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RUSSIAN CONSTITUTIONAL LAW SCHOLAR TO SPEAK AT UGA SCHOOL OF LAW

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Friday, February 23, 2001

WRITER: Kathy R. Pharr, (706) 542-5172, pharr@arches.uga.edu

CONTACT: Assoc. Dean & Rusk Center Executive Director Gabriel Wilner, (706) 542-5238

RUSSIAN CONSTITUTIONAL LAW SCHOLAR TO SPEAK AT UGA SCHOOL OF LAW

ATHENS, Ga. - Professor Boris Topornin, one of Russia's leading constitutional law experts, will discuss "Current Developments in Russian Constitutional Law" during a lecture at the University of Georgia School of Law Monday, February 26. The lecture, to be held at 3 p.m. on the fourth floor of Dean Rusk Hall, is sponsored by the Dean Rusk Center - International, Comparative & Graduate Legal Studies and the Georgia Society of International and Comparative Law. Both the lecture and the reception which follows are open and free to the public.

Topornin is a member of the Russian Academy of Sciences, is the director of the Institute of State and Law in Moscow, and is president of the Academy Law University, also located in Moscow. He is the author of more than 200 scholarly publications and has been a guest professor at law schools in the United States, Japan, Great Britain, Germany and others. He is president of the International Association of Euro-Atlantic Cooperation.

Topornin is a 1953 graduate of the law school of the Moscow Institute of International Relations. He received the degree of candidate of legal sciences in 1955, and in 1965, he was awarded the degree of doctor of legal sciences and the title of professor. In 1987, he was elected corresponding member of the Academy of Sciences, and in 1996, became an academician (full member) and was re-elected to the presidium of the academy.

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