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Larry Catá Backer

 

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Contact Information:

Pennsylvania State University, 239 Lewis Katz Building, University Park, PA 16802.

1-814-863-3640 (direct); 1-814-863-7274 (fax);

 lcb11@psu.edu  (institutional e-mail).

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Personal E-mail: lcb911@gmail.com

SSRN Author page:  http://ssrn.com/author=259226

E-Essays: “Law at the End of the Day”:  http://www.lcbackerblog.blogspot.com

:法之彼岸: http://blog.sina.com.cn/lcbackerblog

Personal Web Site: http://www.backerinlaw.com

http://works.bepress.com/larry_backer/

 

Current Permanent Full Time Academic Positions:

–W. Richard and Mary Eshelman Faculty Scholar and Professor of Law, Pennsylvania State University, The Dickinson School of Law (since 2009); Professor since 2001; University Park Campus (inaugural faculty since 2006).

–Professor, School of International Affairs, Pennsylvania State University (since 2010).

 

Education:

Columbia University, New York, New York (1979-1982).  School of Law, Juris Doctor, May, 1982.  Honors: Stone Scholar (1979-80), Kent Scholar (1980-81), Emil Schlesinger Labor Law Prize (1981).  Activities: Columbia Law Review (1980-82, Publishable Notes Editor, 1981-82), Teaching Fellow in Civil Procedure (1981), Member, Latin American Law Students Association (1979-82).

Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts (1977-1979).  J.F. Kennedy School of Government, Master of Public Policy, June 1979.  Activities: Teaching Assistant in “Law and Public Policy” and “Public Management.”

Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts (1973-1977).  Bachelor of Arts, summa cum laude with honors in history, May, 1977.  Honors: Phi Beta Kappa (1976), Dean’s List (1973-76), Brandeis Scholar (1976), Cohen Fellowship and Saval-Sacher Scholarship for senior thesis research in Madrid and Salamanca, Spain (topic: the evolution of poor law theory in eighteenth century Spain).

 

Prior Full Time Employment:

University of Tulsa College of Law, Tulsa, Oklahoma (1998-2000). Executive Director: Comparative and International Law Center (Co-Director 1996-1998; Executive Director 1998-2000).  Responsible for all comparative and international law programs at the College of Law; implemented Masters Program in American Law for Foreign Lawyers; created and implemented Autumn Semester Program in London, and Summer Institute in European and International Law in Dublin, Ireland; administered Summer Institute in International Law in Buenos Aires, Argentina; administered certificate program in comparative and international law, community outreach programs, and CILC web pages; primary responsibility for CILC budget program directors, faculty and staff.

University of Tulsa, College of Law, Tulsa, Oklahoma (1991-2000). Professor 1996-2001; Associate Professor 1994-96 (tenure since August, 1994); Assistant Professor, 1991-1994).

Seyfarth, Shaw, Fairweather & Geraldson, Los Angeles, California (Associate, 1987-1991); Irell & Manella, Los Angeles, California (Associate, 1983-1987).

Hon. Leonard I. Garth, Judge, United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, Newark, New Jersey (Law Clerk, 1982-1983).

Prof. Louis B. Kaden, Center for Law and Economic Studies, Columbia University School of Law, New York, New York (research assistant, 1980).

 

Additional Affiliations and Appointments.

Visitorships:

Tulane University Law School, New Orleans, Louisiana. Visiting Professor of Law, academic year 2007-2008.  Courses: European Union Law I & II; Civil Procedure; Comparative Constitutional Law (seminar).

Pennsylvania State University, Dickinson School of Law Carlisle, Pennsylvania.  Visiting Professor of Law (2000-2001).  Courses: Civil Procedure, International Business Transactions; Comparative Corporate Law; Constitutional Law.

University of California, Hastings College of the Law, San Francisco, California, Visiting Professor of Law, spring term, 1998.  Courses: European Union Law; Basic Corporate Law.

 

Other Affiliations and Appointments:

Course: Comparative Corporate Law.  Postgraduate course in law, Vytauto Didziojo  Universitetas (Vitatus Magnus University), Kaunas, Lithuania (November 2-13, 2009).

Seminar: Comparative Corporate Law in the Transnational Sector. Post-graduate seminar in law, Yeditepe University Faculty of Law, Istanbul, Turkey (June 16-24, 2007).

Seminar: Regulation of Multinational Corporations (Spring 2007), Post-graduate seminar in law, Universidade Federal de Santa Caterina, Centro de Ciéncias Jurídicas, Florianópolis, Santa Caterina, Brasil, May 6-14, 2007 (in Spanish).

Summer Program in International Law, Barcelona, Spain (Summer 2008, 2006, 2004); a program sponsored by the University of San Diego School of Law and the University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain; program director and faculty member, overseeing the summer internship program.

