Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Professor Kelley's International Law Work Noted

On Today's University of Arkansas Newswire, an article by Andy Albertson:

Christopher Kelley, a law professor at the University of Arkansas who recently returned from his Fulbright Fellowship in Moldova, was named vice-chair of the American Bar Association Section of International Law's International Legal Education and Specialist Certification Committee, effective Sept. 1. Kelley also became the immediate past co-chair of the ABA Section of International Law Russia/Eurasia Committee after serving for three years as a committee co-chair.

"Professor Kelley's work is consistent with the proud University of Arkansas tradition of international outreach, in the spirit of Senator Fulbright's vision," said Stacy L. Leeds, dean of the School of Law. “His leadership within the ABA and his series of digital video conferences bring remarkable opportunities for our students and faculty not only to share what the School of Law has to offer, but to build the international experience vital for success in an increasingly global law community.”

Kelley, who also was a Fulbright Scholar in Ukraine in 2005, has a role in several upcoming conferences related to international law. He will serve as conference deputy co-chair for the ABA Section of International Law's Third Annual Conference on the Resolution of CIS-Related Business Disputes to be held in Moscow, Russian Federation, on Sept. 12.

On Sept. 30, he will make a presentation on effects on transnational law practice of anti-corruption initiatives such as the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and the new U.K. anti-bribery law at the Conference on the Globalization of Law Practice sponsored by Vytautus Magnus University in Kaunas, Lithuania.

Two weeks later, Kelley will serve as the moderator for a panel on Legal Employment in a Recessionary Economy: The Needs of Employers and Prospects for Transnational Lawyers at the ABA Section of International Law fall meeting in Dublin, Ireland.

At the School of Law, Kelley will continue to teach courses this semester via digital video conferencing to law students at Taras Shevchenko National University in Kyiv, Ukraine, and at the Law Faculty of Moldova State University in Chisinau, Moldova. He also is planning to teach students at the Institute of International Relations of Moldova through digital video conferencing.

And, yes, Professor Kelley continues to teach in the LL.M. Program!  This semester he is teaching Agriculture & the Environment.  In addition to covering U.S. environmental law, he is able to weave his international perspectives and expertise into a consideration of the global sustainability issues associated with agricultural production.   He also teaches Administrative Law in the J.D. Program.  

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