ASIL Midyear Meeting


The ASIL Midyear Meeting

The American Society of International Law hosts a Midyear Meeting annually in late October or early November. The meeting encompasses several events, including leadership meetings of the Society's Executive Council and the Board of Editors of the American Journal of International Law; the Research Forum, which features cutting-edge international law scholarship by more than 70 authors; and programming for practitioners. The Midyear Meeting has been held since 2010 in Miami, Los Angeles, Athens & Atlanta, New York, Chicago, Washington, DC, Seattle, and St. Louis. This year's meeting will be held in Los Angeles, California, November 8-10.

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Eighth Annual ASIL Research Forum

November 9-10, 2018
University of California-Los Angeles School of Law

Los Angeles, California

The Society's eighth annual Research Forum, co-sponsored by ASIL Academic Partner UCLA School of Law, will include expert-led discussions of more than 70 papers on a variety of leading-edge international law topics and several keynote lunch discussions. The Forum will also include events designed to assist students and new professionals interested in pursuing a career in international law.

Registration Includes

  • 24 sessions
  • Attendance at the Practitioners' Forum
  • 2 lunch panels (lunch provided)
  • Coffee breaks throughout the meeting
  • Saturday breakfast
  • 2 receptions
  • 2 international law career development programs
  • 1 Speed Mentoring event for students and new professionals

2018 ASIL Research Forum Committee (Los Angeles, CA)

Co-Chairs

  • Kal Raustiala, UCLA School of Law
  • Victoria Shannon Sahani, Arizona State University College of Law
  • Jarrod Wong, University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law

Members

  • Anupam Chander, Georgetown University Law Center
  • Janie Chuang, American University Washington College of Law
  • Mark Drumbl, Washington and Lee University School of Law
  • Karen Knop, University of Toronto Faculty of Law
  • Catherine Powell, Fordham Law School

Research Forum Registration

Full Conference Registration includes access to all Research Forum sessions, professional development sessions, Friday and Saturday luncheon discussions, Saturday breakfast, and Friday and Saturday evening receptions.

  ASIL Member Rate Non-Member Rate
Regular Member $225 $325 (ASIL membership available at additional cost)
Gov/IO/NGO Registration* $175 N/A
Speaker Registration $100 $250
Student Registration* $30 $65
*To qualify for reduced rates, attendees are required to provide a valid proof of identification to registration staff at time of check-in.
All prices are in U.S. Dollars (USD)

Updated: October 12, 2018

Friday, November 9, 2018

9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.             ASIL and AJIL Leadership Meetings; Professional development events

12:45 – 2:15 p.m.                    Lunch keynote/plenary (Lunch provided)

2:15 – 3:15 p.m.                      Research Forum Session I

Panel 1: International Economic Law

  • Divergent Legalization in Global Economic Governance: Why Is Money So Different than Trade?; Karen Alter and Stephen Nelson, Northwestern University
  • China's Approach to Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC): A Paradigm Shift and Its Law and Culture Analysis; Simin Gao, Tsinghua University School of Law and Heng Wang, University of New South Wales Faculty of Law
  • Discussant: Gregory Shaffer, UC Irvine School of Law

Panel 2: Reconceptualizing Post-World War II Experiences with International Law

  • Glimpses of Women at the Tokyo Tribunal, Diane Marie Amann, University of Georgia School of Law
  • Corporate Civil Liability for Human Rights Abuses: The Return of World War II in Japan and Korea; Timothy Webster, Case Western Reserve University School
  • Discussant: Mark Drumbl, Washington & Lee School of Law

Panel 3: Morality and International Law

  • Biotechnology, Morality and Overlapping Supra-national Frameworks in the 'European Patent System': Too many cooks?; Aisling McMahon, Durham Law School
  • Living Cultural Property: A discussion of animals as cultural property and the issues that face traditional views; Michael Viteritto, Sotheby's Institute of Art
  • Discussant: Asli Bâli, UCLA School of Law

