Bangor Law School welcome US Law School to Summer Law Academy
Bangor Law School is delighted to welcome 32 US Law students to Bangor University this week to participate in a one-week intensive Summer Law School Programme on International Intellectual Property Law, led by Howard Johnson. This is a very exciting innovation for Bangor University, as it will be the first time that a large group of United States Law students will be visiting the Law School on the campus.
The Summer Programme has been set up by Head of Bangor Law School, Professor Dermot Cahill, who, for many years has served as the co-director of the University of Missouri (Kansas City)/Southern Illinois University Summer Law Academy in Ireland. The Programme, now in its 11th year, has added an additional week to the Programme, and is now visiting Wales for the first time.
This will allow the Law students to compare and contrast the legal regimes in both Ireland and the United Kingdom, both Common Law countries, though with varying aspects. In addition, the students, in taking the courses on International Intellectual Property Law, will be exposed to global legal concepts, and will also interact with local lawyers and members of the judiciary.
Announcing the imminent arrival of the Summer Law Programme to Bangor Law School, Professor Dermot Cahill said: "Bangor Law School is delighted to welcome these fantastic US Law students to Bangor University. They are highly motivated, enthusiastic to learn, and work extremely hard on each day of the Programme to accumulate knowledge and broaden their legal horizons. Bangor Law School looks forward to deepening this co-operation with the UMCK/SIU Law Schools, and I am delighted that my co-director, Professor Edwin T Hood, has agreed to bring the Programme to Bangor for the first time. Edward T Hood is an expert in International Taxation Law, and I am sure that he will enjoy interacting with our International Trade lawyers, and Business lawyers on the Faculty.”
“In addition, bringing the Programme here to Wales will give US Law students the opportunity to experience Welsh culture, and experience the beauty of the environmentally clean, natural landscape, and I have no doubt that their visit here will help spread Bangor University Law School's international reputation as the years progress. Following on from the Law School's staging of the Regional Final of the European Moot Court Competition here in 2008 and 2009, bringing this international Law School to Bangor further enhances our international reputation and we are also establishing links between Bangor Law School and the US Law Faculties, who are involved in organising the Programme. For example, one of the SIU Professors, who is an expert in Medical Ethics and Healthcare Law, will be spending a sabbatical year here in the Faculty in 2011, which will undoubtedly strengthen links between, not just the two Law Schools, but also between the American Law School and our new School of Medical Science."
Publication date: 18 April 2011