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Christian Thomasius-Lecture on International Economic Law on 7 June 2012

The directors of the Institute of Economic Law of the Faculty of Law and Economics and Business of the Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg would hereby invite you and company to the Christian Thomasius-Lecture on International Economic Law on Thursday, 7 June 2012, 18:00 h, in the Aula of the Löwengebäude. Sir Francis Geoffrey Jacobs, KCMG, QC will lecture on the topic of "World trade, the role of courts, and the rule of law".

The Christian Thomasius-Lectures on International Economic Law offer outstanding figures of science and public life the opportunity to analyze and discuss international and European economic and legal developments in an overarching context.

The annual lectures, which are held under the auspices of Professor Christian Tietje and Professor Matthias Lehmann of the Law School, and Professor Gerhard Kraft of the School of Economics and Business specifically aim at contributing towards a cohesive understanding of the incorporation of the State, as well as its legal and social order, into the global system - beyond mere questions of detail.

In 2012, the Faculty of Law and Economics is honored to welcome Sir Francis Geoffrey Jacobs, KCMG, QC. He served as Advocate General at the Court of Justice of the European Communities from October 1988 to January 2006. During this time, he clearly left his mark on the court and influenced many seminal decisions, such as Marschall v. Land Nordrhein Westfalen; Konstandinidis; and Grunkin-Paul v Standesamt Niebüll.

Jacobs started his career as a barrister then becoming an official in the Secretariat of the European Commission of Human Rights and Legal Secretary to Advocate General Jean-Pierre Warner. Before his own term in office as Advocate General, Jacobs was a Professor of European Law at the University of London from 1974 and Director at the Centre of European Law at King's College beginning in 1981. After his time as Advocate General, he returned to King's College as a Professor of Law while being visiting professor at various renowned universities throughout the world.

Beyond his academic accomplishments, Jacobs has been elected President of Missing Children Europe, the European Federation for Missing and Sexually Exploited Children in 2007 and of the European Law Institute in 2011. He founded the Yearbook of European Law. To honor his achievements, he was appointed a member of the Privy Council in 2005 and knighted in 2006.

Contact: Prof. Dr. Christian Tietje Institute of Economic Law at the MLU Tel.: 0345 55 23180 E-Mail: <christian.tietje@jura.uni-halle.de>

idw :: 05.06.2012