For Immediate Release

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Shari Ireton
University of Washington School of Law
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2010-03-02

Cobb Appointed Visiting Professor French Law School

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UW School of Law faculty member Tom Cobb has been appointed as a visiting professor at the Edouard Lambert Comparative Law Institute at the Université Jean Moulin Lyon 3 Faculty of Law, France. As a visiting professor, Cobb will teach a three week course on "U.S. Evidence Law and the Jury" through the end of March.

The Edouard Lambert Institute of Comparative Law, founded in Lyon in 1920, is named after its founder. Edouard Lambert, a pioneer in the field, has set a model that has been imitated in many parts of the world. The Lyon Institute was indeed the first university institute entirely devoted to the study of foreign legal systems and their comparison. The Edouard Lambert Institute of Comparative Law participates in in many innovative educational initiatives. It is part of the Université Jean Moulin Lyon 3 Faculty of Law.

Before joining UW law school faculty in 2004, Cobb clerked for Justice Susan M. Leeson at the Oregon Supreme Court and was an Assistant Attorney General in the Appellate Division at the Oregon Department of Justice. He has taught and studied in Colmar, France under an IIE-Fulbright Grant. Cobb received a University of Chicago Fellowship to study literature and art history and concentrated his studies on rhetoric and visual culture, earning an M.A. in comparative literature.