California International Law Center
Based on Professor Menell’s presentation of the Copyright Society’s 42nd Annual Brace Lecture earlier this year, this lecture calls attention to the dismal state of copyright’s public approval rating. Drawing on the format and style of Ira Glass’s “This American Life” radio broadcast, the presentation unfolds in three parts: Act I – How did we get here?; Act II – Why should society care about copyright’s public approval rating?; and Act III – How do we improve copyright’s public approval rating and efficacy?
Peter S. Menell is the Robert L. Bridges Professor of Law at the University of California at Berkeley School of Law and a Director of the Berkeley Center for Law & Technology. He serves on a part-time basis as one of the inaugural Thomas Alva Edison Visiting Professionals at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Professor Menell has authored or co-authored more than fifty articles and eight books, including leading casebooks on intellectual property and Internet law. Professor Menell has organized more than 40 intellectual property education programs for the Federal Judicial Center, including an annual multi-day program on “Intellectual Property in the Digital Age” since 1998. He is Vice-Chair of the National Academies of Sciences project on copyright and innovation. He writes regular commentaries on copyright law and policy that appear on the Media Institute website.
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Professor Andrew Guzman will discuss his new book Overheated: The Human Cost of Climate Change. In Overheated, Guzman takes climate change out of the realm of scientific abstraction to explore its real-world consequences. He writes not as a scientist, but as an authority on international law and economics. Deniers of climate change sometimes quip that claims about global warming are more about political science than climate science. They are wrong on the science, but may be right with respect to its political implications. A hotter world, writes Andrew Guzman, will bring unprecedented migrations, famine, war, and disease. It will be a social and political disaster of the first order.
Andrew Guzman is Professor of Law and Director of the Advanced Law degree Programs at Berkeley Law School, University of California, Berkeley. Professor Guzman holds a J.D. and Ph.D. (economics) from Harvard University. He has written extensively on international trade, international regulatory matters, foreign direct investment and public international law, and served as editor on the recently published Handbook of International Economic Law (Elgar Publishers) and authored How International Law Works (Oxford University Press). Professor Guzman is a member of the Institute for Transnational Arbitration’s Academic Council and is on the board of several academic journals. Professor Guzman has taught as a visiting professor at Harvard Law School, the University of Chicago Law School, the University of Virginia Law School, Vanderbilt Law School, the University of Hamburg, and the National University Law School in Bangalore, India.
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In 1980, the Second Circuit launched modern human rights litigation when it held in Filartiga v. Peña-Irala that the Alien Tort Statute authorized suits in federal court seeking to remedy human violations that occurred abroad. On April 17, 2013, the Supreme Court held in Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum that the presumption against territoriality applies to suits brought under the Alien Tort Statutes. Professor Vázquez will discuss what is left of Filartiga after Kiobel.
After graduating from law school, where he was Articles and Book Reviews Editor of the Columbia Law Review, Professor Vázquez served as a law clerk to the Honorable Stephen Reinhardt of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. He then practiced law with Covington and Burling in Washington, DC, before joining the law school faculty as a visiting professor of law in 1990, and then as an associate professor in 1991. From 2000 to 2003, he was the United States member of the Inter-American Juridical Committee, the organ of the Organization of American States responsible for juridical matters and for promoting the progressive development and codification of international law in the Americas. Professor Vázquez has written and taught primarily in the areas of international law, constitutional law, and federal courts.
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Paul Rosenthal's talk will focus on efforts to eliminate the worst forms of child labor in foreign agriculture, focusing on his 12 years of experience working with the international cocoa and chocolate industry, the governments of the United States, Ghana and Cote d’Ivoire, international organizations and non-governmental entities. The particular challenges of dealing with child labor on family farms—as opposed to factories—and the complexities created by poverty, lack of infrastructure and lack of capacity by sovereign governments will be a central part of the discussion.
Mr. Rosenthal is a partner in Kelley Drye’s Washington, D.C. office and co-chair of the Government Relations and Public Policy practice group. He has more than 35 years of experience in international trade and government relations matters. Mr. Rosenthal assists a wide variety of companies and industries, including manufacturing, technology, and food and agriculture. He has appeared before all of the U.S. trade agencies and courts of jurisdiction. He also has represented clients in disputes involving the World Trade Organization (WTO) and the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), as well as multilateral and bilateral negotiations.
Mr. Rosenthal’s government relations practice involves trade and non-trade issues before Congress and the Executive Branch. He also acts as general counsel or Washington counsel to several trade associations. Mr. Rosenthal previously served as counsel to the Senate Committee on Governmental Affairs for over five years.
