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Internationally recognized Loyola professor receives Fulbright Award

November 30, 2007

Internationally recognized expert in commercial law, Henry Deeb Gabriel, DeVan Daggett Professor of Law, at Loyola University New Orleans, has been awarded a Fulbright Scholar distinguished lectureship on international trade law at Portuguese Catholic University, Lisbon, Portugal, during the fall 2007 semester. Gabriel will be lecturing on international trade law and writing a book on comparative sales law.

Gabriel presently serves as a delegate from the United States to the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law and is an elected member of the Governing Council of the International Institute for the Unification of Private Law in Rome . He has been a visiting professor at universities in Australia, Japan, Italy, Finland, and Malaysia, and he also lectured at other universities in Austria, Belgium, China, England, Korea, New Zealand, Spain, and Vanuatu. He was the national reporter for the revisions of the Uniform Commercial Code articles on sales and leases and the chair of the drafting committee on the article on documents of title. He is an elected member of the American Law Institute and was chair of the American Bar Association Business Law Section Committee on Sales Law from 1992 to 1996. Gabriel received his J.D. from Gonzaga University Law School and his LL.M. from the University of Pennsylvania. His areas of expertise are domestic and international commercial law, contracts, international commercial arbitration, and federal appellate advocacy.

The Fulbright Program, America’s flagship international educational exchange program, is sponsored by the United States Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Recipients of Fulbright awards are selected on the basis of academic or professional achievement, as well as demonstrated leadership potential in their fields. For further information about the Fulbright Program or the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, please visit their website at http://exchanges.state.gov or contact Heidi Manley, Office of Academic Exchange Programs, telephone (202) 453-8534, or e-mail fulbright@state.gov

For more information on Henry Gabriel, please contact Rachel Ritter at (504) 861-5448 or rhritter@loyno.edu

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