In 1999, the Faculty of Law at the University of Manitoba established the Asper Chair of International Business and Trade Law. Bryan Schwartz was named the first Asper Chair.
The Asper Chair sponsors a variety of research including bi-annual academic conferences in international business and trade law. An internship program allows up to four students a year to work with the Asper Chair and creates opportunities for students to advance their education, while gaining skills necessary to pursue careers in law or business with an international focus. Additionally, students involved in the Asper program have the opportunity to participate in international commercial dispute resolution competitions. To learn more about the Asper Chair, read back issues of the Asper Review, and see course outlines and conferences organized through the chair visit our website.