Prof. Nedzel gives presentation on the rule of law in Vienna, Austria


Prof. Nadia Nedzel gave a presentation to a group of legal scholars and economists at the Austrian Economics Center in Vienna, Austria, on June 6, 2016.

Her presentation, Hayek, the Rule of Law, and Spontaneous Order, focused on exploring how the rule of law and the concept of Rechtsstaat (the legal state) are not the same. In doing so, she discussed how English political theorist Michael Oakeshott and noted father of the Austrian economics movement Friedrich Hayek described the rule of law, particularly Hayek’s concept of Spontaneous Order, which she believes accurately describes the rule of law’s development. She concluded the presentation by explaining how the rule of law grew symbiotically with both concepts of liberty and economic development in England.

Nedzel is an associate professor of law at the Southern University Law Center, where she holds the Kevin P. Reilly Family Endowed Professorship. Her research interests include international and comparative commercial law, policy, and jurisprudence; specifically the interrelationship among market economy, technology, the rule of law, and personal autonomy.

She has been a visiting research scholar at the Lauterpacht Centre for International Law at Cambridge University and a Fulbright Senior Specialist teaching Comparative Contract Law and Legal Drafting in Santiago, Chile. View her research by clicking here.