ICLS students. ICLS is going to do whatever it takes to
increase the value of it's legal program. We're excited about supporting
our online programme with brick and mortar learning. What's great about
this development is that all ICLS students world wide will benefit since
similarly registered ICLS students will receive the same review materials from
any live workshops at no additional cost."