Approaching the 150th anniversary of the Thirteenth Amendment, we find ourselves in a period of heightened concern about issues of economic inequality. If any provision of the United States Constitution speaks to those issues, it is the Thirteenth Amendment. The Amendment’s proponents maintained that it established “freedom” and a “free labor system,” a view eventually accepted by the U.S. Supreme Court.
June 16-17, 2015, Harvard Law School
Yale, Stanford, and Harvard Law Schools announce the 16th session of the Yale/Stanford/Yale
Junior Faculty Forum to be held at Harvard Law School on June 16-17, 2015 and seek
submissions for its meeting.
Intellectual property rights play an increasingly significant role in modern athletics in the university environment. Trademarks, copyrights, and rights of publicity are an integral aspect of college sports. Licensing and merchandising of IP rights generate substantial revenue. And the role of the University is evolving in an environment that is at once both commercial and educational.
onference at University of Saint Gallen (HSG) in Switzerland, 26-27 June 2015, organized by Thomas Burri and Isabelle Wildhaber, profile area ‘Law, Innovation, and Risk’ at University of Saint Gallen.
LegalED, with the generous support of American University Washington College of Law and its Pence Law Library, is organizing a two-day conference about Legal Education and Pedagogy and we would like to invite you to participate. The conference, part of WCL’s Founders Program, is Thursday - Friday, March 19-20, 2015 at Washington College of Law, in Washington D.C.
The ways power is exercised today at the global level seems to be qualitatively different, demanding new responses from international law and other relvant disciplines. In particular, it seems that today the exercise of power at the global level is less controllable, less subject to restraints and checks than some decades ago.
The Judicialization of International Law - A Mixed Blessing?” Oslo, 10–12 September 2015
In whose name do courts decide? Many domestic courts provide an answer in the
opening words of their decisions. They routinely evoke the source of their legitimacy
right at the start. When it comes to international courts and tribunals, we find nothing
comparable. International courts and tribunals do not say in whose name they speak
the law. What is the source of their legitimacy?
America’s public finance system is largely in uncharted territory. Congress has abandoned its own budgetary process, major cities have declared or considered bankruptcy, and public pension systems and the viability of other unfunded liabilities is becoming an increasing source of concern. Healthcare spending is occupying a significant share of both state and federal non-discretionary spending.
The UCLA School of Law's Empirical Legal Scholars Association (ELSA) is proud to announce the 4th Annual Western Empirical Legal Studies Conference, on March 7, 2015, at the UCLA School of Law.
The third annual conference on the Governance of Emerging Technologies: Law, Policy and Ethics, will be held at the Scottsdale Resort & Conference Center, in Scottsdale, Arizona, on May 26-28, 2015.