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The Center for International and Comparative Law regularly hosts symposia and other programs that focus on relevant current issues in international and comparative law.

Many of the nationally known speakers at these events have also published articles in the Saint Louis University Law Journal.

2019 CICL and Law Journal Symposium
 

2019 Symposium: Center for International and Comparative Law and the Saint Louis University Law Journal Symposium on Internationalism and Sovereignty

March 29, 2019 | John K. Pruellage Courtroom, Scott Hall

Join the Center for International and Comparative Law and the Saint Louis University Law Journal for this symposium on March 29, 2019. 6.5 MO CLE credits available.

Keynote Speaker

Oona A. Hathaway, the Gerard C. and Bernice Latrobe Smith Professor of International Law and Counselor to the Dean, Yale Law School; Professor of Law and Director, Center for Global Challenges, Yale Law School

Description

Brexit, hybrid war, wall campaigns, mass migration, climate change: In the present political moment, some of our perennial demands on internationalism — its management of the passions of nationalism and logics of sovereignty — have become acute tests of its potential and limitations.

At this time of breakdown and opportunity, our spring 2019 Symposium addresses a vital question: can internationalism meet the challenges of the contemporary?

Preview the Symposium by listening to Prof. Monica Eppinger in our SLU LAW Summations podcast 

Program Schedule
  • Registration: 8-9 a.m.
  • Keynote: 9-10:30 a.m.
    Sovereignty Remade: How the "Internationalists" Transformed the International Legal Order
    Oona A. Hathaway
  • Break: 10:30-11 a.m.
  • Panel 1: 11 a.m.-1 p.m. | States, Sovereignty, and the International Legal Order
    • Hybrid Sovereignty in Russian Foreign Policy
      Igor Gretskiy
    • The Psychological Concept of Sovereignty:  a Ukrainian Perspective
      Oleksandr Merezhko
    • The Paradox of International Sovereignty at the European Court of Human Rights
      Jessica R. Greenberg
  • Break: 1-2:30 p.m.
  • Panel 2: 2:30-4:30 p.m. | New International Actors, New Challenges to Sovereignty
    • Refugee Extractivism: Law and Mining a Human Commodity in the Republic of Nauru
      Julia Morris
    • Internationalism and Sovereignty in the World of Charitable Foundations
      Sara Sievers
    • Internationalism and the Structure of Global Health Security
      Sam F. Halabi
  • Reception: 4:30-5:30 p.m., Louis W. Riethmann Jr. Pavilion
  • Official Closing of Symposium: 5:30 p.m., Louis W. Riethmann Jr. Pavilion
Speakers

Oona A. Hathaway
Gerard C. and Bernice Latrobe Smith Professor of International Law and Counselor to the Dean, Yale Law School; Professor of Law and Director, Center for Global Challenges, Yale Law School

Igor Gretskiy
Associate Professor, School of International Relations, St. Petersburg State University, St. Petersburg, Russia

Jessica R. Greenberg
Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Sam F. Halabi
Associate Professor; Director, Center for Intellectual Property and Entrepreneurship, University of Missouri School of Law

Oleksandr Merezhko
Professor and Chair of Law, Kyiv National Linguistic University, Kyiv, Ukraine

Julia Morris
Postdoctoral Fellow, Zolberg Institute on Migration and Mobility, The New School for Social Research

Sara Sievers
Associate Dean for Policy and Practice; Associate Professor of Practice, Keough School of International Affairs, University of Notre Dame

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Questions?

Contact Susie Lee, coordinator for the Law Journal, at susie.lee@slu.edu, or (314) 977-3964.


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2017: The Sanford E. Sarasohn Conference on Critical Issues in Comparative and International Taxation II: Taxation and Migration

Friday, March 31, 2017 | John K. Pruellage Courtroom
Co-sponsored by the Saint Louis University Law Journal

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Opening Remarks
William P. Johnson, dean, Saint Louis University School of Law

Panel 1: Migrant Tax Plight, Human Rights, Hidden Wealth

  •  Claire LaFont, student, Saint Louis University School of  Law
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  • Khrista Johnson, associate professor, Pepperdine University School of Law
  • Heather Field, professor of law and Eucalyptus Foundation Chair, University of California-Hastings College of the Law

Panel 2: Combatting Expatriation

  • Allison Christians, associate professor and H. Heward Stikeman Chair in Tax Law, McGill University
  • Matthew Lister, visiting assistant professor of legal studies and business ethics, Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania
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Panel 3: Tax System Design and Migration

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  • Leila Adim, Department of Tax and Financial Law, Universitat de Barcelona
  • Genevieve Tokic, assistant professor, Northern Illinois College of Law
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Panel 4: Corporate Expatriation

  • Diane Ring, professor of law and the Dr. Thomas F. Carney Distinguished Scholar, Boston College Law School
  • Lukas Moravec and Jan Rohan, Department of Business and Finance, Faculty of Management & Economics, Czech University of Life Sciences, Prague
  • Ashrita Prasad Kotha, assistant professor and assistant director of the Centre for Comparative International Taxation Studies, Jindal Global Law School
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2015: Center for International and Comparative Law and Saint Louis University Law Journal Symposium on Perspectives on Fighting Human Trafficking

Friday, Jan. 30, 2015 | John K. Pruellage Courtroom
Co-sponsored by the Saint Louis University Law Journal

Human trafficking has been called “the modern day slavery.” Trafficking victims are forced to have sex or to work long hours against their will, often in dangerous situations and facing threats of violence or deportation. Many times the victims of trafficking do not see themselves as victims or are afraid to speak out, fearing that they themselves might be prosecuted. This symposium focused on the role of the victim in combating human trafficking. Two panels focused on finding and working with victims in prosecuting trafficking, and two major talks highlighted global trends in human trafficking.

 Schedule
Opening Keynote: Human Trafficking: Law and Current Trends
John Richmond, special litigation counsel with the U.S. Department of Justice’s Human Trafficking Prosecution Unit

Panel 1: Working With, and Helping, the Victims of Human Trafficking

  • Alexandra Levy, attorney, Human Trafficking Pro Bono Legal Center
  • Derek Stigerts, FBI, Innocence Lost Task Force
  • Monica Stump, AUSA, Southern District of Illinois

Panel 2: Perspectives on Human Trafficking

  • Cynthia Cordes, partner, Husch Blackwell; director, Human Trafficking Pro Bono Legal Clinic
  • Eric Ha, general counsel, International Justice Mission
  • Miguel Keberlein, director, Immigrants and Workers’ Rights Practice Group
  • Elizabeth Campbell, clinical assistant professor of law, Human Trafficking Clinic, University of Michigan Law School

Lunch Keynote: Human Trafficking as Modern Day Slavery – Implications of a Label
Mary Leary, professor, Catholic University, Columbus School of Law