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April 1, 2003

French Attorney to Explain World Opposition to Iraq War

Why is so much of the world opposed to the U.S.-led war against Iraq? French attorney Michael Amado will explain the reasons in a presentation April 7 at the UI College of Law.

The presentation, part of the college's International Lecture series, begins at 4 p.m. Monday, April 7 in Room 235 in the Boyd Law Building. A reception will follow in the Student Lounge on the fourth floor. Admission is free.

Adrien Wing, Bessie Dutton Murray Distinguished Professor of Law at the UI and coordinator of the International Lecture series, said Amado will clarify the varied reasons why France and many other countries are opposed to the war in Iraq.

"In the United States, we know that France is opposed to the war, but our media aren't telling us why," Wing said. "We hope this presentation will more fully explain the many reasons why France and other European countries are opposed."

Amado is head partner of the Amado-Cabinet d'Avocats, a Paris law firm specializing in corporate, contract, labor and European Union law. He is also an adjunct professor of law at the University of Paris, the Sorbonne and the UI College of Law's Arcachon summer program. The presentation is part of the commemoration of the 20th anniversary of the Arcachon program, in which 45 law school students spend a summer studying international law, human rights, and other international legal issues in the Mediterranean resort town of Arcachon, France. Amado teaches French law and European Union law in the program.

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