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Jeff Aiken

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CILS Benefactors Inc.
July 24, 2009

I can honestly say that my participation in the CILS senior visiting professor program has been one of the most gratifying experiences of my 37+ year legal career. The training provided by CILS was just what was needed to prepare me for my teaching assignment in Budapest. The faculty and students at the Gaspar Karoli Portestant University Law School were simply fantastic -- such that I'm returning again this fall. I endorse the CILS programs such as this, as well as its other educational programs (one of which I attended in Salzburg roughly 8 years ago), as valuable additions to any practitioner's personal and professional growth and development. Jeff Aiken, Milwaukee, WI, USA

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The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

The CILS staff are extremely accommodating and supportive in all respects -- a real pleasure to work with.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

If CILS had tons of money, it could broaden its reach even more by reducing the senior visiting professor training expense and thereby enticing more US lawyers to volunteer their time.

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My experience would have been better if I had done it before so I couild have tailored my presentation to elicit more student participation.

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The biggest challenges facing CILS are in obtaining program participants who are willing to part with valuable time.

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In conclusion, CILS is in my opinion one of the most effective organizations I've encountered in sharing with former Eastern Block countries the values and character of our country.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

MY ROLE:
Volunteer & I taught law students in Budapest who participated in a two week lecture series on US business law.