Panel 4: Competition Law and Agencies

  • Section 337 Unfair Competition Actions as Constructive Unilateralism; Sean Pager and Michael Sant'Ambrogio, Michigan State University
  • The Need for Formal Cooperation between Competition Agencies for a Consistent Merger Review Process; Paula Pera, University of Washington School of Law
  • Discussant: [pending]

3:15 – 3:30 p.m.                      Coffee Break

3:30 – 5:30 p.m.                      Research Forum Session II

Panel 1: Human Rights Violations and Domestic Law

  • Cameroon Anti-Terrorism Law and the Trial of Anglophone Activists in Military Tribunals; Patrick Agejo, University of Pretoria
  • Settling Human Rights Violations; Jorge Contesse, Rutgers Law School
  • Nunca Mas Meets #NiUnaMenos- The Long Path to Addressing Sexual Violence under Pinochet; Caroline Davidson, Willamette University, College of Law
  • Rethinking Reparations for Extraterritorial Human Rights Abuses; Ralph Wilde, University College London Faculty of Laws
  • Discussant: Kish Parella, Washington & Lee School of Law

Panel 2: Domestic Systems & International Law

  • Accountability in Transnational Business: The Promise and Limits of Corporate Criminal Liability under National Law; Elizabeth Acorn, Yale University
  • The Identification of Customary International Law: Institutional and Methodological Pluralism; Noah Bialos, Stanford University
  • Cities in International Law, by William Burke-White and Katherine Schroeder, University of Pennsylvania Law School
  • Delaware's New Competition: Nation States as Laboratories of Transnational Corporate Law; Will Moon, University of Maryland School of Law
  • Discussant: David Stewart, Georgetown University Law Center

Panel 3: Evaluating International Courts

  • Governing the International Criminal Court through Performance Indicators? Reflections on a Recent Endeavour by the Assembly of States Parties to the Rome Statute; Andrea Caracano, University of Milano-Bicocca
  • International Courts as Coordination Devices for Opposition Parties: The Case of the East African Court of Justice; James Gathii, Loyola University Chicago School of Law
  • Defining Ethnic Cleansing: Regime Complex and Network Analysis; Yang Liu, UCLA School of Law
  • International Business Courts: A New Era for Dispute Resolution?; Jane Willems, Tsinghua University School of Law
  • Discussant: Richard Steinberg, UCLA School of Law

Panel 4: Reconceptions of Rights in International Law

  • A Case for the Protection of Space Tourists: Reimagining the vacuum in space; Pranay Lekhi, West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences and Tanishtha Vaid, Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar
  • Criminal Punishment as a Human Right?; Saira Mohamed, UC Berkeley School of Law
  • Universal Human Rights and Constitutional Change; Wayne Sandholtz, University of Southern California and David Sloss, Santa Clara University
  • Political Economy and Consumer Law: An Interdisciplinary Exploration of the Right to Tourism; Sabrina Tremblay-Huet, University of Sherbrooke
  • Discussant: Angela Banks, Arizona State University School of Law

5:45 – 6:15 p.m.                      Convocation to Celebrate the Launch of the David D. Caron Fund

6:15 – 7:30 p.m.                      Welcome Reception
Sponsored by UCLA School of Law



Saturday, November 10, 2018

8:00 – 8:30 a.m.                                  Coffee break

8:30 – 10:00 a.m.                    Research Forum Session III

Panel 1: Armed Conflict and International Law

  • Is the Practice of Humanitarian Intervention Currently a Custom of International Law?; Alejandro Abad Alvarez-Querol, Florida International University
  • Something is not Always Better than Nothing: Against case specific justifications for the use of force; David Hughes and Yahli Shereshevsky, University of Michigan Law School
  • Safe Zones as Humanitarian Intervention; Brid Ni Ghrainne, Judicial Studies Institute, Masaryk University
  • Discussant: [pending]

