AI and Companionship: Prospects and Challenges to Harness the Power behind Algorithms
Friday, February 28, 2020
Time: 8:00am - 1:50pm
One Belt One Road Initiative: Global China Amid the Wave of Anti-Globalization
Friday, February 15, 2019
University of Pennsylvania Law School
For inquiries, please contact:
Christine Muzzelo, Managing Editor, firstname.lastname@example.org
ALR Symposium: Development of Intellectual Property Law in Asia
March 30, 2018
Time: 8:00am - 12:30pm
Location: Silverman 245A
Asian Law Review (“ALR”) invites you to join our annual symposium, discussing the past and future of intellectual property law in Asia with four renowned experts. The panelists include Peter K. Yu, Director of the Center for Law and Intellectual Property, Texas A&M University School of Law; Irene Calboli, Deputy Director of the Applied Research Centre for Intellectual Assets and the Law in Asia, Singapore Management University School of Law; Srividhya Ragavan, Professor of Law, Texas A&M University School of Law; Takakuni Yamane, visiting researcher, University of California, Berkeley.
Combating International Wildlife Crime: Enforcement, Implementation and Legal Issues
Friday February 12, 2016
1:00 p.m. – 5 p.m.
University of Pennsylvania Law School | Gittis 213
Illegal trafficking of wildlife is a major current issue in Asia as flora and fauna in Africa and Asia are under threat. Ten of thousands of African elephants are killed every year because of a burgeoning ivory trade in Asia and precious timbers have been disappearing from Asian forests.
How can we stop flora and fauna in Africa and Asia from being illegally smuggled into Asia, Europe and the United States? How do federal agencies, local and international actors enforce wildlife laws to combat this global scale crime? Are the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), Endangered Species Act, the Lacey Act and laws prohibiting smuggling effective tools to control the market?
This year’s Symposium will bring together experienced practitioners and scholars to discuss and present the practical and legal challenges in combating international wildlife trafficking.
For more information, please contact Marika Mikuriya, Symposium Editor, email@example.com
|1:15 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.||Registration|
|1:30 p.m. – 1:50 p.m.||
Prof. Jacques de Lisle, Professor of Law, University of Pennsylvania Law School
|1:50 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.||
Introduction to Panel One
Vincent Dantone, Acting CTAC Chief, United States Customs and Border Protection
|2:00 p.m. – 3:20 p.m.||
Panel One: The Roles Played by Federal Agencies and International Organizations to Combat International Wildlife Crimes
Robert Dreher, Associate Director, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
|3:20 p.m. – 3:40 p.m.||Break|
|3:40 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.||
Panel Two: Strengthening the Legal Tools to Tackle International Wildlife Crimes
Moderated by Prof. Howard Chang, Professor of Law, University of Pennsylvania Law School
Dr. Elizabeth Bennett, Vice-President, World Conservation Society
Marcus Asner, Partner, Arnold & Porter LLP
Prof. Annecoos Wiersema, Professor of Law, University of Denver, Sturm College of Law
|5:00 p.m.||Closing Remarks and Reception|
This program has been approved for 3.0 substantive CLE credits for Pennsylvania lawyers. CLE credit may be available in other jurisdictions as well. Attendees seeking CLE credit should bring separate payment in the amount of $60.00 ($30.00 public interest/non-profit attorneys) cash or check made payable to The Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania.
Practicing Intellectual Property Law in Asia: Litigation, Enforcement, and Business Management
Criminal Procedure and Criminal Law Reform in China: Legalizing the Tools of Repression or Safeguarding Human Rights?
A Historic and Comparative Perspective
Friday, February 7, 2014
1:00pm - 6:00pm
University of Pennsylvania Law School | S240A
Criminal law and procedure reform is a highly sensitive issue since it implicates judicial justice and protection of human rights. China revised its Criminal Procedure Law in 2012 and it was viewed a significant step forward. However, the precise consequences remains to be seen.
This year’s symposium will bring together scholars, practitioners, and advocates to discuss implications of the new Criminal Procedure Law and other related issues in a comparative perspective. In addition, we will attempt to examine the history and evolution of criminal procedure laws in other East Asian countries as well as in the U.S. in order to shed light on the future of China’s criminal procedure reform.
|1:00 - 1:15 PM||Registration|
|1:15 - 1:30 PM||Welcome|
|1:30 - 2:00 PM||
Preliminary Session and Introductory Talk
Stephen Thaman, Professor of Law, St. Louis University Law School
|2:00 - 3:15 PM||
The New Criminal Procedure Law Panel
Moderated by Jacques deLisle, Stephen A. Cozen Professor of Law & Professor of Political Science
Ira Belkin, Executive Director, US-Asia Law Institute, New York University School
Margaret Lewis, Associate Professor of Law, Seton Hall Law School
Stephen Thaman, Professor of Law, St. Louis University Law School
|3:15 - 3:30 PM||Break|
|3:30 - 5:00 PM||
The Rule of the Law and Legal Reform Panel
Moderated by Paul Robinson, Colin S. Diver Professor of Law, University of Pennsylvania Law School
Xiangshun Ding, Professor of Comparative Jurisprudence, Renmin University of Law School in China
Ling Li, Senior Research Fellow, New York University School of Law
Sida Liu, Assistant Professor of Sociology and Law, University of Wisconsin-Madison
|5:00 PM||Closing Remarks and Reception|
Corruption in Asia: Law & Governance, Corporate Responsibility, and Media
February 10, 2012
The traditional model of anti-corruption enforcement, based on domestic regulations and enforced by a nation’s judiciary or other special agencies, faces numerous challenges in the Asian context. Where the independence of the judiciary and even-handed application of the laws is in doubt - especially in new democracies or autocracies -reliance on law and governance methods alone has been thought insufficient. The increasingly global economy and necessity for trans-national cooperation further complicate this picture, and also imply that these local matters have become questions of global significance. The internet and social media, as well as more traditional media, may play a greater role in shedding light on abuse and acting as a check on power. This symposium will explore how these non-state actors, specifically corporates, media, and other societal institutions deal with government corruption and their own corruption in East and Southeast Asia.