AALS Annual Meeting 2006



Empirical Scholarship
What Should We Study and
How Should We Study It?

January 3-7, 2006

Washington, DC



Wednesday, January 4, 2006

8:45 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
AALS WORKSHOPS

Workshop on Integrating Transnational Legal Perspectives
Into the First Year Curriculum

8:45 - 9:00 a.m.
Welcome
N. William Hines, University of Iowa College of Law and AALS President

Introduction
Mark V. Tushnet, Georgetown University Law Center and Chair, Planning Committee for AALS Workshop on Integrating Transnational Legal Perspectives into the First Year Curriculum

9:00 - 10:30 a.m.
What is Transnational Law and Why Does it Matter?

Moderator: Mark V. Tushnet, Georgetown University Law Center
Speakers: Harold Hongju Koh, Yale Law School
Elizabeth Rindskopf Parker, University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law
Peter L. Strauss, Columbia University School of Law -view paper-
Jack M. Weiss, Esquire, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP, New York, New York -view outline-

Our panelists will discuss the various components of transnational law, including international law, comparative law, and more. They will examine why it is important for first-year law students to gain experience in transnational law, both for purposes of their later legal education and to prepare them for the kind of law practice they are likely to engage in after graduation.

10:30 - 10:45 a.m.
Refreshment Break

10:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Concurrent Sessions:

  • Civil Procedure

Comparative (Discovery), International Jurisdiction (Process), International Enforcement and Discovery, Alienage Jurisdiction

Moderator: Thomas Orin Main, University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law Speakers: Kevin M. Clermont, Cornell Law School -view outline-
Antonio Gidi, University of Houston Law Center -view outline-
Margaret Y.K. Woo, Northeastern University School of Law -view outline-

  • Constitutional Law

International Law in Domestic Law (Treaties, Alien Tort Act), Comparative Constitutional Law, Comparative Judicial Review, Comparative Substantive Constitutional Law (Speech, AA, EU), Separation of Powers, Emergencies

Moderator: Mark V. Tushnet, Georgetown University Law Center
Speakers: Michael D. Ramsey, University of San Diego School of Law -view outline-
Neil S. Siegel, Duke University School of Law
Carlos Manuel Vazquez, Georgetown University Law Center -view outline-
Lorraine Weinrib, Faculty of Law, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

  • Contracts

Arbitration, Comparative Concepts (Remedies), EU Regulation, ISIG, Special Terms

Moderator: Janet Levit, The University of Tulsa College of Law
Speakers: Hannah L. Buxbaum, Indiana University School of Law-Bloomington -view outline-
William S. Dodge, University of California, Hastings College of the Law -view outline-
David V. Snyder, Tulane University -view outline-

  • Criminal Law and Procedure

“Adversarial” vs “Inquisitorial” Systems, Comparative Policing, Comparative Substantive Criminal Law, International Crimes and Tribunals, Punishment Theory and Practice

Speakers: Diane Marie Amann, University of California at Davis School of Law -view outline-
Markus D. Dubber, State University of New York at Buffalo School of Law -view outline-
Ellen S. Podgor, Georgia State University College of Law -view outline-
Jacqueline E. Ross, University of Illinois College of Law -view outline-
Christopher Slobogin, University of Florida Fredric G. Levin College of Law -view outline-
Stephen C. Thaman, Saint Louis University School of Law -view outline-

  • Property

Comparative Importance, Cultural Intellectual Property, NAFTA Chapter- 11,Takings

Moderator: David A. Wirth, Boston College Law School
Speakers: Errol Meidinger, State University of New York at Buffalo School of Law
Laura S. Underkuffler, Duke University -view outline-

  • Torts

Alien Tort Act, Comparative Concepts (Duty, Intent), Comparative Remedies, Cross Border Torts, State Responsibilty

