Past Events 2016-2017

Beccaria and the Economic Analysis of Criminal Law
Summer 2017

Co-sponsored with the Institut Michel Villey, University of Paris II.  Participants included Denis Baranger, Richard Brooks, Quentin Epron, Marie Cirotteau, Idris Fassassi, Bénédicte Fauvarque-Cosson, T Guilluy, Genevieve Helleringer, Caroline Kahn, Greg Klass, Fabrice Lenglart, Daniel Markovits, Thomas Perroud, Sarath Sanga, Raphaelle Thery, and Laurie Weymuller.

Charles N. Brower on Investor-State Arbitration
April 6, 2017

The Honorable Charles N. Brower spoke about investor-state arbitration. Judge Brower has had a 50-year career in the law that has combined extensive practice at the bar with distinguished public service, both national and international, concentrating during 30 years in the fields of public international law and international dispute resolution. He recently retired as a Judge of the Iran-United States Claims Tribunal in The Hague, where he has served since 1983. He has been described as "the reigning king of international arbitrators" and consistently ranked at the top of international arbitrators.

Junior Scholars Workshop on International Dispute Resolution
October 28, 2016

The American Society of International Law’s Dispute Resolution Interest Group and Yale Law School’s Center for the Study of Private Law hosted a workshop for junior scholars. A small group received feedback through group discussion on academic works in progress in international dispute resolution.  

Hohfeld Centennial Workshop
October 14-15, 2016

The 1.5-day symposium commemorated the work of the scholar Wesley Newcomb Hohfeld on the centennial of his death. The workshop convened leading scholars, predominantly specializing in the theory of private law. Hohfeld’s work formed the foundation of the “bundle of sticks” notion of property and substantially impacted the Restatement (First) of Property. His seminal works were produced while he was a professor at Yale Law School from 1913 to 1918. His two best-known articles were published in the Yale Law Journal in 1913 and 1917. More details, including a list of participants, are available here.

Careers in Nonprofit Law and Social Enterprise
October 4, 2016

Co-sponsored with the Yale Law and Business Society and the Career Development Office, the panel brought attorneys specializing in nonprofit law and social enterprise to speak about their work and career opportunities in the field. The speakers were Justin Zaremby ('10), an Associate in the Tax Exempt Organizations department of Patterson Belknap, and Zachary Kaufman ('09), Senior Fellow at Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government and editor of the book Social Entrepreneurship in the Age of Atrocities: Changing Our World.

Workshop on the Philosophy of Contract
September 16-17, 2016

Co-sponsored with the University College London Faculty of Laws, the workshop brought together scholars based in the United States and Europe to present works in progress in the philosophy of contract.  Participants included Aditi Bagchi, Richard Brooks, Larissa Katz, Greg Klass, George Letsas, Daniel Markovits, Paul McMahon, Michael Moore, Liam Murphy, Prince Saprai, Alan Schwartz, Emily Sherwin, Rebecca Stone, Alexander Stremitzer, Frederick Wilmot-Smith, Gideon Yaffe, and Ben Zipursky.