Videos tagged with Comparative Law

  • The Honorable Sundaresh Menon, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Singapore, delivered the 2018-2019 Bernstein Lecture in Comparative Law titled "Executive Power: Rethinking the Modalities of Control." The Chief Justice discussed the control of executive power in Singapore as compared to other legal systems.

    Co-sponsored by the Center for International and Comparative Law and the Office of the Dean.

  • Justice Daphne Barak-Erez, Justice on the Supreme Court of Israel, delivers the Annual Bernstein Lecture in Comparative Law titled "Battles of Reproductive Technologies: Comparative Tales." The lecture addresses landmark cases on controversies in the area of IVF law, using examples and models from several jurisdictions, thus exploring the potential contribution of comparative analysis to this area of law.

  • Ralf Michaels, Arthur Larson Professor of Law at Duke Law School, delivered the Annual Bernstein Lecture in Comparative Law titled "Banning Burqas: A View from Postsecular Comparative Law."

    When France banned Islamic face veils in 2010, many considered this a French eccentricity. Now more and more countries are enacting, or at least considering, similar legislation. Taking the perspective of postsecular comparative law, the lecture looks at the ways in which Western legal systems understand and construct religious law and their own relation to it.

  • The Duke Journal of Comparative and International Law (DJCIL) hosted a symposium on the topic of “Internationalizing the Conflict of Laws Restatement” November 4–5, 2016 at Duke University School of Law. Sponsored by the American Law Institute.

    Panel 4—Specific International Conflict-of-Laws Issues II: Kathryn Webb Bradley (Duke Law) & Laura E. Little (Associate Reporter; Temple), Chairs

    Family Law and Domestic Relations: Marriage and Divorce: Ann Laquer Estin (Iowa)

  • The Duke Journal of Comparative and International Law (DJCIL) hosted a symposium on the topic of “Internationalizing the Conflict of Laws Restatement” November 4–5, 2016 at Duke University School of Law. Sponsored by the American Law Institute.

    Panel 3—Specific Issues I: John Coyle (UNC) and Chris Whytock (Associate Reporter; UC Irvine), Chairs

    Jurisdiction: Linda Silberman (NYU)

    Party Autonomy: Richard Fentiman (Cambridge)

    Torts and Contracts: Patrick Borchers (Creighton)

  • The Duke Journal of Comparative and International Law (DJCIL) hosted a symposium on the topic of “Internationalizing the Conflict of Laws Restatement” November 4–5, 2016 at Duke University School of Law. Sponsored by the American Law Institute.

    Panel 2: International versus Interstate Conflicts: Ralf Michaels (Duke Law) and Kim Roosevelt (Reporter; Pennsylvania), (Chairs)

    Legislative Scope and the Presumption Against Extraterritoriality: Hannah Buxbaum (Indiana)

  • The Duke Journal of Comparative and International Law (DJCIL) hosted a symposium on the topic of “Internationalizing the Conflict of Laws Restatement” November 4–5, 2016 at Duke University School of Law. Sponsored by the American Law Institute.

    This video includes:

    Introduction and welcome from DJCIL Symposium Editor Laura Revolinski '17

    Opening remarks from Duke Law Dean David F. Levi

    Statement on "International and Comparative Aspects of Conflict of Laws," Duke Law Professor Ralf Michaels

  • 1:30–2:15: “The Sovereign Immunity Underpinnings of Foreign Official Immunity” by Elizabeth Wilson (Seton Hall University), with discussant Laurence R. Helfer (Duke University School of Law).

    This discussion was part of the Duke Journal of Comparative & International Law's 2015 Symposium on Foreign Immunity.

  • Introduction by DJCIL Editor-in-Chief Annie Showalter.

    First session: “On the Existence of a Customary Rule Granting Functional Immunity to State Officials and its Exceptions: Back to Square One” by Micaela Frulli (University of Florence), with discussant Arthur Mark Weisburd (University of North Carolina School of Law).

    Second session: “Diplomatic Immunity and Human Trafficking: A Long March to Justice” by Martina Vandenberg (The Human Trafficking Pro Bono Legal Center), with discussant Sarah Adamczyk (Duke University School of Law).

  • “A Comparative Study of U.S. and Chinese Views Towards Foreign Official Immunity” by Julian Ku (Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University), with discussant Ralf Michaels (Duke University School of Law).

    Closing Remarks by Ralf Michaels, DJCIL Faculty Advisor

    From the Duke Journal of Comparative & International Law's 2015 Symposium on Foreign Immunity.

  • 12:30–1:25: Lunch and keynote speech with Concepción Escobar Hernández, the International Law Commission’s Special Rapporteur on Immunity of State Officials from Foreign Criminal Jurisdiction.

    Keynote

  • “Foreign Official Immunity and the Attribution Puzzle” by Chimène Keitner (University of California, Hastings College of Law), with discussant Laurence R. Helfer (Professor, Duke Law School).

    From the Duke Journal of Comparative & International Law's 2015 Symposium on Foreign Immunity.

  • “The Adjudication of Foreign Official Immunity Determinations in the United States and Beyond Post-Samantar” by Dr. Christopher Totten (Kennesaw State University) and “A U.S. Department of State Perspective on Foreign Official Immunity” by John Bellinger (Arnold & Porter, LLP), with discussant Curtis Bradley (Duke University School of Law).

    From the Duke Journal of Comparative & International Law's 2015 Symposium on Foreign Immunity.

  • Professor Donald L. Horowitz, James B. Duke Professor of Law and Political Science Emeritus at Duke University, delivers the Annual Bernstein Lecture in Comparative Law titled "Federalism for Severely Divided Societies: Possibilities and Pathologies." The lecture was co-sponsored by Duke's Center for International & Comparative Law.