July 10, 2012
Professor Frank Gevurtz, the director of McGeorge's Global Center for Business & Development, was elected an associate member of the International Academy of Comparative Law on June 11, 2012.
The Paris-based organization, which has less than 350 members worldwide, holds its elections in the months of April and May each year. New members are elected exclusively in consideration of their academic and scholarly contributions to comparative law.
Gevurtz is the editor of a revolutionary 23-book Global Issues series published by West Publishing. His book, Global Issues in Corporate Law, was one of the first in a series designed to facilitate the introduction of international and comparative law issues in core law school courses.
A member of the McGeorge faculty since 1982, Gevurtz is the author of a treatise, Corporation Law, and a casebook, Business Planning, which is the book most widely used to teach that course in American law schools. He has been a visiting professor at law schools and a lecturer at conferences in Athens, Copenhagen, Lisbon, London, Nancy (France), Salzburg and Seoul.
Gevurtz is also a member of the American Society of Comparative Law. McGeorge played host to the annual meeting of that organization in October 2011, bringing together more than 70 faculty members from ABA law schools and abroad.