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Friday - 29 June 2012

19:00 – 21:00 Welcome Reception

George C. Marshall Center, Hotel de Talleyrand
2 rue Saint-Florentin, 75001 Paris
Please enter through the small black gate to the left of the green door at the front of the Hotel de Tallyrand, through the Jones Day main entrance and up the grand staircase.

Start the reunion weekend by joining fellow Michigan Law alumni in this historic location. With remarks from Virginia Gordan, Assistant Dean for International Affairs.

Coach transportation will be provided from the Hotel Lutetia to the venue.  First shuttle bus departs Hotel Lutetia (front entrance) at 18:30.

Saturday - 30 June 2012

08:30 – 16:15 Conference

Hotel Lutetia
45 boulevard Raspail, 75006 Paris

08:30 – 09:30 Continental Breakfast

09:30 Opening Remarks

09:45 – 11:00 The New Powers—China and India: Trade, Investment, and Legal Change

This panel will discuss major issues resulting from the rise of the “new powers,” China and India, to economic and legal prominence in the world. On the domestic level, these issues pertain primarily to capital market regulation and corporate law, particularly corporatization
of state-owned enterprises and models of corporate governance. On the international plane, they involve China’s and India’s role in international trade law, especially in the WTO.

11:30 – 12:45 Combatting Gender Discrimination in Europe: Recent Developments

This panel will examine two key developments in gender discrimination within European institutions—the European Commission’s proposed policy regarding equal representation on corporate boards through a policy of quotas, and the European Court of Human Rights’ recent decisions on sexual slavery and trafficking.

  • Daniela Bankier (LLM 1991), Head of Unit, Gender Equality, General Justice Directorate, European Commission
  • Catharine A. MacKinnon, Elizabeth A. Long Professor of Law, University of Michigan
  • J. Christopher McCrudden, William W. Cook Global Law Professor, University of Michigan
  • Steven R. Ratner, Bruno Simma Collegiate Professor of Law, University of Michigan (moderator)

13:00 – 14:45 Luncheon & Keynote address

National Constitutional Courts: Conversations beyond Borders

Susanne Baer, LLM '93, Justice of the German Federal Constitutional Court (First Senate)

15:00 – 16:15 The Financial Crisis: Perspectives from the United States, Italy, and Greece

Twenty years after the Maastricht Treaty’s historic commitment the Euro is in its most difficult year yet. This panel will consider some of the causes, costs, and potential futures of Eurozone governance through the lens of two countries struggling at the very heart of the financial troubles. We add to the mix the perspective of a highly interested outside party and contributor to the crisis: the United States.

  • Michael Barr, Professor of Law, University of Michigan
  • Carlo Garbarino (LLM 1986), Professor of Taxation, Bocconi University, Milan
  • Dimitris Tzouganatos (LLM 1985), Professor of Law, University of Athens, Partner, D.N. Tzouganatos & Partners
  • Daniel Halberstam, Eric Stein Collegiate Professor of Law, University of Michigan (moderator)

Evening events:

Cercle de l’Union Interalliée
33, rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré, 75008 Paris

Coach transportation will be provided from the Hotel Lutetia to the venue.  First shuttle leaves Hotel Lutetia (front entrance) at 18:00.

18:30 Cocktail Reception

19:30 Gala Dinner

The Gala Dinner is the heart of the reunion weekend—a chance to reconnect with classmates and make new friends among Michigan Law’s alumni in Europe. Dean Caminker will provide an update on the Law School, and Professor Reimann will pay tribute to late Hessel E. Yntema Professor Emeritus Eric Stein.

Sunday - 1 July, 2012

09:30 Farewell Brunch

Hotel Lutetia
45, boulevard Raspail, 75006 Paris

To end this special weekend, join Dean Caminker and fellow alumni and friends for an informal morning brunch.

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