February 22, 2010
ATLANTA—Georgia State University College of Law's financial literacy lunch series concludes on Thursday, February 25, with a presentation on "Is the World Really Flat and What Does This Mean for You, Your Careers and Your Client?" by William Poole, a partner with the Atlanta office of Nelson Mullins and an expert in international law (pictured).
The event begins at 11:50 a.m. in Room 170 of the Urban Life Building, with the presentation scheduled to end at 1 p.m. It's open to all students and faculty in law, business and economics. Media is also welcome to attend. Lunch will be served.
During his presentation, Poole will discuss generally Tom Friedman's theory expressed in his books on the flattening of the world competitive markets and will discuss the impact of this international and financial development on the student's future law practices and the business practices of their clients.
Poole will discuss the economic theory of international comparative advantage and how this longstanding theory has been severely impacted by the "flattening" of global commerce. He will also discuss the development of international commercial and financial practices and instruments such as letters of credit and bills of lading in the context of an example of international business transaction.
You can watch videos of the previous presentations in this series online at the College of Law website (MyLaw ID login required).
"We're trying to expose law students to enough financial literacy so they're not like deer in the headlights when they hear these terms," Georgia State Law Professor Basil Mattingly said. "This series will help students gain a better understanding of concepts relevant in today's world, give them context in courses they take, and discuss issues beyond the classroom."