Law School hosts Austin module of St. Gallen MBL Program October 28–Nov. 2, 2012

The University of Texas School of Law is once again hosting the Information Technology Law and Energy Law module for the University of St. Gallen’s Executive Master of European and International Business Law MBL-HSG program from October 28 to November 2, 2012. Since 2001, the Law School has participated in this program, which holds a strong position in the landscape of executive law studies in Europe.

This year, approximately thirty students will travel to nine locations around the world, including Austin, to study business and law over an eighteen-month period. The students, who are legal practitioners, managers, and engineers from numerous countries, will also study modules taught at New York University (international taxation); St. Gallen, Switzerland (European and International business law); Shanghai, China (law and business in China); Tokyo, Japan (Japanese law and business); Brussels, Belgium (competition law); Frankfurt, Germany (mergers and acquisitions); Vaduz, Liechtenstein (finance); and Luxembourg (procedure).

UT Law Professor John Dzienkowski is the Austin director of this one-week program and will teach several classes in energy law. Christian Mayer, an expert in European antitrust and competition law with Dorda Brugger Jordis will teach several classes on European energy and competition law.  Dell Computer Corporation’s legal department will host the group for an afternoon field trip.

The University of Texas at Austin and St. Gallen began this program with the efforts of then UT Law Dean Bill Powers (currently the president of UT-Austin), and MBL Executive Director Carl Baudenbacher. Law School Dean Ward Farnsworth has continued the cooperation.

Judge Carl Baudenbacher, currently the president of the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) Court in Luxembourg, is a frequent visiting professor at the Law School. He will lecture on the topic of “The United States and the European Union—Competitors in the Export of Business Law.”

“We are honored to be part of this international exchange that educates a diverse group of practitioners each year about international IT law and energy law,” Dzienkowski said.

More information about the program can be found at the St. Gallen website.

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