Panel 2: The Economics of Climate Change

  • Mass Litigation for Transboundary Environmental Tort in Central America and the Need of Uniform Private International Law Rules; Claudia María Castro Valle, Universidad Tecnológica Centroamericana
  • Thwarting Disaster Capitalism: Forgiving debt in the wake of climate events; Antonia Eliason, University of Mississippi, and Marco Rigau, independent scholar
  • Political Economy of International Rule-Making: The creation of the International Solar Alliance; Vyoma Jha, Stanford Law School
  • Discussant: [invited - Peel]

Panel 3: Indigenous Peoples

  • Legitimacy, Participation and Indigenous Peoples: A Fluid Approach to International Law-making?; Shea Esterling, University of Canterbury School of Law
  • Negotiated Gaps and the Non-Definition of Indigenous Peoples in UNDRIP; Dwight Newman, University of Saskatchewan College of Law, Nnaemeka Ezeani, University of Saskatchewan College of Law
  • Extractive Industry Agreements in International Law; Ibironke Odumosu-Ayanu, University of Saskatchewan
  • Discussant: Kristen Barnes, University of Akron School of Law

Panel 4: Room Jurisdiction, Procedure and Transparency

  • Watching the Watchmen: Defining an ICSID Tribunal's Power to Restrain a State's Criminal Law Activities; Alexander Leventhal, Quinn Emanuel Uruquhart & Sullivan LLP
  • Opening Up International Adjudication: Mapping Procedural Transparency in International Disputes; Jose Maria Reis, University of Hamburg
  • Online access to administrative rulemaking information in China; Alex Zhang, Stanford University Law School
  • Discussant: Jeff Dasteel, UCLA School of Law

10:00 – 10:15 a.m.                  Coffee Break

10:15 – 11:45 a.m.                  Research Forum Session IV

Panel 1: Corporations in International Law

  • The New Functional Sovereignty: Private Authority in Global Governance, by MJ Durkee, University of Georgia School of Law
  • The Network of Global Corporate Investors: Who are the claimants?; Vera Korzun, University of Akron School of Law
  • Self-Enforcing International Agreements, by Kish Parella, Washington & Lee School of Law
  • Discussant: James Gathii, Loyola University Chicago Law School

Panel 2: Cyberspace

  • Human Rights Encounter in State Cyber Surveillance; Wanshu Cong, McGill University Faculty of Law
  • Digital Switzerlands; Kristen Eichensehr, UCLA School of Law
  • Control and Capabilities Test: How States Are Adopting a New Model for Attribution in Cyberspace; Peter Stockburger, Dentons US LLP
  • Discussant: [open]

Panel 3: International Environmental Law

  • Transnational Climate Change Litigation: The contribution of the Global South; Jacqueline Peel, Melbourne Law School
  • The Legal Protection of Marine Biodiversity in Areas Beyond National Jurisdiction: Where do we stand?; Elizabeth Rodriguez-Santiago, Jesús T. Piñero Center for Social Research
  • Climate Change and the Limitations of Refugee Law: Can international human rights law address the protection gap of climate migrants?; Pei-Lun Tsai, National Taiwan Ocean University
  • Discussant: Alex Wang, UCLA School of Law

Panel 4: Treaties

  • International Investment Treaties and Domestic Governance; Ayelet Berman, National University of Singapore
  • Boilerplate Treaties; Kathleen Claussen, University of Miami School of Law
  • A Unique and Innovative Process: Analyzing the Creation of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons; Jean Krasno, City College of New York and Elisabeth Szeli, United Nations
  • Discussant: [invited – Damrosch]

12:00 – 1:30 p.m.                    Lunch keynote/plenary (Lunch provided)

1:45 – 3:15 p.m.                      Research Forum Session V

Panel 1: At Risk Populations

  • The European Court of Human Rights, Cross-Border Surrogacy and the Application of the Best Interests of the Child Principle; Serena Anand, Georgetown University Law Center
  • The Corner Where Justice Ends: A Human Rights Analysis of the Sex Workers' Rights in Guyana; Yannick Gill, Howard University School of Law
  • An Overview of the Children's Enforced Disappearances in Mexico and Colombia from 2008 to 2015; Janet Leon, American University Washington College of Law
  • Discussant: Saira Mohamed, UC Berkeley School of Law

