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Michigan Law School 2016 Young Scholars’ Conference

"LAW ON THE MOVE"

On April 8-9, the University of Michigan Law School will host a Young Scholars' Conference entitled, "Law on the Move." The conference has been conceived and organized entirely by an entrepreneurial group of SJD students and Grotius Research Scholars who aim to create a forum for young scholars to present and discuss their work among their peers. Last year, the conference organizers received more than 100 submissions and look forward to fostering a vibrant discussion again.

The 2016 Call for Papers can be found here.

 

 

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April 8–9, 2016
1225 South Hall
Conference Program (pdf)

Friday, APRIL 8, 2016


7:45 - 8:30 A.M.

Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:30 - 8:40 A.M.

Greetings

8:40 - 9:00 A.M.

Keynote Speaker: Professor Sherman Clark, Kirkland & Ellis Professor of Law (U-M Law School)

9:00 - 10:30 A.M.

Panel I

Faculty Discussant: Professor Daniel Halberstam, Eric Stein Collegiate Professor of Law (U-M Law School)

Secondary Commentator: Anne Dienelt (University of Hamburg)

  • Bettina Rentsch (Michigan Law):  "Constitutionalizing Individual Mobility - A Comparative Approach to Same-Sex Marriage-Recognition in the United States and Europe"
  • Peter Szigeti (Harvard Law School): "The Illusion of Territorial Jurisdiction"
  • Nika Bačić Selanec (University of Zagreb): "Critique of EU Refugee Crisis Management: On Law, Policy, and Decentralization"

10:30 - 10:40 A.M.

Coffee Break

10:40 A.M. - 12:10 P.M.

Panel II

Faculty Discussant: Professor Daniel Crane, Associate Dean for Faculty and Research and Frederick Paul Furth Sr. Professor of Law (U-M Law School)

Secondary Commentator: Ira Ryk-Lakhman (University College London)

  • Magali Eben (University of Leeds): "The New Economy and its Challenges for Traditional Antitrust Tools: The Prospect of Data as a Price"
  • Damjan Kukovec (Harvard Law School): "Economic Law, Inequality and Hidden Hierarchies on the European Union Internal Market"
  • Giacomo Tagiuri (Bocconi University Milan): "The EU and Book Pricing: A Case Study on Culture and Competition"

12:10 - 1:30 P.M.

Lunch (Lawyers Club)

1:30 - 1:45 P.M.

Short Tour

1:45 - 3:15 P.M.

Panel III

Faculty Discussant: Professor Steven Ratner, Bruno Simma Collegiate Professor of Law 
(U-M Law School)

Secondary Commentator: Peter Szigeti (Harvard Law School)

  • Anna Evangelidi (City University London): "Unmanned Weapons Technologies: Has the Law of Armed Conflict Been Stretched to the Limit?"
  • Anne Dienelt (University of Hamburg): "LOAC, IEL and IHRL - A Story of Vanishing Borders - A Methodological Approach"
  • Stavros-Evdokimos Pantazopoulos (European University Institute Florence): "Protecting the Environment During an Armed Conflict: The Value of International Environmental Law"

3:15 - 3:30 P.M.

Coffee Break

3:30 - 5:00 P.M.

Panel IV

Faculty Discussant: Professor Julian Davis Mortenson (U-M Law School)

Secondary Commentator: Damjan Kukovec (Harvard Law School)

  • Ira Ryk-Lakhman (University College London): "Do Not Let the 'Full' Fool You: Are Foreign Investments and Investors Awarded 'Full Protection and Security' in Times of Hostilities?"
  • Ricardo García Antón (International Bureau Fiscal Documentation, Amsterdam): "Does International Tax Law Move? A Pessimistic Glance of the Shift From Bilateralism to Multilateralism"
  • Heejin Kim (National University of Singapore): "The Path of Judicialization of International Criminal Justice?: Perceptions and Realities in Asia"

7:30 P.M.

Dinner (Melange Bistro - 312 South Main St.)

