Leading authority Professor Robert E. Lutz to speak on the practice of law across borders

Ontario, Calif., October 7, 2009 – Professor Robert E. Lutz will address students, faculty and the local law community at University of La Verne College of Law on Oct. 22, 2009 from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.  He is the second speaker in the school’s Global Law Colloquium series.

Lutz’s lecture, “Providing Globalized Legal Services: Challenges for the Legal Profession, Regulators and Educators,” will address questions on the reform of the rules of professional ethics to respond to the needs of clients in the global marketplace.

“The globalization of law practice is a pervasive phenomenon and to have Robert Lutz, a distinguished lawyer and legal educator, come to La Verne Law to discuss issues about this complex and sometimes controversial topic is an honor and privilege,” said Dean Allen K. Easley. “We are looking forward to his perspective on how to responsibly represent clients when their activities take them across borders.”

Lutz is a Professor of Law at Southwestern Law School, Los Angeles. He serves on the U.S. State Department Advisory Committee on International Law and the NAFTA Advisory Committee on Private Commercial Dispute Resolution. He chaired the international law sections of the American Bar Association, Association of American Law Schools and the Los Angeles County Bar Association and was co-founder of the California State Bar Section of International Law.

He has also served on arbitration panels under NAFTA and the U.S.-Canada Free Trade Agreement and was founding chair of the Center for International Commercial Arbitration. 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.

The series is set to become a permanent part of La Verne Law’s program of legal education. The Colloquium facilitator is Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Professor of Law, John Linarelli.

“The aim for the series is to provide a forum for continued conversation of some of the pressing legal problems of our age. Globalization affects almost everything we do in our lives.” Linarelli said. “We want to bring our own students and faculty to the conversation, but we also want the surrounding legal and academic communities to participate in the conversation.”

For more information about the event, visit http://law.laverne.edu/global-law-colloquium. To RSVP for the event email lawrsvp@laverne.edu or call (909) 460-2018.

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About the University of La Verne College of Law
Located in Ontario, Calif., the University of La Verne College of Law serves over 4 million people as the only ABA-approved law school in Inland Southern California and an additional 2.2 million people in San Gabriel Valley and Eastern Los Angeles County. For more information about the College of Law, please call (909) 460-2001 or visit the Web at http://law.laverne.edu.

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