We are pleased to have Mark Oettinger as our Forum guest on Sunday, October 5th At 11:30 a.m. Mark grew up on four continents, the child of German and Swiss immigrants. He graduated from Dartmouth College in 1975, with distinction in Analytic Philosophy, and from Albany Law School in 1980, having served as Albany Law Review author and editor.
An attorney skilled in human rights and many other aspects of the law, Mark was a partner in the Burlington law firm of Bloomberg & Oettinger from 1982-1995, and then spent a semester teaching law school in Russia as a Fulbright Senior Scholar. On returning from Russia, Mark became a partner in the Burlington law firm, and served as General Counsel of the Vermont Agency of Education.
Currently, Mark is Director of the World Court of Human Rights Development Project by the World Service Authority of Washington, D.C. This is a project endorsed by the Chief Justices of the World. Additionally, he works as an adjunct professor at Vermont Law School where he teaches international law, and serves as an attorney with Montrol & Backus in Burlington. Mark and his wife Becky recently joined First Congregational Church. He serves on the Christian Action Committee and is working with us to offer pro-bono legal assistance to those in need. Mark will reflect on his life and work with us during our October Forum. Please join us!