Thursday, October 22nd, 6:30-8:00 PM:

Robert E. Lutz, Professor of Law
Southwestern Law School, Los Angeles

“Providing Globalized Legal Services: Challenges for the Legal Profession, Regulators and Educators”

As Chair of the ABA’s International Trade in Legal Services Task Forces (ITILS) for three years, Robert E. Lutz led the U.S. legal profession’s efforts to liberalize access of U.S. lawyers to the practice of law in other countries and to give foreign lawyers access to the practice of law in the United States. He has chaired the International Law Sections of the American Bar Association, the Association of American Law Schools, and the Los Angeles County Bar Association. He was co-founder of the California State Bar Section of International Law.

Professor Lutz serves on the State Department Advisory Committee on International Law and on the NAFTA Advisory Committee on Private Commercial Dispute Resolution. An experienced international arbitrator, he has also served on NAFTA and US-Canada Free Trade Agreement arbitration panels. He is the author or editor of several books and many book chapters and articles on international law, and has served as Editor-in-Chief of The International Lawyer, the ABA Section of International Law flagship publication, and as a member of the editorial advisory boards of close to a dozen international law journals.

Lutz began his legal career as a judicial clerk to Chief Judge Edward Schwartz of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California, and practiced law with Pillsbury, Madison & Sutro and as Deputy Regional Counsel for the Federal Energy Regulatory Administration.