Gary J. Simson, Mercer Law Dean and Macon Chair in Law, will deliver the first annual Brainerd Currie Lecture on “Choice of Law after the Currie Revolution: What Role for the Needs of the Interstate and International Systems?” The lecture will take place on Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2011 at 4 p.m. in the moot courtroom of the Law School. The event is free and open to the public
Brainerd Currie, widely recognized both as the leading conflict of laws scholar of the 20th century and as one of the most influential legal scholars in any field, received his undergraduate and law degrees from Mercer University. Mercer is also the law school where Currie began his illustrious teaching career. After teaching at his alma mater from 1935-37, Currie taught at several other law schools, primarily Duke and the University of Chicago.
This and later Currie Lectures will appear annually in the spring issue of the Mercer Law Review. Dean Simson is the author of Issues and Perspectives in Conflict of Laws: Cases and Materials, now in its 4th edition, and various articles in the field.