As we move toward the end of the century, we become increasingly aware of the importance of enriching the law school's opportunities for study and research in the international and comparative law fields. While we have always taken a geographically broad view of the foreign systems worthy of study and research, and have the most distinguished international and foreign curriculum in the country, we regard European law and legal institutions as of unequaled importance at this stage of the Law School's academic development. The rise of the European Community, of a still larger European economic arena, and of new legal institutions in Central and Eastern Europe are all prominent parts, but only parts, of the whole. Enrichment of our European law program in all its aspects became one of the school's very top priorities. To this purpose, in April 1992, Columbia University School of Law established a permanent Chair in European Law to be held each year by a visiting professor from Europe.
European Law | Law
George A. Bermann,
Columbia University and a New European Law Chair,
Ind. Int'l & Comp. L. Rev.
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