Distinguished International and Comparative Law Scholars to Meet at Willamette

SALEM - For three days in October, more than 100 distinguished international and comparative law experts will converge upon the Truman Wesley Collins Legal Center of Willamette University College of Law for the 50th anniversary meeting of the American Society of Comparative Law.

The American Society of Comparative Law was founded in 1951 for the purpose of "promoting the study, understanding, research, and writing on foreign and comparative law in the United States." Today, the Society is a thriving organization of almost 100 institutional sponsor members, including the leading law schools in the United States. Among the Society's many activities is the publication of the American Journal of Comparative Law, one of the top journals in the world. Three of the Society's five officers are Willamette University College of Law professors: Symeon C. Symeonides, Dean of the College of Law, (secretary since 1994); Thomas B. Stoel Professor of Law James A. R. Nafziger (treasurer since 1997); and Professor David S. Clark (vice president since 1998), who will join the Willamette faculty this spring as the first incumbent of the Maynard and Bertha Wilson Endowed Professorship.

On Friday, October 5, the meeting of the Society will include a full-day symposium entitled, "Comparative Dispute Resolution: A New Look." Presenters will include renowned international faculty from the London School of Economics, the Austrian Academy of Sciences, and the Mexican Comparative Law Academy, as well as prominent faculty from Harvard, Berkeley, USC, Washington, Rutgers, St. Louis, Connecticut, NYU, and Stanford law schools.

The October 5 symposium is free and open to the public. Seating is limited. To make a reservation, or for more information, contact Diane Lohof, Special Programs, 503.370.6877 or e-mail.