Friday, 9 January 2009

Workshop in Seattle: International Law and Regulatory Change: New Models for Japan and China

JANUARY 16, 2009

Friday, 9:00a.m.-4:30 pm

William H. Gates Hall, Room 115

Saadia Pekkanen, Joseph Rawert, Veronica Taylor, Jane Winn, Dongsheng Zang, University of Washington
Ichiro Araki, Yokohama National University
Henry Gao, Associate Professor, School of Law, Singapore Management University
Amelia Porges, Sidley Austin LLP

International Law and Regulatory Change:
New Models for Japan and China

This public workshop brings together Japan and China specialists to assess the role of international law and regulatory change in shaping the continuing economic transformation of these two Asian countries. The workshop focuses on the following set of interrelated questions across four different papers: What specific steps have these two countries taken to configure the institutional, legal, and regulatory makeup of their economic realities? In which areas, and to what degree, is their influence evident? What are the main causes and major consequences of their actions for the advance of the legal and regulatory framework in the Asian region as a whole? The discussants for this workshop will include two leading international trade law specialists from China and Japan. As one of the goals of this workshop is to begin to focus on Asia as part of a global legal community, the workshop themes will also be discussed by a leading international economic law specialist who can place the developments in the larger context of legal processes.

Presented by the Asian Law Center, School of Law. 

External co-sponsor: The American Society of Law's International Economic Law Interest Group.

UW co-sponsors: Japan Studies Program, China Studies Program, and the Job and Gertrud Tamaki Professorship.

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