Linly Harris, School of Law, (650) 723-2232;
Stanford Law School panels to address questions raised by events of Sept. 11
On October 12 and 13, Stanford Law School will be offering two presentations that will address issues related to the events of September 11. The panel discussions, one entitled "Business without Borders in a Time of Crisis" and the other "Peace and Justice in the 21st Century: Terrorism, Human Rights, and the Rule of Law" are open to the Stanford community and members of the media. Descriptions of the panels follow. If you are interested in attending either of these events, please notify Linly Harris by phone at 650/723-2232 or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that these events are NOT open to the general public.
"Business without Borders in a Time of Crisis"
Friday, October 12, at 1:30 p.m., Room 290, Crown Quadrangle, Stanford Law School, 559 Nathan Abbott Way. Seating will begin at 1:00 p.m.
How are informed business decisions made in a world of uncertainty? In a world where business spans international boundaries? Is there an enforceable rule of law in cyberspace? What is the key to transition from a less developed to a developed economy? Are markets a necessary precondition for democracy or is democracy a necessary precondition for markets? Where are the free market economy and business the most threatened--by terrorism and other global forces--and why? This panel will examine these and other critical issues lawyers face in an ever more globalized international business environment.
The list of panelists includes W. A. Franke, Managing Partner, Newbridge Latin America, and former Chairman and CEO, America West Airlines; Thomas C. Heller, Lewis Talbot and Nadine Hearn Shelton Professor of International Legal Studies, Stanford Law School; and Lawrence Lessig, Professor of Law, Stanford Law School. The discussion will be moderated by Kathleen M. Sullivan, Dean and Richard E. Lang Professor of Law and Stanley Morrison Professor of Law, Stanford Law School.
"Peace and Justice in the 21st Century:
"Terrorism, Human Rights, and the Rule of Law"
Saturday, October 13, at 9:30 a.m., Room 290, Crown Quadrangle, Stanford Law School, 559 Nathan Abbott Way. Seating will begin at 9:00 a.m.
In the wake of human rights abuses over the last decade, and the traumatic events of September 11 in New York City, Washington, D.C., and Pennsylvania, those dedicated to the rule of law have been grappling with how to respond. What constitutes meaningful justice for the victims, and what current national and international legal mechanisms exist to respond to such acts? Does terrorism constitute a war crime or a crime against humanity as those terms are currently conceived? Can a criminal justice system in an international context offer any significant deterrent value absent the use of force as an enforcement option? These questions and others will be explored in depth by this esteemed panel of experts in international law.
Panelists include Allison Marston Danner, Assistant Professor of Law, Vanderbilt University Law School; Catharine A. MacKinnon, Elizabeth A. Long Professor of Law, University of Michigan Law School, and Visiting Professor, University of Chicago Law School; Abraham D. Sofaer, George P. Shultz Distinguished Scholar and Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution, and Professor of Law, by courtesy, Stanford Law School; and Allen S. Weiner, former Legal Counselor, United States Department of State, American Embassy, The Hague. The discussion will be moderated by Tom Campbell, Professor of Law, Stanford Law School, and former member of the U.S. Congress.