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Loyola University Chicago Appoints New Wing-Tatt Lee Chair in International Law
CHICAGO, April 4, 2006 Loyola University Chicago is pleased to announce that Gregory Shaffer, J.D., has been named the School of Law’s first Wing-Tat Lee Chair in International Law. A renowned scholar in international law and an expert in the areas of international trade law and global governance, Shaffer will assume the Chair position on July 1, 2006.
Professor Shaffer comes to Loyola with a distinguished record of scholarship, teaching and practice in the field of international law. Previously, Shaffer was a law professor at the University of Wisconsin Law School, where he also served as Director of the University’s European Union Center and Co-Director and Senior Fellow for the University’s Center on World Affairs and the Global Economy. Prior to joining the University of Wisconsin faculty in 1996, Professor Shaffer practiced law in Paris for more than seven years for Coudert Freres and Bredin Prat.
“Greg’s decision to join us at Loyola is very exciting,” said David Yellen, dean, Loyola University Chicago School of Law. “He is a national and international leader in his field. When we started the search for the Wing-Tat Lee Chair, Greg is precisely the type of scholar and teacher we hoped to attract.”
The Wing-Tat Lee Chair was created to honor the generosity of Wing-Tat Lee, a Hong Kong businessman who provided the funds for the endowment. In addition to researching, teaching and publishing in the area of international law, the Wing-Tat Lee Chair will develop and plan international programs and conferences at the law school, as well as facilitate international law student and faculty exchanges for Loyola.
Professor Shaffer is a recipient of two U.S. National Science Foundation grants for his work on developing country participation in World Trade Organization dispute settlement, and on conflicts involving international trade and environmental policies. He has published three books and edited volumes. His articles have been published in the Yale Journal of International Law, Harvard Environmental Law Review, European Law Journal and many others. Professor Shaffer’s work applies a socio-legal approach to such topics as public-private networks in international trade litigation, comparative institutional approaches to handling trade-social policy conflicts and the regulation of data privacy and genetically-modified foods.
“I am extremely honored and excited to be selected as the Wing-Tat Lee Chair in International Law,” Shaffer said. “Loyola is a great law school and university. I am most pleased to join the law faculty.”
Professor Shaffer has been designated a Visiting Scholar at the American Bar Foundation (2004) and at Columbia Law School, and a Distinguished Visiting Professor at the DePaul University School of Law. Professor Shaffer earned his B.A. from Dartmouth College and his J.D. from Stanford Law School.
About Loyola University Chicago School of Law
As one of the largest Jesuit law schools in the nation, Loyola’s School of Law has been offering education to students across the country and around the world for nearly 100 years. The School offers full-time and part-time Juris Doctor programs, with specialized certificates available in advocacy, child and family law, health law, international law and practice and tax law. For attorneys pursuing advanced legal education, the School offers Master’s of Law programs in business law, child and family law, health law and tax law. In addition, the School offers the Master’s of Jurisprudence for non-attorney professionals in business, child and family law and health law, as well as two doctoral degrees focusing on health law and policy (S.J.D. and D. Law).
About Loyola University Chicago
Committed to preparing people to lead extraordinary lives, Loyola University Chicago was founded in 1870 and is among the largest of the 28 Jesuit colleges and universities in the United States. Loyola has a total enrollment of more than 14,000 students, which includes 9,000 undergraduates hailing from all 50 states and 82 foreign countries. The University has four campuses: three in the greater Chicago area and one in Rome, Italy. Loyola’s nine schools and colleges include: arts and sciences, business administration, education, graduate studies, law, medicine, nursing, professional studies and social work. Loyola offers 66 undergraduate majors, 59 master’s degrees, 36 doctoral degrees and three professional degree programs. Recognizing Loyola’s excellence in education, U.S. News and World Report has ranked Loyola consistently among the “top national universities” and “best values” in its annual publications. For more information, please visit our web site at www.luc.edu.