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Professor Palomar Teaches in China on Fulbright Grant

For Immediate Release
Media contact: Evie Holzer, eholzer@ou.edu, (405) 831-0709

BEIJING – University of Oklahoma College of Law Professor Joyce Palomar is teaching during the Fall 2011 semester on a Fulbright grant at Beihang University Law School in Beijing, China.  She is teaching classes on eminent domain, land recordation, and real property law and finance.   As China continues to adopt new laws and regulations in furtherance of its constitutional amendment permitting private land use rights, Chinese universities have sought the knowledge and experience of real property scholars like Palomar.

Palomar's experience living and working in China on this and a previous Fulbright grant also brought an offer for OU Law to affiliate with four other law schools to offer a China Law Summer Program in Beijing, which begins May 2012.

Palomar, who is the Kenneth E. McAfee Chair in Law, teaches property, real estate transactions and finance, and land use at OU Law. She is author of one Property Law textbook and two legal treatises, "Title Insurance Law," published in 1994 and "Patton & Palomar on Land Titles", published in 2003.  Her previous Fulbright grant was in 2002 at East China University of Political Science and Law in Shanghai.  She also has spoken at two international conferences in Beijing and published two articles in Chinese law journals.  Additionally, Palomar has published numerous articles in U.S. law reviews on real property law, land titles and title assurance.

She is an active member of the American College of Real Estate Lawyers, the American College of Mortgage Attorneys and American Association of Law Schools and has lectured at numerous conferences across the country and state.  Palomar joined the OU College of Law faculty in 1988.

The Fulbright Program was established in 1946 as a vehicle for promoting mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries. Fulbright alumni include Nobel and Pulitzer Prize winners, senators and governors, prime ministers and heads of state, ambassadors, scientists, artists, Supreme Court Justices and corporate CEOs.

The Fulbright program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State and administered by the Council for International Exchange of Scholars in Washington, D.C. It is primarily funded by an annual congressional appropriation. Additional funding comes from participating governments, host institutions and private organizations in the United States and abroad.