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Professor William Byrnes Earns Prestigious Award

March 1, 2013

WIlliam Byrnes Award

TJSL’s Associate Dean for Graduate & Distance Education Programs William Byrnes is being honored with the Education Leadership Award by the World Education Congress.

“Professor William Byrnes’ leadership and contribution to the field of education is well known,” said Chairman of Awards & Academic Committee Edward Smith. “The position that you occupy in the fraternity is strategic and iconic. As a thinker and doer you are a role model and a believer in change. I am pleased that the Jury and Council of Board members would like to confer the Education Leadership Award to you.”

The aim of the Award is to recognize the Best of Best, organized for a professional cause, according to the committee.

Professor Byrnes pioneered online legal education in 1995, thereafter creating the first online LL.M. program offered by an ABA accredited law school. He is a key founding member of the Work Group for Distance Education in Legal Education that in 2013 published Distance Learning in Legal Education: A Summary of Delivery Models, Regulatory Issues and Recommended Practices. He has lectured courses in more than 30 countries.

Last year Professor Byrnes, presented at the 1st World Summit on Accreditation (WOSA 2012) organized by India’s National Board of Accreditation (NBA). Held at the Hotel Ashok in New Delhi from March 25 to 28. The purpose of WOSA 2012 was to bring together global leaders and stakeholders in the accreditation of professional higher education to discuss how the NBA can improve the quality and

relevance of technical and professional education in India to meet international standards.

This year’s the World Education Congress 2013 is scheduled from June 28 and 29 at Taj Lands End, Mumbai, India.  For more information, log onto

According to the The World Education Congress website, this event will be a rendezvous in which participants will discuss evolving trends in education. The congress will examine modern as well as traditional knowledge systems. The Congress will further explore how education can help develop mental, emotional and physical skills to help facilitate personal excellence as well as psychological and socio – economic well-being, in the challenging times the world faces today. Besides networking opportunities, the conference offers unique in-depth approaches to understanding important academic issues that affect an institution’s viability in today’s fast-paced business environment.

Dean Byrnes recently co-authored the book LexisNexis® Guide to FATCA Compliance with TJSL Adjunct Professor Dr. Robert Munro. The book provides a framework for meaningful interactions among enterprise stakeholders, and between the FATCA Compliance Officer and the FATCA advisors and vendors.

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