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Stein Named New IBA Division Chair

APRIL 7, 2009—Robert A. Stein, Everett Fraser Professor of Law, was recently named chair of the International Bar Association's (IBA) Public and Professional Interest Division. His term runs to the end of 2010.

The Division's goals are to support, among individuals and IBA member organizations, exchange of information and views on public and professional interest activities of the legal profession worldwide. It also works to promote the rule of law and human rights and to provide opportunities for active roles on related projects.

Stein was vice-chair of the Public and Professional Interest Division in 2007-08, the IBA's assistant treasurer from 2004-06, and its deputy secretary-general, North America, from 1994-2004. He is also the immediate past executive director and COO of the American Bar Association. Stein teaches international rule of law and other courses and was dean of the Law School from 1979-94.

The London-based IBA was established in 1947. Divided into the Public and Professional Interest Division and the Legal Practice Division, it now includes more than 30,000 lawyers and nearly 200 bar associations and law societies, with regional offices in São Paulo, Brazil, and Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The IBA provides its members with access to leading experts, up-to-date information, a network of specialized committees, high-quality publications, and world-class conferences to further development of international law reform and help shape the future of the legal profession.

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