Wealth Transfer Law in Comparative and International Perspective

Apr 25, 2017 | News

On September 8, 2017, the University of Iowa College of Law, in conjunction with The American College of Trust and Estate Counsel Foundation, will sponsor a symposium titled Wealth Transfer Law in Comparative and International Perspective.

The conference will consist of a keynote address by Professor Lionel Smith of McGill University and King’s College London, as well as presentations by leading national and international scholars who will present their papers on three panels.

Panel 1 will address comparative and international perspectives on succession.  Panel members include Naomi R. Cahn, George Washington University; David Horton, University of California, Davis; Jeffrey A. Schoenblum, Vanderbilt University;  E. Gary Spitko, Santa Clara University; and Mariusz Zalucki, Krakow University.

Panel 2 will address comparative and international perspectives on trusts and other will substitutes.  Panel members include Adam S. Hofri-Winogradow, Hebrew University of Jerusalem;  Richard L. Kaplan, University of Illinois; Paul B. Miller, McGill University; S.I. Strong, University of Missouri; Jamie Glister, University of Sydney; and  Jaume Tarabal, University of Barcelona.

Panel 3 will discuss comparative and international perspectives from Asia.  Panel members include Yun-chien Chang, Academia Sinica, Taiwan; James C. Fisher, University of Tokyo;  Rebecca Lee, University of Hong Kong;  Masayuki Tamaruya, Rikkyo University; and  Hang Wu Tang, Singapore Management University.

The symposium will take place on the campus of the University of Iowa College of Law in Iowa City, Iowa, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Friday, September 8.  Breakfast and lunch will be provided courtesy of The ACTEC Foundation. The papers generated by the panelists will be published in the Iowa Law Review.

The Symposium is free and open to the public, but reservations are required.  The web site for the event is https://ilr.law.uiowa.edu/symposium/

Fellow Thomas P. Gallanis is coordinating the Conference.  His contact information is below if you have questions regarding the program.

Thomas P. Gallanis
Associate Dean for Research, Allan D. Vestal Chair in Law, and Professor of History
University of Iowa College of Law
(319) 335-9018

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