Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Graduate Programs Works-in-Progress Symposium Apr. 10-11

The Graduate Programs at Yale Law School will hold its inaugural Works-in-Progress Symposium titled “Next Generation Legal Scholarship” on Tuesday, April 10, and Wednesday, April 11.  The entire Yale community is welcome to attend.  The symposium will feature papers by current Yale Law School graduate students, critiqued by law faculty from other schools who are themselves graduate alumni/ae of Yale Law School.

“The symposium will offer a wonderful opportunity to showcase the scholarship of Yale Law School graduate students, many of whom already hold faculty positions in their home countries,” said symposium organizer Neysun Mahboubi, research fellow and tutor-in-law at Yale Law School.  “At the same time, with the enthusiastic participation of so many alumni law professors, it will be a nice celebration of the Graduate Programs’ distinctive commitment to fostering first-rate academic careers.”

On Tuesday, April 10, papers will be presented on "Transnational Law and Organization" from 4:15 to 6:00 p.m. in Room 121, and on "Constitutional Orders and Fundamental Rights" from 6:15 to 8:00 p.m. in Room 122.

On Wednesday, April 11, papers will be presented on the "Development and History of Legal Institutions" from 10:15 to 12:00 p.m. in Room 121, and on "Investment Law and Dispute Settlement" from 4:15 to 6:00 p.m. in Room 122.

A roundtable discussion on the subject of “Finding Your Voice as an Emerging Legal Scholar,” co-sponsored with the Program on Law Teaching, will be held in the Faculty Lounge on Wednesday from 12:15 to 2:00 p.m.  Robert Hockett JSD ’06 of Cornell Law School will moderate the discussion.  Participating are Katrina Wyman LLM ’01 of NYU Law School; Mariana Prado LLM ’02 of the University of Toronto Faculty of Law; Jason Mazzone JSD ’04 of Brooklyn Law School; Benjamin Depoorter LLM ’04 of the University of Miami School of Law; and Tai-Heng Cheng JSD ’04 of New York Law School.  Lunch will be served. Please pre-register by responding to marie.battista@yale.edu.

Click here for the complete symposium schedule, including the titles and authors of the papers to be presented. 

The Graduate Programs at Yale Law School offers Master of Laws (LLM), Doctor of the Science of Law (JSD) and Master of Studies in Law (MSL) degrees.  Students enjoy small class sizes and the camaraderie of many international students from more than 20 countries.  The Works-in-Progress Symposium is made possible through the support of the Oscar M. Ruebhausen Fund at Yale Law School.