SOURCE: The John Marshall Law School

The John Marshall Law School

January 27, 2017 19:14 ET

International Business and Trade Law Lecture at The John Marshall Law School to Focus on Global Foreign Corrupt Practices Law

CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwired - January 27, 2017) - The Center for International Law at The John Marshall Law School in Chicago will host its 16th Annual Folsom Lecture on International Business and Trade Law today.

This year's lecture will discuss foreign corrupt practices law and how enforcement of the law has impacted global markets. Key issues such as compliance programs, the impact of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Convention on Combating Bribery, the UN Convention against Corruption and the British Bribery Act of 2010 will also be discussed.

The lecture will be led by Professor Ralph H. Folsom. Folsom is a professor at the University of San Diego School of Law who teaches antitrust law, international business, NAFTA, European Union Law and international trade law.

Professor Folsom is also an adjunct faculty member in John Marshall's LLM in International Business and Trade Law program, and serves on the Center's Advisory Board. Every spring, Professor Folsom or another noted academic or practitioner lectures on some aspect of international business and trade law. This lecture series was initiated in 2002. Previous lecture topics include "Free Trade vs World Trade," "Trading for National Security: U.S. Free Trade Agreements in the Middle East and North Africa," and "WTO Regulation of Bilateral Trade Agreements: A Reform Proposal."

About The John Marshall Law School

The John Marshall Law School, founded in 1899, is an independent law school located in the heart of Chicago's legal, financial and commercial districts. The 2017 U.S. News & World Report's America's Best Graduate Schools ranks John Marshall's Lawyering Skills Program 5th, its Trial Advocacy Program 19th and its Intellectual Property Law Program 21st in the nation. Since its inception, John Marshall has been a pioneer in legal education and has been guided by a tradition of diversity, innovation, access and opportunity.