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Feb. 13, 2009

College of Law symposium to examine international financial meltdown

The University of Iowa College of Law will host a symposium next week to examine the causes of and cures for the international financial meltdown.

"Global Meltdown: Examining the Worst Global Financial and Economic Crisis Since the Great Depression" will be from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 20 in the Boyd Law Building. Admission is free and open to the public. Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credits will be provided to practicing attorneys.

The symposium panels will feature 12 top scholars in international financial law who will discuss how the housing bubble in the U.S. spread to create a breakdown in global finance; how national and global regulators have responded to the crisis; and what remedies may be applied to fix this situation and prevent future crises from arising.

A lunch roundtable will provide an opportunity for a question-and-answer session.

The symposium will also include a poster presentation conducted by the staff of the University of Iowa Center for International Finance and Development that will explain the nuts and bolts of the global financial crisis.

The symposium is sponsored by the following: UI law journal Transnational Law and Contemporary Problems; University of Iowa Center for International Finance and Development; University of Iowa Student Government; the Executive Council of Graduate and Professional Studies; the International Law Society; University of Iowa International Programs; and the College of Law International Programs.

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