Atty. David J. Correira Begins Teaching at European Law Schools
Attorney David J. Correira recently returned from a multi-week continuing legal education program held at in Salzburg, Austria at the Center for International Legal Studies in conjunction with the University of Salzburg Faculty of Law. Last year he attended a similar program at St. Edmund Hall, Oxford University; the United States sponsors were the University of Missouri, Kansas City School of Law and Suffolk University School of Law in Boston.
The Oxford program included a comparison of U.S. and European business transactions, taxes, litigation, and court systems. Participants included lawyers and judges from the United States, England and the European Union. The Salzburg program focused on European Union law, international arbitration, and international taxation.
Each set of courses serves as capstones for Attorney Correira's first international teaching assignment with the Center which brings U.S. lawyers and judges to Eastern European countries as visiting faculty members. His first international faculty posts are Romeris Univerity Faculty of Law in Lithuania and Rezekne University Faculty of Law in Latvia where he will teach the U.S. legal system, U.S. civil litigation, U.S. business transactions and U.S. taxes. Each course is condensed into shorter timeframes to accommodate the U.S. lawyers and judges. His next assignment, in the fall of 2012, is in Rijeka, Croatia.
Attorney Correira explained that "this teaching ambassador program" requires that guest faculty have practiced for 20 years and have demonstrated a certain level of success in law practice and teaching." Attorney Correira is also a member of the adjunct faculty at New England Law/Boston where he teaches estate and gift taxation and advanced estate planning. He's been active in local education as a member of the Somerset School Committee and as a debate coach at Somerset High School and Coyle and Cassidy High School.
Attorney Correira noted "it is not easy adding teaching assignments like this to a busy law practice but at this stage in my career it is one way to give back to a profession which has given much to me and my family."