International Law Weekend—South

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Texas A&M University School of Law, in cooperation with the American Branch of the International Law Association (ABILA) and co-sponsored by the American Society of International Law (ASIL), present International Law Weekend—South: "The Global Future of International Trade, Human Rights, and Development," March 2-3, 2017.

Preliminary program available.

Barrier-free trade, protection of human rights and economic development were the hallmarks and guiding principles of the international order created following the Second World War. The United States has been a leader in shaping the order into a global one. This current order is now undergoing change, with worldwide debate on what the future global order should look like.

How will the emerging order operate? Who will gain and who will lose?
How will the new global order interact with the old international order?
How are existing institutions including governments to respond?
What is the right balance between national, local and global interests?


Join experts from the Texas A&M School of Law, scholars, practitioners, and government officials to consider the global and local future of international trade, human rights, and development.

10.25 CLE hours available - please refer to the program for more information.

Online registration now open

Opening Session:

  • Andrew Morriss, Dean and Anthony G. Buzbee Dean’s Endowed Chair, Texas A&M University School of Law
  • David Stewart, President, American Branch of the International Law Association, Georgetown University Law School

Confirmed Plenary Speakers:

  • Edward Kwakwa, Senior Director, Global Challenges Department and former Legal Counsel, World Intellectual Property Organization
    Intellectual Property and Global Challenges

  • David Gantz, Samuel M. Fegtly Professor of Law and Director Emeritus, International Economic Law and Policy Program, University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law
    Renegotiating NAFTA Without Tears: Risks and Rewards of Modifying the North American Free Trade Relationships

Panel Topics:

  • International corruption and the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
  • Intellectual property and regional trade agreements
  • The role of judges in enforcing international and regional agreements
  • Making trade work for sustainable development: possibilities and challenges
  • New developments in resource management and trade: the internationalization of the local

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