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Law professor tours Europe

December 12, 2008

College of Law professor Keith Vetter recently returned from a speaking tour of Europe, beginning at the Law Faculty of the University of Fribourg, Switzerland, where he attended the Congress of the Société Internationale Fernand de Visscher pour l’Histoire des Droits de l’Antiquité and presented the paper, “A Contribution of Roman Law to the New World: The Creation of the Creoles of Color in the United States.”

Vetter then proceeded to the Faculty of Law of the University of Belgrade in Serbia where he spoke on “The Different Law of Manumission in Louisiana: How Roman Law Contributed to the Creation of Jazz.” From there he proceeded to the Law Faculty of Eötvös Loránd University in Budapest, Hungary, where he repeated the Belgrade lecture before the Eramus Program students studying at the Eötvös Loránd University.

Vetter completed his tour at the Law Faculty of the University of Maribor, in Maribor, Slovenia, where he presented the lecture, “Some Remaining Fundamental Differences Between the Anglo-American Common Law System and the Civil Law System.”

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