University of Pittsburgh

Harry Flechtner in Austria and Germany

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August 23, 2011

Professor Harry Flechtner spent much of the summer working in Austria and Germany.  In Vienna on July 7, Professor Flechtner participated in the meeting of National Correspondents to the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (“UNCITRAL”); he is one of two National Correspondents for the U.S.  Under a grant from Pitt's University Center for International Studies (“UCIS”), Professor Flechtner taught for three weeks (June 20 – July 8) in the Summer Program in International Economic Law at the University of Augsburg (Germany), offering a course entitled Comparative International Sales Law.  While in Augsburg he also co-taught a seminar on Delivery of Non-conforming Goods under the CISG for graduate students focusing on business law.  Professor Flechtner's and his co-teacher, Professor Beate Gsell of the Augsburg Law Faculty, also worked together on a special joint research project about bridging differences in the interpretation of texts across legal cultures.  On June 29, Professor Flechtner also gave a lecture, sponsored by the German American Bar Association (Deutsch-Amerikanische Juristen-Vereinigung) at the University of Freiburg.  The lecture, entitled “The Latest U.S. CISG Decisions and What They Tell Us about the State of the Convention in the U.S. and World Legal Systems.”  

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