The Duke Journal of Comparative and International Law 2016 Symposium
The Duke Journal of Comparative and International Law (DJCIL) is hosting a symposium on the topic of “Internationalizing the Conflict of Laws Restatement” November 4–5, 2016 in Room 3037 at Duke University School of Law.
The symposium will provide an opportunity to explore an array of topics such as “Comparative Law and International Law in the New Restatement,” “International versus Interstate Conflicts,” “Family Law and Domestic Relations” and several other topics.
The symposium will feature all three reporters of the 3rd Restatement of the Conflict of Laws: Laura Little, Kermit Roosevelt III and Chris Whytock. Speakers will include Patrick Borchers, Hannah Buxbaum, Donald Earl Childress III, Ann Laquer Estin, Richard Fentiman, Ralf Michaels, Horatia Muir Watt, Mathias Reimann, Linda Silberman, Symeon Symeonides, Louise Ellen Teitz, and Chris Whytock.
If you are interested in attending the DJCIL Symposium please email firstname.lastname@example.org by October 16, 2016 with a contact email and how many people will be attending in your party. Your RSVP will help us ensure adequate seating and facilitate us providing you updates on the symposium.
The American Law Institute co-sponsored this event.
The symposium is scheduled from 1:00 pm to 5:45 pm on Nov. 4th and from 8:00am to 1:00 pm on Nov. 5th.
Friday, November 4
- Laura Revolinski (DJCIL)
- Dean David F. Levi (Duke)
- Ralf Michaels (Duke)
- Christopher Whytock (Associate Reporter; UC Irvine)
2:30-3:45 Panel 1: Comparative Law and International Law in the New Restatement: Ralf Michaels and Chris Whytock (Chairs)
- Conflict of Laws Codifications: Symeon Symeonides (Willamette/New York University)
- International Law and International Conflict of Laws: Donald Earl Childress III
4:15-5:45 Panel 2: International versus Interstate Conflicts: Ralf Michaels and Kim Roosevelt III (Reporter; Pennsylvania), (Chairs)
- Unilateralism versus Multilateralism in International Cases: Hannah Buxbaum (Indiana)
- Conflict of Laws in Supranational and Federal Systems: Horatia Muir Watt (SciencesPo)
Saturday, November 5
8:30-10:15 Panel 3—Specific Issues I: John Coyle (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill) and Chris Whytock (Associate Reporter; UC Irvine), (Chairs)
- Jurisdiction: Linda Silberman (New York University)
- Party Autonomy: Richard Fentiman (Cambridge)
- Torts and Contracts: Patrick Borchers (Creighton)
10:45-12:15 Panel 4—Specific International Conflict-of-Laws Issues II: Kathryn Bradley (Duke) and Laura Little (Associate Reporter; Temple), Chairs
- Family Law and Domestic Relations: Marriage and Divorce: Ann Laquer Estin (Iowa)
- Family Law and Domestic Relations: Children: Louise Ellen Teitz (Roger Williams University)
12:15-1:00 Closing Remarks with closing discussion: Mathias Reimann (Michigan)
1:00 Lunch to go
Friday: On Friday, Nov. 4th guests are encouraged to park at the Duke Law visitor lot. Please see the following website for more information https://law.duke.edu/about/visit/.
Saturday: On Saturday, Nov. 5th due to a Duke home football game, visitors are encouraged to park in the Circuit Drive General Public parking lots. Please see the following website for rates and more information https://parking.duke.edu/parking/athletic_event_parking/football_parking.php. From the Circuit Drive parking lots please walk up Circuit Drive (i.e. South, with the Duke Pond on your right) until you reach Towerview Road. Once you reach Towerview Road, turn left and continue along Towerview Road until you arrive at the Law School (on your right).