Christopher J Hoertz
Christopher Hoertz is a recent graduate of the Shepard Broad Law Center at Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, where he focused primarily on business and transactional law. He entered the Shepard Broad Law Center in 2009 after obtaining a bachelor’s degree in Multinational Business Operations from The Florida State University College of Business in Tallahassee, Florida.
Originally from Sarasota, Florida, Christopher became a seasoned traveller at a young age thanks to his parents’ profound belief in development through cross-cultural experiences. During his elementary and middle school years, Christopher accompanied his father on annual excursions around the globe; from the Baltic Sea, to the brush of South Africa, to China’s Great Wall and the Pyramids of Giza. His travels continued through high school and college years to include several visits to Germany and Sweden, as well as a semester abroad in Valencia, Spain.
It was this extensive travel that led Christopher to select this topic for Professor Joseph Harbaugh’s Travel Law Seminar. On more occasions than he could recall, Christopher witnessed friends and families get separated by overbooked flights. “What happens to those left behind, and what kind of rights do they have? What if they are from a different jurisdiction?” It was with these questions in mind that Christopher researched and wrote this work in the hopes of making the travelling public aware of their rights as travellers, across both the United States and European Union. (December 2012)