Panel 2: International Criminal Justice

  • El Coco does not frighten anymore: ICC scrutiny and state cooperation in Colombia; Marco Bocchese, Northwestern University School of Law
  • Common versus Civil versus International Law: Is there even a standard of review at the ICC?; Kevin Gray, Osgoode Hall Law School, York University
  • The Complementarity Turn in International Criminal Justice; Patryk Labuda, NYU School of Law
  • Discussant: Hannah Garry, USC Gould School of Law

Panel 3: International Governance

  • Things Fall Apart: The unraveling of international institutions through withdrawal; Taylor Dalton, University of Southern California
  • Governing the Global Public Square; Rebecca Hamilton, American University, Washington College of Law
  • The Contribution to Customary International Law by Territories under International Administration; William Worster, The Hague University of Applied Sciences
  • Discussant: David Sloss, Santa Clara Law School

Panel 4: International Arbitration

  • Taxpayer Participation in International Tax Arbitration; Gilda Almeida, University of Miami Law School
  • Arbitration History and Provision Adaptation in the Investment Treaty Network; Cree Jones and Weijia Rao, University of Chicago Law School
  • Unmaking of an Arbitration: Guyana v. Venezuelaand the Enduring Problem of Nullity; Philipp Kotlaba, Three Crowns LLP
  • Discussant: [Pending]

3:15 – 3:30 p.m.                      Coffee Break

3:30 – 5:00 p.m.                      Research Forum Session VI

Panel 1: Individuals under International Law during and after Armed Conflict

  • Precautions to Minimize Civilian Damage in Urban Warfare; Antonio Coco, University of Oxford
  • Conforming Guantanamo Detention with International Law; David Glazier, Loyola Law School Los Angeles
  • Wars Without Prisoners: Denying quarter in the age of drone warfare; Ofilio Mayorga, Foley Hoag LLP
  • Discussant: Rebecca Hamilton, AU Washington College of Law

Panel 2: Gender and International Law

  • Gendering the ISIL Phenomenon: Human Trafficking and the Half-Told Narratives of the UN Security Council; Faye Bird, University of Reading Faculty of Law
  • Gendering Sanctions: A smarter sanctions framework for women's rights under international law; Jennifer Ismat, St. John's University School of Law
  • #SheTradesGlobally: Transnational Frameworks involved in the Promotion of a Gender-Positive Trade Environment; Maria Panezi, Centre for International Governance Innovation
  • Discussant: Adrien Wing, University of Iowa College of Law

Panel 3: Human Rights Treaties at the National Level

  • International Public and Private Law Configurations for Protecting Borrowers, Dwellers, and the Homeless: Reforming Spain; Kristen Barnes, University of Akron School of Law
  • Recent Engagement with International Human Rights Norms by Courts in Southeast Asia: New challenges to human rights theories; Melissa Loja, National University of Singapore
  • From Local to Global: Lessons from the domestic implementation of the Women's Convention; Shruti Rana, Indiana University of Bloomington
  • Discussant: Tendayi Achiume, UCLA School of Law

Panel 4: International Legal Theory

  • Nationalism and Early International Rights; Leon Castellanos-Jankiewicz, Asser Institute, The Hague
  • Provocations for a Material International Law; Jessie Hohmann, Queen Mary, University of London
  • An Analysis of the Territorial Expansion and Colonialism in International Law; Seo Hee Lee, Korea University School of Law
  • Discussant: Sean Murphy, George Washington University Law School