SATURDAY, APRIL 9, 2016

8:30 - 9:00 AM

Continental Breakfast

9:00 - 10:30 AM

Panel V

Faculty Discussant: Professor Richard Friedman (UM Law School)

Secondary Commentator:  Heejin Kim (National University of Singapore)

  • Federica Coppola (European University Institute Florence): "Rethinking the Culpable Agent: Emotions, Antisocial Brains, and the Legally Relevant Mind"
  • Seth Mayer (Auburn University):  "Reasonable Disagreement, Democratic Legitimacy, and Criminal Justice Reform"
  • Leah Angela Robis (University of Hong Kong):  "Enforcing Political Accountability for Decisional Independence on Appointed Judges"

10:30 - 10:45 AM

Coffee Break

10:45 - 12:15 PM

Panel VI

Faculty Discussant:  Professor Samuel Bagenstos (UM Law School)

Secondary Comentator: Peter Dunne (Trinity College Dublin)

  • Maytal Gilboa/Omer Pelled (Hebrew University of Jerusalem):  "Reassessing Autonomy"
  • Masua Sagiv (Tel Aviv University):  "A Time to Gather Stones - The International Religious Court for Solving the Jewish Agunah Problem"

12:15 - 1:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 - 2:30 PM

Panel VII

Faculty Discussant:  Professor Catharine MacKinnon (UM Law School)

  • Raphaële Xenidis (European University Institute Florence): "Back into context! The Emergence of Non-Conventional Antidiscrimination Frameworks in Courts: Towards Transformative Equality?"
  • Roman Zinigrad (Yale Law School): "When Legal Moves Become Illegitimate: Exploring the Limits of Civic Education in Minority Groups"
  • Peter Dunne (Trinity College Dublin):  "The Right to Become a Pregnant Man: Critiquing the Sterilisation Requirement in Legal Gender Recognition"

2:30 - 3:00 PM

Closing Remarks

 

Abstracts

Nika Bacic Selanec: Critique of EU Refugee Crisis Management: On Law, Policy, and Decentralization

Federica Coppola: Rethinking the Culpable Agent: Emotions, Antisocial Brains, and the Legally Relevant Mind​

Anne Dienelt:​ LOAC, LOAC, IEL and IHRL—A Story of Vanishing Borders—A Methodological Approach

Peter Dunne: The Right to Become a Pregnant Man: Critiquing the Sterilisation Requirement in Legal Gender Recognition

Magali Eben: The New Economy and Its Challenges for Traditional Antitrust Tools: The Prospect of Data as a Price

Anna Evangelidi: Unmanned Weapons Technologies: Has the Law of Armed Conflict Been Stretched to the Limit?​

Ricardo Garcia Anton: Does International Tax Law Move? A Pessimistic Glance of the Shift from Bilateralism to Multilateralism

Maytal Gilboa: Reassessing Autonomy

Heejin Kim: Judicializing International Criminal Justice?: Perceptions and Realities in Asia

Damjan Kukovec:  Economic Law, Inequality and Hidden Hierarchies on the European Union Internal Market

Seth Mayer: Reasonable Disagreement, Democratic Legitimacy, and Criminal Justice Reform

Stavros Pantazopoulos: Protecting the Environment During an Armed Conflict: The Added Value of International Environment Law​

Bettina Rentsch: The Constitutionalization of Free Movement—A Transatlantic Comparison

Leah Robis: Enforcing Political Accountability for Decisional Independence on Appointed Judges: Protecting the Rights of a Respondent Judge in Impeachment and Similar Proceedings

Ira Ryk-Lakhman: Do Not Let the "Full" Fool You: Are Foreign Investments and Investors Awarded "Full Protection and Security" in Times of Hostilities?

Masua Sagiv: A Time to Gather Stones—The International Religious Court for Solving the Jewish Agunah Problem

Peter Szigeti: The Illusion of Territorial Jurisdiction

Giacomo Tagiuri: The EU and Book Pricing: A Case Study on Culture and Competition

Raphaele Xenidis: Back into context! The Emergence of Non-Conventional Antidiscrimination Frameworks in Courts: Towards Transformative Equality?

Roman Zinigrad:​ When Legal Moves Become Illegitimate: Exploring the Limits of Civic Education in Minority Groups

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Contact Information

University of Michigan Law School Young Scholars' Conference Organizing Committee:

Tamar Groswald Ozery
Matti Rockenbauch
law-doconf@umich.edu

Center for International & Comparative Law
University of Michigan Law School
200 Hutchins Hall
625 South State Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1215

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