Letsou to Teach in Masters Program at the Sorbonne

Professor Peter V. Letsou has been selected to teach in a special masters program at the Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne throughout the month of November. Letsou will present a series of lectures on North American business law, including an introductory lecture on the evolving roles of state and federal government in corporate governance and four intensive lectures focused on federal securities regulation in the United States.

"I'm hoping to shed some light on the murky image Europeans may have of securities regulation in the U.S.," said Letsou, the Roderick and Carol Wendt Chair in Business Law and director of the Law and Business Program at Willamette. "I'm also looking forward to gaining new insight into the European Union system, since I've primarily focused on domestic business law throughout much of my career."

At the Sorbonne, Letsou will serve as one of 12 visiting international professors teaching in the LL.M. program, including others from Germany, Russia, China, Palestine and Nigeria. "I hope to bring back a broader, more global view of corporate governance to share with my students," he said of the opportunity.

"I hope Peter's visiting professorship will be the first in an ongoing exchange with the Université," said College of Law Dean Symeon C. Symeonides, who has taught law in the doctoral program at the Sorbonne for the last five years and recommended Letsou for the program. "Moving forward, I'd like to explore development of a robust exchange program for faculty and students between the Sorbonne and the College of Law."