Moderator: Anita Bernstein, Emory University School of Law and New York
Law Schoo -view outline-
Speakers: Keith Norman Hylton, Boston University School of Law
M. Stuart Madden, Pace University School of Law -view outline-
Joel H. Samuels, University of South Carolina School of Law
Anthony J. Sebok, Brooklyn Law School

12:15 - 2:00 p.m.
Lunch on Your Own

2:00 - 3:30 p.m.
Concurrent Sessions:

  • Civil Procedure

Alienage Jurisdiction, Comparative (Discovery), International Enforcement and Discovery, International Jurisdiction (Process)

Moderator: Patrick Woolley, The University of Texas School of Law
Speakers: Helen Hershkoff, New York University School of Law -view outline-
Edward F. Sherman, Tulane University School of Law -view outline-
Melissa A. Waters, Washington and Lee University School of Law -view outline-

  • Constitutional Law

Comparative Constitutional Law, Comparative Judicial Review, Comparative Substantive Constitutional Law (Speech, AA, EU), International Law in Domestic Law (Treaties, Alien Tort Act), Seperation of Powers, Emergencies

Moderator: Mark V. Tushnet, Georgetown University Law Center
Speakers: Michael D. Ramsey, University of San Diego School of Law -view outline-
Neil S. Siegel, Duke University School of Law -view outline-
Carlos Manuel Vazquez, Georgetown University Law Center -view outline-
Lorraine Weinrib, Faculty of Law, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada

  • Contracts

Arbitration, Comparative Concepts (Remedies), EU Regulation, ISIG, Special Terms

Moderator: Janet Levit, The University of Tulsa College of Law
Speakers: Andrea K. Bjorklund, University of California at Davis School of Law -view outline-
William S. Dodge, University of California, Hastings -view outline-
Ruth E. Gordon, Villanova University -view outline-
Kellye Y. Testy, Seattle University School of Law -view outline-

  • Criminal Law and Procedure

“Adversarial” vs “Inquisitorial” Systems, Comparative Policing, Comparative Substantive Criminal Law, International Crimes and Tribunals, Punishment Theory and Practice

Speakers: Diane Marie Amann, University of California at Davis School of Law
Markus D. Dubber, State University of New York at Buffalo School of Law -view outline-
Ellen S. Podgor, Georgia State University College of Law
Jacqueline E. Ross, University of Illinois College of Law
Christopher Slobogin, University of Florida Fredric G. Levin College of Law
Stephen C. Thaman, Saint Louis University School of Law -view outline-

  • Property

Comparative Importance, Cultural Intellectual Property, NAFTA Chapter- 11, Takings

Moderator: David A. Wirth, Boston College Law School
Speakers: Hari Osofsky, Whittier Law School -view outline and appendix-
Errol Meidinger, State University of New York at Buffalo School of Law

  • Torts

Alien Tort Act, Comparative Concepts (Duty, Intent), Comparative Remedies, Cross Border Torts, State Responsibilty

Moderator: Keith Norman Hylton, Boston University School of Law -view outline-
Speakers: Anita Bernstein, Emory University School of Law and New York Law School -view outline-
M. Stuart Madden, Pace University School of Law -view outline-
Joel H. Samuels, University of South Carolina School of Law
Anthony J. Sebok, Brooklyn Law School

3:30 - 3:45 p.m.
Refreshment Break

3:45 - 5:00 p.m.
Institutional Support and Approaches to Integration

Moderator: Mark V. Tushnet, Georgetown University Law Center
Speakers: Martin H. Belsky, The University of Tulsa College of Law -view outline-
Rosalie Jukier, Faculty of Law, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada -view outline-
Lauren K. Robel, Indiana University School of Law-Bloomington -view outline-

After a description of a comprehensive program of integrating transnational law into the first year curriculum, as a follow-up to the prior panels on particular subjects, the panelists will discuss the kinds of institutional support including leave for preparation of materials, joint programs with institutions outside the United States, the role of foreign graduate students in first year courses that may be necessary to ensure that transnational law actually becomes part of a first year curriculum.

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