What is the Role of International Dispute Settlement Findings in Interpreting Domestic Law? A Case Study Based on Trade Laws.
November 5, 2014
4:30 P.M. - 5:30 P.M.
Moot Courtroom (A59)
Case Western Reserve University School of Law
11075 East Boulevard
Cleveland, OH 44106-7148
We live in a world in which information and ideas flow across international boundaries with ease. Legal jurists and scholars increasingly draw from the experience of international tribunals and foreign legal regimes to inform their interpretations of U.S. law. The U.S. trade laws are both a critical basis for many of our international trade agreements and a creature of the changes in those agreements, brought about through international negotiation. Judge Barnett will explore the relationship between the international trade agreements as interpreted through dispute settlement and the interpretation of domestic trade laws and the extent to which either one does or should inform the other. This important relationship has been shaped, over time, by all three branches of the U.S. Government, and may provide a model for a more detailed relationship between international norms and U.S. law in other practice areas.
Honorable Mark A. Barnett, United States Court of International Trade
Frederick K. Cox International Law Center, Case Western Reserve University School of Law
1 hour of in-person CLE credit available, pending approval
Free and open to the public. Pre-registration required.
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