5:00 – 6:00 p.m.                      Closing Reception

  • Accountability in Transnational Business: The Promise and Limits of Corporate Criminal Liability under National Law; Elizabeth Acorn, Cornell University
  • Cameroon Anti-Terrorism Law and the Trial of Anglophone Activists in Military Tribunals; Patrick Agejo, University of Pretoria
  • Taxpayer Participation in International Tax Arbitration; Gilda Almeida, Brazilian Internal Revenue Service
  • Divergent Legalization in Global Economic Governance: Why Is Money So Different than Trade?; Karen Alter and Stephen Nelson, Northwestern University
  • Is the Practice of Humanitarian Intervention Currently a Custom of International Law?; Alejandro Abad Alvarez-Querol, Florida International University
  • The European Court of Human Rights, Cross-Border Surrogacy and the Application of the Best Interests of the Child Principle; Serena Anand, Georgetown University Law Center
  • International Public and Private Law Configurations for Protecting Borrowers, Dwellers, and the Homeless: Reforming Spain; Kristen Barnes, University of Akron School of Law
  • International Investment Treaties and Domestic Governance; Ayelet Berman, National University of Singapore
  • The Identification of Customary International Law: Normative Pluralism and Hybridization in U.S. Courts; Noah Bialos, United Nations Office of Legal Affairs
  • Gendering the ISIL Phenomenon: Human Trafficking and the Half-Told Narratives of the UN Security Council; Faye Bird, University of Reading Faculty of Law
  • El Coco does not frighten anymore: ICC scrutiny and state cooperation in Colombia; Marco Bocchese, Northwestern University School of Law
  • Governing the International Criminal Court through Performance Indicators? Reflections on a Recent Endeavour by the Assembly of States Parties to the Rome Statute; Andrea Caracano, University of Milano-Bicocca
  • Nationalism and Early International Rights; Leon Castellanos-Jankiewicz, European University Institute
  • Mass Litigation for Transboundary Environmental Tort in Central America and the Need of Uniform Private International Law Rules; Claudia María Castro Valle, Universidad Tecnológica Centroamericana (UNITEC)
  • Boilerplate Treaties; Kathleen Claussen, University of Miami School of Law
  • Precautions to Minimize Civilian Damage in Urban Warfare; Antonio Coco, University of Oxford
  • Human Rights Encounter in State Cyber Surveillance; Wanshu Cong, McGill University Faculty of Law
  • Settling Human Rights Violations; Jorge Contesse, Rutgers Law School
  • Things Fall Apart: The unraveling of international institutions through withdrawal; Taylor Dalton, University of Southern California
  • Nunca Mas Meets #NiUnaMenos- The Long Path to Addressing Sexual Violence under Pinochet; Caroline Davidson, Willamette University, College of Law
  • Digital Switzerlands; Kristen Eichensehr, UCLA School of Law
  • Thwarting Disaster Capitalism: Forgiving debt in the wake of climate events; Antonia Eliason, University of Mississippi, and Marco Rigau
  • Legitimacy, Participation and Indigenous Peoples: A Fluid Approach to International Law-making?; Shea Esterling, University of Canterbury School of Law
  • Negotiated Gaps and the Non-Definition of Indigenous Peoples in UNDRIP; Nnaemeka Ezeani and Dwight Newman, University of Saskatchewan College of Law
  • China's Approach to Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC): A Paradigm Shift and Its Law and Culture Analysis; Simin Gao, Tsinghua University School of Law and Heng Wang, University of New South Wales Faculty of Law
  • International Courts as Coordination Devices for Opposition Parties: The Case of the East African Court of Justice; James Gathii, Loyola University Chicago School of Law
  • The Corner Where Justice Ends: A Human Rights Analysis of the Sex Workers' Rights in Guyana; Yannick Gill, Howard University School of Law
  • Conforming Guantanamo Detention with International Law; David Glazier, Loyola Law School Los Angeles
  • Common versus Civil versus International Law: Is there even a standard of review at the ICC?; Kevin Gray, Osgoode Hall Law School, York University
  • Governing the Global Public Square; Rebecca Hamilton, American University, Washington College of Law
  • Provocations for a Material International Law; Jessie Hohmann, Queen Mary, University of London
  • Something is not Always Better than Nothing: Against case specific justifications for the use of force; David Hughes and Yahli Shereshevsky, University of Michigan Law School
  • Gendering Sanctions: A smarter sanctions framework for women's rights under international law; Jennifer Ismat, St. John's University School of Law
  • Political Economy of International Rule-Making: The creation of the International Solar Alliance; Vyoma Jha, Stanford Law School
