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February 24, 2014

Influential Voices with Rufus Yerxa '76

4:30 p.m.
Location: Room C5

Seattle University School of Law
is proud to present

Rufus Yerxa '76

Lawyering in an International Age:
Observations from a Career in International Trade

Mr. Yerxa’s lecture is based on his expertise as a leader of the
World Trade Organization and a broad range of international
trade experience as a senior government official, trade negotiator,
and Congressional advisor. 

Monday, February 24
Room C5, Sullivan Hall, 4:30 p.m.
Reception to follow

The lecture is open to the public,
but please RSVP at

Rufus Yerxa, the former Deputy Director General of the World Trade Organization (WTO), is a visiting professor at the Monterey Institute of International Studies in Monterey, Calif., and a guest lecturer at Seattle University School of Law and the World Trade Institute at the University of Bern.

Mr. Yerxa retired from the WTO in October 2013 after more than a decade of service as its Deputy Director General. In that role, he was responsible for internal management of the WTO Secretariat, while also helping to broaden the WTO’s membership and strengthen its role as the principal rules-based institution governing world trade.

He received his B.A. in political science from the University of Washington (1973), his J.D. from the Seattle University School of Law (1976) and an L.L.B. in International Law from the University of Cambridge in England (1977).