Ethics in International Arbitration
Thursday, October 2
12:30 pm | Room 3037
Duke Law School
Professor Catherine Rogers, Professor of Law and International Affairs at Penn State Law, will give a talk titled after her newly released book, "Ethics in International Arbitration." A book sale and signing will immediately follow the lecture. This lecture is sponsored by the Center for International and Comparative Law. Lunch will be served.
For more information, contact Ali Prince.
Despite international arbitration’s impressive growth and obvious maturation in recent years, many unanswered questions remain about the ethical duties and professional conduct of these participants in arbitral processes. What is the source of their ethical duties? National ethical rules or laws? If so, which national rules and laws? What happens if, as is often the case, there are conflicting national rules in the same proceeding? Who would or should or could sort out those conflicts? What specialized international ethical rules exist and are others needed? If so, what is their relationship to existing national rules and laws? Who should promulgate international ethical rules, and how should their content be derived? Who would enforce them? And finally, why does this all matter? In "Ethics in International Arbitration," Professor Catherine Rogers seeks to evaluate the circumstances that rise to these questions and provide conceptual responses that are relevant not only to international arbitration, but to global governance, the international legal profession, and international adjudication more generally.