Anticipating Dissension: When Legal Frameworks, U.S. Commerce and Foreign Markets Intersect
Friday January 27, 2012 at the George Watts Hill Alumni Center, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill N.C.
6.0 CLE Hours available. To register for the symposium, please e-mail Derek Loh at email@example.com. Please just indicate your interest in the registration email
The extent to which a business has an international component varies to great degrees, but not business can deny that the global forces affect, at least in some way, its practices. Even businesses that espouse a "local" philosophy are a response to the fact that we now, for better or worse, exist in a global marketplace.
While forces like technology have facilitiated -- and, indeed, may be responsible for -- this growth in business, they have also generated a new series of complications that did not exist in decades past. This year, the North Carolina Journal of International Law & Commercial Regulation and the North Carolina Journal of Law & Technology will host a symposium that addresses the ways that governments, international organizations, businesses, and lawyers have proactively identified these relatively new problems in an attempt to mitigate, or eliminate, their negative effects.
This symposium's panels will address issues like arbitration agreements, choice of law agreements, intergovernmental intellectual property laws, commonly used trade items, and franchising, all as means of limiting discord within the global marketplace. Speakers include noted legal and business scholars. Also, in an effort to highlight how international forces concern regional economies, and practitioners from the southeast will also participate.
Confirmed symposium panelists include:
- Ethan Berghoff, Partner at Baker & McKenzie
- Tony Biller, Litigator at Coats & Bennett
- Tim Holbrook, Professor, Emory School of Law
- Peter "Bo" Rutledge, Professor, University of Georgia School of Law
- S.I. Strong, Professor, University of Missouri School of Law
- Jacqueline Nolan-Haley, Professor, Fordham University School of Law
- Robert Bird, Professor, University of Connecticut School of Business
- Christoph Henkel, Professor, Mississippi College School of Law
- Marshall Leaffer, Professor, Indiana University School of Law
- Jay Kesan, Professor, University of Illinois School of Law
- Trevor Schmidt, Associate at Moore & Van Allen
- Ken Rosen, Professor, University of Alabama School of Law
- Shruit Rana, Professor, University of Maryland School of Law
- Jason Yackee, Professor, University of Wisconsin School of Law