McGeorge School of Law

Wong Co-Chaired ASIL Research Forum at UCLA Law

November 16, 2018

Jarrod Wong, Co-Director of the McGeorge Global Center, sits on a panel at the 2018 Research Forum of the American Society of International Law (ASIL).

Jarrod Wong, Co-Director of the McGeorge Global Center, sits (second from left) on a keynote plenary panel at the 2018 Research Forum of the American Society of International Law (ASIL).  

Professor Jarrod Wong, Co-Director of the McGeorge Global Center, co-chaired the 2018 Research Forum of the American Society of International Law (ASIL).

Convened at UCLA Law on Nov. 9 and 10, the Research Forum featured works-in-progress on various areas of international law by more than 70 authors and drew more than 200 attendees from 18 different countries.  An ASIL Executive Council member, Professor Wong also moderated the conference keynote plenary panel on “Current Developments in International Trade.”

Distinguished Professor of Law Frank Gevurtz also participated in the Research Forum, serving as the expert discussant on a panel on “Competition Law and Agencies.”

On the heels of the plenary discussion of contemporary trade developments, Professor Wong is organizing and moderating at the 2019 American Association of Law Schools (AALS) Annual Meeting in New Orleans,  one of just six hot topics program sessions titled “NAFTA 2.0: Are We Building or Burning Bridges with USMCA?”

The United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) varies markedly from its predecessor, NAFTA, in its investment, environment and labor chapters, and treatment of automotive rules of origin, financial services, digital trade and intellectual property.   The Session Panel will analyze the various changes to consider what impact on trade, investment, regulation and foreign relations they may have both within and beyond North America.

Join the discussion on Saturday, Jan. 5, 2019 from 1:30 p.m. to 3:15 pm at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside, Grand Salon Section 7, First Floor.