Posted: April 25th, 2010 | By: ratcam0
On November 5th, the WFU International Law Society and the North Carolina Bar Association International Law and Practice Council sponsored the 2009 International Law and Practice Panel at Wake Forest University School of Law. In this special event, North Carolina attorneys shared their experiences in international law and advised students on preparing for careers and finding opportunities in international law.
Mr. Peter Evenson, a Director of Tuggle Duggins & Meschan, P.A. in Greensboro and Co-Chairman of the NCBA Law School Liaison Committee of International Law and Practice Council, spoke of his significant experience in international law, including his focus on international procurements and his work as a senior officer of a large international construction company with projects in the Middle East, Caribbean, and Africa.
Mr. Sean King, a Partner at Williams Mullen (Raleigh) and Chair of the firm’s International Tax Practice Group and a member of the NCBA International Law and Practice Council, explained how he accepted unexpected work opportunities in international law, leading to a career that he enjoys. Mr. King urged the audience to keep an open mind when entering the international law field.
Charles Hagan, a Partner at Hagan Davis Mangum Barrett Langley & Hale PLLC in Greensboro and a member of the NCBA International Law and Practice Council Section mentioned the importance of making oneself invaluable to clients. Mr. Hagan is an experienced transaction lawyer who represents clients in mergers and acquisitions and a number of international companies in their U.S. transactions.
The presentation was followed by an informal lunch where J.D. students interested in international law could speak with the presenters.