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November Conference to Re-Evaluate International Economic Law

September 23, 2010—The University of Minnesota Law School and the Minnesota Journal of International Law will host the biennial conference of the American Society of International Law’s (ASIL) International Economic Law Interest Group this year. The conference, entitled “International Economic Law in a Time of Change: Reassessing Legal Theory, Doctrine, Methodology and Policy Prescriptions,” will be held on November 18-20, 2010, at the Law School, Mondale Hall, 229 19th Ave. S., Minneapolis.

More than 50 speakers from academia, international organizations, private practice, and government will make up 14 panels to address and re-examine international economic governance, its rising complications, and a variety of international and transnational economic law issues. There will be speakers from Asia, Africa, Europe and North and South Africa. The keynote addresses will be presented by Ricardo Ramirez, a member of the World Trade Organization Appellate Body; Beth Simmons of Harvard University; and Jose Alvarez of New York University Law School.

A special panel will be dedicated to the reissuance of Robert E. Hudec’s 1987 classic Developing Countries in the GATT Legal System and will feature representatives from the WTO and World Bank.

This conference is made possible by ASIL Midwest and the ASIL International Economic Law Interest Group in co-sponsorship with the University of Minnesota Law School and the Minnesota Journal of International Law.

The conference fee is $75 for ASIL members and $100 for nonmembers. Students, faculty, and University of Minnesota employees may register for free (valid University ID required at check-in). The conference has been approved for 13.75 CLE credits (Event #150083).

For further details and registration, go to http://asil.org/activities_calendar.cfm?action=detail&rec=149.

Questions may be directed to Professor Greg Shaffer at shaffer@umn.edu or 612-625-2630.


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