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UC Davis Law Review Symposium: The Asian Century?

Posted By Kevin R. Johnson, Feb 22, 2010

This year's Law Review Symposium is set for this Friday, and it promises to be an outstanding one.

American philosopher Martha Nussbaum and a number of other leading scholars from across the country are scheduled to speak during the symposium entitled "The Asian Century?" Professor Nussbaum will deliver a talk entitled "Democracy, Education and the Liberal Arts: Two Asian Models."

The topics include Asia's potential to become the new global leader in the 21st century and what that may portend for human rights and economic development. Panelists also will explore how the rise of Asia may affect multinational corporations, intellectual property, human rights, gay rights, national security law and constitutional law. Speakers also are expected to probe U.S. attitudes toward Asia and how that affects the country's relationship with Asian nations, as well as the effects of India's laws and legal norms on the rapid expansion of Indian multinationals.

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Panelists include:

  • Professor Nussbaum, Ernst Freund Distinguished Service Professor of Law and Ethics, University of Chicago Law School
  • Tom Ginsburg, professor of law, University of Chicago Law School
  • Anil Kalhan, associate professor of law, Drexel University School of Law
  • Yong-Sung (Jonathan) Kang, assistant professor of law, University of Washington School of Law
  • Holning Lau, associate professor of law, University of North Carolina School of Law
  • Teemu Ruskola, professor of law, Emory Law School
  • Peter Yu, Kern Family Chair in Intellectual Property Law, Drake Law School

UC Davis law professors Lisa Pruitt, Keith Aoki, Afra Afsharipour, Madhavi Sunder, and Anupam Chander also will participate.

Panels will be held from 8:45 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. in the Wilkins Moot Courtroom. All sessions are free and open to the public.

I am really looking forward to this symposium!

More information here: UC Davis Law Review Symposium.