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Professor Havel's Dublin lectures cap IALI's successful year

Professor Brian F. Havel, academic director of the International Aviation Law Institute, delivered his first lecture as newly-appointed visiting professor of law at Leiden University Law School in the Netherlands on May 13.

The topic was sweeping, The Legal Regime Governing Trade in International Air Services, and effectively allowed Professor Havel to review an entire semester's worth of material in an intensive three-hour session. The students are enrolled in the Advanced Master of Laws (LL.M.) Program in Air and Space Law at Leiden's International Institute of Air and Space Law. Professor Havel will return to Leiden to give further lectures in September and November 2013.

Professor Havel will be in Dublin, Ireland, in the week beginning June 17, 2013, to present a new course in international aviation law at University College Dublin (UCD), where he was also recently appointed as visiting professor of law. The course, which he will co-teach with UCD lecturer Noel McGrath, is specially designed for aviation professionals. Ireland is one of the leading world centers of aviation corporate finance and also the home state of the international aircraft registry established under the recently-effective Cape Town Convention. As well as presenting a complete overview of trade in international air services, the course will include modules that are specifically focused on the acquisition and disposition of aircraft under that convention.

In mid-July, Professor Havel will complete his historic two-year term as Keeley Visiting Fellow at Wadham College, University of Oxford, before returning to Chicago.