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Penn Law Welcomes Spring 2014 Bok Visiting International Professors

December 09, 2013

Emanuele Conte (01/28/14 - 02/20/14)

Bok Course: The Role of Societies in Shaping Institutions in Western Legal Culture

Emanuele Conte is a Professor of Legal History at Roma Tre and Director of its Department of Legal History and Theory.  Conte‚Äôs research focuses primarily on medieval and early modern legal history and on the relationship between history and law in the 19th and 20th century. He has written widely in Italian, English and French, and has given papers and lectures internationally. Professor Conte graduated cum laude in 1983 from the University La Sapienza of Rome, and received his Ph.D. in Medieval Legal History at the University of Milan.  Professor Conte serves as a member of the board of direction of the Rivista Internazionale di Diritto Comune, the board of editors of the e-review Forum Historiae Iuris (Berlin), and is a member of the scientific board of the Ecole Normale Superieure Lettres et Sciences Humaines, Lyon. Professor Conte played a key role in the Spring 2010 Global Research Seminar on Comparative Corporate Governance in Europe and the United States. David Skeel will serve as his faculty host.


Sir Roy Goode (03/17/14 - 04/07/14)

Bok Course: Policies and Problems of Transnational Commercial Law

Sir Roy Goode is Emeritus Professor of Law at Oxford and one of the leading scholars of commercial law in the world. He was knighted in 2000 for his contributions to commercial law, law reform, and legal academia. During his time at the University of London, Goode founded the Centre for Commercial Law Studies at Queen Mary. Goode is a former member of the Crowther Committee on Consumer Credit, the Monopolies and Mergers Commission and the DTI Advisory Committee on Arbitration. He chaired the Pension Law Review Committee, which was set up following the Maxwell scandal, and which led to the Pensions Act of 1995. He was previously chairman of the executive committee of JUSTICE, the all-party human rights and law reform organization. Goode additionally served for many years on the Governing Council of UNIDROIT. Charles Mooney will serve as his faculty host.