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Schedule for the Winter 2010 International Law Workshop

The International Law Workshop introduces today's most debated issues in international and comparative law. The Workshop is intended for non-specialists; students are encouraged to attend any or all of the sessions. Speakers will talk for 25 minutes, followed by discussion and questions.

The Workshop is coordinated by Professors Steve Ratner, Monica Hakimi, Vikramaditya Khanna, and Mathias Reimann and Assistant Dean Virginia Gordan.

The Workshop meets on Mondays from 4:00 to 5:15 p.m. in Hutchins Hall, Room 116, unless otherwise noted.

To add your name to the e-mail list to be notified of upcoming Workshops, please contact Stephanie Wiederhold, Program Coordinator, Center for International & Comparative Law, by e-mail at or by phone at 734.764.0535.

January 25
Daniel Crane
Professor of Law, University of Michigan Law School
"Too Big to Fail:  Comparative US/EU Approaches to the New Curse of Bigness" (Flash webcast)

February 1
David Sandalow
Assistant Secretary for Policy and International Affairs, U.S. Department of Energy
"Global Warming and Global Governance"
(To be followed at 5:15 p.m. by a discussion on career development in international and environmental law.)
Co-sponsored by the Center for International & Comparative Law and the Environmental Law & Policy Program

February 22
Edward Kwakwa
Legal Counsel, World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) in Geneva
"International Intellectual Property Law:  A View from the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)"

March 1
No ILW - Winter Recess

March 8
Jane Olson
Chair, International Board of Human Rights Watch
"The Healing Power of International Justice" (Flash webcast)

March 22
Otávio Yazbek
Commissioner of the CVM, the Securities and Exchange Commission of Brazil
Vikramaditya S. Khanna
Professor of Law, University of Michigan Law School
"New Financial Regulations and Risk Management Models in the U.S., Brazil and India:  One Size Won't Fit All" (Flash webcast)

March 31
Please note this Workshop will take place on Wednesday from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. in 218 Hutchins Hall.
Catharine A. MacKinnon
Elizabeth A. Long Professor of Law, University of Michigan Law School
"Trafficking, Prostitution, and Inequality" (Flash webcast)

Please note additional events:

March 20, 2010
"Doing Business in Asia Without Selling Your Soul:  Corporate Social Responsibility and Its Influence on the Rule of Law" - Asia Law Society Symposium, University of Michigan Law School