Bocconi seminar4.11.18 — In Milan, Italy, Professor Margaret Woo today launches a series of lectures under the auspices of her award as a Fulbright Specialist for spring 2018. At the University of Florence, Woo, a leading expert on the Anglo-American legal system and the Chinese socialist legal system, is presenting a series of comparative law seminars that address the changing landscape of international cooperation over the past year, including BREXIT, multi-lateral treaties and ongoing political developments in the US and Europe that, as a whole, suggest further withdrawals from international law institutions, comparative law projects and multi-lateral institutions may be imminent. The lecture today will address “Comparative Law in a Time of Nativism.” Following Woo’s speech, professors Elisa Bertolini and Graziella Romeo, both of Bocconi University, will participate in a discussion with Woo.

The series will continue with lectures on “The Rule of Law in Authoritarian Regimes: The Case of China;” “The Rule of Law in Liberal Democracies: The Trump Presidency; and "Class Actions: Litigating for Social Change.” Woo will deliver similar lectures at the University of Bologna.

The Fulbright Specialist Program, part of the larger Fulbright Program, was established in 2001 by the US Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. The program pairs highly qualified US academics and professionals with host institutions abroad to share their expertise, strengthen institutional linkages, hone their skills, gain international experienc, and learn about other cultures while building capacity at their overseas host institutions. Specialists, who represent a wide range of professional and academic disciplines, are competitively selected to join the Fulbright Specialist Roster based on their knowledge, skill sets and ability to make a significant contribution to projects overseas.

Photo cutline: Professor Margaet Woo (right) with Professor Remo Caponi (standing), a comparative civil procedure expert on the faculty of the University of Florence who is organizing Woo’s visit, and students and faculty attending the lecture.

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