Topic: International and Comparative Law: Content and Methodology
Speaker: Professor (Dr) Colin Picker, Executive Dean – Faculty of Business and Law, University of Wollongong (Australia)
Time: 10:00 am to 11:00 am
Day and Date: Friday, November 20, 2020
The Googlemeet link is https://meet.google.com/
Professor Colin Picker earned the Juris Doctor from Yale Law School (USA) and a PhD from the University of New South Wales (Australia). He is the Executive Dean of the Faculty of Business and Law, University of Wollongong (UoW), Australia. Prior to this, Professor Picker was the Executive Dean of the Faculty of Law, Humanities and Arts at UoW and, before that, Dean of Law at UoW.
Before joining UoW, Professor Picker was with the University of New South Wales (UNSW) in Australia where he served in many capacities including Associate Dean (International); Director (and founder) China International Business and Economic Law Initiative; and Director, IBEL Stream of the LLM programme.
Prior to this, Professor Picker was the Daniel L. Bremner Scholar and Professor of Law at the University of Missouri Kansas City (UMKC) in the USA. Professor Picker commenced his academic career in 2000, after a career with the international law firm Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering in Washington, D.C. (USA). Professor Picker’s practice included transnational and trade litigation, international transactions and international congressional policy.
Professor Picker was a founder of the Society of International Economic Law (SIEL), the only global academic organisation for international economic law. He served as the Founding Executive Vice-President of SIEL from its inception in 2007 up to 2014. During and even after that, he facilitated and headed the creation of numerous regional networks such as the Asian IEL Network, RED Latin America Network, African IEL Network, and most recently the South Asia IEL Network.
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