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PLES 2016


Friday, July 19

7:00PM: Welcome Reception
Join your fellow PLES alumni for a welcome reception at the Hotel Torel Avantgarde with views of the Douro River.

View of Porto


Saturday, July 20

10:00AM–12:00PM: Walking Tour of Porto

12:45PM–2:00PM: Visit and Lunch at Taylor Fladgate Port
PortAt the end of the city tour, we will take a taxi boat across the river and visit Taylor Fladgate Port. Established in 1692, Taylor Fladgate is one of the oldest of the founding Port houses and is dedicated entirely to the production of Port wine. During the tour, we will learn about the history of Port wine and its production today, the Douro Valley, and the house of Taylor Fladgate.

3:00PM-5:00PM: Academic Session with Penn Law Professor Wolff
Tobias WolffJoin us for this year’s academic presentation featuring Professor of Law and Deputy Dean of Alumni Engagement and Inclusion, Tobias Barrington Wolff. Wolff writes and teaches in the fields of civil procedure and complex litigation, the conflict of laws, federal jurisdiction, and constitutional law. Wolff has served as counsel or counsel for amici curiae in many civil rights cases seeking equal treatment under law for LGBT people. He won the A. Leo Levin Award for Excellence in an Introductory Course in 2009.

6:30PM: Gala Dinner at the Palácio da Bolsa
As per annual tradition, please join us for our Gala Dinner at the historical Palácio da Bolsa. The Palácio da Bolsa, which in English translates to the Stock Exchange Palace, was built in 1842 by the Associação Comercial do Porto and is a designated World Heritage Site by UNESCO. *Business attire or black tie.*


 Inside Palacio









Sunday, July 21

10:30AM–12:00PM: Electric Vintage Tram Tour

12:30PM–2:30PM: Lunch in the City Centre

*Optional Extension Programme:*
Monday, July 22

This year the Extension Programme will be a tour up the Douro River by steam boat and a stay in a winery in the Douro Valley. The group will depart Porto at 17:00 on Monday and return to Porto on Wednesday. More details coming soon.

Douro River