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Global Center Symposium to Explore International Right to Property

February 26, 2015

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Inspired by Prof. John Sprankling's new book, The International Law of Property (Oxford 2014), the McGeorge Annual Global Center Symposium will assess the impact of an emerging international right to property in a variety of contexts. It will be held March 6, 2015, from 9 to 5 p.m. in Northwest Hall.

The morning will commence with an explanation of the legal grounding for an international law of property by way of examining key treaties, practices and norms. Thereafter, panelists will discuss the implications of recognizing such a law and how it might interface with, disrupt, and influence aspirations of various actors within modern society.

Panels include: The Framework Shaping the Law: Whose interests are reflected in existing treaties, practices and norms?, Intellectual Property, Natural Resources and Biodiversity, and The Next Frontier: Space and Beyond. This program has been approved for 6.15 hours of MCLE credit and is co-sponsored by the Witkin Legal Institute.

Symposium participants include:

  • Raquel Aldana, Professor of Law and Associate Dean for Faculty Scholarship, University of the McGeorge School of Law
  • Thomas Antkowiak, Associate Professor and Director, Latin America Program, Seattle University School of Law
  • Margo Bagley, Hardy Cross Dillard Professor of Law, University of Virginia School of Law
  • Irene Calboli, Professor of Law and Director, Intellectual Property and Technology Program, Marquette University Law School
  • Anna Dolidze, Professor of Law, Western University Law
  • Josef Drexl, Managing Director, Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition, Honorary Professor at the University of Munich
  • Jose Hernandez, Former NASA Astronaut, Pacific Regent, Consultant, Tierra Luna Engineering
  • Jacklyn Jampolsky, David H. Getches American Indian and Natural Resources Law Fellow, University of Colorado, Boulder
  • Mike Mireles, Professor of Law, University of the McGeorge School of Law
  • M.C. Mirow, Associate Dean of International & Graduate Studies and Professor of Law, Florida International University
  • Fausto Pocar, Judge, International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia
  • Rachael Salcido, Professor of Law, Director, Environmental Law Concentration, University of the McGeorge School of Law
  • John Sims, Professor of Law and Sr. Editor, Journal of National Security Law & Policy, University of the McGeorge School of Law
  • John Sprankling, Distinguished Professor of Law, University of the McGeorge School of Law
  • Leslie Tennen, Attorney, Law Firm of Sterns and Tennen
  • Wayne White, Attorney, President & CEO, SpaceBooster LLC
  • Jarrod Wong, Professor of Law, Co-Director, McGeorge Global Center for Business and Development, University of the McGeorge School of Law