ALBANY, N.Y. (December 22, 2017) – Principal James T. Towne, Jr. recently completed a two-week teaching assignment at the Univerzita Pardubice in the Czech Republic at the request of the Center for International Legal Studies headquartered in Salzburg, Austria.
The Center for International Legal Studies (“CILS”) is a non-profit law research, training, and teaching institute, established and operating as a public interest society. Its essential purpose is to promote and disseminate knowledge among members of the international legal community. The purpose of its seminars is to introduce particular areas of Common Law legal systems to the law students and junior faculty of the host university.
As a Senior Visiting Professor at Univerzita Pardubice, Jim’s instruction was based on United States corporate, commercial and contract laws and issues. The seminars focused on a concentration of New York and Vermont law, and compared relevant legal practices in the Czech Republic as well as with those of the European Union.
CILS, in cooperation with law faculties in Eastern Europe and the former republics of the Soviet Union, offers short-term appointments at dozens of universities throughout Eastern Europe and Russia, as well as China. After obtaining the required teaching training, assignments can be in such diverse countries as the Czech Republic, Albania, Kazakhstan, Hungary, Ukraine, Romania, Serbia, Lithuania and Poland, among others.
If anyone has an interest in discussing the experience or would like to pursue an appointment as a visiting CILS professor, please feel free to contact Jim at (518) 608-8522.