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November 4, 2008

UT Law partners with University of St. Gallen’s Master of Business Law program

The University of Texas School of Law is once again hosting the Energy Law and Intellectual Property Law module for the University of St. Gallen’s Master of Business Law (M.B.L.) Program this week, November 2–5, 2008. UT Law has participated in this program since 2001.

This year, thirty-eight students are enrolled and will travel to nine locations around the world including Austin, Texas, to study business and law over an eighteen-month period. The students, who are legal practitioners from numerous countries, will also study modules taught at New York University (international tax), Shanghai (law and business in China), Bern (intellectual property and international trade law), Vienna (competition law), Frankfurt (mergers and acquisitions), Vaduz (finance), and Luxemburg (procedure).

UT Law professors Tony Reese and John Dzienkowski are the Austin directors of this one-week program and will teach several classes in IP law and energy law. Dr. Dirk Buschle, legal counsel of the Vienna-based Energy Community Secretariat, the surveillance authority established under the Energy Community Treaty of 2005, will be teaching a class on European energy law.

A complete list of the program’s agenda including speakers can be viewed here:

The University of Texas and St. Gallen began this program with the efforts of then UT Law Dean Bill Powers, currently the president of The University of Texas at Austin, and MBL Executive Director Carl Baudenbacher. Judge Baudenbacher, currently the president of the EFTA Court in Luxemburg, is a frequent visiting professor at UT Law.

“We are honored to be part of this international exchange that educates over thirty-five students each year about international energy law and intellectual property,” Dzienkowski said.

Related links:

University St. Gallen Executive M.B.L.-HSG

Professor Dzienkowski

Professor Reese

Program contact:  Professor John Dzienkowski, UT Law, 512-232-1367, .

Media contact: Kirston Fortune, Assistant Dean for Communications, (512) 471.7330 or