Professional Development

Visiting Professorships in Eastern Europe

The Center for International Legal Studies, in cooperation with law faculties in Eastern Europe and the former republics of the Soviet Union, will offer short-term appointments to as many as 100 senior lawyers from Common Law countries in spring and autumn 2017.

A “senior lawyer” has accumulated at least 15 years of significant practice experience in the area in which he or she proposes to lecture. The term of teaching may be from two to six weeks and the length of appointment and dates of teaching are subject to negotiation between the appointee and the host university. The subject areas are not limited, but there is special interest in corporate and business law, intellectual property, litigation, arbitration, and criminal procedure. The purpose of the seminars will be to introduce particular areas of Common Law legal systems to the law students and the junior faculty of the host university. These faculty appointments are not remunerated, and the appointee is responsible for his or her travel. The host university will assist with lodging. A one-week orientation seminar in Salzburg, Austria, is mandatory prior to assumption of the appointment. Pre-appointment interviews are mandatory and will be conducted via Skype video conference.
LL.M. in Transnational Commercial Practice

Center for International Legal Studies / Lazarski University / Eötvös Loránd University / Boston University School of Law

Budapest 12 – 25 March 2017 / Warsaw 26 March – 8 April 2017

The Central European locations (Budapest and Warsaw) and the session format of two weeks each provide a great advantage to those who cannot take a year away from their work, particularly active practitioners, to those who cannot afford the time or cost of a year in the United States, and/or to those may have difficulty obtaining a visa to study in the United States. The program is designed to bring experienced lawyers together with expert faculty members, and the seminar structure lends itself to active exchange among the participants. Twenty-one lawyers from 12 countries participated in the most recent two-week LL.M. session.