Conference in Corporations and International Law


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FRIDAY, MARCH 12, 2010 - Venue: Benson Center Williman Room

9:00 - 9:15 am: Welcome from Dean Polden, Opening Remarks
9:15 - 10:45 am: Panel 1: Protect, Respect, and Remedy: Regulation of Transnational Corporations

  • Presenter: Larry Cata Backer, Penn State University, Dickinson School of Law
  • Commentator: Ursula Wynhoven, United Nations Global Compact
  • Commentator: Faith Stevelman, New York Law School
  • Moderator: Zenichi Shishido, Professor of Law, Hitotsubashi University, Graduate School of International Corporate Strategy

11:00 - 12:30 pm: Panel 2: Global Governance and Corporate Social Responsibility

  • Presenter: Adefolake Adeyeye, National University of Singapore
  • Commentator: Christiana Ochoa, Indiana University, Maurer School of Law
  • Commentator: Nada Abdelsater-Abusamra, Raphael & Associates
  • Moderator: David Yosifon, Assistant Professor of Law, Santa Clara Law

12:45 - 2:15 pm: Lunch and Lunch Speaker: Anupam Chander (U.C. Davis School of Law): Social Responsibility of Information Technology Companies
2:30 - 4:00 pm: Panel 3: Corporations as Plaintiffs Under Bilateral Investment Treaties

  • Presenter: Chip Brower, University of Mississippi School of Law
  • Commentator: Andrea Bjorklund , U.C. Davis School of Law
  • Commentator: Tai Heng Cheng, Vanderbilt Law School
  • Moderator: Anita Ramasastry, D. Wayne and Anne Gittinger Professor of Law, University of Washington School of Law

4:15 - 5:15 pm: Keynote Address: Corporations as Subjects of International Law (Jose Alvarez, New York University School of Law)
5:30 - 6:30 pm: Reception on Williman patio
6:30 - 8:00 pm: Dinner at Adobe Lodge

SATURDAY, MARCH 13, 2010 - Venue: Benson Center Williman Room

9:00 - 10:30 am: Panel 4: Corporate Defendants and the Alien Tort Claims Act

  •     Presenter: Doug Branson, University of Pittsburgh School of Law
  •     Commentator: Donald Kochan, Chapman University School of Law
  •     Commentator: Katherine Gallagher, Center for Constitutional Rights
  •     Moderator: Natalie L. Bridgeman, Founder and Executive Director of Accountability Counsel

10:45 - 12:00 pm: Roundtable Discussion
12:00 - 12:15 pm: Closing Remarks

Santa Clara University School of Law
Santa Clara Journal of International Law
Center for Global Law & Policy


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