John Upchurch Teaches Polish Law Students

John Upchurch has returned from Warsaw, Poland, where he was a guest lecturer from April 7 - 11 at Warsaw University's Law School , addressing case preparation negotiations and mediation skills. Upchurch mentored the class of 108 law students participating in the Center for American Law Studies program, a collaborative venture with the University of Florida law school Center for Governmental Responsibility. Taught in English, the classes help prepare participants for work as attorneys in Poland, the European Union and the United States .


Major US firms such as White & Case, Weil Gotshal & Manges, Baker & McKenzie and Hogan & Hartson have financially supported the Center and its goals. Several sponsoring firm associates based at their respective firm offices in Warsaw  were students in the program.


"This was an invigorating change of pace from a professional standpoint", said Upchurch. "The energy and enthusiasm of the students was exhilarating, and gives one confidence that this emerging European Union country has a promising future."


Upchurch will return to Warsaw University in June with former University of Florida law school Dean Jon Mills and former Chief Justice Ben Overton , to participate in a symposium on dispute resolution and celebrate the 10th anniversary of the center. Mills and Overton are members of the Upchurch Watson White & Max mediation panel.

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