Activities of the Hauser Global Law School Program


Hauser Colloquium

Spring 2005

 

 

Globalization and Its Discontents:

“The Social Dimensions of Global Markets”

 


Professor Joseph Weiler
Professor Kevin Davis

 


SEMINAR DESCRIPTION


The Globalization and its Discontents Colloquium has been convening for several years, taking up different themes each year and led by different conveners. The Colloquium format at NYU Law is designed to further research and scholarship whilst serving at the same time as a stimulating learning vehicle for our students.

Format

The Colloquium meets once a week with a Guest Speaker. The students receive the paper ahead of time and, seminar style, will write short comments on it. A couple may be designated as principal interlocutors during the discussion which takes place. The Colloquium is attended also by interested colleagues and visiting scholars to the law school. From the perspective of the invited guest speaker it characteristically provides a very stimulating, friendly, workshop and produces a wealth of reaction that assist in developing work-in-progress.

The Theme

In this year's Colloquium we are hoping to explore socio-political dimensions of the legal regimes which undergird global and regional transnational markets. We are interested in this both in developing and developed societies.   Exploring the "discontents" of globalization is not exactly virgin territory. We are, however, interested in individuating, or at least focusing more strictly on, the relationship between the legal and the socio/political. We are also advisedly using the term socio-political "dimensions" rather than, say, socio-political "pathologies" or "dislocations," because of our belief that the relationship and impact of the legal regimes is normatively differentiated and at times even contradictory.

 

 

SEMINAR SCHEDULE


January 12th

 

Introductory Session


       

January 19th

 

Susan Rose-Ackerman, Yale Law School

“Foreign Direct Investment and the Business Environment in Developing Countries: The Impact of Bilateral Investment Treaties” (co-authored with Jennifer Tobin)

     
       

February 2nd

 

Anthony Anghie, University of Utah School of Law


“International Institutions and the Colonial Origins of Law and Development”


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February 9th

 

Rob Howse, University of Michigan Law School


"Trade Policy and Labour Standards"   (co-authored with Michael J. Trebilcock)


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February 16th  

Michael Trebilcock, Faculty of Law, University of Toronto


"The Law and Economics of Immigration Policy" plus “Critiquing the Critics of Economic Globalization”


Download Paper: PDF-Immigration PDF-Globalization

     
       

February 23rd

 

Don Regan, University of Michigan Law School


"What Are Trade Agreements For? And What Difference Does It Make?"

     
       

March 2nd

 

Adelle Blackett, Faculty of Law, McGill University


“Social Regionalism in West Africa? The Paradox of OHADA' Transnational, Hard Law, Labour Harmonization Initiative”

     
       

March 9th

 

Kerry Rittich, Faculty of Law, University of Toronto


“The Future of Law and Development: Second Generation Reforms and the Incorporation of the ‘Social'”

     
       

March 23th

 

Bryant Garth, American Bar Foundation


“Legal Globalization as the Reproduction and Legitimation of Local and International Hierarchies” (based on work with Yves Dezalay)

     
       

March 30th

 

Jackie Peel, Faculty of Law, University of Melbourne


“Risk Regulation under the WTO SPS Agreement:   Science as an International Normative Yardstick?”

     
     
April 13th  

Ruth Okediji, University of Minnesota Law School


“What International Relations Might Teach Us About the Globalization of Intellectual Property Rights”

     
     

April 20th

 

Closing Session

 

 


  

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