Bernhard to Teach Students in Budapest Marking Seventh Trip of Kind
WESTPORT, CT (February 14, 2013) - As a Senior Attorney with the Center for International Legal Studies located in Salzburg, Austria, G. Kenneth Bernhard, has been invited by the Karoli Gaspar University of the Hungarian Reformed Church located in Budapest, Hungary to teach a two week course on the American Constitution commencing on March 4, 2013. This marks his seventh trip of this kind, having previously taught at law universities in Bulgaria, Croatia, Poland, Russia, Latvia, and Mongolia.
The purpose of the international program is to promote good relations and the sharing of information between US scholars and the professors and students of Eastern European universities. Mr. Bernhard will be a guest of the university and when he is not in the classroom, he will be living in the dorms and socializing with staff and students.
Bernhard, a principal of the law firm Cohen and Wolf’ in Westport, is a former state representative from 1997 through 2005, serves as the town attorney for Wilton, a post he previously held in Westport and Weston. Attorney Bernhard has been providing legal advice to businesses and individuals in Fairfield County for more than 30 years.
He also served as Westport’s Third Selectman and has acted as advisor to and board member on the Westport-Weston Chamber of Commerce, The Norwalk Human Services Council, Earthplace, The Levitt Pavilion, The Aspetuck Land Trust, The Fidelco Guide Dog Foundation, and The Westport Library.
A graduate of Yale University, he holds both a bachelor’s and master’s law degree from New York University School of Law. In addition to the previously mentioned teaching posts, he has also taught law at the United States Military Academy.
Governor Jodi Rell appointed Bernhard to the Judicial Review Counsel, where he served for four years, and Governor Dannel P. Malloy recently appointed him to the Connecticut Board of Veterinary Medicine.