With the help of the San Francisco Affirmative Litigation Project, the San Francisco City Attorney’s Office (SFCAO) filed suit against the makers of Vanilla gift cards and its partner banks for deceptive and unfair competition practices.
On 4 February 2012, the YSIL hosted a lecture by Professor Emmanuel Gaillard on ‘Competing Arbitral Proceedings’. Professor Gaillard addressed the difficult issues that arise when multiple arbitral proceedings arise from the same events. Professor Gaillard is one of the leading scholars and practitioners of international law and international arbitration worldwide. He is a Professor of Law at Sciences Po Law School and heads the international arbitration practice of Shearman & Sterling LLP.
On 25 January 2013, the YSIL organized a lunch-time talk and a conversation with Chia-Jui Cheng who is, among others, President of the Asian Academy of International Law (Xiamen). During the lunch-time lecture, Mr. Cheng spoke on the topic of ‘The Progressive Development of new Branches of International Law through UN Specialized Agencies’. Following his lecture, Mr. Cheng took part in an informal conversation with students to discuss his paper on the regulation of the use of force in international law.
Former Yale Law School Dean Harold Hongju Koh, who recently returned to the school after serving as Legal Adviser to the U.S. Department of State, has been named a Sterling Professor of International Law.