Julius Kaplan

Julius Kaplan

1. Vital Statistics

Born: August 3, 1934, Washington, D.C.

2. Education

College: Wesleyan University, Middletown, Connecticut /BA with Distinction 1959
Law School: University of Chicago Law School, Chicago, Illinois/JD with Membership on the Law Review 1959
Graduate Law School: University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois/Master of Comparative Law 1962
Grenoble University, Grenoble, France/ Moniteur in Comparative Law 1961-1962

Internship: European Common Market (Now: European Union), Brussels, Belgium, worked on the Treaty of Rome, 1992

3. Professional Career

Office of the General Counsel, Agency for International Development, Department of State 1962-65
Senior Parner, Messrs. Kaplan Russin and Vecchi, Attornies at Law (Law Offices in Washington, D.C., Bangkok, Saigon, Santo Domingo (DR), Beirut, Bogota, NY, San Francisco
Represented the State of Israel, the Islamic Republic if Iran, the Islamic Republic of Pakistan (all 3 at same time for over 23 years); won 2 cases in the Supreme Court of the United States (for India and Argentina); created Free Trade Agreement between the US and Israel; Who’s Who in America; Counsel for Pat Robertson (when he was seeking Republican Nomination for the Presidency of the United States, et al

4. Membership

Cosmos Club (1983 – present)
The Explorers Club (2000 – present)
The Philosophical Society Washington (2005- present)

5. Activities

Author: “Secrets and Suspense: International Law Stories”(Conclusion devoted to TEC) 2017 (First edition sold out)
The Explorers Club: Vice Chair, Chair of the Explorers Club; Chairman, ECWG Fundraiser at the Portuguese Ambassador’s Residence (Raised over $42,000 for ECWG Student Grant Program) 2009; Chairman/Co-Chair LTAD 2013 (Raised in aggregate over $80,000 – highest ever for a LTAD.)

6. Explorations (semi-annually from 1999 to 2014) (Including but not limited to:)

A climb of the live volcanos of Kamchatka, Siberia, Russia
Climbing high sand dunes in Gobi Desert, Mongolia
Climbing Himilayas from Darjeeling to Sandajphu, India (Where at 5:15 AM one can see 4 of the 5 highest peeks in the world)
TEC sponsored exploration of the Amazon, Peru
Climbing mountains of Lalibela, Ethiopia (to see tops of buried churches)
Searched for rare orchids in Papua New Guinea and Borneo