The 19th annual Henry Morris Lecture in
International & Comparative Law
"Uniformity v. Diversity in Law in a Global World:
Examples from Commercial & Procedural Law"
Tuesday, April 7, 2009
1.0 IL MCLE hour
All faculty, students, and staff are invited to attend
On Tuesday, April 7, Chicago-Kent College of Law will present the 19th annual Henry Morris Lecture in International & Comparative Law, "Uniformity v. Diversity in Law in a Global World: Examples from Commercial & Procedural Law" from 12:00-1:00 pm in the Ogilvie Auditorium.
Catherine Kessedjian, Professor, University of Pantheon-Assas Paris II, France
The 21st century may very well have started in 1989 with the destruction of the Berlin wall and the demise of the Communist bloc composed of the Soviet Union and its East and Central European satellites. The great political divide, which was the result of the Second World War, was replaced by a more homogeneous world in which the dominant model became that of liberal democracy.
In that world, societies are defined mostly by their economy, and become more interdependent. As a result, important parts of their legal systems are modeled predominantly by norms which are either transplanted from occidental countries or inspired by international harmonization processes.
This explains why the most drastic changes encountered in law in the past 50 years or so pertain to either commercial or procedural law, the latter being a necessary tool to enhance enforcement of norms created in the commercial field. Both fields have witnessed international efforts to provide market actors with new tools to facilitate trade.
This lecture will analyze the ways in which diversity and uniformity interact in global commercial and procedural law.
For information about this and other upcoming CLE programs, visit: www.kentlaw.edu/depts/cle