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William Butler Lecture
 
Russia and the WTO System: Law, Regionalism, Politics
Keynote Lecture by Prof. William E. Butler (Penn State School of Law)

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Friday, September 27, 2013
12:00 (noon) – University of Memphis, School of Law
Historic Courtroom 

William Elliott Butler, the John Edward Fowler Distinguished Professor of Law and International Affairs, Dickinson School of Law, Pennsylvania State University (2005-).  He is a pre-eminent authority on the legal systems of Russia, other members of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), and Mongolia.  He is also extensively involved in the fields of public and private international law. 

Professor Butler is the author, co-author, editor, or translator of more than 120 books on Soviet, Russian, Ukrainian and other Commonwealth of Independent States legal systems. He was the founding editor of Russian Law (2004-2009), published by the Russian Academy of Legal Sciences, and is the editor of the East European and Russian Yearbook of International and Comparative Law, published by The Vinogradoff Institute, and is the co-editor of The Journal of Comparative Law (London). Professor Butler is a Foreign Member of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine and the National Academy of Legal Sciences of Ukraine. He has been awarded the LL.D. honoris causa by the Kyiv University of Law attached to the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine and the Medal “For Loyalty to Law” by the Supreme Court of Ukraine. He is serving a fourth term as a member of the Russian International Commercial Arbitration Court and first terms of the International Commercial Arbitration Court of Ukraine and International Commercial Arbitrage of the Republic Kazakhstan.
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