Professor Joe Norton Awarded Honorary LL.D. Degree From the University of Edinburgh
James L. Walsh Distinguished Faculty Fellow and
Professor in Financial Institutions Law
On July 4, 2018, the University of Edinburgh (Scotland) conferred an honorary LL.D. degree upon SMU Dedman School of Law Professor Joseph J. Norton, the James L. Walsh Distinguished Faculty Fellow and Professor of Law in Financial Institutions Law, for his contributions over the past four decades in developing a new area of international economic law (i.e., international financial law/regulation), in assisting various law schools around the world (e.g., China, Argentina, Columbia, South Africa, Sweden, Hong Kong, and UK) develop graduate law courses/programs in this area, and in steadfastly promoting the importance of the role of law and the rule of law in constructing viable financial systems in the developing world. The University of Edinburgh and its Law School are consistently rated globally as top 20-30 institutions. The University is one of the six ancient UK universities founded in 1583 and the Law School was founded in 1707. In addition to the Edinburgh LL.D. degree, Professor Norton holds advanced law doctorate degrees from the Universities of Michigan, Oxford, London, and Stockholm, as well as an advance Diploma from the Hague Academy of International Law. Norton has been a distinguished Visiting Professor at Harvard, Muenster, Johannesburg, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Beijing and Shanghai. For twelve years, he was the Sir John Lubbock Professor of Banking Law and Head of the International Financial Law Unit at Queen Mary, University of London.
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