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Berger Speaker Series Lectures 2012-2013

"Lex Mercatoria - An Experience in Publishing and a Theoretical Quest

Prof. Dr. Christine Windbichler, LL.M., Juristische Fakultät Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Thursday, January 31 * 12:15 pm — 1:15 pm
Room G85, Myron Taylor Hall

"French Civil Justice between Efficiency and Guarantees"

Loïc Cadiet, Member, Institut Universitaire de France; Professor of Law, Sorbonne Law School; Director, Department of Procedural Justice; President; International Association of Procedural Law
Wednesday, January 30 * 12:15 pm - 1:20 pm
Room G90, Myron Taylor Hall

"Sources and Destiny of French civil Procedure"

Loïc Cadiet, Member, Institut Universitaire de France; Professor of Law, Sorbonne Law School; Director, Department of Procedural Justice; President, International Association of Procedural Law
Friday, February 1 * 1:25 pm
Room G90, Myron Taylor Hall

"Sham Constitutions”

David Law, Professor, Washington University School of Law; and Visiting Professor, Georgetown University Law Center
Thursday, February 14 * 12:15 pm – 1:15 pm
Room G85, Myron Taylor Hall

"Individual Rights in Consensus Asia?: The new ASEAN Human Rights Declaration in Comparative Perspective"

Jonas Grimheden
Tuesday, March 26 * 12:15 pm — 1:15 pm
Room 285, Myron Taylor Hall 

"Why and How the Rule of Law Is Back on the Agenda of the European Union: Comparative Law in Action"

Jonas Grimheden
Tuesday, April 2 * 12:15 pm — 1:30 pm
Room 285, Myron Taylor Hall

“The State of the Immigration Court System and Implications for Comprehensive Immigration Reform"

Juan Osuna, Director of the Executive Office for Immigration Review and former Deputy Assistant Attorney General, U.S. Department of Justice

"Serving the Most Vulnerable: Unaccompanied Immigrant Children in Removal Proceedings"

Wendy Young, Executive Director, Kids in Need of Defense
Monday, April 1 * 12:15 pm — 1:30 pm
Berger Atrium, Myron Taylor Hall

“The TBT Agreement—Avoiding Standards Based Protectionism”

Helene Ruiz-Fabri, Dean, Sorbonne Law School
Thursday, April 4 * 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm
Room 285, Myron Taylor Hall

“The SPS (Food Safety) Agreement & WTO Members’ Regulatory Discretion”

Helene Ruiz-Fabri, Dean, Sorbonne Law School
Friday, April 5 * 12:15 pm — 1:20 pm
Room 290, Myron Taylor Hall 

"The Proposal for a Common European Sales Law"

Prof. Dr. Susanne Augenhofer, LL.M., Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Thursday, April 4 * 12:15 pm - 1:20 pm

"Control Beyond the State: Towards an Understanding of Transnational Counter-terrorism Law"

Dr. Cian C. Murphy, Fulbright Scholar & Visiting Researcher, Georgetown Center on National Security & Law and
Lecturer in Law & Director of Graduate Research Studies, The Dickson Poon School of Law, Kings College London
Wednesday, April 10 * 12:15 pm — 1:20 pm
Room 285, Myron Taylor Hall

"An Introductory Look at Party Autonomy in International Contracts"

Prof. Pascal de Vareilles-Sommières, Sorbonne Law School, Université Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne
Tuesday, April 9 * 12:15 pm — 1:15 pm
Room 279, Myron Taylor Hall

"Autonomy in International Sale of Goods: CISG and the Proposed Common European Sales Law (2011) Compared"

Prof. Pascal de Vareilles-Sommières, Sorbonne Law School, Université Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne
Thursday, April 11 * 12:15 pm — 1:15 pm
Room 279, Myron Taylor Hall 

"Autonomy Enhancement through Arbitration"

Prof. Pascal de Vareilles-Sommières, Sorbonne Law School, Université Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne
Monday, April 15 * 12:15 pm — 1:15 pm
Room 279, Myron Taylor Hall

“The Euro Crisis and EU Law”

Professor Müller-Graff, Managing Director of the Institute for Economic Law and European Law at the University of Heidelberg Law Faculty
Thursday, September 13 * 12:15 pm — 1:20 pm
Room G85, Myron Taylor Hall

 "The Right to Quality Education: Challenges and Recommendations"

Kishore Singh, UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Education
Monday, September 24 * 12:15 pm — 1:20 pm
Room 390, Myron Taylor Hall 

"Tax Haven Abuse in a Transnational World: Abuse by Exploiting Tax Treaties"

John Prebble JSD’72, Barrister & Professor of Law, Victoria University of Wellington
Wednesday, September 26 * 12:15 pm — 1:20 pm
Room 276, Myron Taylor Hall

"Three Emerging Approaches to Moving Conflict Resolution 'Upstream'”

Robert Wrede BA ’61 JD ’69, Mediator, Neutral Evaluator, Arbitrator, ADR Services, Inc.
Friday, September 28 * 10:10 am - 11:05 am
Room 290, Myron Taylor Hall 

“Choosing Arbitrators & Arbitrator Conduct”

Denis Bensaude, LL.M. ’94, former Counsel in the Secretariat of the International Court of Arbitration of the ICC, Paris
Friday, October 26 * 10:10 am — 11:05 am
Room 290, Myron Taylor Hall

"The ABC's of Drafting an International Arbitration Clause"

Hon. Delissa A. Ridgway, U.S. Court of International Trade
Wednesday, November 28 * 9:05 am - 10:00 am
G85, Myron Taylor Hall 

“Democracy, Separation of Powers, and the Adjudication of Social and Economic Rights"

Justice Sandile Ngcobo
Wednesday, November 28 * 12:15 pm — 1:15 pm
Room 276, Myron Taylor Hall

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