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Center for International Legal Studies

2008 Foreign Direct Investment International Arbitration Moot

Suffolk University Law School, Boston, USA, Friday, 31 October - Sunday, 2 November 2008

Faculty Confirmation/Registration

Registered Delegates and Faculty

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Center for International Legal Studies

Investor-State Arbitration: Perspectives on Legitimacy and Practice

Boston, Massachusetts, United States, Friday, 31 October - Friday, 31 October 2008

Faculty Confirmation/Registration

Investor-State arbitration has expanded immensely. So has criticism of it. Does (and should) it contribute to investment, economic AND social development? Are the institutions and procedures inherently flawed and if so how might they be fixed? How do investors and host States know their rights and responsibilities among the tangle of bilateral investment treaties? Are these sometimes concluded without adequate policy analysis and drafting? Are multilateral agreements or guidelines any better or more transparent? What role do - sometimes contradictory - awards play in developing the law and guiding the actors and their advisers? What review mechanisms are or should be available and how is the prudent international practitioner to reconcile or avoid so many real - or only perceived - disparities?

The symposium is held in cooperation with SULS and ASIL. Keynote addresses will be offered by Judge Stephen Schwebel, President of the International Court of Justice (1997-2000) and Prof. Jose Alvarez of Columbia Law School. Prof. David Caron of Boalt Hall will provide a critical summation of the proceedings.

The Center will certify up 1.8 CLE credits (based on 50-min hours) and/or 1.5 CLE/CPD (based on 60-min hours) per 90-min session attended

The following distinguished faculty members have already confirmed their participation: Arif Hyder Ali, Prof. David J. Bederman, Prof. Andrea K. Bjorklund, Prof. Charles H. Brower, Christian Campbell, Prof. Tai-Heng Cheng, Dr. Veijo Heiskenen, Dr. Abba Kolo, Andrea Menaker, Prof. Frederico Ortino, Margrete Stevens, Todd Weiler, and Prof. Jason Yackee. Additionally, Ana Palacio, Prof. Susan Franck, and Prof. Gabrielle K-Kohler have been invited to take part.

Dress: Business Casual

Suitably qualified practitioners and academics interested in taking part as moderators, speakers, glossators or rapporteurs should contact Christian Campbell or Manuela Wedam at CILS. Non faculty members may also register to attend the proceedings.

Registered Delegates and Faculty

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Center for International Legal Studies

Investor-State Arbitration: Perspectives on Legitimacy and Practice

Suffolk University Law School, Boston, USA, Friday, 31 October - Friday, 31 October 2008

Faculty Confirmation/Registration

Registered Delegates and Faculty

Michael B. Devine, Hew R Dundas, Joseph N. Mbadugha, Lisa B. Morris, Miguel Ruiz Herrera,