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.

Upcoming Fall 2016 Symposium   

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

Thursday, November 17th, 2016, 10am-6pm

Greenberg Lounge, Vanderbilt Hall, 40 Washington Sq. South

Please join us for 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. This year the symposium will be held on November 17th, 2016 and is entitled Parsing the Trans-Pacific Partnership: The Implications of the Trade Deal for Human Rights, Labor, and the Economy. The symposium will bring together academics and practitioners in the areas of human rights, trade, and labor to examine the potential impact of the Trans-Pacific Partnership on the rights of workers in Southeast Asia, Investor-State Dispute Settlement, and the US economy. The day will conclude with a keynote address by Ambassador David Huebner, a renowned international lawyer whose diplomatic career was marked by the best bilateral relations in decades between the US and New Zealand. Ambassador Huebner was the first openly gay ambassador appointed by Barack Obama, and the third in US history.

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This event is approved for at least 3.5 New York State CLE credits in the Areas of Professional Practice category and is appropriate for both experienced and newly admitted attorneys.

Schedule of Events

10:00-11:00 a.m.               Registration and Continental Breakfast

11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.       Welcome and Opening Remarks from Joel Paul, Professor of Law, U.C. Hastings

12:00-1:00 p.m.                 Lunch

1:15-2:15 p.m.                   Panel #1: Malaysia, Vietnam, and Brunei: Can TPP Prevent Human Rights Abuses?

  • Kevin Kolben, Rutgers Business School
  • Eric Gottwald, International Labor Rights Forum
  • Moderator: Mattias Kumm, NYU School of Law

2:15-2:30 p.m.                   Coffee break

2:30-3:30 p.m.                   Panel #2: ​Investor­-State Dispute Settlement in TPP: Shortcomings, Benefits, and Risks

  • José Alvarez, NYU School of Law
  • Celeste Drake, AFL-CIO
  • Moderator: Robert Howse, NYU School of Law

3:30-3:45 p.m.                   Coffee break

3:45-4:45 p.m.                   Panel #3: What Does TPP Mean for the American Worker?

  • Thea Lee, AFL-CIO
  • Joshua Meltzer, Brookings Institute
  • Carol Pier, U.S. Department of Labor
  • Moderator: Samuel Estreicher, NYU School of Law

4:45-5:00 p.m.                   Coffee Break

5:00-5:45 p.m.                   Key Note Address by Mr. David Huebner, former Ambassador to New Zealand

5:45 p.m.                      Closing Remarks

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