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Aug. 20, 2003

Press Contact: Kirston Fortune, UT Law Communications, (512) 471.7330
Press/Event Contact: Jill Angelo, Texas International Law Journal, 512-917-2047

Texas International Law Journal and Jones Day Host Symposium on Globalization and the Judiciary

Legal scholars and practitioners from around the world to discuss issues concerning economic, business and human rights law

AUSTIN, Texas – The Texas International Law Journal and Jones Day will host “Globalization and the Judiciary:  Key Issues of Economic Law, Business Law and Human Rights Law” on September 4 – 5, in the Eidman Courtroom at the University of Texas School of Law. 

International judicial dialogue has become more important than ever in recent years.  Most recently, the United States Supreme Court referenced holdings of the European Court of Human Rights when striking down the Texas sodomy statute in Lawrence v. Texas.

Each year, TILJ hosts a symposium dedicated to a topic of international legal concern.  The purpose of these symposia is to promote awareness of important developments in the formation of international law and to forge closer ties among scholars, practitioners, students and members of the global legal community.  This year’s symposium will have discussions on topics including United States and Europe as major players in economic law, American and Asian trends in commercial and judicial integration, foreign law in national courts, borderline problems in human rights law, and corporate law reform.

“International courts play a key role in the globalized world,” Prof. Carl Baudenbacher, adviser to the symposium, said.  “The symposium offers us a valuable opportunity to bring together legal practitioners and scholars from across the globe to discuss trends and legal issues molding the global judiciary.”

Speakers at the symposia include leading national and international scholars and practitioners in the topic field.  This year’s symposium’s speakers include:  Professor Dr. Carl Baudenbacher (Luxembourg) – President of the European Free Trade Association Court and Professor at the University of St. Gallen; Sir Christopher Bellamy (England) – President of the Competition Appeal Tribunal, Former Judge of the Court of First Instance of the European Communities; Professor Dr. Joachim Bornkamm (Germany) – Judge, German Federal Supreme Court; William E. Bryson (Taiwan) – Partner, Jones Day Taipei; Patrick K. Fox (United States) – Managing Member and General Counsel, Westbrook Partners, L.L.C.; David J. Lowery (United States) – Partner and Co-Chair of Real Estate Practice, Jones Day Dallas; W. Anthony Stewart (United States) – Partner, Jones Day Dallas and former Head of Jones Day Hong Kong; Daniel Fung (China) – Former Solicitor General of Hong Kong; Professor Sanford Levinson (United States) – The University of Texas School of Law; Professor Horatia Muir Watt (France) – Scholar, University of Paris – I; Hanne Sophie Greve (Norway) – Judge, European Court of Human Rights; Patrick E. Higginbotham (United States) – Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit; James Bacchus (Switzerland) – Chairman of the WTO Appellate Body; Dr.William D. Crist (United States) – Chairman, Pacific Pension Institute; Richard M. Kosnik (United States) Partner and Head of Securities Practice, Jones Day New York; Patricia J.Villareal (United States) – Partner and Head of Securities and Corporate Governance Practice, Jones Day Dallas.

The cost of the two-day symposium is $100.  Attorneys attending the symposium will receive 10 Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credits, including 1.25 ethics credits, for attending.  Those interested in attending should register on-line at www.utexas.edu/law/journals/tilj/symposium/globalization/

Sponsors for this year’s symposium include:  Jones Day; Baker Botts; Andrews & Kurth; Winstead, Sechrest, & Minick; Strasburger & Price; Exxon Mobil; Fulbright & Jaworski; King & Spalding; Baker & McKenzie; Weil, Gotshal & Manges; LexisNexis; Vinson & Elkins; Hughes & Luce; O’Keefe; Egan & Peterman; Center for International Business Education and Research; Travis County Bar Association – International Law Section; Texas Lawyer; Southwest Airlines; and our generous Alumni.

SYMPOSIUM SCHEDULE

Thursday, September 4, 2003
9:00 a.m. Welcome – Dean William C. Powers, Jr.
Eidman Courtroom
U.S. – EUROPE: MAJOR PLAYERS IN ECONOMIC LAW
9:30 a.m. Judicialization: Can the European Model be Exported to Other Parts of the World – Prof. Dr. Carl Baudenbacher
Eidman Courtroom
10:30 a.m Break
Joseph D. Jamail Pavilion
10:45 a.m. Judicial Dialogue: U.S. – E.U.: The Example of Competition Law – Sir Christopher Bellamy
Eidman Courtroom
11:30 a.m. Judicial Dialogue: The German Supreme Court – An Actor in the Global Conversation of High Courts – Dr. Joachim Bornkamm
Eidman Courtroom
12:15 p.m. A Student’s Perspective – Edward F. Meier
Sheffield Room
U.S. – ASIA: TRENDS IN COMMERCIAL AND JUDICIAL INTEGRATION
2:15 p.m. Constitutional Reform in China: The Case of Hong Kong – Daniel R. Fung
Eidman Courtroom
3:30 p.m. Break
Joseph D. Jamail Pavilion
3:45 p.m. Global Reorganization: Distressed Markets in Asia – William E. Bryson, Patrick K. Fox, David J. Lowery, W. Anthony Stewart
Eidman Courtroom
4:45 p.m. End
 
Friday, September 5, 2003
9:00 a.m. Welcome – Prof. William Forbath
Eidman Courtroom
FOREIGN LAW IN NATIONAL COURTS
9:15 a.m. Interpreting the Constitution: Taking into Account Foreign Experience – Prof. Sanford Levinson
Eidman Courtroom
10:00 a.m. Experience from Europe – Prof. Horatia Muir Watt
Eidman Courtroom
10:45 a.m. Break
Joseph D. Jamail Pavilion
BORDERLINE PROBLEMS IN HUMAN RIGHTS LAW
11:00 a.m. The Case Law of the European Court of Human Rights – Judge Hanne Sophie Greve
Eidman Courtroom
12:00 p.m. Global Dialogue: International Law and the Fifth Circuit – Judge Patrick E. Higginbotham
Atrium
KEYNOTE ADDRESS
2:00 p.m. Lone Star: The Historic Role of the WTO – Chairman James Bacchus
Eidman Courtroom
3:00 p.m. Break
Joseph D. Jamail Pavilion
CORPORATE LAW REFORM
3:15 p.m. Corporate Governance: A Case for Global Regulation – Dr. William D. Crist, Richard M. Kosnik, Patricia J. Villareal
Eidman Courtroom
4:30 p.m. End