McGeorge School of Law

Distinguished Professor Geoffrey Hazard to be Featured Speaker

January 25, 2006

Professor Geoffrey Hazard

Professor Geoffrey Hazard

Professor Geoffrey Hazard will be the featured speaker at the McGeorge International Board of Advisors dinner, Thursday, February 23, 2006. Professor Hazard, Distinguished Professor of Law at the University of Pennsylvania Law School and at University of California Hastings College of the Law, is widely considered to be today’s leading figure in legal ethics. His new book, Legal Ethics: A Comparative Study (with Angelo Dondi) compares ethics in the legal professions of modern industrialized countries.

In addition, he served as Rapporteur for the Transnational project of UNIDROIT, which adopted the Principles of Transnational Civil Procedure. The Principles, consisting of 31 provisions, seek to reconcile differences among various national rules of civil procedure. Professor Hazard’s treatise, Civil Procedure, (5th ed. 2001, with Fleming James, Jr. and John Leubsdorf) is a landmark in American legal education. He continues to write prodigiously including the ALI/UNIDROIT Principles of Transnational Civil Procedure, which, upon approval by the sponsoring organizations, has become a model of civil procedure for international commercial disputes.

For more information on the McGeorge International Board of Advisors, or on Professor Hazard’s presentation, please contact Connie Neumann at