Internet governance conflicts are the new spaces where political and economic power is unfolding in the 21st century. Technologies of Internet governance increasingly mediate freedom of expression and individual privacy. They are entangled with national security and global commerce. The term “Internet governance” conjures up a host of global controversies such as the prolonged Internet outage in Syria during political turmoil or Google’s decision not to acquiesce to U.S. government requests to remove an incendiary political video from YouTube. It invokes narratives about the United Nations "taking over" the Internet, cybersecurity concerns about denial of service attacks, and the mercurial privacy policies of social media companies. This talk explains how the Internet is currently governed, particularly through the sinews of power that exist in technical architecture and new global institutions, and presents several brewing Internet governance controversies that will affect the future of economic and expressive liberty.
Dr. Laura DeNardis is an author, Internet governance scholar, and an Associate Professor in the School of Communication at American University. Her books include Opening Standards: The Global Politics of Interoperability (MIT Press 2011); Protocol Politics: The Globalization of Internet Governance (MIT Press 2009); Information Technology in Theory (Thompson 2007, co-authored with Pelin Aksoy) and an forthcoming Yale University Press book entitled The World Wide War for Internet Governance. She is an affiliated fellow of the Information Society Project at Yale Law School. She is a co-founder and co-series editor of the MIT Press Information Society book series and currently serves as the Vice-Chair of the Global Internet Governance Academic Network. DeNardis holds an AB in Engineering Science from Dartmouth College, an MEng from Cornell University, a PhD in Science and Technology Studies from Virginia Tech, and was awarded a postdoctoral fellowship from Yale Law School.
Have you considered studying abroad through one of King Hall’s great overseas exchange programs? Did you know that we have a semester exchange with law schools in Dublin, Ireland, Santiago, Chile, Copenhagen, Denmark and Beijing, China? We also have a new program starting at Jindal Global Law School in New Delhi, India. If you’re interested in the experience of a lifetime, please come to our information session.
For more information, please see our International and Exchange Programs.
Yiyun Li grew up in Beijing and came to the United States in 1996 to pursue a Ph.D. in immunology but stopped short to become a writer. She has an M.F.A. from the Iowa Writers' Workshop and an M.F.A. in creative non-fiction writing from the University of Iowa.
Her stories and essays have been published in The New Yorker, The Paris Review, Zoetrope: All-Story, Best American Short Stories, O Henry Prize Stories and elsewhere. She has received grants and awards from Lannan Foundation and Whiting Foundation. Her debut collection, A Thousand Years of Good Prayers, won the Frank O'Connor International Short Story Award, PEN/Hemingway Award, Guardian First Book Award, and California Book Award for first fiction. Her debut novel, The Vagrants, was published to critical acclaim and won a gold medal of California Book Award. Gold Boy, Emerald Girl, her second collection, was published in September 2010. She was selected by Granta as one of the Best Young American Novelists, and named by The New Yorker as one of top 20 fiction writers under age 40 from US. Her work has been translated into more than ten languages. She serves as an editor for Brooklyn based literary magazine, A Public Space.
Born in Mexico in 1968, Ricardo Ramírez-Hernández holds the Chair of International Trade Law at the Mexican National University (UNAM) in Mexico City. He was Head of the International Trade Practice for Latin America at the law firm of Chadbourne & Parke in Mexico City. His practice has focused on issues related to NAFTA and trade across Latin America, including international trade dispute resolution.
Prior to practicing with a law firm, Mr. Ramírez was Deputy General Counsel for Trade Negotiations of the Ministry of Economy in Mexico for more than a decade. In this capacity, he provided advice on trade and competition policy matters related to 11 Free Trade Agreements signed by Mexico, as well as with respect to multilateral agreements, including those related to the WTO, the Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA), and the Latin American Integration Association (ALADI).
Mr. Ramírez also represented Mexico in complex international trade litigation and investment arbitration proceedings. He acted as lead counsel to the Mexican government in several WTO disputes. He has also served on NAFTA panels.
2012 UC Human Rights Fellow
Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles
Monica Crooms ’13 will be presenting about her summer working to secure immigration benefits for victims of human trafficking, torture, and domestic abuse at the Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles.
2012 John Paul Stevens Public Interest Fellow
East Bay Sanctuary Covenant
Nienke Schouten ’14 will be speaking about her experience working with the East Bay Sanctuary Covenant to provide legal support to asylum seekers.
2012 John Paul Stevens Public Interest Fellow
ACLU Foundation of Southern California
Miles Prince ’14 will be presenting on the topic of bullying and harassment in California schools and his summer working on the Seth Walsh Student Rights Project with the ACLU Foundation of Southern California.
This event will be moderated by Ali Shinsato of the Career Services Office. Cosponsored by Career Services Office.
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