Washington and Lee law professors Susan Franck and Kish Parella will present this week at the American Society of International Law 2014 Biennial Research Conference. The conference will be held Thursday, November 13, 2014 through Saturday, November 15, 2014. It is sponsored by the American Society of International Law’s International Economic Law Interest Group in partnership with the University of Denver Sturm College of Law. The theme is “Reassessing International Economic Law and Development: New Challenges for Law and Policy.”
Professor Franck will moderate a panel discussion on investment with panelists Thomas Innes (Stepoe & Johnson LLP), Amokura Kawharu (U. Auckland), Jarrod Wong (U. Pacific) and Gabriele Gagliani (U. Palermo). Professor Franck will also participate as a panelist in a session, “Empirical & Social Scientific Approaches to IEL” with Jason Yackee (U. Wisconsin) and Jide Nzelibe (Northwestern U.). Her talk is entitled “Conflating Politics & Development? Examining Investment Treaty Arbitration Outcomes”
Professor Parella will present her work in progress, Transcommercial Institutional Legitimacy, as part of a panel on voluntary standards and regulating business for development with Sarah Dadush (Rutgers U.), Andrew Woods (U. Kentucky) and Ofer Eldar (Yale U.). Her presentation focuses on the legitimacy of private governance of international production. She examines dispute resolution between different actors in global value chains and suggests ways to improve stakeholder engagement regarding the design of these dispute resolution mechanisms. This research is part of her broader examination of global governance performed by the transnational business sector.
On November 8, Professor Kish Parella will present her work in progress, Transcommercial Institutional Legitimacy, to a group of international law scholars at the annual Research Forum of the American Society of International Law. This paper was recently awarded the Lewis Prize for Excellence in Legal Scholarship by the Francis Lewis Center at Washington and Lee School of Law.
Parella’s research focuses on the legitimacy of private governance of international production. She examines dispute resolution between different actors in global value chains and suggests ways to improve stakeholder engagement regarding the design of these dispute resolution mechanisms. This research is part of her broader examination of global governance performed by the transnational business sector.
Parella will present her research as part of a panel on regulation of international economic activity. Her co-panelists are Professors Stavros Gadinis (Berkeley Law) and Odette Lienau (Cornell Law). Professor Jose Alvarez from New York University School of Law will serve as discussant for the panel. More information on the ASIL Research Forum is available here: http://www.asil.org/midyearmeeting.
On Thursday and Friday, January 9 and 10, the Frances Lewis Law Center at Washington and Lee School of Law is hosting a Juniors Works-in-Progress Roundtable for International Business. The theme of the workshop is “Transnational governance solutions to international business challenges.”
Over the next two days, seven international business scholars will present works-in-progress and share feedback on a variety of issues that confront businesses that operate across borders. Here are their names and topics:
- Andy Spalding, University of Richmond School of Law: “Rethinking Extraterritorial Deterrence”
- Kish Vinayagamoorthy, Washington and Lee University School of Law: “Outsourcing Responsibility”
- Timothy Webster, Case Western University School of Law: “Does the Federal Government Oppose Asian Investment?”
- Timothy Meyer, University of Georgia School of Law: “From Contract to Legislation: The Logic of Modern International Lawmaking”
- Pammela Saunders, Drexel University School of Law: “The Regulatory Impact of Individual Versus Institutional Liability Threats in International Human Rights Litigation”
- Melissa Durkee, University of Washington School of Law: “Corporate Chaos Theory”
- Sarah Dadush, Rutgers School of Law, “Regulating the Market for Social Impact”
Professors Vinayagamoorthy and Shannon Presented at ASIL’s International Economic Law Interest Group Junior Scholars Research Forum
On Friday, November 22, Professors Kish Vinayagamoorthy and Victoria Shannon presented their scholarship at the American Society of International Law (ASIL) International Economic Law Interest Group Junior Scholars Research Forum hosted by the University of Pennsylvania School of Law and the Wharton School. Their proposals were selected through a competitive process by members of the ASIL International Economic Law Interest Group, and senior scholars in the field commented on their work.
Professor Vinayagamoorthy presented on improving corporate social responsibility in global supply chains. Professor Shannon presented on optimal dispute systems for third-party funding.
On Friday, Oct. 25, Washington and Lee law professor Kish Vinayagamoorthy will present as part of the W&L and Virginia Military Institute Economics Seminar, a series of discussions featuring experts and guests from both campuses.
Prof. Vinayagamoorthy will present a work in progress titled “Governing Amidst the Fragments.” Her topic explores ways to improve corporate social responsibility in global value chains. It specifically looks at ways to create incentives for suppliers and proposes different ways that stakeholders can transmit these incentives to suppliers.
The joint seminar brings together members of the VMI and W&L academic communities to explore the economic dimensions of a wide variety of current issues in trade, conservation, transnational business, and mergers and acquisitions, among other topics. Through presentations by internal and external faculty, participants discuss how economics can improve the effectiveness of private sector and public sector responses to the issues identified above.
For more information, see http://www.wlu.edu/williams-school/economics/wandlvmi-seminar-series.