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Friedrich Hayek and Michael Oakeshott both posited that the English Rule of Law was more conducive to economic liberty than is the continental conception of Rechtsstaat. In this lecture, we will discuss their theories, how both legal traditions developed, and how the economic implications of those traditions support those theories.
About the Speaker:
Nadia Nedzel is Reilly Family Professor of Law and an Associate Professor at Southern University Law Center. She teaches civil procedure, sales and leases, obligations, advanced legal writing, contracts, and international business transactions.
Professor Nedzel came to SULC from Tulane University School of Law, where she served for five years as the director of Graduate Legal Studies and Exchange Programs and lecturer in law, teaching Introduction to American Law and Legal Research and Writing to International LL.M. candidates.
A former judicial clerk for Judge Carl E. Stewart, U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, Professor Nedzel was staff attorney for the Fifth Circuit, held the Forrester Teaching Fellowship at Tulane Law School, and practiced admiralty and international trade with Preis, Kraft and Roy, a law firm with offices in New Orleans, Lafayette, and Houston.
Professor Nedzel earned a J.D. magna cum laude from Loyola University School of Law (New Orleans), and an LL.M. with honors from Northwestern University School of Law, focusing on international and comparative commercial law. Her Bachelor of Arts degree from Northwestern University includes a triple major in English, French, and comparative literature (Spanish, French, Russian) with advanced hard science and math courses.
The AEC’s fundamental goal is to promote a free, responsible and prosperous society. Through education and improving public understanding of key economic questions, the AEC promotes the idea of a free market economy and the ideal of a free society.