2012 Symposium: Filling Power Vacuums in the New Global Legal Order

Filling Power Vacuums in the New Global Legal Order

BCLR – ICLR Symposium
Friday, October 12, 2012  |  9:00 a.m. – 5:15 p.m.
Boston College Law School  |  East Wing room 200

Symposium Program (click for pdf)

Globalization is a complex social process with many descriptions, definitions, critics, proponents, causes and implications. This symposium will focus on the consequences of one salient feature of globalization, nearly universally acknowledged—the devolution of power from the state. The symposium will examine a question that so far has received little attention in the scholarly legal literature: After power has been decentralized from a state-centric monopoly, where does it flow, and what forms does it take?

This symposium is free and open to the public. No registration is required.

Schedule of Events

9:00 am  |  Welcome

9:05 am  |  Introduction to Symposium Themes: Frank Garcia

9:15 am  |  Globalization, Deregulation, Power and Agency
(A critical exploration of the regulatory lacunae in contemporary globalization and the actors that exploit them to shape our global relations through their opportunistic exercise of power and influence)

(Panel I moderator: Paulo Barrozo)

1.  Fiona Smith  University College, London
2.  Sara Dillon  Suffolk Law School
3.  Upendra Acharya  Gonzaga School of Law
4.  Daniel Bradlow  American University Law School
5.  Mathias Risse  Harvard Kennedy School of Government

11:00 am |  Break

11:10 am |  Legal Practice and the Legal Profession in the Global World
(How the devolution of power to other spheres affects legal practice internationally, and how legal practitioners create structures that supplement or replace state power)

(Panel II moderator: Gail Hupper)

1.  David Wilkins  Harvard Law School
2.  John Flood  University of Westminster
3.  Stephen Meili  University of Minnesota Law School
4.  Newcomb Stillwell  Ropes & Gray
5.  Mihaela Papa  Harvard Law School

12:15 pm | Lunch

1:00 pm | Keynote Address by Anne-Marie Slaughter
Bert G. Kerstetter ‘66 University Professor of Politics & International Affairs at Princeton University

East Wing 120
(Introduction by Vlad Perju)
Audience Q&A

2:15 pm | Break

2:25 pm | Combat Strategies and the Law of War in the Age of Terrorism
(Analysis of the need for new rules of engagement and a modified understanding of the law of war as a result of the war on terror)

(Panel III moderator: David Wirth)

1.  Gregory Teran  Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale & Dorr
2.  Lt. Col. Rich DiMeglio  JAG Legal Center & School
3.  Laura Dickinson  George Washington University
4.  Hon. Phillip Weiner  Court of Bosnia & Herzegovina
5.  David Benjamin  Former Israeli JAG
6.  Gabor Rona  Int’l Legal Director Human Rights First

4:15 pm | Plenary discussion session

(Moderated by Frank Garcia)

5:15 pm | Closing Remarks and Adjournment

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Email: [email protected]
Phone: (617) 552-8576

Symposium Team
Alyssa Hill, Symposium Editor, Boston College Law Review
John Liolos, Symposium Editor, International and Comparative Law Review
Karinna Russo, Symposium Editor, International and Comparative Law Review
Allison Stoddart, Symposium Editor, Boston College Law Review

Paul Caligiuri, Editor in Chief, International and Comparative Law Review
Mathilda McGee-Tubb, Editor in Chief, Boston College Law Review

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