On March 22-23, 2019, the Center for International Legal Education (CILE) at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law will host an international conference on "The CISG at Middle Age." The conference will be held in the Teplitz Memorial Courtroom of the Barco Law Building. On Friday morning, panelists will discuss topics dealing with "The Past of the CISG: Its Successes and Failures." This session will honor the memory of Peter Schechtriem and his suggestion that the CISG could provide "an International Linqua Franca." The Friday afternoon panels will consider "The Present of the CISG: Is Uniform Interpretation Possible?," honoring the memory of John Honnold and his exhortation towards "Resisting the Homeward Trend." A dinner on Friday evening will feature a keynote address by Pitt Emeritus Professor Harry Flechtner on "The Past, Present and Future of the CISG (and Other Uniform Commercial Law Initiatives)." Saturday morning's panels will focus on "The Future of the CISG: Have we come to Praise it or Bury it?" The conference presents the opportunity to consider whether the widespread state ratification of the CISG indicates success in international law development or the common practice of opting out of the CISG in private contracts demonstrates that its impact has been limited at best.
Full details, including speakers can be found here.
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