Law Lecture at Willamette March 18

The Willamette University College of Law Eighth Annual Speaker Series presents Leonel Pereznieto Castro, professor, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico and member of the Mexico City Bar.

He will discuss "The Influence of U.S. Law in Mexico as a Result of NAFTA" on Tuesday, March 18, at 3 p.m. in Collins Legal Center, John C. Paulus Great Hall, College of Law.

The lecture is free and open to the public.

Castro is a member of the Mexican Bar Association; Consulting Commission on Private International Law of the Ministry of Foreign Relations; international arbitrator at the American Arbitration Association; member of the Mexican Arbitral Commission Section of the International Chamber of Commerce; member of the London Court of International Arbitrators and member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators; former president of the Mexican Academy of Private and Comparative Law; former president of the Texas-Mexico Bar Association and former commissioner of the Mexican Antitrust Commission.

His areas of practice include international, foreign investment, antitrust, international arbitration and government procurement law.

He obtained his law degree from the Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, his master's degrees from Escuela Nacional de Administración Publica, Spain, and from the Institut International d'Administration Publique, France, and his doctorate from Paris University.

He is a professor of private international law at U.N.A.M.; professor of antitrust law at the Instituto Tecnologico Autónomo de Mexico; and lecturer on arbitration at the Escuela Libre de Derecho.