Videos tagged with Ralf Michaels

  • 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.

  • The final round of the 2018 Jessup Cup moot court competition. Jessup Cup finalists Eric Roytman and Brent McKnight argued the case concerning the Egart and the Ibra before a mock International Court of Justice. The finalists were judged by a faculty panel including Professors Curtis Bradley, Jayne Huckerby, and Ralf Michaels."

    Recorded on September 24, 2018.

    Sponsored by the Moot Court Board

  • 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.

  • Recent actions by the Trump administration raise many unresolved legal issues. Although much of the focus has been on the U.S. Constitution, many of these actions also raise challenging issues of international law. Executive orders on immigration and the "global gag rule" implicate human rights and refugee law. Plans to withdraw the U.S. from or renegotiate NAFTA and introduce a border adjustment tax affect international trade law. U.S.

  • 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

  • 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)

  • “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.

  • 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.

  • Robert Archer begins Duke Law International Week activities with a talk on international human rights policy, looking at the developments and trends in human rights in the last fifteen years.

    Recorded on October 27, 2008.

    Appearing: Ralf Michaels, introductions ; Robert Archer, speaker.

  • Professor James W. Nickel of Arizona State University examines perspectives in human rights as he presents a lecture based on his paper, "Rethinking Indivisibility: Towards a Theory of Supporting Relations between Rights."

    Recorded on October 23, 2008.

    Full title: Human Rights: Challenging the Indivisibility Doctrine.

    Appearing: Ralf Michaels (Duke Law School), introductions ; James W. Nickel (Arizona State University), speaker.

  • This annual Symposium, sponsored by DJCIL and CICL, focuses on the emerging importance and impact of international arbitration as a venue for dispute settlement. The event brings together some of the foremost minds in the field to discuss recent developments in public and private law in the global adjudication system of the twenty-first century. Opening remarks by Ralf Michaels.

    Recorded on February 15, 2008.

    Panel titled: Customary Norms in Public & Private International Adjudicatory Systems.

  • Jean-Marie Henckaerts is a Legal Adviser in the Legal Division of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and head of the ICRC's project on customary international humanitarian law. Sponsored by the Center for International & Comparative Law.

    Recorded on November 07, 2007.

    Full title: The International Committee of the Red Cross Report on International Humanitarian Law & Its Critics.

    Appearing: Ralf Michaels, host/introductions ; Jean-Marie Henckaerts (Legal Division, International Committee of the Red Cross), speaker.

  • The Honorable Diane P. Wood, Federal Court of Appeals Judge, 7th Circuit, speaks on the subject of the role of international law in the U.S. federal courts.

    Recorded on November 05, 2007.

    Appearing: Ralf Michaels, host/introductions ; Diane P. Wood (7th Cir.), speaker.

  • Welcome and opening remarks followed by a panel discussion choice of law issues in American and European contract and tort law.

    Recorded on February 09, 2008.

    Panel titled: Contract & Tort Law.

    Conference title: The New European Choice-of-Law Revolution: Lessons for the United States?

    Contents: Welcome (00:00:15) -- Opening remarks (00:02:40) -- Panel 1. Contract and tort law (00:09:30)

  • Hosted by the Duke Law Human Rights Law Society: Professors Michaels, Siegel and Miller discuss the implications of the recent personhood amendments that a number of states have attempted to pass. Professor Bartlett moderates.