July 30, 2010
Distinguished Professor and Scholar John Sprankling taught this summer at the St. Petersburg Summer Law Institute in Russia.
Sprankling taught International Environmental Law, one of six courses offered in the annual program that is co-sponsored by the University of Arkansas School of Law, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law and McGeorge. Eighteen law students, eleven from American law schools and seven from Russian universities, were in his four-week (June 28-July 24) class.
McGeorge, which prides itself on the international teaching experience of its faculty, has had six professors teach in the St. Petersburg program in recent years. Professors Michael Malloy, John Sims, Linda Carter and Paul Paton have each participated in the institute along with retired Professor Emeritus Claude Rohwer.
St. Petersburg State University, founded in 1724, is among Russia's most prestigious universities. The Law Department is one of its oldest colleges and numbers among its graduates many famous lawyers and political leaders including Dmitry Medvedev, the president of Russia, and Vladimir Putin, the former president.