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International Legal Studies Colloquium


March 24, 2011
Professor Dr. Frank Bayreuther spoke on the topic "Abolish Free Collective Bargaining? What Wisconsin's Public Service Workers, Finnish Seamen and German Railway Engineers Have in Common." Professor Bayreuther holds the Chair of Civil Law and Labour Law at the University of Passau, Germany, and was a Visiting Professor at Boston College Law School during the spring of 2011.


March 3, 2011
Professor César Arjona presented his paper “Transnational Law as an Excuse: How Teaching Law Without the State Makes Legal Education Better.” His paper argued that “transnational law”, which includes both state and non-state forms of normativity, is a legitimate part of legal education. Professor Arjona is an Associate Professor in the Department of Public Law at ESADE Law School in Barcelona, Spain.


November 4, 2010
Mr. Harn Yawnghwe spoke on “The Burmese Democracy Movement.” Harn, the son of the first President of the Republic of the Union of Burma, directs the Euro-Burma Office, a European Union project helping the Burmese democracy movement prepare the transition to a democratic government. The event was co-sponsored by the Southeast Asian Students Association, the Law Student Association, the Asian Pacific American Law Student Association, the Political Science Association, the Christian Legal Society, and Boston University.


October 4, 2010
Roland Adjovi of Arcadia University spoke on “International Criminal Justice in African Affairs.”  Mr. Adjovi focused on legal, institutional and political aspects of the subject, drawing on the examples of the Hissène Habré, Omar el Bashir and Paul Kagame cases.  Mr. Adjovi is currently Academic Director of Arcadia’s Tanzania Programs; his prior experience includes work as a Senior Legal Officer within the Registry of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda. The event was co-sponsored by Boston College Office of International Programs and the LL.M. Office.


September 22, 2010
Professor Shi-Ling Hsu of the University of British Columbia spoke on “The British Columbia Carbon Tax:  A Cutting-Edge Experiment to Address Global Warming.”  His presentation explored arguments for a carbon tax, as contrasted with other means of reducing greenhouse gas emissions, using the British Columbia carbon tax as an example.  The event was co-sponsored by the Land & Environmental Law Program and the LL.M. Office.