11 Oct 12 Oct
Prof. dr. Symeon C. Symeonides

The 'Private' in Private International Law


The Maastricht Private Law Lecture, hosted by the Maastricht Department of Private Law, is an annual event at which a most distinguished scholar is invited to give a lecture on a topic related to the wide field of private law. An interactive seminar with PhD-researchers will follow on the next day.


The 2018 Maastricht Private Law Lecture will be given by Prof. dr. Symeon C. Symeonides.

Symeon C. Symeonides is the Alex L. Parks Distinguished Professor of Law and Dean Emeritus at Willamette University, in Oregon, USA. He has drafted three private international law codifications (for Louisiana, Puerto Rico, and Oregon), participated in drafting some EU Regulations and two international conventions, and provided legislative advice to five foreign governments. He has published 27 books and more than 120 articles, some of which have been cited by the Supreme Courts of the United States, the United Kingdom, and Israel. He is the recipient of six academic prizes and a Lifetime Achievement Award. He has taught at Thessaloniki, Louisiana State University, Loyola, Tulane, NYU, Paris-I, Paris-V, Louvain-la-Neuve, and The Hague Academy of International Law. He is past president of the International Association of Legal Science and the American Society of Comparative Law. He holds two degrees summa cum laude in private and public law from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, an LL.M and an S.J.D from Harvard, and three honorary doctorates.


This event is open to all the community, but registration is required. Registration is free of charge.


Thursday, 11 October

Statenzaal, Faculty of Law

17:00 -17.05 Welcome by Prof. dr. Jan Smits

17:05 -17:15 Introduction by Prof. dr. Marta Pertegás Sender

17:15-18.00 Maastricht Private Law Lecture by Prof. dr. Symeon C. Symeonides: The 'Private' in Private International Law

18:00 Drinks

Friday, 12 October

Board Room, Faculty of Law

10.00-12.00 Research seminar with PhD-researchers and Prof. dr. Symeon C. Symeonides

12.00-13.00 Lunch

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