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Tulane, Yale Host Law Conference in China

April 23, 2018

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This is the fourth year Tulane co-hosts the conference. Pictured here (L-R) are Alexandra Davis (L ’17), now an LLM student studying international trade law at Zhejiang; Prof. Guiguo Wang; Priscilla Leung, a Hong Kong legislator and professor at City University of Hong Kong Law School; Tulane Law Dean David Meyer; and Prof. Amy Gajda, who is presenting a paper on the New Age of Digital Media Law at the conference.

Wang and Reisman

Tulane Prof. Guiguo Wang(L), the Eason-Weinmann Chair of International and Comparative Law, introduces Prof. Michael Reisman (R) of Yale Law School, who gave the keynote address at the 9th annual International Conference on the New Haven School of Jurisprudence in Hangzhou, China.

 Tulane Law is this week co-hosting the 9th annual International Conference on the New Haven School of Jurisprudence in Hangzhou, China, an event that studies how legal principles can advance human dignity.

 The conference is co-hosted annually by Tulane Law, Yale Law School, and Zhejiang University’s Guanghua Law School.  It was founded by and organized by Tulane Prof. Guiguo Wang, the Eason-Weinmann Chair of International and Comparative Law, to introduce Asian scholars to the New Haven School of thought, which recognizes that lawmakers, lawyers representing clients, judges or arbitrators all might have a different perspective on what a law says, does, intends or should do.

This year’s keynote address was given by Michael Reisman, the Myles S. McDougal Professor of International Law at Yale Law School, considered the foremost authority on the New Haven School’s approach to achieving the goal of public order focused on human dignity. His keynote was titled “Meddling in National Elections: Establishing the Boundaries of Non-Intervention in Internal Affairs,” and explored the realistic prospects for international norms limiting election interference like Russia’s conduct in the 2016 elections.

At each conference, scholars from various disciplines and across the United States, Europe, Australia and Asia gather to analyze how the New Haven School’s approach can be applied to modern social needs and political realities.


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