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The Civil-Common Law Divide Washington University School of Law International llm program
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Introduction Thank you for Invitation Questions for audience- How many of you have studied comparative law? For how many of you is this your first semester of study in US? How many of you have employers paying for your participation in this program? How many of you intend to return to your previous employer How many of you want to work for: » International organization » Multinational company » International law firm » Academia
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Services | Portfolio | About Us | References | Contact Us | Home Founding Member - Mike Costello Mr. Mike Costello is an international attorney with a successful record of enabling companies to achieve their commercial objectives in a cost effective and compliant manner. Mr. Costello is a lecturer in public and private international law, international business operations and negotiation in the business schools of University of Missouri St. Louis, Lindenwood University and Washington University. He is also a coordinator in the Center for International Studies at the University of Missouri St. Louis and a commercial arbitrator with the American Arbitration Association. Mr. Costello has been international counsel for companies, such as Monsanto Company and Ralston Purina Company. He was general counsel and corporate secretary for Agribrands International, Inc, a $1.4 billion NYSE listed spin-off of the international agri animal feed business of the Ralston Purina Company which was acquired by Cargill, Inc. He has been an associate of the Thompson & Coburn (then Mitchell) law firm in St. Louis and Nordic Law Consultants in Brussels, Belgium. Mr. Costello received a Masters of International and Comparative Law, cum laude, from the Vrije Universeit in Brussels, Belgium, a Juris Doctorate, cum laude, from St. Louis University School of Law and a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri. Mr. Costello’s experience includes •Negotiation and documentation of acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures and licensing of proprietary property •Developing and presenting compliance and educational programs •Advising and assisting management to enter and operate in existing and new countries (with existing and new product lines) •Supervision and direction of significant and recurring litigation within and outside United States •Public company reporting and governance requirements in the US, Europe, Asia and Latin America •Selection, instruction and supervision of internal and external legal personnel •Planning and budgeting for legal expenditures as an element of achieving financial objectives
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Major Legal Traditions Lecture focuses on differences between civil and common law Tangential references to other major systems- Marxist/ Islamic/ Confucian Why does it matter- Sports Analogy (Baseball – Golf)
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Hammurabi the law giver I, Hammurabi, have been called by the great deities.
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