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Tug of War: The Tension Between Regulation and International Cooperation

October 25, 2012

The Journal of International Law and Politics hosted the eighteenth annual Herbert Rubin And Justice Rose Luttan Rubin International Law Symposium, entitled Tug of War: The Tension Between Regulation and International Cooperation. The symposium was co-sponsered by the NYU Center for Transnational Litigation and Commercial Law and the NYU International Law Society.

Tug of War: The Tension Between Regulation and International Cooperation was be an all day event featuring several prominent practitioners and academics, as well as former U.K. Supreme Court Justice Lord Collins of Mapesbury and Judge Diane P. Wood of the United States Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit.

The symposium examined how U.S. courts balance our regulatory interest against the need for international cooperation in the context of transnational litigation. While a balance is critical throughout the litigation process, the symosium featured three panels that focused on situations where this tension is most controversial: (1) forum non conveniens dismissal, (2) the application of foreign law, and (3) judgment enforcement and recognition.  Each panel questioned whether the status quo is working and the extent to which it can be improved through changes in practices and procedures.  After the panel discussions, Lord Lawrence Collins of Mapesbury spoke on the effect of corruption in foreign courts.

The Journal would like to thank Professor Linda Silberman and Professor Franco Ferrari for their generous help organizing this exciting event.

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