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March 31, 2008

Professor Jay Westbrook and the Texas International Law Journal to present an April lecture series on international insolvency

Professor Jay Westbrook and the Texas International Law Journal are collaborating on a lecture series that will bring two of the world’s leading scholars on international insolvency to The University of Texas School of Law on April 3 and April 7, 2008.

“This series should provoke discussion and interest in the field of international insolvency, and allow students and faculty to interact with some of the top scholars in the field,” said Erin Murdock, managing editor of the Texas International Law Journal.

The events are free and open to the public, although reservations are requested. Lunch will be provided during the lecture. To reserve a seat and secure lunch, attendees should email at least two days before the event. Last-minute attendees are welcome to stay for the lecture, but will not receive lunch.

The first lecture in the series on Thursday, April 3, 2008, will feature Professor Ian Fletcher, the author of the leading treatise in the world on international and comparative insolvency law who will speak on “The Elusive Quest for Global Consensus on International Bankruptcy: Interim Progress Report on the Global Principles Project.” Fletcher, a professor of international commercial law at University College London since 2001, will talk in the Law School’s Sheffield Room from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

On Monday, April 7, 2008, Professor Jacob Ziegel, a member of the law faculty at the University of Toronto for many years and generally regarded as the leading commercial-law scholar in Canada, will speak on “Global Trends in Insolvency Law and the Impact on Reform in Canada.” Ziegel will make his presentation in the Sheffield Room at the Law School from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

For more information on professors Fletcher and Ziegel, go to:

Related Links:

Texas International Law Journal

Prof. Ziegel’s home page

Prof. Ian Fletcher’s home page

Lecture Series Contact: Erin Murdock, Managing Editor of the Texas International Law Journal, UT Law, 614-352-4073 (cell),

Press Contact: Kirston Fortune, Assistant Dean for Communications, (512) 471.7330 or