Greetings from the CGLP
from the Center on the Global Legal Profession. We hope you had a
great summer. Here, for our CGLP community, life was busy over the past
three months. Below are some of the highlights. All best wishes for
a wonderful 2015-2016 academic year.
Professor of Law, Charles L. Whistler Faculty Fellow
Two talks help strengthen relationship with Max Planck Institute
The CGLP deepened ties this summer with the European research center, the Max Planck Institute-Luxembourg. Professor Hannah Buxbaum delivered a talk on foreign governments as plaintiffs in U.S. courts in late June, and in July Professor Jay Krishnan
served as a visiting fellow there and also presented a talk
on dispute resolution and procedural justice in India.
CGLP tapped to evaluate Dubai court
The CGLP has been commissioned by the
University of Dubai (United Arab Emirates - U.A.E.) to lead an
independent evaluation of the Dubai World Tribunal (DWT). The DWT is an
English-speaking court, which has three judges from Britain
and one judge from Singapore presiding. The DWT was created by the
Dubai government in December
of 2009 and is charged with hearing cases
related to the government-owned Dubai World Investment
Dubai World, founded in 2006, is the primary investment
arm of the Dubai government, and its portfolio includes over 90
businesses, tens of thousands of employees, and several billions of
dollars of investments across the globe. The DWT was constituted in
order to provide confidence to global creditors that claims made
against Dubai World and its subsidiaries would be heard by a panel
of independent and distinguished judges who could fairly impart
the best judicial practices when rendering debt-restructuring
University of Dubai College of Law received a grant from the Dubai
government's DWT to carry out a five-year assessment and
evaluation of this institution. So as to ensure the report's
independence, the University of Dubai asked the CGLP to lead this
academic inquiry. Earlier this year, the CGLP published an academic paper
on a different set of English-speaking courts in Dubai, the Dubai
International Financial Centre Courts. That study, which was funded
by the U.S. nonprofit, the National Center for State Courts, has
garnered the attention of academics, public policy officials, lawyers,
and judges in the region and beyond. The CGLP-led report on the DWT is
scheduled to be completed by 2016.
The legal profession and improving access to justice focus of latest India trip
spent time in India this summer discussing the Center's research on the Indian legal profession to a range of
audiences. Meetings occurred at the
Bar Council of India, the Indian Ministry of Commerce, the Law
Commission of India, the President of India's
Office - Rashtrapathi Bhavan, the
Krishnan, left, and 2014 Nobel Peace Prize winner Mr. Kailash Satyarthi
O.P. Jindal Global University, and
the U.S. government's American Center. In addition, Krishnan met with
2014 Nobel Peace Prize winner and leading children's rights advocate,
Mr. Kailash Satyarthi, to discuss the state of access to justice in
his trip, Krishnan was part of a program on the globalization of
the Indian legal profession hosted by the Indian Upper House of
Parliament's television station, Rajya Sabha TV. That interview can be seen here.
Recent Center faculty research and scholarly activities
was named the founding director of the IU Europe Gateway Office, which
will be based in Berlin. She also gave a talk at the University of
Wurzburg and presented a paper entitled "Transnational Legal
Ordering and Global Securities Markets" at a symposium on transnational
legal ordering at the UC Irvine School of Law. In addition, her recent
article, "The Viability of Enterprise Jurisdiction,"
appeared in the
UC Davis Law Review
she participated in the meetings of the Advisory Board for the Max
Planck Institute for Private International Law in Hamburg,
Germany, where she is also a member.
Kenneth G. Dau-Schmidt
presented "Oh Brother Where Art Thou?:
The Struggles of African American Males in the Global Economy of the
Information Age" as part of "Dalits and African Americans in the
Twenty-First Century: Learning from Cross-Cultural Experiences," at the
National Law School of India, Bengaluru, India, on July 9
"Affirmative Action Policies in the
American Private Sector" as part of the conference on "The Struggles of
Black Americans in the U.S. and Dalits in India: Comparative
Perspectives" at the A.N. Sinha Institute of Social Studies in
Patna, Bihar India on July 6
Dau-Schmidt also wrote a chapter for The Oxford Handbook on the Law and Regulation of Technology,
edited by Roger Brownsword, Eloise Scotford, and Karen Yeung, entitled
"Trade, Commerce, and Employment: The Evolution of the Form and
Regulation of the Employment Relationship in Response to the New
spoke at the Annual Conference of Court
Information Officers, taught a week-long course on Judges and the Social
Sciences to thirty trial judges in the Indiana Graduate Program for
Judges, addressed the Indianapolis Law Club (a group of Indianapolis
area litigators) on the 2015 amendments to the Federal Rules of
Civil Procedure, and completed the 2015 supplement to Judicial
Conduct and Ethics, which he coauthored with Jim Alfini and Dama
just submitted his cover story for the ABA Journal
on the rise of legal operations, which will be published in October. He
also recently completed a book chapter on changes occurring in the
market for legal education.
participated in three different sessions
at this year's 2015 Law & Society Association Conference in
Seattle, serving as a discussant on a panel on legal education in China
and Japan, presenting findings from his research on the careers of
Chinese lawyers, and commenting on data collection practices when
studying the effects of globalization on the legal profession.
served as the Association of American Law Schools' representative to a
recent American Bar Association House of Delegates meeting. She also
helped pave the way for our Stewart Fellows Program to expand
to Vietnam in 2016 by working with IU alum Thomas Treutler, '01, of
Tilleke & Gibbins.
who directs the Disability Law Clinic, has expanded her work to include veterans' disability benefits.
She also will be speaking at a workshop on Understanding by
Design and curricular learning outcomes at Syracuse University on Sept.
is engaged in a new study of
international students enrolled in U.S. JD and post-JD programs, which
she began last year. The study will both break new ground in its focus
on international JD students and revisit earlier work Silver undertook
to explore the role of U.S. legal education in the careers of
international LLM graduates. She also is working on a new analysis of
global law firms that will consider how the firms' strategies and
preferences changed after 2008.
presented his co-authored paper (written with Michael Alexeev) "Who Responds to U.S. News & World Report's
Law School Rankings?" at the 2015 International Society for New
Institutional Economics Conference, hosted by Harvard Law School.
He also made final edits on a book chapter entitled "Property Law Reflections of a Sense of Right and Wrong."
Stewart Fellows wrap up successful summer
Our 18 Milton Stewart Fellows
returned from their internships in Argentina, Brazil, India, Japan,
South Korea, and Thailand, working in exciting legal positions within
law firms, non-governmental organizations, and multi-national
corporations. In just six years, the CGLP has sent nearly 80
students abroad as Stewart Fellows. Next year we hope to top the
100 student mark; and thanks to generous funding from our
supporters who have believed in this program and in our
students, in 2016 we hope to cross the half-million dollar goal in
scholarship support for these wonderful fellows.
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