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International Organizations & International Law (IO/IL) Working Group

2nd Regional Colloquium on Globalization of Law, International Organizations and International Law

May 6-7, 2011, University of Chicago Law School, Room B

On May 6-7, 2011, the University of Chicago Law School will host the second annual regional colloquium on Globalization and Law, co-sponsored by the International Organizations & International Law Working Group at Northwestern University and the ABF/Illinois Center on Law and Globalization. This event brings together internationally-oriented scholars, both faculty and advanced graduate students, from Midwest institutions to discuss current work. The focus is on global and international law rather than comparative law.

Friday, May 6

12:00 pm   Participants arrive
12:15 pm   Optional Lunchtime Talk: Adrienne Stone, Georgetown/Melbourne

1:30 – 3:00 pm   PANEL I:  Karen Alter, Chair

  • 1:30 - Eugene Kontorovich, Northwestern
    Universal Jurisdiction as an Evidentiary Rule
    Commentator: Robert Knowles, Chicago-Kent

  • 2:00 - Emilia Powell, Notre Dame
    Two Courts – Two Roads? :Domestic Rule of Law and Legitimacy of International Courts
    Commentator: Jide Nzelibe

  • 2:30 - Alex Huneeus, Wisconsin
    Courts Resisting Courts: Lessons from the Inter-American Court’s Struggle to EnforceHuman Rights
    Commentator: Shai Dothan, Tel Aviv

3:00 - 3:30 pm   Coffee Break

3:30 – 5:00 pm   PANEL II: Terry Halliday, Chair

  • 3:30 - Mila Versteeg, Oxford University/University of Tilburg
    The Myth of Expressive Constitutionalism
    Commentator: Sarah Harding, Chicago-Kent

  • 4:00 - Anu Bradford, Chicago
    The Perils of Climate Treaty Incrementalism when Markets Will Do”
    Commentator: Berndadette Atuahene, Chicago-Kent

  • 4:30 - Karen Alter, Northwestern
    The Evolving Transnational Legal Order
    Commentator: Greg Shaffer

6:00 pm   Dinner and Drinks Downtown

Saturday May 7

9:00 – 10:30 am   PANEL III: Tom Ginsburg, Chair

  • 9:00 - Alissa Kaplan, Northwestern Political Science
    Democracies under Stress: Civil liberties and human rights norms under persistent security threat
    Commentator: Lesley Wexler, Illinois

  • 9:30 - Gregory Shaffer, Minnesota and Tom Ginsburg, Chicago
    Empirical Turn in International Legal Scholarship: A Review and Prospectus
    Commentator: Susan Block-Lieb, Fordham

  • 10:00 - Oren Gross, Minnesota
    The Laws of War in the Fourth Generation of Warfare
    Commentator:  Tom Ginsburg, Chicago

10:30 - 11:00 am   Coffee Break

11:00 am – 12:30 pm   PANEL IV: Gregory Shaffer, Chair

  • 11:00 - Sungjoon Cho, Chicago-Kent
    Redefining an International Organization: A Paradigm Shift
    Commentator: Sida Liu, Wisconsin

  • 11:30 - Terry Halliday and Susan Block-Lieb
    Political Ecologies in Global Norm-Making for International Trade Law
    Commentator: Steve Nelson, Northwestern

  • 12:00 - Joe Conti, Wisconsin
    Investments in Transnational Legal Fields: Towards a Theory of Legalization Beyond States
    Commentator: Karen Alter, Northwestern

12:00 pm   Lunch
1:00 pm   Departure


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