Symeonides to Advise the European Parliament

The influence of Willamette University College of Law extends even across the Great Pond. The Parliament of the European Union (EU) has invited Dean Symeon Symeonides to advise the drafters of an important new proposed EU tort law. When enacted, the law will determine how EU countries resolve disputes arising from cross-border torts and other torts that involve more than one country. It will be binding on all 25 member countries of the European Union. Parliament is scheduled to debate the proposed law in May 2004.

Symeonides, an internationally recognized expert in this area of the law, has published numerous books and articles on international law. He is the only non-European to be invited to advise Parliament on the new law. He will travel to Brussels during spring break for a series of meetings with members of Parliament and other EU officials.