Media advisory – Interview and photo opportunity

International leaders in legal education to launch groundbreaking Transnational Law Program at WUSTL on Feb. 26

WHAT: A roundtable discussion on transnational law titled “Globalization of Law and the Future of Legal Education.” A new U.S./European combined degree offering, the Transnational Law Program is a cooperative initiative among Washington University School of Law, Utrecht University in The Netherlands, Catholic University of Portugal, Queens University Belfast and the University of Trento in Italy.

PHOTO OP: Ceremonial signing of the partnership documents by leaders from WUSTL and European partner universities.

WHO: Representatives from the School of Law and European Universities.

Kent Syverud, dean of the School of Law, will moderate the roundtable discussion. Panelists include:

Adriaan Dorresteijn – Utrecht University Law School
Dorsey D. Ellis, Jr. – Washington University School of Law
Roberto Toniatti – University of Trento Faculty of Law
Hans van Himbergen – University College Utrecht
Gordon Anthony – Queens University Belfast

WHEN: Noon-1 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26
The signing is scheduled to take place after the roundtable discussion

WHERE: Bryan Cave Moot Courtroom in Anheuser-Busch Hall

WHY: “We are excited to offer this unique new program that will benefit both our students and faculty, and students and faculty at our partner schools,” says Michael Peil, executive director of the Whitney R. Harris World Law Institute. “The integrated aspect of the curriculum makes it unlike any other offering at our peer institutions. Both our American and European graduates will be prepared for rewarding professional lives in an increasingly globalized world.”

For more information about the Transnational Law Program visit:

Please contact Jessica Martin at 935-5251 or 302-2844 if you will be covering this event.