The ASIL International Economic Law Interest Group in co-sponsorship with ASIL-Midwest, University of Minnesota Law School, Minnesota Journal of International Law, Cambridge University Press, and Oxford University Press will host its biennial conference "International Economic Law in a Time of Change".
The start of the second decade of the twenty-first century is witnessing a confluence of events affecting international economic law that calls for re-evaluation. The international context has radically changed. Most analysts contend that we are shifting toward a multi-polar world in light of economic transformations in China, India, Brazil, and other developing and transitional countries. This is coupled with economic stagnation in the United States and Europe, which are beset by a financial crisis and embroiled in foreign wars and security concerns. These developments have arguably complicated international economic governance, yet other factors – such as the current financial crisis – press consideration of new forms of international economic governance, such as the G-20. Global economic interdependence, exemplified by global production and supply chains, calls for sustained attention to international economic law and institutions.
With this backdrop, the November conference will organize sessions that address the full range of international and transnational economic law. Keynote speakers will be Beth Simmons (Harvard University), Ricardo Ramirez (WTO Appellate Body) and José E. Alvarez (NYU Law School). There will be a special panel dedicated to the reissuance of Robert E. Hudec’s classic, Developing Countries in the GATT Legal System, with representatives from the WTO and World Bank. In total there will be 14 panels with approximately 60 distinguished speakers from academia, practice, and government.
HOTEL ARRANGEMENTS: We have obtained a special rate for a hotel across from the University of Minnesota Law School. The Holiday Inn Metrodome is available at a special rate of $99/night (1500 Washington Ave S., Minneapolis, Minnesota 55454; Phone: (612) 333-4646, or 1-800-448-3663). The weblink to the hotel is here: Holiday Inn. We suggest that you reserve a room as soon as possible, as there are only a limited number of rooms available at this university rate. Alternatively, there are many nice hotels in Minneapolis and discounted rates can be found online.
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There is a $75 nominal registration fee if you are an ASIL member ($100 if you are not) to help cover some of the expenses of the conference (including breakfasts, lunches, coffee and one dinner).
Students, faculty and employees of the Univerisity of Minnesota may register for free, but are required to present a valid university ID at check-in.
Each individual must register individually.
Registration For This Event Is Closed