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CREES Noon Lecture. “Beyond the Tower: What Happens When Your Grad School Application Essay Comes True.”

Wednesday, April 4, 2012
12:00 AM
1636 International Institute/SSWB, 1080 S. University

Edwin Paxson (MA REES ’93, JD Law ’92), principal counsel, International Finance Corporation of the World Bank. <br>Sponsors: CREES, WCED. <br> <br> <a href="">Live video</a>

Edwin Paxson received a dual graduate degree in Law and Russian and East European Studies from the University of Michigan in 1993. He will reflect on Russia, Ukraine, and the trajectory of a Michigan grad over the last 25 years, as experienced through a Russian studies major and subsequent legal career, both in private practice and the public sector

Edwin Paxson earned baccalaureate degrees in mathematics and Russian civilization at the University of California, Los Angeles. At the University of Michigan, he pursued an M.A. in Russian and East European Studies concurrently with a J.D. degree, and also served as articles editor for the Michigan Journal of International Law. Upon graduation, he relocated to Russia, first joining the American Bar Association’s Rule of Law Initiative as they worked on the implementation of new Russian bankruptcy law. Paxson then became a consultant for the International Finance Corporation, overseeing legal aspects of IFC's land reform program in six provinces of Russia. He then spent seven years with Davis Polk & Wardwell, a premier international law firm. In 2003, he returned to the International Finance Corporation, where he currently serves as Global Lead Counsel for Manufacturing and Chemicals.