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August 30, 2004

Press Contact: Kirston Fortune, UT Law, (512) 232-1229
Press/Event Contact: Jill Angelo, Texas International Law Journal, (512) 517-2860

Texas International Law Journal Hosts Third Symposium on Globalization and the Judiciary

AUSTIN, Texas — The Texas International Law Journal (TILJ) will host its third symposium on “Globalization and the Judiciary” on Sept. 9 and 10 beginning at 9 a.m. in the Eidman Courtroom at The University of Texas at Austin School of Law.

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 the effects of decisions of international courts, private judging in international law and judicial dialogues involving Canada, Europe, and Latin America.

“International courts play a key role in the globalized world,” said Professor Carl Baudenbacher, an adviser to the symposium who teaches law at The University of St. Gallen, Switzerland and has been a visiting professor at UT Law. “The symposium offers us a valuable opportunity to bring together legal practitioners and scholars from across the globe to discuss trends and legal issues shaping the global judiciary,” he said.

Speakers at this year’s symposium include: Prof. Carl Baudenbacher, President of the EFTA Court, Professor at The University of St. Gallen, Switzerland; Justice Rosalie S. Abella, Court of Appeal for Ontario, Canada; Prof. Daniel Brinks, University of Texas College of Liberal Arts; Prof. Marco Bronckers, Partner at Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering, Brussels, Professor at The University of Leiden; Prof. Manuel González Oropeza, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Visiting Professor at The University of Texas School of Law; Ministro José de Jesús Gudiño Pelayo, Supreme Court of Mexico; Prof. Patricia Hansen, University of Texas School of Law; Prof. Sanford V. Levinson, University of Texas School of Law; Prof. Dr. Basil Markesinis, University College London, University of Texas School of Law; Prof. Alan Rau, University of Texas School of Law; Prof. Dr. Georg Ress, Judge of the European Court of Human Rights, Professor at The University of Saaerbruecken; Prof. Chantal Thomas, Visiting Professor at The University of Texas School of Law; Stadler Trengove, Legal Officer in the Office of Legal Counsel at the United Nations; Prof. Dr. Raúl E. Vinuesa, University of Buenos Aires, Argentina; and Hollin Dickerson, Editor-in-Chief, Texas International Law Journal.

Sponsors for this year’s symposium include: Baker Botts, L.L.P.; Baker & McKenzie; Bracewell & Patterson, L.L.P.; Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P.; King & Spalding L.L.P.; Strasburger & Price L.L.P.; Weil, Gotshal & Manges L.L.P.; Winstead Sechrest, & Minick P.C.; Vinson & Elkins; Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld, L.L.P.; Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe; E. Shane Weaver Design; and Texas Lawyer.


Thursday, September 9, 2004
Location: Eidman Courtroom

9:00 a.m. - Welcome

The Effect of Decisions of International Courts and Panels in Domestic Legal Orders
Carl Baudenbacher, Moderator

9:15 a.m. - The European Court of Human Rights - Georg Ress

10:00 a.m. - The Court of Justice of the European Communities and the EFTA Court - Carl Baudenbacher

11:15 a.m. - NAFTA panels - Patricia Hansen

2:00 p.m. - The Inter-American Court of Human Rights and Mercosur Panels - Raúl E. Vinuesa

2:45 p.m. - The WTO Dispute Settlement Mechanism - Marco Bronckers

Private Judging in International Law
Hollin Dickerson, Moderator

4:00 p.m. - The Role of Commercial International Arbitrators- Alan S. Rau

5:00 p.m. - End

Friday, September 10, 2004
Location: Eidman Courtroom

Judicial Dialogue: Canada, Europe

9:00 a.m. - Judicial Dialogues in European Private Law - Basil Markesinis

9:45 a.m. Canadian Courts - Rosalie S. Abella

Keynote Speech

11:00 a.m. - The U.S. Supreme Court Goes Global - Sanford Levinson, Chantal Thomas

Judicialization and Judicial Dialogue in Latin America
Patricia Hansen, Moderator

2:30 p.m. - Introduction - Patricia Hansen

2:35 p.m. - Mexico - Manuel González Oropeza, Jesús Gudiño Pelayo

3:30 p.m. - Break

4:00 p.m. - The Rule of Law in Argentina and Brazil - Daniel Brinks

4:45 p.m. - End

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