Freescale Semiconductor Executive is Featured Speaker at Judicial Luncheon for the University of St. Gallen’s Executive Master of Business Law Program

As it has done every year since 2001, the University of Texas School of Law will host the Information Technology Law and Energy Law module for the University of St. Gallen’s Executive Master of European and International Business Law M.B.L.-HSG program in Austin from October 31 to November 6, 2010.

A highlight of this year’s program is the keynote address by Alex Pepe, senior vice president of global front-end operations and procurement for Freescale Semiconductor, at the program’s judicial luncheon on Thursday, November 4, 2010, in the Law School’s Sheffield Room. Freescale Semiconductor, a privately-held company based in Austin, is considered a global leader in the design and manufacture of embedded semiconductors for the automotive, consumer, industrial and networking markets.

The luncheon is hosted by the Law School, the M.B.L.-HSG Program, and Luniece Obst Schless and her husband, Austin attorney and M.B.L.-HSG faculty member Mike Schless.

This year, thirty students are enrolled in the program and will travel to nine locations around the world (including Austin) to study business and law over an eighteen month period. The students are legal practitioners, managers, and engineers from numerous countries and will study modules taught at St. Gallen University (Foundations of European and International Business Law); New York University (International Taxation); Fudan University at Shanghai (Law And Business In China); Waseda University at Tokyo (Intellectual Property and International Trade Law); in Brussels (Competition Law); in Frankfurt (Mergers and Acquisitions); in Vaduz, Liechtenstein (Finance); and in Luxembourg (Procedure).

UT Law Professor John Dzienkowski is the Austin director of this one-week program and will teach several classes in energy law at the Law School.

“We are honored to be a destination of this flying classroom and to educate European students about international IT law and energy law,” Dzienkowski said.

A complete list of the program’s agenda including speakers can be viewed on the 2010 M.B.L.-HSG Program Calendar.

The University of Texas at Austin and St. Gallen began this program with the efforts of then-Law School Dean Bill Powers (currently president of UT-Austin) and M.B.L.-HSG Executive Director Carl Baudenbacher. Law School Dean Larry Sager has continued the cooperation. Recently, Sager delivered the keynote speech at the third St. Gallen International Dispute Resolution Conference in St. Gallen, Switzerland.

Baudenbacher, currently the president of the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) Court in Luxembourg, has been a regular visiting professor at UT Law for many years. He and Felipe Perez-Pose, deputy director a.i. of the St. Gallen program, are both participating in the one-week program in Austin.

Related link:

University St. Gallen Executive M.B.L.-HSG

Program contact:

Professor John Dzienkowski, 512-232-1367,

Media contact:

Laura Castro, UT Law Communications, 512-232-1229, .

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