Southwestern Law School Los Angeles, CA

News Release

August 01, 2003
Southwestern to host Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence

Southwestern is pleased to announce that the Council for the International Exchange of Scholars has selected Southwestern to host a Fulbright Scholar in Residence for the 2003-2004 academic year, and Professor Robert E. Lutz as the primary faculty contact. Dr. Zhenis Kembayev was chosen as a Scholar-in-Residence for Southwestern beginning in September of 2003.

Dr. Kembayev's research has focused on international organizations, specifically their legal foundations and nature, as well as goals, structures, and the role they play in international relations. In particular, he has published various works concerning the development of a cooperative relationship between his home country of Kazakhstan and the European Union.

While at Southwestern the theme of his research will be The World Trade Organization and Regional Integration Agreements focusing on the World Trade Organization (WTO) and the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Studying in the United States is of particular interest to Dr. Kembayev because of its prominent role as participant in the WTO and NAFTA. He wishes to examine both the benefits and detriments of international trade alliances, and hopes to share his findings both in Kazakhstan and the United States.

Dr. Kembayev has earned a Doctorate in jurisprudence in addition to a Diploma with Distinction in Law, from Kazakh National University named after al-Farabi, and received his Masters in Law from the University of Hamburg in Germany.

His professional experience includes the positions of Lecturer as well as Associate Professor at the Kazakh Institute for Law and International Relations in Almaty, Kazakhstan and he was Head of the Law Section for the Kazakh-American University.