The 2011 Law and Development Institute Conference: Law and Development at the Microlevel: From Microtrade to Current Issues in Law and Development
The Law and Development Institute, in conjunction with Seattle University School of Law, holds its second annual conference in Seattle, USA. Seventeen leading speakers from seven countries, including U.S.A., Canada, Japan, Australia, Thailand, United Kingdom, and India, present key issues on international trade, investment and finance, and least-developed countries from the perspective of law and development.
Date: December 10, 2011
Venue: Seattle University Student Center (LeRoux Conference Room), Seattle, USA
 8:30 – 9:00
 Morning Session
 9:00 – 9:10
 9:10 – 9:20
 9:20 – 9:30
 9:30 – 12:00 noon
 Afternoon Session
 5:50-6:00 p.m.
Opening remark by Professor Y.S. Lee, Director of the Law and Development Institute
Welcome speech by Professor Mark Niles, Dean, Seattle University School of Law
Keynote speech by Professor Antonio Garcia-Padilla, former President, University of Puerto Rico
Panel presentation: Microtrade
Chair: Professor David Gantz
Prof. Y.S. Lee, Director, The Law and Development Institute
"Microtrade: An Overview"
Prof. Farid Shirazi, Ryerson University, Canada
"Canada: Virtual Bazaar: An E-Commerce Model to help Microtrade in Least Developed Countries"
Ms. Arpita Gupta, Jindal Global Law School, India
"International Microtrade Regime- Structure and Financing"
Prof. Andreas Neef, Kyoto University, Japan
"Community-Based Microtrade in Support of Small-Scale Farmers in Thailand and Tanzania"
Prof. Colin Picker, University of New South Wales, Australia
"Microtrade and the Legal Cultural Considerations"
Dr. Prapanpong Khumon, University of Thai Chamber of Commerce, Thailand
"Microtrade and the Fair Trade Movement"
Lunch break
Panel presentation: Investment and Development Finance
Chair: Professor Caf Dowlah
Prof. Sophie Smyth, Temple University School of Law
"Multilateral Development Finance"
Prof. Christin Hurt, University of Illinois School of Law
"Securitization, Reckless Credit and Systemic Risk: Microtrade Meets Bubble Regulation"
Prof. David Gantz, University of Arizona School of Law
"Investor-State Conflicts for Developing Countries"
Prof. Perry Bechky, Seattle University School of Law
"Microinvestment Disputes"
Coffee break
Panel presentation: Least-Developed Countries
Chair: Professor Y.S. Lee
Prof. Maureen Irish, University of Windsor School of Law, Canada
"Climate Change and LDCs"
Prof. Alan Tompkins, U.S. State Department and University of Nebraska
"USA: Food Shortage in LDCs"
Dr. Deming Liu, New Castle University School of Law, U. K.
"Bonding Requirement for LDC Investments"
Prof. Caf Dowlah, City University of New York
"Labor Sending LDCs"
Prof. Cynthia Howson (U.K.), University of Washington-Tacoma, WA
"Women's Smuggling in Senegal"
Jennifer Duncan, Landesa
"Land Rights and Socio-Economic Development in LDCs"
Closing remark: Prof. Y.S. Lee, Director, The Law and Development Institute
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