Go On! The Promise and Perils of an International Law of Property

 

 

A Symposium on the Promise and Perils of an International Law of Property will take place o9780199654543n March 6 2015 in Pacific McGeorge School of Law. Inspired by Prof. John Sprankling’s new book, The International Law of Property (Oxford 2014), the symposium will assess the impact of an emerging international right to property in a variety of contexts. The morning will commence with an explanation of the legal grounding for an international law of property by way of examining key treaties, practices and norms. Thereafter, panelists will discuss the implications of recognizing such a law and how it might interface with, disrupt, and influence aspirations of various actors within modern society. Panels include: The Framework Shaping the Law: Whose interests are reflected in existing treaties, practices and norms?, Intellectual Property, Natural Resources and Biodiversity, and The Next Frontier: Space and Beyond.

Panels include: The Framework Shaping the Law: Whose interests are reflected in existing treaties, practices and norms?, Intellectual Property, Natural Resources and Biodiversity, and The Next Frontier: Space and Beyond. This program has been approved for 6.15 hours of MCLE credit and is co-sponsored by the Witkin Legal Institute.

Symposium participants include:

  • Raquel Aldana, Professor of Law and Associate Dean for Faculty Scholarship, University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law
  • Thomas Antkowiak, Associate Professor and Director, Latin America Program, Seattle University School of Law
  • Margo Bagley, Hardy Cross Dillard Professor of Law, University of Virginia School of Law
  • Irene Calboli, Professor of Law and Director, Intellectual Property and Technology Program, Marquette University Law School
  • Anna Dolidze, Professor of Law, Western University Law
  • Josef Drexl, Managing Director, Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition, Honorary Professor at the University of Munich
  • Jose Hernandez, Former NASA Astronaut, Pacific Regent, Consultant, Tierra Luna Engineering
  • Jacklyn Jampolsky, David H. Getches American Indian and Natural Resources Law Fellow, University of Colorado, Boulder
  • Mike Mireles, Professor of Law, University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law
  • M.C. Mirow, Associate Dean of International & Graduate Studies and Professor of Law, Florida International University
  • Fausto Pocar, Judge, International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia
  • Rachael Salcido, Professor of Law, Director, Environmental Law Concentration, University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law
  • John Sims, Professor of Law and Sr. Editor, Journal of National Security Law & Policy, University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law
  • John Sprankling, Distinguished Professor of Law, University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law
  • Leslie Tennen, Attorney, Law Firm of Sterns and Tennen
  • Wayne White, Attorney, President & CEO, SpaceBooster LLC
  • Jarrod Wong, Professor of Law, Co-Director, Pacific McGeorge Global Center for Business and Development, University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law

 

Go On! ‘The Abolition of War’ Symposium at Cardozo Law Feb. 20-21

The Holocaust, Genocide and Human Rights Program at Cardozo School of Law, Jacob Burns Foundation, Rutgers School of Law-Newark, and the Law & Humanities Institute invite you to “The Abolition of War,” February 20-21, 2015.

Why has war never become a taboo? This topic and others connected to the experience of war will be explored at a two-day symposium at Cardozo School of Law and Rutgers School of Law.

Admission is free and lunch is included both days.

To attend, RSVP to ellii.cho@law.cardozo.yu.edu

For schedule and speakers, see PDF here: AbolitionofWarPoster.pdf

Call for Participants — Symposium on Corporate Social Responsibility in Emerging Markets

The University of South Carolina’s Journal of International Law and Business has issued a call for participants for a symposium entitled “Corporate Social Responsibility in Emerging Markets.”  Interested scholars and practitioners are welcome to submit statements of interest and CVs no later than October 1, 2014:​

The staff of the South Carolina Journal of International Law and Business (SCJILB) invites you to participate in its Spring 2015 symposium entitled Corporate Social Responsibility in Emerging Markets, to be held February 5-6, 2015. SCJILB seeks to explore the role of corporations in protecting the rights of people affected by their activities in emerging markets and to propose solutions to issues that arise when corporate and local interests intersect. The Symposium aims to facilitate scholarly discussion regarding current trends and issues in corporate social responsibility (CSR) from a variety of perspectives.

To accompany the Symposium, SCJILB will publish a dedicated issue covering, but not limited to, the role of collective bargaining in CSR, a comparison of approaches to CSR from experts in various industries such as textiles, electronics, and extractive industries, and the applicability of domestic methods of bottom-up CSR to international markets. SCJILB offers a full range of editorial services and will work with authors who seek publication.

The Symposium will feature the presentation of 3-4 traditional symposium-length papers which will be critiqued in short-form essays by two other participants as part of a panel. SCJILB seeks participants willing to present and publish these short form critical essays. To be considered for publication, please submit: (1) a statement of interest of no more than 750 words describing your background and research interest in CSR topics and (2) a curriculum vitae (CV). SCJILB will compensate attendees for travel to and lodging in Columbia, SC. Please submit all materials to William Buschur, Symposium Editor, at buschurw@email.sc.edu no later than October 1, 2014.

The SCJILB staff will notify authors of their selection for publication on or before October 31, 2014.

Questions should be directed to William Buschur, Symposium Editor, at buschurw@email.sc.edu.

About SCJILB: The South Carolina Journal of International Law and Business is a student-run, faculty-regulated law journal published biannually by the students of The University of South Carolina School of Law.