For Immediate Release

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Shari Ireton
University of Washington School of Law
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2010-02-17

Lecture Series Looks at "Law Through Global Eyes"

The next installment of the "Law Through Global Eyes Lecture Series" will be given by Visiting Professor Theo Bodewig of Humboldt University, Berlin. Bodewig will discuss the origins and implications of the Treaty of Lisbon on the EU on Tuesday, March 2, 12:30-1:20 PM, Room 119 of William H. Gates Hall.

The Treaty of Lisbon, which took effect in December 2009, amends the Treaty on European Union and the Treaty establishing the European Community, with a view to enhancing the efficiency and democratic legitimacy of the Union and to improving the coherence of its action. The Treaty also made the EU's human rights charter, the Charter of Fundamental Rights, legally binding.

Bodewig is a Professor of Law at Humboldt University of Berlin Law School. He previously served as a Professor at the University of Munich Law School and as a Senior Research Fellow and Department Head at the Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Patent, Copyright and Competition Law. He is widely published in the areas of Industrial Property Law and Copyright Law, Antitrust Law, the Law of the European Union and Comparative US-Law. Bodewig is currently a Visiting Professor at the UW School of Law, and also held visiting appointments at Santa Clara, Tulane, John Marshall, Duke and Stanford Law Schools.

The "Law Through Global Eyes Lecture Series" is a series of lunchtime discussions on such topics as economic development and law reform by comparative law scholars that is coordinated by the Asian Law Center.