CONTACT: MELVIN O. SHAW
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Release: Aug. 13, 1999
UI law students to present international finance center
at Austria conference
Three University of Iowa College of Law students will travel to Vienna, Austria,
in October to present the Web-oriented University of Iowa Center for International
Finance and Development at the World Jurist Association's biennial conference.
Third-year law students Kristen Berg and Daniel Werner
and second-year law student James Oliver will be accompanied at the conference
on Oct. 8 by Enrique Carrasco, professor of law. Carrasco conceptualized the
Web-based Center, which serves as an educational resource about international
finance and development for people worldwide. The Center's prominent feature,
the E-Book, helps laypersons understand how their lives are affected by global
political and economic events.
The students will explore how the Internet has affected
capital markets; its influence on non-governmental organizations such as Attac;
and how governments are reacting to fundamental changes in those markets due
to Internet use and NGO activism.
The fall trip marks the third time the Center's staff
members will have presented at a forum designed to bring attention to international
finance and law.
In March staff members represented the Center at an
International Law Students Association annual conference in Washington, D.C.,
and last October Berg and Carrasco presented the Center before the Society
of American Law Teachers at its conference in Los Angeles. Since the E-Book
debuted online in April 1998, it has received more than 140,000 hits.
The Center can be accessed online at <http://www.uiowa.edu/ifdebook>