April 10, AAU released a press release about the Launch of the new AACE Legal Institute, founded under the John H. Carey II School of Law (JCSL) at Anglo-American University in Prague. Its goal is to bridge Anglo-American and Central European legal systems, together with empowering a new generation of attorneys to practice across borders. At the same time, Scott Prange, who is an expert on corporate and commercial law, was appointed Institute Director.

Read more in the translated Press Release.

Thanks to AACE Institute (Institute for Anglo American-Central European Business Law), students will be able to leverage their common law legal education to gain experience in their field under the supervision of established lawyers, while start-ups may use the brilliant young minds, their knowledge and applied research in business development across markets.

„We want our students to make practical use of their knowledge of Common Law across law systems. To be able to do this, we offer them expert support and the opportunity to work with a number of partners, including law firms, businesses, and non-profit organizations,“ Carollann Braum, Associate Dean of John H. Carey II Law Faculty (JCSL) under the AAU and who led the Institute until today.

„The AACE Institute will form bridges between Anglo-American and Central European countries. We need a new generation of lawyers who will be ready and well equipped to help develop business across jurisdictions, traversing disparate systems of jurisprudence“ adds Scott Prange.

One of the main pillars of the Institute is the start-up clinic (Launchpad) for Czech entrepreneurs headed by newly-appointed Clinical Director, James Heller. The Launchpad will also sponsor the Fashion Hub to support business in the fashion industry in the Czech Republic.

Other projects including a prestigious legal journal, will be launched in the next few months.

The AACE Legal Institute is the next step in consolidating the AAU's position in the field of economic cooperation and business development between Central European countries and countries with the Anglo-Saxon legal system.…

Scott Prange

In addition to teaching at AAU, Scott provides strategic corporate advice that allows companies outside the US to manage complex corporate and commercial transactions, including employment and intellectual property issues.

He has a US practice license and is a member of the American Bar Association, the Conflict Management Association and the Human Resource Management Society.

Scott Prange holds a Juris Doctor and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Hawaii in Mānoa, William S. Richardson School of Law and Shidler College of Business; He also holds a BA in Educational Psychology from Ball State University. He also completed a Bachelor's degree in Global Business and Public Policy at the University of Maryland University College and in Political Science at the University of Central Florida.

For more information about Legal Institute click here.

Carollann Braum, Associate Dean & Director of AAU Legal Institute, John H. Carey II School of Law 

Scott Prange, Institute Director

James Heller, Clinical Director

Charlie Lamento, Fashion Hub


Publication date: April 11, 2018