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Thomas Jefferson law professor named Fulbright Scholar

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SAN DIEGO (CNS) - A professor at the Thomas Jefferson School of Law has been named a Fulbright Scholar and will teach tax and business law to international business students in Tunisia next year, the school announced Tuesday.

Richard Winchester will become part of a federally sponsored program that sends 800 experts abroad annually on international education exchanges. It was started by the late Democratic Sen. J. William Fulbright of Arkansas in 1946.

"I expect to spend my time in the nation's capital of Tunis, at Universite du 7 Novembre a Carthage," Winchester said. "It has the country's most distinguished law faculty and also offers an advanced degree program in Anglo-American commercial law."

A recent revolution in Tunisia saw the president step down Jan. 14 after 23 years in power.

"I am excited to be a witness to the changes there, and to be a part of the transition there," Winchester said.


Winchester, who speaks French, said he has dreamed about teaching in North Africa for 30 years. He will start is scholarship in Tunisia in January, according to the school.

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