August 15, 2011
Dean Christina Moëll of Lund University Faculty of Law visited McGeorge in mid-August to explore potential academic ties between the venerable Swedish law school and the University of the Pacific.
Moëll met with Dean Elizabeth Rindskopf Parker and members of the McGeorge faculty. Founded in 1666, Lund University is Sweden's largest and second oldest university. Her visit reciprocates last February's trip to Sweden by Dean Parker and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs Julie Davies visited Lund, which is located on the southern tip of the country. Long-time McGeorge International Advisory Board member Hans Henrik-Lidgard has acted as a liaison between the two schools.
McGeorge and Lund each boast a robust reputation in international law. The Sacramento law school has had a presence in Europe since the mid-seventies, and its Global Center for Business & Development has strong ties to four other continents. The Lund Law Faculty enjoys a close partnership with the separately organized Raoul Wallenberg Institute, internationally renowned for work in humanitarian law in partnership with the government of Sweden and private funders.
In addition to faculty and student exchange programs, discussions between the two law schools have centered on substantive partnerships emphasizing both technical and social innovation such as sustainable development, collaborative distance-learning programs, and health law.