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Professor named vice chair of an American Bar Association Committee

Jul 30, 2009
ADA — Elena Helmer, professor of law at Ohio Northern University, has been appointed vice chair of the American Bar Association Section of International Law International Anti-Corruption Committee.

At ONU’s Pettit College of Law, Helmer specializes in the areas of private international law, dispute resolution and anti-corruption. She also teaches in the LL.M. Program in Democratic Governance and the Rule of Law. Helmer graduated from Kazakh State University School of Law and the Yale Law School and is a member of the American Bar Association and the Ohio State Bar Association.

The ABA Section of International Law has more than 20,000 members in 90 countries. It seeks to promote the development of interest, activity and research in international and comparative law; to promote knowledge and formulate professional opinion of international law among members of the legal profession and others; to promote professional relationships with lawyers similarly engaged in foreign countries; and to advance the rule of law in the world. The Section has numerous task forces and more than 60 regional and special interest committees.

The American Bar Association is the largest voluntary professional membership organization in the world. The ABA works to improve the administration of justice, promotes programs that assist lawyers and judges in their work, accredits law schools, provides continuing legal education, and works to build public understanding around the world of the importance of the rule of law.
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