  • Arbitration History and Provision Adaptation in the Investment Treaty Network; Cree Jones and Weijia Rao University of Chicago Law School
  • The Network of Global Corporate Investors: Who are the claimants?; Vera Korzun, University of Akron School of Law
  • Guyana v. Venezuela: Can due process failings nullify an inter-state arbitral award?; Philipp Kotlaba, Three Crowns LLP
  • A Unique and Innovative Process: Analyzing the Creation of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons; Jean Krasno, City College of New York and Elisabeth Szeli, United Nations
  • The Complementarity Turn in International Criminal Justice; Patryk Labuda, NYU School of Law
  • An Analysis of the Territorial Expansion and Colonialism in International Law; Seo Hee Lee, Korea University School of Law
  • A Case for the Protection of Space Tourists: Reimagining the vacuum in space; Pranay Lekhi, West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences and Tanishtha Vaid, Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar
  • An Overview of the Children's Enforced Disappearances in Mexico and Colombia from 2008 to 2015; Janet Leon, American University Washington College of Law
  • Watching the Watchmen: Defining an ICSID Tribunal's Power to Restrain a State's Criminal Law Activities; Alexander Leventhal, Quinn Emanuel Uruquhart & Sullivan LLP
  • Defining Ethnic Cleansing: Regime Complex and Network Analysis; Yang Liu, UCLA School of Law
  • Bypassing ASEAN Direct Recourse to International Human Rights Norms by Courts and Human Rights Commissions in Southeast Asia; Melissa Loja, National University of Singapore
  • Wars Without Prisoners: Denying quarter in the age of drone warfare; Ofilio Mayorga, Foley Hoag LLP
  • Biotechnology, Morality and Overlapping Supra-national Frameworks in the 'European Patent System': Too many cooks?; Aisling McMahon, Durham Law School
  • Criminal Punishment as a Human Right?; Saira Mohamed, UC Berkeley School of Law
  • Detention Regime of Islamic State Members Captured in Syria by the United States-led International Coalition; Marion Mompontet, University of Quebec in Montreal
  • Delaware's New Competition: Nation States as Laboratories of Transnational Corporate Law; Will Moon, University of Maryland School of Law
  • The Establishment of Safe Zones under International Law; Brid Ni Ghrainne, University of Sheffield
  • Extractive Industry Agreements in International Law; Ibironke Odumosu-Ayanu, University of Saskatchewan
  • Section 337 Unfair Competition Actions as Constructive Unilateralism; Sean Pager and Michael Sant'Ambrogio, Michigan State University
  • #SheTradesGlobally: Transnational Frameworks involved in the Promotion of a Gender-Positive Trade Environment; Maria Panezi, Centre for International Governance Innovation
  • Self-Enforcing International Agreements, by Kish Parella, Washington & Lee School of Law
  • Transnational Climate Change Litigation: A Southeast Asian Perspective; Jacqueline Peel, Melbourne Law School
  • The Need for Formal Cooperation between Competition Agencies for a Consistent Merger Review Process; Paula Pera, University of Washington School of Law
  • From Local to Global: Lessons from the domestic implementation of the Women's Convention; Shruti Rana, Indiana University of Bloomington
  • Opening Up International Adjudication: Mapping Procedural Transparency in International Disputes; Jose Maria Reis, University of Hamburg
  • The Legal Protection of Marine Biodiversity in Areas Beyond National Jurisdiction: Where do we stand?; Elizabeth Rodriguez-Santiago, Jesús T. Piñero Center for Social Research
  • Universal Human Rights and Constitutional Change; Wayne Sandholtz, University of Southern California and David Sloss, Santa Clara University
  • Control and Capabilities Test: How States Are Adopting a New Model for Attribution in Cyberspace; Peter Stockburger, Dentons US LLP
  • Climate Change and the Limitations of Refugee Law: Can international human rights law address the protection gap of climate migration?; Pei-Lun Tsai, National Chengchi University
  • Political Economy and Consumer Law: An Interdisciplinary Exploration of the Right to Tourism; Sabrina Trembley-Huet, University of Sherbrooke
  • Living Cultural Property: A discussion of animals as cultural property and the issues that face traditional views; Michael Viteritto,  Sotheby's Institute of Art
  • Corporate Civil Liability for Human Rights Abuses: The Return of World War II in Japan and Korea; Timothy Webster, Case Western Reserve University School
  • International Business Courts: A New Era for Dispute Resolution?; Jane Willems, Tsinghua University School of Law
  • The Contribution to Customary International Law by Territories under International Administration; William Worster, The Hague University of Applied Sciences
  • Online access to administrative rulemaking information in China; Alex Zhang, Stanford University Law School

