Fulbright Senior Specialist
Young currently holds the prestigious appointment of Fulbright Senior Specialist (2007-2012) from the Fulbright Scholar Program. His most recent Fulbright project involved delivering a series of invited lectures last year at the University of Luxembourg in the areas of corporate law, and jurisprudence and constitutional law theory.
Teaching Business Law and International Business Law
In addition to practicing business law and international business law, Young has taught in those areas at Northwestern University School of Law, where he serves as Adjunct Professor of Law. This semester, he taught a course in International Investments, which examined the international financial system including the infrastructure of global capital and banking markets. Additional courses that he teaches include: Advanced Contracts, Business Transactions, Government Regulation of Business, International Business Transactions, International Trade Law, and Securities Regulation.
Justice: Contemporary Disputes
Young just completed a book-length manuscript entitled, “Justice: Contemporary Disputes,” which is currently under consideration for publication at Polity Press. The study examines contemporary answers to the question of: what is justice? By focusing on various contemporary theories of justice from John Rawls on, Young also draws out the major disputes among various theorists, and in so doing, he maps the contemporary terrain of justice studies.
Business Law Publications
Among Young’s business law publications are chapters in various Illinois Institute of Continuing Legal Education handbooks, including “Drafting the Contract for the Purchase and Sale of a Business” in the Buying and Selling Businesses handbook, as well as, “Leasing Before Construction” and “Defaults and Remedies” in the Commercial Landlord Tenant handbook.
Recent Deals and Practice Tips
A recent transaction involved the negotiation and drafting of a supply agreement with a Chinese company. Young mentions as a practice tip, that special concern should be given to the Arbitration Clause in commercial contracts with Chinese companies, whereby contractual disputes are resolved through arbitration. In such regard, he suggests that attention should be given for the arbitration proceedings to be conducted in English, U.S.-style discovery and cross examination of witnesses, and the selection the third (presiding) arbitrator, who may control many aspects of the arbitration proceeding.