Dr. Oonaugh Breen, Senior Lecturer in Law, Sutherland School of Law, University College Dublin, on October 20, 2014 presented at a Dean's Colloquium titled, "The European Foundation Statute: Prospects and Pitfalls." She discussed recent European efforts to develop a new vehicle to facilitate charitable giving that would work across the boundaries of all EU member states. The SIU School of Law international society also welcomed Dr. Breen who gave a presentation titled, "The Irish Legal System and the Differences Between Solicitors and Barristers" on October 21.
Oonagh B. Breen graduated from University College Dublin with first class honours (BCL, 1992, LL. M., 1995). A Tutorial Scholar (1992), she was appointed lecturer in 1994, and was called to the Irish Bar in 1997. Graduating second in her class, she was awarded the Society's Exhibition Prize and a Bar Council Bursary. She became a Senior Lecturer in 2008.
The SIU School of Law hosted a visiting scholar from Sakarya University in Turkey. Dr. Damla Kucuk spent six months at SIU researching political risk insurance. She presented her research on political risk insurance to the SIU Law Faculty on August 26, 2014. She plans to publish her research in Turkey and offer suggestions for expansion or reform of political risk insurance there.
Wenjun Wang a visiting legal scholar from China spent the 2012-13 academic year at the SIU School of Law. She is an Associate Professor and Dean of the Foreign Language School in Kunming University in Yunnan, China.
She holds a B.E. from the Department of English in Science and Technology and an LLM from the Department of Economic Law of Yunnan University. Her research interests include international business and trade and comparative law topics.