September 12, 2011
Tulane Law School is proud to welcome renowned comparative law expert Professor Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Hein Kötz, M.C.L., F.B.A as the 2011-12 Eason-Weinmann lecturer. Professor Kötz will lecture on “Contract Law in Europe and the United States - Legal Unification in the Civil Law and the Common Law,” Tuesday, September 13, 2011, at 5 p.m. in room 110 of John Giffen Weinmann Hall (6329 Freret Street).
The Eason-Weinmann Lecture is funded by the Eason Weinmann Center for International and Comparative Law, established in 1981 through the generosity of Virginia Eason Weinmann and John Giffen Weinmann, a distinguished Tulane Law School graduate (L’52). Ambassador Weinmann is the former Chair of Tulane’s Board of Administrators. Weinmann Hall, home to Tulane Law School, carries his name. The Center is co-directed by Professor Vernon Valentine Palmer and Professor Dr. Jörg Fedtke. It funds a host of visitors and other events in the area of foreign and comparative law each year.
Professor Kötz is one of Germany’s most senior figures in comparative law and widely known as author of Zweigert/Kötz, Introduction to Comparative Law (Oxford University Press, 3d 1998). The book, found in libraries across the globe, has been translated into many languages including Italian, Japanese, Russian, and Chinese.
Professor Kötz has held Chairs in Konstanz and Hamburg, served as Founding President of Bucerius Law School, and was for many years Director of the Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law in Hamburg. He also has served on the Advisory Board of the German Society of Comparative Law (Gesellschaft für Rechtsvergleichung) and was Vice President of the German Research Foundation (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft). He was awarded the Cross of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany (Bundesverdienstkreuz) in 2006.
Professor Kötz has published widely on the law of obligations and comparative methodology. He has frequently taught abroad and has held visiting positions at, inter alia, Michigan, Chicago, Tel Aviv, Uppsala, Cambridge and Oxford.
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2011, 5:00 P.M.
TULANE UNIVERSITY LAW SCHOOL
JOHN GIFFEN WEINMANN HALL • ROOM 110
This event is free and open to the public. A reception will follow in the Berkett Multipurpose Room.