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Pitt Professor Receives International Recognition


Vivian Curran, Professor at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, continues to be internationally recognized for her scholarship and expertise.
Professor Curran was most recently invited to join the prestigious Internationalization of Law network—an initiative of the Collège de France, the premier academic institution in France. Curran joins this 12-member body, comprised of distinguished legal scholars and judges such as U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer as well as three French supreme court justices. In April, Professor Curran spoke before this group on the “French Perspective of the Internationalization of Law,” discussing the global interaction of common law and civil law.
Curran has also recently been asked to be the U.S. representative of the new International Alliance for Advanced Judicial Studies, a global network comprised of distinguished judges, scholars, and practitioners of law to enhance the exchange of ideas across the world. In addition, Professor Curran joined the American Law Institute’s Consultative Group for Property:Wills and Other Donative Instruments.
Professor Curran continued her work as the U.S. representative to the Austrian government’s General Settlement Fund. She was appointed by the U.S. Department of State to be the U.S. member of the Fund’s international three-member committee that includes members from Austria and Great Britain.
Widely regarded as one of the leading comparative law scholars in the United States, Professor Curran applies comparative law to study and explain how national law is becoming internationalized.



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