The lifetime achievement award honors the memory of Ms. Barbara S. Williams, a former board member of the Customs and International Trade Bar Association and the former Attorney in Charge of the International Trade Field Office of the U.S. Department of Justice. During her tenure, Ms. Williams served the United States with great distinction, integrity, and honor, defending the interests of the government while heeding the legitimate concerns of its citizens seeking redress. She was admired for her dedication, work ethic, generosity, and candor. Ms. Williams was an active member of the Advisory Committee for the U.S. Court of International Trade, was the first U.S. government Board Member of the Customs and International Trade Bar Association, and served as the first law clerk to the Hon. Richard W. Goldberg of the U.S. Court of International Trade. Ms. Williams’ career exemplifies the ideals of this award.
The Customs and International Trade Bar Association (CITBA) and partner law schools sponsor an annual writing competition to encourage law students who are interested in careers in customs and international trade law. The competition honors the memory of Andrew Vance, past president of CITBA and a distinguished practitioner and public servant. To get additional information regarding the requirements of the competition, please click
The Customs and international Trade Bar Association (CITBA) is honored to announce the three recipients of its Summer Fellowship Awards. The Summer Fellowship Awards program is a new program cosponsored by the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee of CITBA and the International Economic Law Interest Group of the American Society of International Law (ASIL). The fellowships provide financial support for law students from underrepresented groups to enable them to acquire summer work experience practicing international trade and economic law with a government agency, public interest organization, or international organization. This year's inaugural winners are Cheyenne Kleinberg of the Michigan Law, Julio Ruiz-Gomez of Fordham Law, and William White of Brooklyn Law. Congratulations to all three winners! We look forward to welcoming these students to the field. Kleinberg will intern with CIT Judge Katzmann, White with CIT Judge Kelly, and Ruiz-Gomez with the DOJ International Trade Field Office in New York. See CITBA/ASIL Summer Fellowship Program for more information the link to the application.