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"A Semester in Florence, Italy at the European University Institute (EUI)" with Dennis Patterson, Professor of Legal Theory and Legal Philosophy, and Professor Petros Mavroidis

Start/End Thursday, September 19, 2013 12:10 PM EDT -- 01:10 PM EDT
Location Name WJ600

Please join Professors Patterson and Mavroidis, and the Office of International Programs for a brief overview and Q&A session on the opportunities available to CLS students through a semester abroad program at the European University Institute (EUI) in Florence, Italy.

Professor Petros Mavroidis of both Columbia Law School and EUI will join us, and lunch will be served.

Please RSVP to jnasra@law.columbia.edu if you plan to attend.


Among other benefits, EUI offers a world-class faculty working on diverse projects of interest to American law students (e.g., transnational law, WTO, human rights and EU law); active speaker engagements through the Schuman Center and the Max Weber program; and a focus on integrating students academically and into the cultural life of Florence.

Dennis Patterson earned a PhD in philosophy and a J.D in law from the University of Buffalo. He has published many books and articles in  jurisprudence, philosophy, trade law as well as law and neuroscience. On leave from Rutgers University in New Jersey, USA, he supervises PhD  theses in legal philosophy, EU law, sovereign debt and transnational legal theory. His forthcoming book, Minds, Brains and Law (OUP, 2013) (with  Michael Pardo) will be the first full-length treatment of the philosophical issues in law and neuroscience. His fields of research include Jurisprudence, Wittgenstein, Philosophy of Language, Transnational Legal Theory, and Law and Neuroscience.