Ongoing Dialogue and Discourse

An Ongoing Business Conversation

Major Symposia and Conferences
Since its inception in 1987, the Center has held symposia on topics as varied as international trade, banking, international taxation, pension reform, and intellectual property law. These programs have brought together leading practitioners, high-level government officials, and legal scholars from around the world to discuss important public policy issues of concern to the international, financial and trading markets. The annual symposium is co-sponsored with the Journal of International Law and the journal students help play a role in making these programs high successful.

International Economic Law Forums
The Center sponsors forums where students and faculty meet to discuss international economic law topics. These programs provide opportunities for scholars from Brooklyn Law School and faculty members of other law schools to present their works in progress. The intellectual exchange of ideas that takes place allows presenters to refine their arguments through an interactive discussion and exposes the Center's participants to new ideas in the field in a dynamic, informal setting.

Breakfast Roundtable Series
The Center sponsors a Breakfast Roundtable Series covering the future of the international equity markets and other topics such as International Trade/Antitrust, International Intellectual Property, International Tax and International Bankruptcy Law. Prominent speakers have included a former U.S. Attorney General, Commissioners of the Securities and Exchange Commission, top officials from the Treasury Department and the Federal Reserve System, and foreign securities regulators. For students, this is a unique experience: not only do they meet informally over breakfast with members of the Wall Street legal and financial community, but they also witness lively and informative discussions on issues of critical interest.

Brown Bag Luncheons
The Brown Bag Luncheon Programs bring international lawyers to the Law School to discuss their experiences, their careers, and legal issues with the international business law fellows. Students are given an opportunity to learn about the careers that are available in international law and interact with lawyers with real practice experience. Guest speakers range from solo practitioners to lawyers from large firms, lawyers from the private and public sectors, financial specialists, and human rights activists.

Distinguished Visitors
Brooklyn Law School hosts visiting scholars from throughout the United States and around the world under the aegis of the Center. These scholars conduct research and participate in the Center's public activities, and play a key role in many of our symposia. They also enrich our faculty and student body by giving lectures or teaching courses in international business law.