Scholarship in International Economic Law is becoming increasingly enriched by socio-legal and broad theoretical perspectives. The symposium will share ideas with colleagues who explore international economic law from this viewpoint. Full programme details are below. To register for this event, please click here.

Thursday 14 November: 13:00 - 18:00

13:00

Registration

13:45

Welcome
Dr Fiona Smith (UCL) & Lisa Toohey (UNSW)

14:00

SESSION I:
Justice in International Economic Law

Chair: 

Lisa Toohey (UNSW)

Papers:

Prof. Frank Garica (Boston College Law School)
Towards a Pluralist Approach to Global Justice
Prof. Chi Carmody (University of Western Ontario)
Fairness in WTO Law 
Prof. John Linarelli (Swansea University)
Justice, Luck and Systemic Risk: Regulating International Finance

15:30

Break

16:00

SESSION II: 
International Tribunals and Institutions

Chair:

Prof. Joanne Scott (UCL)

Speakers

Dr Lorand Bartels (University of Cambridge)
Between Jus Novit Curia and Non Ultra Petita: The Power of International Courts and Tribunals to Apply the Law
Dr Martins Paparinskis (UCL)
Investment Law and International Law Analogies: Human Rights, Third Parties, and Diplomatic Protection 
Dr Lisa Toohey (University of New South Wales)
Narrative and Coherence: A Constructivist Study of the WTO Secretariat

17:30

Break

18:00

Current Legal Problems Lecture
Governing 'As If': The Provisional Settlement of Knowledge Controversies in the WTO
Dr Andrew Lang (LSE) 

 

Friday 15 November: 09:00 - 16:00

09:00

Registration

09:30

SESSION III:
Theorising International Economic Law

Chair: 

Lijiana Biukovic  (University of British Columbia)

Papers:

Prof. Amanda Perry-Kessaris (Kent Law School)
Economic Sociology and International Economic Law
Dr Matt Eagleton-Pierce (SOAS)
The Wedding of Materialism and Symbolism in the Study of World Trade Law
Dr Emily Reid (University of Southampton)
What is the WTO for? Ideology and the Pursuit of Sustainability

11:00

Break

11:30

SESSION IV: 
Trade Rules

 Chair:

 Dr Fiona Smith (UCL)

 Papers:

Dr Greg Messenger (Oxford University)
The Concept of Public Body in the Agreement on Subsidies and Countervailing Measures: Questioning the Public/Private Divide in WTO Law
Dr Gillian Moon (University of South Wales)
Tradewinds as 'Headwinds'? Combating Racial Discrimination Using Discriminatory Trade and Investment Measures
Prof. Ljijana Biukovic (University of British Columbia)
Where is the New Geography of Trade Really Taking Place?

13:00

Lunch

14:00

SESSION V: 
Finance and Investment

Chair:

Dr Martins Paparinskis (UCL)

Speakers

Prof. Moshe Hirsch (Hebrew University of Jerusalem)
The Socio-Cultural Dimensions of the European Financial Crisis
Dr Alex Mills (UCL)
The interests of international investment arbitrators
 

16:00

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