Charles Baum Distinguished Professor Sarah Howard Jenkins Hobbs has been awarded a Fulbright Scholar grant to lecture in Sofia, Bulgaria, during the 2013-2014 academic year.
During her year in Bulgaria, Hobbs will teach students about the fundamental principles of U.S. domestic contract law and the evolution of those principles to their modern day formulation in the Uniform Commercial Code (UCC). In addition to class discussions, Bulgarian professors, lawyers, and judges will be invited to participate in panel discussions comparatively assessing provisions of the UCC, Bulgarian contract law, and the Convention.
Hobbs is one of approximately 1,100 U.S. faculty and professionals who will travel abroad through the Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program in 2013-2014.
The Fulbright Program is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government and is designed to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries. Recipients of Fulbright grants are selected on the basis of academic or professional achievement, as well as demonstrated leadership potential in their fields.