In conjunction with the 2011 Annual Meeting of the American Society of Comparative
Law, the McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific and the McGeorge Global
Center for Business & Development conducted a workshop on identifying and achieving
the objectives of the comparative law curriculum. This workshop created a unique opportunity
for professors who teach comparative law to engage in a facilitated discussion probing
the place of comparative law in the contemporary curriculum.
This workshop included sessions exploring the core comparative law course today, comparative
law in subject and nation-specific contexts and comparative law in cultural and interdisciplinary
context. In addition, there were panels dealing with hot topics in comparative law
and presenting works-in-progress from young comparative law scholars.
Oct. 20 to 22, 2011
- Welcoming Remarks: Professor Frank Gevertz and Dean Elizabeth Rindskopf Parker welcome
- Education Panel (1) on The Basic Comparative Law Course Today. Panel moderator is
Steve McCaffrey, McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific. Panelists include
James Q. Whitman, Yale Law School, Fausto Pocar, University of Milan; Int'l Criminal
Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, and Padideh Ala'I, American University Washington
College of Law.
- Young Comparatists Panel on Building Constitutionalism in Post-Authoritarian State.
Panel moderator is Richard Albert, Boston College of Law. Panelists include William
Partlett, Stanford University Law School, and Ozan Varol, Chicago-Kent College of
Law. Commenters include Laurence Claus, University of San Diego School of Law, and
James Whitman, Yale Law School.
- Education Panel (3) on Comparative Law in Cultural and Interdisciplinary Context.
Panel moderator is Thom Main, McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific. Panelists
include Vivian Grosswald Curran, University of Pittsburgh School of Law, Raquel Aldana,
University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, and Colin Picker, The University
of New South Wales.
- Hot Topics Panel on Revolution and Constitution. Panel moderator is Richard Kay, University
of Connecticut School of Law. Panelists are Richard Albert, Boston College Law School,
and Donald Horowitz, Duke Law School.
- Education Panel (2) on Comparative Law in Subject-Specific and Country-Specific Contexts.
Panel moderator is Linda Carter, McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific.
Panelists include Richard Buxbaum, University of California Berkeley School of Law,
Mathias W. Reimann, University of Michigan Law School, and Christopher L. Blakesley,
University of Nevada, Las Vegas William S. Boyd School of Law.