University of Pittsburgh

Professors Brand and Flechtner teach in Second Annual Institute in Commercial Law and Dispute Resolution

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August 11, 2011

Professors Ronald Brand and Harry Flechtner taught in the 2011 Institute in Commercial Law and Dispute Resolution in Zagreb and Zadar, Croatia, in July.  This is the second year for the unique summer program operated as a joint venture of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, the University of Zagreb Faculty of Law, and the Touro Law Center.  Students received an overview of international business transactions, a week of instruction in substantive international commercial law, and a week of coverage of international commercial arbitration.  They then prepared and presented written and oral submissions in an arbitration setting.  This year, Brand provided part of the IBT coverage, and Flechtner provided the coverage of the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods.  One-third of the students were from law schools outside the United States, providing a strong element of diversity in the classroom, which included instruction by eight professors from four different law schools.

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