Symposia

 

 

The Journal of International Law and Politics regularly organizes academic symposia at NYU Law School and online. Over the years the journal has brought together countless judges, practitioners, and academics from a variety of disciplines to tackle emergingtransnational problems and their legal implications.

Fall 2016 Symposium   

The 22nd Annual Herbert Rubin and Justice Rose Luttan Rubin International Law Symposium

Thursday, November 17th, 2016

NYU School of Law, 40 Washington Sq. South

Parsing the Trans-Pacific Partnership: The Implications of the Trade Deal for Human Rights, Labor, and the Economy
Presented by the Journal of International Law and Politics, with assistance from the Labor & Employment Law Center
Co-sponsored by Hogan Lovells

The 22nd Annual Herbert Rubin and Justice Rose Luttan Rubin International Law Symposium at NYU School of Law organized by the NYU Journal of International Law and Politics was held on November 17th, 2016 and was entitled Parsing the Trans-Pacific Partnership: The Implications of the Trade Deal for Human Rights, Labor, and the Economy. The symposium brought together academics and practitioners in the areas of human rights, trade, and labor to examine the Trans-Pacific Partnership, its aspirations, and its future following the election of Donald Trump.

The day will concluded with a keynote address by Ambassador (r.) David Huebner. Ambassador (r.) Huebner held senior positions in the Asia Pacific region, including as the US Ambassador to New Zealand and Samoa, chairman and CEO of a large international law firm, founding chief representative of an AmLaw 100 law firm in Shanghai, and special policy assistant to a member of the lower house of Japan’s Diet. He is currently a Partner at Arnold & Porter LLP where he serves as arbitrator and represents corporations, governments, and NGOs in international disputes. Ambassador (r.) Huebner has more than two decades of experience handling commercial, investment, and intellectual property arbitrations in the technology, telecommunications, life sciences, energy, construction, and infrastructure sectors. In 2016, President Barack Obama appointed Ambassador (r.) Huebner to a six-year term as member of the Panel of Arbitrators of the International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID).

Photos of the event can be seen here: http://nyujilp.org/2016-symposium-photo-gallery/

Attendees received up to 6.5 hours of CLE credit for participation. The event was appropriate for both newly admitted and experienced attorneys.

Schedule of Events

10:00 a.m.   Registration and Continental Breakfast

11:00 a.m.   Welcome
Dan Peck ’17, Editor-in-Chief, NYU JILP

David Golove, Hiller Family Foundation Professor of Law, NYU School of Law

Harold Esteban Figueroa ’17, Senior Symposium Editor, NYU JILP

11:15 a.m.   Opening Address: The False Promise of Free Trade
Joel Paul, Professor of Law, U.C. Hastings College of the Law

 

12:00 p.m.  Lunch Reception, Sponsored by Shearman & Sterling LLP

 

1:15 p.m.    Panel I: Malaysia, Vietnam, and Brunei: Can TPP Prevent Human Rights Abuses?
Moderator: Mattias Kumm, Inge Rennert Professor of Law, NYU School of Law

Eric Gottwald, Legal and Policy Director, International Labor Rights Forum

Kevin Kolben, Associate Professor, Rutgers Business School

Carol Pier, Deputy Undersecretary for International Affairs, U.S. Department of Labor

 

2:15 p.m.    Coffee Break

 

2:30 p.m.    Panel II: Investor-State Dispute Settlement in TPP: Shortcomings, Benefits, and Risks
Moderator: Barry Appleton, Managing Partner, Appleton & Associates

José Alvarez, Herbert and Rose Rubin Professor of International Law, NYU School of Law

Celeste Drake, Trade & Globalization Policy Specialist, ALF-CIO

Viren Mascarenhas, Counsel, King & Spalding

 

3:30 p.m.    Coffee Break

 

3:45 p.m.    Panel III: What Does TPP Mean for the American Worker?
Moderator: Samuel Estreicher, Dwight D. Opperman Professor of Law, NYU School of Law

Celeste Drake, Trade & Globalization Policy Specialist, ALF-CIO

Joshua Meltzer, Senior Fellow in the Global Economy and Development Program, Brookings Institute

 

4:45 p.m.    Coffee Break

 

5:00 p.m.    Keynote Address: David Huebner, Former Ambassador to New Zealand

 

5:45 p.m.  Closing Remarks

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