The Dennis J. Block Center for the Study of International Business Law

The Center spearheads an exciting calendar of events throughout the academic year that spotlights current and emerging issues in international business law and policy. The schedule includes symposia and lectures, breakfast roundtables, international economic law forums, brown bag luncheons, and student-organized programs. Videos are available online for some of the events and presentations.

Upcoming Events

  • January 22, 2014 Brown Bag Lunch
    Speaker: Mark Schwartz, Managing Director, Deutsche Bank Securities, Equity Capital Markets
  • February 5, 2014 International Economic Forum
    Speaker: Professor Matteo Gatti, Rutgers School of Law-Newark
    Topic: “The Power to Decide on Takeovers: Directors or Shareholders, What Difference Does It Make?”
  • February 27, 2014 Faculty Workshop
    Speaker: Professor Christopher Beauchamp, Brooklyn Law School
    Topic: The First Patent Litigation Explosion
  • February 28, 2014 IBL Breakfast Roundtable
    Speaker: Andrew Ceresny, Co-Director of the Division of Enforcement, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
  • March 6, 2014 Faculty Workshop
    Speaker: Professor Hilary Allen, Loyola University, New Orleans College of Law
    Topic: Why Wall Street Isn’t in Jail
  • March 7, 2014 Symposium
    Sponsored by the Center for the Study of Business Law and Regulation, the International Insolvency Institute, and the Brooklyn Journal of Corporate, Financial & Commercial Law
    Topic: Choice of Law in Cross-Border Bankruptcy Cases
  • March 17, 2014 Panel Discussion
    Co-sponsored by the Block Center for International Business Law Center and the Center for Law, Language & Cognition
    Speakers: Dr. Janny Leung, Associate Professor, The University of Hong Kong and Harvard-Yenching Institute, and Dr. Karen McAuliffe, Senior Lecturer in Law at the University of Exeter
    Topic: Interpreting Laws in Multiligual Legal Systems
  • March 24, 2014 International Economic Forum
    Speaker: Professor Erik F. Gerding, University of Colorado Law School
    Topic: Law, Bubbles, and Financial Regulation
  • April 4, 2014 Symposium
    Co-sponsored by the Center for Urban Business Entrepreneurship (CUBE), Brooklyn Law Incubator & Policy Clinic (BLIP), the Center for the Study of International Business Law, and the iLINC European Network of law school startup clinics
    Topic: Hacking Justice: Reforming the Law to Foster Innovation: Innovating to Foster Legal Reform

Our Programs and Past Events

  • These luncheons feature lawyers and professors who discuss their experiences, careers and legal issues with the IBL Fellows. Guest speakers range from solo practitioners to big firm lawyers, private sector corporate counsel to government lawyers, and finance specialists to human rights activists.

    2009 Brown Bag Luncheons

    • David Hung, VP, Product and Operations, Peek, Inc.
    • John Emslie’04, Associate at Drinker Biddle
    • Yane Svetiev, Assistant Professor of Law Brooklyn Law School
    • Stephen J. Choi, Professor of Law, NYU School of Law
    • Professor Robin Effron, Brooklyn Law School
    • Ryan McCarthy, Clifford Chance LLP
    • Professor Lawrence Solan, Statutory Interpretation in the EU: The Augustinian Approach
    • Rebekah Rollo, former fellow class of ’04, Associate, Clifford Chance LLP
  • Speaker: Andrea J. Gildea, Assistant General Counsel at CLS Bank International

  • Speaker: Debra Rubano, Vice President and Counsel at Allianz Global Investors U.S. LLC

  • Speaker: David Lenter
    Topic: An Insider's Perspective on Tax Reform.
  • Speaker: Professor Boldizsar Nagy of ELTE and CEU

Watch video from the IBL Symposium: What Law Governs International Commercial Contracts? Divergent Doctrines and the New Hague Principles

Have questions? We have answers.

Brooklyn Law School
Dennis J. Block Center for the Study of International Business Law
Attn: Deanna Handler
Fellowship Program
250 Joralemon Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201