I should post to this blog more often, I really should. Interesting things happen here virtually every day, but I often feel that I need to post something LONG, and time being what it is, there is rarely time to post something LONG. So this will be quick.
Today I read that the New Orleans law firm of Jones Walker is opening a New York office. This might not sound like that big a deal, but it is unusual for an old-line New Orleans firm to do something like this. There are, in fact, New Orleans offices of New York firms (e.g., Proskauer), but Jones Walker may well be the first New Orleans firm with a New York presence.
Completely unrelated, but neverthess very interesting, I learned recently from Professor Joerg Fedtke (co-director of our Eason Weinmann Center for International and Comparative Law) of a new weekly lecture series being planned for the coming academic year. The overall title of the series is US Law in Context: Comparative and International Perspectives, and here is Professor Fedtke's description of the program:
This series of lectures gives students first insights to the practical relevance of comparative and international law in today's globalized legal world. Instructors from the ranks of the Faculty each dedicate a class to present and discuss their particular area of interest. Topical issues drawn from contemporary legal, political, and economic debates form the backdrop of each event. A very short text, case, news item, or statute will be distributed to introduce the theme and facilitate discussion.
The weekly topics include International Environmental Law, Law and Development, International Organizations, European Union, Employment Discrimination, and many more. I am tempted to list them all.