Business Law, Labor and Employment, International Law and Practice, COVID-19

International Law Fall Symposium: Understanding, Developing and Implementing HBCU Globalization


The TBA International Law Section is proud to launch the HBCU Globalization Symposium, being held virtually October 13, 2020. The Symposium will bring together faculty, administrators, and practitioners from Nashville area HBCUs, and private practice law firms to explore how global programs — such as education outreach, medical research, and other types of international business engagement — can be leveraged to understand, develop, and implement HBCU globalization, and in turn spun economic growth both locally, and nationally in the United States.

This Symposium is a unique space, learn about best practices, and chart a path to increase capacity for internationalization and to create equitable access to the benefits of international research outreach, and economic growth.

HBCUs are an American asset, and the role of HBCUs in innovation and competitiveness is both historical, and essential. This will be a five-hour Symposium on HBCUs, the United States, and the global market, thereby exploring the areas of business, finance, health, and other essential factors in understanding, developing, and implementing globalization efforts benefiting employment, and culture development.

Topics and Speakers to include:

Vaccines and Antivirals for COVID-19:
Implications for Underserved Communities
Donald J. Alcendor, Ph.D.
Meharry Medical College

Virtual support of International Students Scholar Services (ISSS) and International Education (IE) Innovations for COVID – 19
Mark Gunter, Tennessee State University
Mark Binkley, Tennessee State University

International Student Employment and US Workforce Culture amid COVID
Duwon S. Clark, Fisk University
Latreace Wells, Fisk University

Research & Innovation—National & International
Anil Shanker, Ph.D.
Meharry Medical College

Introduction to Building and Enforcing a Global Patent Portfolio
Stephen Kabakoff, Miller & Martin
Pharan Evans, Miller & Martin

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This program will utilize Zoom Webinar. Attendees will be able to ask questions through the chat feature. The email associated with your TBA account will be the email that receives the link to join the Zoom meeting invitation. Since this is a live, virtual program, the webcast will begin promptly at 9 a.m. CT/10 a.m. ET on Tuesday, October 13

*Note: You must register before 3 p.m. CT on Monday, Oct. 12 to receive the Zoom email invitation.


This course is no longer available for purchase.

Course Information October 13, 2020
  • Schedule: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Location: Live Virtual Event, TN
  • Section Member Discount
  • Flexible to your schedule
  • All 2020 CLEs can be taken online
Course Credits Dual Credits: 0.00
General Credits: 5.00
Total Credits: 5

This program will be filed for Tennessee CLE credit. Please contact TBA for Georgia, Mississippi and Alabama credit.

Course Agenda

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