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UH Law Center professors lead panels at international conferences

Professor Elizabeth Trujillo,

Professor Elizabeth Trujillo

Irene Ten Cate

Clinical Assistant Professor Irene Ten Cate

Dec. 20, 2019 — University of Houston Law Center professors recently moderated panel discussions and presented research at international and comparative law conferences.

Professor Elizabeth Trujillo, the Mary Ann & Lawrence E. Faust Professor of Law and founding director of the Initiative on Global Law and Policy for the Americas, attended the American Society of International Law’s Midyear Meeting and Research Forum  at Brooklyn Law School, where she participated in the executive council meeting. She also served as discussant and moderator on a panel titled “Regulatory Systems and International Law.”
Speakers and topics included:

  • Rachel Brewster (Duke University School of Law): “Regulating Corporate Families”
  • Aisling McMahon (National University of Ireland Maynooth): “Patents and Ethically Contentious Biotechnologies: A Global Regulatory Approach via International Patent Law?”
  • Alexia Marks (University of Colorado Law School): “A Standardized Label to Regulate Unhealthy Foods”

In addition to serving on ASIL’s Executive Council, to which she was elected in 2018, Trujillo is a member of ASIL’s Strategic Initiatives and Book Awards Committees. 

Clinical Assistant Professor Irene Ten Cate presented her work-in-progress, “Arbitral Judging,” at both the ASIL Midyear Meeting and the American Society of Comparative Law’s Works-in-Progress Conference, which was held in conjunction with the ASCL Annual Meeting at the University of Missouri Law School. At the ASIL Midyear Meeting, Ten Cate also served as discussant and moderator on a panel titled “New Techniques in International Litigation and Adjudication.”

Speakers and topics included:

  • Nancy Combs (The College of William and Mary Law School): “Rehabilitating Plea Bargaining”
  • Iryna Marchuk (University of Copenhagen Faculty of Law): “Changing Narratives of International Law and Emerging “Lawfare” in International Courts”
  • Jorge Contesse (Rutgers University Law School), “Ruling Through Advice: Advisory Jurisdiction in International Human Rights Law”

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