Dean Symeonides Elected to High Offices

Dean Symeon C. Symeonides was elected to two new international law association positions during the summer of 2006.

At a meeting held in Utrecht, the Netherlands, Symeonides was elected vice president of the International Association of Legal Science (IALS). Seated in Paris, the IALS was founded in 1950 under the auspices of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization to promote the knowledge of foreign laws and the development of legal science around the world. Fifty-one countries and 11 international organizations are active members of the IALS.

Symeonides also was elected president of the American Society of Comparative Law (ASCL), the premier international comparative law organization. The ASCL comprises more than 100 American and foreign law schools. It was founded in 1951 in Washington, D.C., to promote the comparative study of law and the understanding of foreign legal systems and private international law.