Ronald A. Brand
Professor of Law and Director of the Center for International Legal Education, University of Pittsburgh School of Law
Ronald A. Brand is Professor of Law and Director of the Center for International Legal Education at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. His books include Fundamentals of International Business Transactions (Kluwer International Publishers 2000), International Civil Dispute Resolution (with Baldwin, Epstein, and Gordon; West 2004), Beyond the Draft UNCITRAL Digest (with Ferrari and Flechtner; Sellier 2004), and Private Law, Private International Law,
& Judicial Cooperation in the EU-US Relationship, (West 2005). Professor Brand was a member of the
U.S. Delegation to the Special Commission and Diplomatic Conference of The Hague Conference on Private International Law that concluded the 2005 Convention on Choice of Court Agreements.
Harry M. Flechtner
Professor of Law, University of Pittsburgh School of Law
Harry M. Flechtner is professor of international and domestic commercial law at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, where he joined the faculty in 1984 after three years of private law practice in Washington, D.C. He is the first four-time recipient of the Excellence in Teaching Award from the Student Bar Association at
the University of Pittsburgh Law School, and he has received the Chancellor's Distinguished Teaching Award from the University of Pittsburgh. He has authored a variety of books, articles and chapters on commercial law topics, with special emphasis on international sales law, and has been cited by the Solicitor General of the United States as one of the leading academic authorities on the [United Nations Sales] Convention.
Professor Flechtner is one of two National Correspondents for the United States to the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL), and was one of five experts appointed by UNCITRAL to prepare the initial draft of the UNCITRAL Digest of Case Law on the United Nations Convention on the International Sale of Goods. l
Mark S. Walter
Chief of Party, USAID Doha WTO Accession Project
Mark S. Walter currently heads the U.S. Agency for International Development Doha Project for WTO Accession in Ethiopia, a project implemented by Booz, Allen Hamilton. Mr. Walter is a trade lawyer with experience in ten different countries implementing and leading legal education and capacity building programs with a focus on international commercial law.
Most recently, he participated in a USAID sponsored Commercial, Legal, Institutional Reform and Trade Assessment of Ethiopia, designed to guide government and donors in interventions that support the enabling environment for economic growth.
l lhis publication contains contributions by the most noted and eminent scholars on the CISG from around the world.l