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Mission The mission of the Forum on Franchising is to be the preeminent forum for the study and discussion of the legal aspects of franchising.


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In October of 2015, The Forum on Franchising established the John R. F. Baer Scholarship for International Civility and Professionalism. This Scholarship will be awarded to an attorney who demonstrates John’s tradition of exceptional leadership and civility in the field of franchise law, with a special emphasis on international law. This scholarship will provide for free tuition and a travel stipend of $1000 for attendance at the ABA Forum on Franchising Annual Meeting in Miami, Florida, November 2-4, 2016.
Applicants should demonstrate an interest in international practice in the field of franchise and distribution law (for example, through writing or speaking) and also have also shown civility and professionalism in the practice of law. Applications should include:

1) A personal statement of interest and experience in the international practice of franchise and distribution law (which may include through writing or speaking);

2) A description of ways in which the applicant has demonstrated professionalism and civility across geographic borders; and

3) At least two letters of recommendation, which must include letters from practicing lawyers in least two countries.

The Forum will give particular consideration to applicants who would not be able to attend the Forum without the financial assistance of the Scholarship. Submissions are due no later than July 1, 2016 and should be directed to my attention at Karen.Satterlee@Hilton.com.

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