25th Anniversary of the London Programme

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25th Anniversary of the London Programme
GLOBALIZING FORCES IN LEGAL EDUCATION,
TRADE AND HUMAN RIGHTS:
Conversations across Geographic and Substantive Boundaries
Thursday 8 and Friday 9 May 2014
Strand Campus, King’s College London
The Dickson Poon School of Law at King’s College London and Boston College Law School are
pleased to invite you to a two-day conference celebrating the 25th anniversary of the London
Programme, a pioneering programme linking rigorous academic study with top-level internships
throughout all strata of legal London.
Thursday 8 May
16.00-17.30
Global Experiential Learning and Training the 21st Century Lawyer (K2.31)
Chair: Professor Daniel Coquillette
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Dean David D. Caron, The Dickson Poon School of Law, King’s College London
Dean Vincent D. Rougeau, Boston College Law School
Dean Estelle Segonds-Domart, HEAD Law School (Paris)
Dean Clifford Larsen, Bucerius/WHU Master of Law and Business, Bucerius Law School
(Hamburg)
17.30
Welcome Cocktail Reception (Moot Court & Ante Room)
Honouring Program Founders
Friday 9 May
9.30-10.30
Refreshments (Moot Court & Ante Room)
10.30 – 12.00 Corporate Social Responsibility for Human Rights Abuses (K2.31)
Chair: Professor Benjamin Bowling, The Dickson Poon School of Law, King’s College London
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Ms. Laura Edwards, Omnia Strategy (London)
Dr. Aidan McQuade, Director of Anti-Slavery International (London)
Ms. Angela Patrick, Director of Human Rights Policy at Justice (London)
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Professor Ryan Song, Kyung Hee University (Seoul)
12.00 – 13.00 Lunch (Moot Court & Ante Room)
13.15 – 14.15 Keynote Address: "The Pin Factory: Europe and America in the New World
Economy" (K2.31)
Speaker: Hon. James Bacchus, former Chair, WTO Appellate Body, former U.S. Congressman, and Chair, Global
Practice, Greenberg Traurig (Orlando/Washington D.C.)
14.15 – 15.30 The US, the UK, the EU and World Trade
Chair: Professor Frank Garcia, Boston College Law School
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Dr. Matthew Eagleton-Pierce, School of Oriental and African Studies (London)
Dr. Mary Footer, Professor of International Economic Law and Director, Business, Trade &
Human Rights Unit, Human Rights Law Centre, University of Nottingham School of Law
Mr. Ron Kendler, Esq., White & Case (Geneva)
Dr. Anand Menon, Professor of European Politics and Foreign Affairs, King's College
London
15.30 – 16.00 Refreshments (Moot Court & Ante Room)
16.00 – 17.30 International Arbitration in the 21st Century
Chair: Professor Cynthia Lichtenstein, Boston College Law School & Vice-Chair, Executive Council,
International Law Association (London)
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N. Jansen Calamita, Director, Investment Treaty Forum & Senior Research Fellow, The
British Institute of International and Comparative Law (London)
Dean David D. Caron, The Dickson Poon School of Law, King's College London
Ms. Mahnaz Malik, Esq., 20 Essex Street Chambers (London)
Dr. Julie Maupin, Duke University Law School and the Max Planck Institute (Heidelberg)
19.00 – 23.00 Reception and Dinner (Inner Temple)
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Locations & Directions
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Strand Campus
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Inner Temple
About the founding Schools
The Dickson Poon School of Law at King's College London is one of the
oldest law schools in England and recognised globally as one of the best law
schools in the world - ranking in the top 10 in the UK and 16th worldwide.
The School was established in 1831, and has played an integral role in the
life of King's College London since the College was formed almost 200
years ago. It has one of this country's most distinguished research and
teaching reputations - staff are active in research and among the leading
international experts. This helps us to continue to push the boundaries of
academic thought and to innovate across disciplines.
The School is based in Somerset House East Wing, which was opened by Her Majesty the Queen in February
2012.
The School was renamed after the £20m donation from Mr Dickson Poon CBE, the Hong Kong based British
philanthropist. Mr Dickson Poon's £20m donation to the Law School, the largest in the College's history and
believed to be the biggest ever to a British or European law faculty, is part of a £40m transformation project for
the School which aims to further its reputation as one of the top law schools in the world and setting new
standards in legal education and research. This has allowed the School, among other exciting projects, to
launch the largest scholarship programme for law in Europe offering up to 75 scholarships worth £18,000 to
£36,000 annually to the brightest and best new law students.
Educating Lawyers Who Lead Good Lives
Since its founding in 1929, Boston College Law School has earned a national
reputation for the highest standards of excellence and professionalism. Grounded in
the centuries-old Jesuit tradition, the School strives to inspire students; to push the
limits of their imagination and creativity; to encourage them to use their legal skills
to benefit society; and to help them find their greatest passion within the law.
A US News top 10 ’Best Value’ law school, BC Law has also been recognized by
National Law Journal as one of the ‘top 20 schools where large law firms recruit,’ ranked 19th on '50 Best Law
Schools' List by Business Insider, and was #1 for producing the most 'Super Lawyers' in New England (Super
Lawyer Magazine). The best measure of a school’s reputation is in the success of its alumni. BC Law's more
than 12,000 graduates have achieved important positions of leadership throughout the United States and
abroad, not only in law firms, but also in business, government, the judiciary and non-profit sectors.
BC Law offers students the combination of theoretical knowledge and practical skills they need to succeed as
lawyers today. The School's experiential learning programs are recognized as among the best in the country
and its advocacy teams continue to win numerous awards. But the real strength of the program is in its people.
BC Law's outstanding faculty and talented student body work together in an exciting and collaborative
learning environment. At BC Law, students become professionals prepared to meet the many challenges of an
exciting and rewarding legal career.
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