January 17, 2005
Professor Sir Basil Markesinis will deliver a lecture on international comparative law entitled “The Judge as Comparatist” at Tulane University Law School on Tuesday, March 1st, 2005 at 5:00 p.m. in room 110. Professor Sir Markesinis was recently knighted by Queen Elizabeth II and has received high decorations for his work on European law and integration from the Presidents of France, Germany, Greece, and Italy.
He is an honorary Queen’s Counsel and holds doctorates or honorary doctorates from Athens, Cambridge, Ghent, Munich, Oxford, and Paris I (Panthéon-Sorbonne). After holding successively the Chairs of European Law and then Comparative Law at the University of Oxford, he moved to University College London to the Chair of Common and Civil Law, which he holds simultaneously with the Jamail Regents Chair at the University of Texas at Austin. He has authored or co-authored twenty-seven books and over one hundred and twenty legal articles, which have been published in leading law journals throughout the world.
Professor Sir Basil Markesinis’ lecture is sponsored by the Eason Weinmann Center for International and Comparative Law. The Center was established in 1981 through the generosity of Virginia Eason Weinmann and Ambassador John Giffen Weinmann, a distinguished Tulane Law School graduate. For more information, contact Tulane Law School at 504-865-5920.