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    10.18.13 IBL Symposium: What Law Governs International Commercial Contracts? Divergent Doctrines and the New Hague Principles
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    Friday, October 18
    9:15 am-3:15 pm

    Brooklyn Law School
    Subotnick Center
    250 Joralemon Street
    Brooklyn, New York

    Online registration for the symposium “What Law Governs International Commercial Contracts? Divergent Doctrines and the New Hague Principles” is now closed. To register or for further information, email Liz Alper, Office of Events, at elizabeth.alper@brooklaw.edu.

    View the Agenda and Participants

    Co-Sponsors
    Dennis J. Block Center for the Study of International Business Law
    Brooklyn Journal of International Law

    About the Symposium
    With the continued dramatic growth of international commerce, a critical question has become even more important: What law governs the contracts behind the commerce? Key issues include:

    • In much of the world, courts accept the choice of the parties to a contract as to what law will govern it – but this principle is not accepted everywhere. Even in nations where it is accepted, differences abound.
    • Should the ability of parties to select the law governing their contract be approached differently in the increasingly prevalent world of international commercial arbitration?
    • In many arbitral systems, parties may select not only the law of a sovereign state, but also “rules of law” emanating from non-state sources, such as “principles” promulgated by international organizations. Should courts show the same deference to the parties’ choice of non-state law?

    The Hague Principles on Choice of Law in International Contracts, prepared by the Hague Conference on Private International Law and now nearing completion, are expected to be quite influential, both in establishing the principle of party autonomy to select the law governing commercial contracts and in developing the principle and its limits.

    This symposium addresses the important issues described above – from the perspectives of both current law and the “best practices” represented by the draft Hague Principles.

    CLE Credit
    This course provides 4.5 CLE credits in the State of New York. The credits are transitional and non-transitional and the category is Areas of Professional Practice. Our financial aid policy is available at www.brooklaw.edu/financialaidcle. Brooklyn Law School may offer financial assistance to participants who meet certain qualifications. To receive more information about financial aid for this program, please contact Matilda Garrido, CLE Administrator, at matilda.garrido@brooklaw.edu.

    The program is free for those who do not want CLE credit. All attendees, however, must RSVP before Wednesday, October 16, 2013.

    A full refund will be made for cancellations up to 24 hours before the start of the program. No refunds will be issued less than 24 hours before the program begins. For more information or to cancel, please email Matilda Garrido at matilda.garrido@brooklaw.edu.

    Cost for CLE Credit:
    $45 ($10 per CLE credit) for Brooklyn Law School graduates who hold a current BLS Alumni Association Membership Card. If you would like to join, you can do so here or call 718-780-7966 for more information.

    $180 ($40 per CLE credit) for all others.

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