McGeorge School of Law

Global Center Annual Symposium 2015

The Promise and Perils of an International Law of Property

Inspired by Prof. John Sprankling’s new book, The International Law of Property (Oxford 2014), the symposium assessed the impact of an emerging international right to property in a variety of contexts on March 6, 2015. The morning commenced with an explanation of the legal grounding for an international law of property by way of examining key treaties, practices and norms. Thereafter, panelists discussed the implications of recognizing such a law and how it might interface with, disrupt, and influence aspirations of various actors within modern society. Panels included: 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. Read more about the 2015 Global Symposium.

The event was co-sponsored by the Witkin Legal Institute.

MCLE Credit

The University of Pacific, McGeorge School of Law is a State Bar of California approved Minimum Continuing Legal Education provider. This program was approved for 6.15 hours of MCLE credit. The McGeorge School of Law certifies that this activity conforms to the standards for approved educational activities prescribed by the rules and regulations of The State Bar of California governing minimum continuing legal education.

Video of the Symposium


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

Stephen McCaffrey
Distinguished Professor of Law
University of the McGeorge School of Law

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
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 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
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

Symposium Materials