|Norway's Henrik Bull to present lecture today|
Henrik Bull, European law scholar and Norway’s judge on the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) Court, will be the School of Law’s 2006 Distinguished Scholar-in-Residence from Sept. 5-8.
The highlight of his time in residency is a keynote address, “The Treaty on a Constitution for Europe: Would it Make the European Union into the United States of Europe?" Thursday, Sept. 7, at 4:30 p.m. in the Baker Court Room, School of Law. The address is free and open to the public.
His keynote address will try to answer whether the constitution, recently voted down by the voters in France and the Netherlands, really would have made the European Union (EU) into some kind of “United States of Europe,” or whether the word “constitution” is misplaced. As a basis for answering this question, the lecture will also give an overview of the development of the EC/EU so far and its present institutional structure.
Bull has been an integral part of the University of Oslo Faculty of Law’s Center for European Law for many years. He was a researcher at the Centre for six years, worked as associate professor, and served as director from 2002 to 2005. His doctoral dissertation, "The Internal Market for Services and Capital: Importation of Financial Services," published by The University Press in 2002, establishes him as a preeminent Norwegian legal scholar with the law of the EFTA and the European Union. He is visiting UND from Luxembourg.
In addition to his keynote address, Bull will spend time with faculty and law students, host faculty workshops, visit in relevant law classes, and participate in special events and classes elsewhere on campus.