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Friday, March 3, 2006
François-Henri Briard to Speak on "The French Supreme Courts," March 6
François-Henri Briard, a French Supreme Courts attorney, will speak about "The French Supreme Courts: Myth vs. Reality," on Monday, March 6, at 4:30 p.m., in Room 127. His talk will address issues of international trade before the French Supreme Courts and is free and open to the public.
Briard has been a litigator before the French Supreme Courts for more than twenty years. He represents major U.S. companies in France and is active in arbitration. He has also worked on issues of Franco-American trade, foreign investment in France, and economic intelligence. Briard is a member of the Historical Society of the United States Supreme Court and president of the Vergennes Institute, which he co-founded with Justice Antonin Scalia. The Institute seeks to foster cooperation between the French and U.S. Supreme Courts; among its members are Justice Stephen Breyer and the presidents of the French Supreme Courts. Briard is also the president of the Institute des Hautes Etudes de Defense Nationale (Institute for National Defense Studies).
The talk is sponsored by the Forum on the Practice of International Law and the Yale Law International Association.