Law Professor to Serve as Panelist on United Nations Law-Making and Standard Setting
Washington and Lee University School of Law Professor and former Dean, Rick Kirgis, will serve as a panelist for a session on United Nations Law-Making and Standard Setting, as part of the larger program Global Issues Facing the United Nations on June 7 - 18, 2004 at the Columbia University Law School.
The program is co-sponsored by the United Nations Institute for Training and Research and by the Columbia University Law School. Kirgis' topic is "Law-Making by Four Specialized Agencies of the United Nations: the International Maritime Organization, the International Civil Aviation Organization, the International Labor Organization and the World Health Organization."
Kirgis, the Law Alumni Association Professor of Law, earned his B.A. from Yale University and J.D. from University of California (Berkeley) graduating Order of the Coif. At UC-Berkeley he served as Assistant Notes and Comments Editor for the California Law Review. He was admitted to practice in Colorado and Virginia and served as judge advocate, U.S. Air Force, 1961-64. He then went on to work for Covington & Burling, Washington, D.C. before entering academia. He has taught at the University of Colorado, U.C.L.A., the University of Michigan, Cornell, the University of Virginia, the University of Georgia, and Hastings. At Washington and Lee he has served as Director of the Lewis Law Center, Dean and Professor. He teaches Contracts, International Law, Conflict of Laws, and Foreign Relations Law.
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