Hotel Accommodations

There is no conference hotel for the Midyear Meeting, but the following hotels are recommended for registered attendees

(Distances listed are from UCLA School of Law)

UCLA Tiverton House (1.0 mile)
900 Tiverton Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90024
(310) 794-0151
http://tivertonhouse.ucla.edu/
Free UCLA BruinBus Campus Shuttle service, within a 6 minute walking distance, which offers rides to campus near UCLA School of Law

Hilgard House Hotel (0.9 mile)
927 Hilgard Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90024
(310) 208-3945
http://www.hilgardhouse.com/
Free UCLA BruinBus Campus Shuttle service, within a 9 minute walking distance, which offers rides to campus near UCLA School of Law (map)

UCLA Luskin Conference Center* (0.7 mile)
425 Westwood Plaza, Los Angeles, CA 90095
(310) 206-8585
http://luskinconferencecenter.ucla.edu/
Offers complimentary campus shuttle drop off and pick up at any location on the UCLA campus. Reservations must be made at the front desk at least half an hour prior. Must check availability with front desk.

Courtyard by Marriott Los Angeles Century City/Beverly Hills* (2.4 miles)
10320 W. Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90064
(310) 556-2777
www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/laxce-courtyard-los-angeles-century-city-beverly-hills/

Hotel Angeleno* (2.6 miles)
170 N. Church Lane, Los Angeles, CA 90049
(310) 476-6411
www.hotelangeleno.com/
Offers complimentary shuttle drop off and pick up at any location on the UCLA campus. Reservations must be made at the front desk. Shuttle runs in 30 minute intervals from 7:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Luxe Sunset Boulevard Hotel* (2.6 miles)
11461 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90049
(310) 476-6571
www.luxehotels.com/sunset/
Offers complimentary shuttle drop off at any location on the UCLA campus on a first come first serve basis from 7:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. Must check availability with front desk.

* Attendees booking accommodations at the UCLA Luskin Conference Center, Courtyard by Marriott Los Angeles Century City/Beverly Hills, Hotel Angeleno, or Luxe Sunset Boulevard Hotel should inquire about possible UCLA rates for attending a conference at the UCLA School of Law.



Practitioner Form attendence is included with Research Forum registration. Standalone registration/rates will be available soon.

Government Regulation of the Internet in the Transnational Arena


Thursday, November 8, 2018
TIME: 6:00-7:30 p.m.


Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, LLP
333 South Grand Avenue,
Los Angeles, CA 90071-3197

As information technology has permeated global society, so too has the ability and desire of national governments to use and regulate flows of information, especially across the internet. Governments have become adept at using social media to reshape narratives about their political opponents, to skew national perceptions of global issues, and to promote disinformation on government actions. At the same time, social media platforms, the news media, academics, technology companies, and general users are facing governmental efforts in multiple jurisdictions to restrict posting of and access to information. For example, opposition parties, non-governmental organizations, and journalists increasingly face regulations meant to curtail scrutiny of those in power.

Companies must navigate between compliance with governmental regulation and public pressures not to be complicit in disinformation campaigns or censorship. This challenge multiplies significantly in the transnational arena, where there exists a patchwork of national regulations. This practitioner's forum will feature [a keynote speaker and] a panel experts from government, private practice, the corporate world, civil society, and the international community who will attempt to engage these complex issues.

Panelists will be announced soon.

A networking reception will follow the panel discussion.