McGeorge School of Law

It's Corruption Week

October 20, 2006

As a prelude to the Friday, October 27 symposium on “Rethinking Corruption: An Interdisciplinary Look at a Fundamental Problem,” McGeorge is sponsoring a series of “Corruption in a Globalized Economy” events open to all members of the law school community.

On Tuesday, October 24, the Center for Global Business and Development will sponsor a special showing of “Syriana,” a film about global corporate and government corruption, at 6 p.m. in Classroom C. At noon on Wednesday, October 25, University of the Pacific English professor Camille Norton will read selections from her debut collection, Corruption, in Seminar Room 5. On Thursday, October 26, “The Constant Gardener,” a movie about corruption in the international pharmaceuticals industry, will be shown in Seminar Room 5. The McGeorge International Law Society will sponsor drinks and snacks receptions for all moviegoers at both showings.

The all-day symposium on Friday, October 27 in Seminar Room 5 will feature international attorneys, public officials and legal scholars who’ll debate the level and importance of corruption in today’s globalized economy. The program, which has been approved for MCLE credit, will feature a luncheon address by Dr. Saleem Fayyad, a member of the Palestinian Legislative Council and former Minister of Financed for the Palestinian Authority.