Regular readers of this blog are aware that in addition to being interested in law career matters, I am also heavily involved in teaching and researching on international trade matters. It is my strongly held belief that the practice of law is becoming increasingly globalized, and that today's law graduates need to appreciate how international legal issues can affect all domestic practitioners, no matter what their law practice focuses on.
I started Mississippi College School of Law's International Speakers Series for that very reason. Through the series we have hosted visits to the law school by a variety of people, including U.S. Senator Thad Cochran, USAID lawyer Donna Wright, and former UK Solicitor General and Attorney General Sir Nicholas Lyell.
On April 3, 2007, we will host a visit to the law school by international trade lawyer Eugene Theroux. Theroux, who practices with the law firm of Baker & McKenzie, will discuss how globalization is changing the practice of law, and why international trade and international law really do matter for all of us. He is an acknowledged expert on Chinese, Russian and Indian law, and he opened the first western law offices in the People's Republic of China and the Soviet Union. In other words, he has had a storied career. He is a frequent lecturer on international law matters in both the U.S. and abroad, and we are looking forward to his visit.
This event is open to the public, so if you are in the vicinity of Jackson, Mississippi and are interested in attending, please do so. The event will take place in Room 251 of the law school from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Information the law school is available here; directions are available here.