On Monday, July 29, 2019, Professor Franco Ferrari, the Director of the Center for Transnational Litigation, Arbitration, and Commercial Law, will start teaching a special course on private international law at the prestigious Hague Academy of International Law. The course is entitled “Forum shopping despite the unification on substantive law” and will examine the reasons why the claims that the unification of substantive law prevents forum shopping is not tenable, a topic which has been the focus of Professor Ferrari’s scholarship for some time.
Founded in 1923, the Hague Academy is a center for research and teaching in public and private international law, with emphasis on further scientific and advanced studies of the legal aspects of international relations. Because the Academy does not have a permanent teaching staff, its scientific body, the Curatorium, invites academics, practitioners, diplomats, and others to give courses in the form of lectures.
The summer courses take place over six weeks, with private international law running during the second three-week session from the end of July until mid-August. The lectures are usually published in the Collected Courses of the Academy of International Law.
Ferrari joins other distinguished NYU Law faculty who have taught courses at the Hague Academy, including Professors José Alvarez, Theodor Meron, Linda Silberman, and the late Professors Thomas Franck and Andreas Lowenfeld.