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February 19, 2009

Texas International Law Journal symposium, “China’s Emergence: Effects on Trade, Investment, and Regulatory Law,” February 26–27, 2009

The Texas International Law Journal will hold its annual international law symposium on February 26 and 27, 2009. Entitled “China’s Emergence: Effects on Trade, Investment, and Regulatory Law,” this one-and-a-half day symposium will address the legal and policy implications related to China’s rise in political and economic power. The symposium—free and open to the public—will be held in the Eidman Courtroom at the University of Texas School of Law.

The symposium will begin with a keynote address from Timothy Reif, one of the leading legal advisors on trade policy in Washington. Reif, formerly chief council for the House Ways and Means Trade Subcommittee and now of the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, will discuss possible ways the new Obama administration and the House democrats will address the many challenges and opportunities arising in the U.S.-China trade relationship. Reif’s address will begin at 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 26.

Opening remarks of the main body of the symposium will begin at 9:00 a.m. on Friday, February 27. Expert panelists will be coming in from China, Hong Kong, and throughout the United States. They will discuss challenges and opportunities related to China’s economic and political rise through the lens of three primary topic areas—trade, investment, and regulatory law. Experts from both academic and practitioner backgrounds will present. Officials from the Ministry of Commerce for the People’s Republic of China, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, and the Department of Commerce will also present.

For more information, please visit the symposium website:

For attorneys attending to earn continuing legal education credit, up to eight hours of credit are available (four hours each for the morning and afternoon segments). To register for CLE credit, please visit the symposium website.

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Mitchell Kilby, Texas International Law Journal,