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Lunchtime Talk: Listening to What Developing Countries Say in Disbelief: Robert E. Hudec’s Complex Legacy by Prof. C.L. Lim (HKU)

Posted in Discussion Papers and Commentary, Upcoming Events and Announcements with tags , , , , on February 10, 2009 by jeremyleong

FILA…, in association with the Fletcher School‘s International Law Society, invites you to a lunchtime talk by Prof. C.L. Lim, Professor of Law and Associate Dean at Hong Kong University.




Prof. C. L. Lim, Professor of Law and Associate Dean, Hong Kong University Law School

With a special introduction by Prof. Joel P. Trachtman, Professor of International Law, The Fletcher School

Lunch shall be provided

Date/Time: 5th March 2009/12.45 pm to 2.30 pm

Venue: The Crowe Room, The Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy

Kindly RSVP to Jeremy Leong at <> (places are limited)

Prof. Lim will speak on international trade law and distributive justice in the development context. In what he terms as the “conventional morality” of trade, Prof. Lim will address existing theories on trade law and developing countries and revisit the legacy of the late Robert E. Hudec. In so doing, build a new paradigm in understanding both the receptiveness and the bias today against arguments about right and wrong in trade law and policy.

More information on the event and the speaker may be found at




ASIL Symposium on “Distributive Justice and International Economic Law”

Posted in Upcoming Events and Announcements with tags , , , , on October 26, 2008 by jeremyleong

ASIL’s International Legal Theory Interest Group will be hosting a symposium on “Distributive Justice and International Economic Law” in Washington D.C. on November 7, 2008.


“This symposium focuses on the role of distributive justice (e.g. questions about the fair allocation of primary goods under international economic law) and how international economic law may intrude upon the basic structure of domestic societies. The symposium seeks to explore this subject by examining its foundations, applications, and critiques.”


“Speakers include, Joel Trachtman (Fletcher), Daniel Butt (Oxford), Jeff Dunoff (Temple/Harvard), Carol Gould (Temple), Robert Hockett (Cornell), Aaron James (UC Irvine), Jan Klabbers (Helsinki), Chin Leng Lim (Hong Kong), Sanjay Reddy (Columbia), Kamal Saggi (Southern Methodist), Barbara Stark (West Virginia) Fernando Tesón (Florida State), Chantal Thomas (Cornell/Am. U. Cairo), Frank Garcia (Boston), John Linarelli (La Verne/Northeastern), Chi Carmody (Western Ontario), etc.”


It promises to be an exciting inter-disciplinary event featuring international law, moral philosophy and economics.


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International Symposium: Perspectives on International Criminal Justice (Nov. 14-15, 2008)

Posted in Upcoming Events and Announcements with tags , , on October 22, 2008 by jeremyleong

The Fletcher School, with the support of the American Society of International Law, Centre de recherche sur les droits de l’homme et le droit humanitaire (C.R.D.H., Université Paris II Panthéon-Assas), the Centre sur l’Amérique et les Relations Transatlantiques, Paris (C.A.R.T., Paris), the French Consulate of Boston, and the Présidence Française de l’Union Européenne will be holding an international symposium on international criminal justice on Nov. 14-15, 2008. “The goal is to foster fruitful and multidisciplinary debate among prominent specialists in the field, thus contributing to an assessment of international criminal justice and to the global debates surrounding it.”


The symposium will be held at the Fletcher School and topics covered will include:- Global Dilemmas of International Criminal Justice; US & EU Divergent Approaches to the International Criminal Court; The UN Security Council and International Criminal Justice. Speakers include Fletcher’s own Profs. Hurst Hannum, Michael J. Glennon, Ian Johnstone and Louis Aucoin and other scholars and policy makers from both sides of the Atlantic.


More information and registration can be found at:-