ICLS STAFF & GUEST LECTURERS
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Dr. George D. Pappas, Esq., Executive Director International Center for Legal Studies
Dr. George D. Pappas, Esq.* B.Sc. (Econ.)
Hons., LL.B. Hons., LL.M., Ph.D. (Law)
- Executive Director ICLS
- Attorney at Law
- International Protection of Human Rights
- Legal Writing and Legal Research.
- LL.B. Law Tutor since 2000
Bar Admissions: 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. (Special Subject: Monetary Economics); The University of London, International Programmes In Laws (LL.B. Hon.); Widener University School of Law (LL.M. – Master of Laws in Corporate Law & Finance) and Ph.D (Law) Birkbeck University of London
Books: the Literary and Legal Genealogy of Native American Dispossession (The Marshall Trilogy Cases 1823-1832), the Taylor & Francis Group.
Journals/Newspapers: Published in Critical Legal Thinking, 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) 2006- Present, 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 2011-Present.
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 Advisor in North America for the University of London International Programmes for all degrees since 2004.
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Ellen P. Pappas, Director of Admissions and Marketing
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.
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Alexander J. Pappas, BA (Goldsmiths), MA (King's College), University of London: Editorial Specialist & Marketing Assistant
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.
Natlie Sweeney LL.B. (HONS).: ICLS Law Tutor: Law of Trusts, Land Law and Succession
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.
Ernest Kenneth- Southworth LLB LLM Barrister- at- law (MiddleTemple 2008):
ICLS Law Tutor - Public Law, Contract & Common Law Reasoning
Ernest has extensive experience in teaching law and has taught at leading UK universities such as King’s College London and the LSE. Ernest also has significant experience as an Examiner for both LLB and LLM Programmes as well as for Professional and Regulatory Courses such as CILEX and SRA. Ernest is also an accomplished Barrister who specialises in Criminal Defence. Ernest’s approach to teaching is highly practical and focusses directly on turning knowledge into marks.
Christina Chilliah, Barister (LLB Hons.): Family Law, ICLS Tutor Manager
Christina Chelliah graduated with a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) from the University of London in 2005. She was conferred a Scholarship Award for Outstanding Performance in both Parts 1 and 2 of the LLB Finals at KemayanATC’c Convocation in 2004 and 2005, respectively, and she was also the book prize winner for Best Performance In An Individual Subject in the Law of Evidence, upon her graduation in 2005.
Ms Chelliah started her tutoring career at Brickfields Asia College for the University of London LLB Programme, the UK Transfer Degree Programme and the Cambridge A-Levels Programme in 2005, where she taught the Law of Evidence and the English Legal System. In 2007, she pursued the Malaysian Bar Examinations, the Certificate in Legal Practice (CLP) and after completing her pupillage she was called to the Malaysian Bar in 2008. She then practiced as a corporate lawyer in a leading law firm in Kuala Lumpur from 2008 to 2013 while simultaneously continuing to teach part time at Brickfields College. Her main portfolio while in legal practice comprised various corporate and commercial matters, with a primary focus in mergers and acquisitions, incorporation of companies and foundations, work permits, company secretarial and general advisory work. In addition to her successful law and teaching career, Christina also assumes the position of Malaysian Ambassador for the University of London, since 2007 to present date.
Ms Chelliah is based out of New York City.
Neil Chisholm, BA, D.Phil - ICLS Criminal Law Tutor
Neil Chisholm obtained a BA in law from the University of Cambridge in 2017. Prior to this, he received a D.Phil. in Socio-Legal Studies from the University of Oxford in 2011, and worked as a Postdoctoral Researcher at Academia Sinica from 2012-15, researching judicial reforms in East Asia. Neil has published in numerous law journals, including the American Journal of Comparative Law, Hague Journal on the Rule of Law, and Columbia Journal of Asian Law.
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.
Victoria Purtell, 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.