If you are in or near the Twin Cities this coming week, there will be lots of exciting international law events to see (in addition to our first winter snow!). The Minnesota of Journal of International Law is hosting International Law Week, which culminates in a very exciting conference on International Economic Law in a Time of Change co-sponsored by ASIL Midwest, the ASIL International Economic Law Interest Group, the University of Minnesota Law School, and the Minnesota Journal of International Law and co-chaired by my former colleague & intlawgrrl Washington and Lee University Professor Susan Franck and my new colleague Professor Greg Shaffer.
The events include:
--Monday, at 12:15 pm, Panel on Practicing International Law
--Tuesday, 1-3 pm, Conference on Foreign-cubed Securities Litigation After Morrison v. National Australia Bank and the Dodd-Frank Act which features NAB Lead Counsel George Conway III and my new colleague Professor Richard Painter in Auerbach Commons
--Wednesday, 11:30 am - 1 pm, Professor Daniel Bodansky of ASU University will present a lecture hosted by the University of Minnesota's Consortium on Law and Values in Health, Environment & the Life Science with interdisciplinary commentary from my new colleagues Professor Brad Karkkainen, Professor Katherine Klink (geography), and me at the Mississippi Room of the Coffman Memorial Union
--Wednesday, 7 pm, World Music Karaoke Fundraiser sponsored by the International Negotiation Project
--Thursday-Friday, ASIL/MJIL Conference "International Economic Law in a Time of Change: Reassessing Legal Theory, Doctrine, Methodology and Policy Prescriptions" at the University of Minnesota Law School, which features keynotes by Professor Jose Alvarez of NYU University, Ricardo Ramirez of the World Trade Organization Appellate Body, and IntLawGrrl guest/alumna Professor Beth Simmons of Harvard University. What makes the conference particularly unique is that it engages the intersection of international economic law with a wide range of substantive areas through 14 panels with approximately 60 geographically diverse speakers from academia, practice, and government. I was originally going to list all the female speakers, but the conference organizers have done such a good job of making the presenters both excellent and diverse by every measure, that I'd have to feature about half of the participants in a very long list to do so. If you can't make it in person, you can also view the live feed online.
Please come participate in all the fun and congratulations to all of the organizers of these exciting events.