MAY 11, 2021 | 8:30 AM – 12:45 PM (CDT)
Environmental Social Governance (ESG): Major Moves Towards A Sustainable Energy Future
Special Conference Keynote Speaker
Shalanda H. Baker
Deputy Director for Energy Justice &
Secretary’s Advisor on Equity
U.S. Department of Energy
Students can apply now! For the Customs and International Trade Bar Association / ASIL International Economic Law Interest Group 2021 Summer Fellowship supporting students from underrepresented groups working in international economic law (especially customs / trade) this summer. We are pleased to give two $1000 awards to JD students in unpaid internships. The deadline is this Friday, April 2. Here is the announcement with a link to the application: https://tinyurl.com/46uwjumm We'd be grateful if you would share this with your students/law school career offices if you have not already. And many thanks to those who already have.
In addition, the Vance Essay Competition (open to all JDs and LLMs) where CITBA is giving away $1500 in prizes for trade-related essays. Deadline on that is May 28. The link is here: https://www.law.miami.edu/vance-memorial-writing-competition.
April 9, 2021 - International law scholars discussed how the COVID-19 crisis led to a decline in trade across the world and has emphasized the need for greater collaboration amongst regions and nations in future emergencies during a virtual presentation hosted by the University of Houston Law Center’s Initiative on Global Law and Policy and the University of Bologna Center for Latin American Studies.
May 13, 2021 - International legal scholars discussed how access to COVID-19 vaccines in Europe and in Latin America remains the top challenge to overcoming the pandemic in a virtual discussion hosted by the University of Houston Law Center's Initiative on Global Law and Policy (GLPA) and the University of Bologna Center for Latin American Studies.
May 14, 2021 - International law scholars described how COVID-19 has challenged all political systems, discussing to what extent it has resulted in the sidelining of national legislatures, fostering more decision-making by presidential administrations in a recent discussion presented by the University of Houston Law Center's Initiative on Global Law and Policy and the University of Bologna Center for Latin American Studies.
The relationship between nations and the international landscape is changing. Global Law and Policy for the Americas provides a platform in which to examine new legal frameworks for addressing global challenges in coordination with local solutions. Specifically, it focuses on the role of the Americas in shaping global law and policy and on the ways that domestic law and policy in the different regions of the Americas connect with the global. NAFTA renegotiations have highlighted a redefining of North America and its role in the world. New economic players, technological innovation, and environmental challenges are changing the marketplace, questioning globalization, shifting global power dynamics, and impacting the future of international law and its institutions. Law shapes society, motivates behavior, and creates incentives for action. The 20th century marked important changes in the role of law, domestic and international, for the Americas, with reemerging democracies and new markets. The Americas are rich in resources, diverse in cultures, and a source of economic power and will continue to play an important role in the future of global law and policy. GLPA considers these shifts in international law and policy and emphasizes the interplay between the global to the local.