Professor Hay Receives 2012 Honorary Doctorate from University of Pécs
This month, the faculty senate of the University of Pécs conferred the title of doctor of laws, honoris causa, to Emory’s L.Q.C. Lamar Professor of Law Peter Hay. He will be recognized at a November 2012 ceremony in Hungary.
Hay is among the most distinguished comparative law scholars in the United States. The University of Pécs’ recognition is another in a long line of international awards and appointments Hay has earned previously. In 1975, he was named honorary professor at the University of Freiburg. In 1989, Hay received the research prize of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation in Germany. He is an elected titular member of the International Academy of Comparative Law and a member of the American Law Institute since 1984. He joined the American Academy of Foreign Law in 1986.
From 1994-2000 he held, concurrently with his Emory appointment, the chair for Civil Law, Foreign and International Private Law and Comparative Law at the University of Dresden, Germany, where he served as dean of its law faculty from 1997-2000.
Before joining Emory Law in 1991, Hay was Alumni Distinguished Professor of Law and dean at the University of Illinois. His research has focused on the fields of conflict of laws, European Community law, comparative law, contracts and sales, and jurisprudence.
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