Distinguished Law Scholars Gather at Willamette

More than 100 distinguished international and comparative law experts will gather at the Truman Wesley Collins Legal Center of Willamette University College of Law in Salem, Ore., Oct. 5-6, for the 50th anniversary meeting of the American Society of Comparative Law.

Presenters will include prominent international faculty from the London School of Economics, the Austrian Academy of Sciences, the Mexican Comparative Law Academy as well as distinguished faculty from Harvard, Berkley, the University of Southern California, Washington, Rutgers, St. Louis, Connecticut, New York University and Stanford law schools.

The Friday, Oct. 5, all-day symposium, which begins at 8:30 a.m. at the Willamette University College of Law, room 201, is free and open to the public. Seating is limited. To make a reservation or for more information, call Diane Lohof at 503-370-6877 or

The American Society of Comparative Law was founded in 1951 for the purpose of "promoting the study, understanding, research and writing on foreign and comparative law in the United States." Three of the Society's five officers are Willamette University College of Law professors. They include Symeon C. Symeonides, dean of the College of Law; James A. R. Nafziger, Thomas B. Stoel professor of law; and Professor David S. Clark, who will join the Willamette faculty next spring as the first holder of the Maynard and Bertha Wilson Endowed Professorship.