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Jenny Gesley Wins Award for Doctoral Dissertation

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The following is a guest post by Luis Acosta, a division chief in the Global Legal Research Directorate of the Law Library of Congress.

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Jenny with her published dissertation. Photo by Luis Acosta.

The Law Library of Congress is very proud to announce that Jenny Gesley, our foreign law specialist covering German-speaking countries, was named one of two recipients of the Baker & McKenzie Award 2015 in recognition of the dissertation she wrote to complete her Doctorate in Law at Goethe University, Frankfurt, Germany.  The Baker & McKenzie Award is an annual prize given to the authors of exceptional dissertations related to commercial law.

Jenny’s dissertation, Die Aufsicht über die Finanzmärkte in den USA. Nationale Entwicklungen und internationale Vorgaben (Financial Markets Supervision in the U.S.: National Developments and International Standards) describes the historical development of banking and securities regulation and supervision in the United States up to and including the Dodd-Frank Act.  It also covers the international standards of the Basel Committee and the International Organization of Securities Commissions and their legal classification and implementation in the U.S.

Jenny’s dissertation has been published by Peter Lang.

Congratulations, Dr. Gesley!


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