Seminar in Globalization and Developments in Corporate Governance (Fall 2005), Post-graduate seminar in law, Universidade Federal de Santa Caterina, Centro de Ciéncias Jurídicas, Florianópolis, Santa Caterina, Brasil, October 13-23, 2005 (in Spanish).

Law in London Semester Program, London, England (January 2005; 2004); a program sponsored by the Pennsylvania State University Dickinson School of Law and the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies (University of London), London, England, presenting materials in a modular one credit short course, “Basic Principles of Transnational Law.”

Summer Law Scholars Program, Carlisle, Pennsylvania, June 9-July 18, 2003; a program designed to expose a small group of exceptional students from traditionally under-represented groups to legal education; taught a two credit Penn State undergraduate course, “The Constitutional Law of Religion.”

Summer Program in International Law, Florence, Italy, June 11 – 23, 2001; a program sponsored by the Pennsylvania State University Dickinson School of Law, presenting materials on Comparative Constitutional Law.

Summer Institute in European and International Law, Dublin, Ireland, June/July 1999 and 2000; a program administered between University College Dublin and the University of Tulsa College of Law, program director and faculty member, presenting materials on the Substantive Law of the European Union (1999).

Summer Institute in International Law, Buenos Aires, Argentina, June 6, 1997–July 7, 1997; a program sponsored by the Universidad de Palermo (Argentina) and the University of Tulsa College of Law, presenting materials on International Civil Litigation in U.S. Courts.

Summer Institute in Law, El Escorial, Spain, June 3, 1996–July 2, 1996; a program sponsored by the Royal College University Escorial-Maria Cristina (Spain) and St. Thomas University School of Law, presenting materials on Comparative Corporate Law (U.S.-E.U.).

Summer Institute in Law, Bratislava, Slovakia, July 4, 1994–August 3, 1994; a program sponsored by Commenius University Law School (Slovak Republic), Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, and the University of Tulsa College of Law, presenting materials on Comparative Corporate Law (U.S. and E.U.).

 

Service and Other Professional Activities:

Parliamentarian, University Faculty Senate 2014-2015.

Chair, Penn State University Faculty Senate 2012-2013; Immediate Past Chair 2013-2014.

Member Finance, Business and Capital Planning Committee, Penn State University Board of Trustees (2012-2013)

American Law Institute (elected member since 1996).

European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI) (academic member since 2006).

European China Law Studies Association (since 2014).

Phi Beta Kappa (since 1976).

State Bar of California (since 1982).

American Bar Association (since 2000).

Court of International Trade Bar.

Coalition for Peace and Ethics (a non-profit NGO) (Executive Director since 2006); head of the CPE Consortium for Peace & Ethics (since 2006)).

Ashgate Publishing (USA & UK), Globalization Law & Policy Series editor (since 2010).

Economics, Management, and Financial Systems (Addleton Academic Publishers), http://www.addletonacademicpublishers.com/) (editorial Board member since 2010).

Editorial Board, Business and Human Rights Journal (Cambridge University Press, since 2014).

Pennsylvania Bar Association Media Response Team (http://www.pabar.org/%5Cpublic%5Cmediaresponseteam.asp) (since 2010).

Pennsylvania State University,  28th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration Planning Committee (2012-2013).

Revista Seqüência. Florianópolis, Santa Caterina, Brazil (editorial board member 2006-2007).

Peer Reviewer:

Utrecht Journal of International and European Law, Member, Permanent Board of Referees (2014-15).

–Hague Institute for the Internationalisation of Law (HiiL), The Hague, The Netherlands, ad hoc international peer reviewer since 2006.

–Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (2011).

–Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC), ad hoc peer reviewer 2008-09; 2009-2010.

– PHILOSOPHIA, Philosophical Quarterly of Israel (Springer Verlag, N.V.), ad hoc peer reviewer 2009.

–International Journal of Electronic Business (IJEB), ad hoc peer reviewer 2009.

–Journal of Business Ethics (UK), ad hoc peer reviewer 2009.

–Aspen Publishers, ad hoc peer reviewer since 2006.

–New York University Press, ad hoc peer reviewer 2009.

–Ashgate Publishing, ad hoc peer reviewer since 2009.

–Environment and Planning A (U.K.), ad hoc peer reviewer 2009.

–Asian Journal of International Law, ad hoc peer reviewer 2009.

Association of American Law Schools (AALS):

–Minority Groups Section: executive committee member 2004-2008; Chair-Elect 2006-2007, Chair 2007-2008); Minority Groups Section Newsletter editor (since 2002).

–Minority Groups Section, AALS Recruitment Conference organizer of Minority Groups Section Hospitality Suite and program (2007).

–Section on Poverty Law (executive committee member 1998-2001).

–Section on Law and Anthropology (executive Committee member since 2010).

National People of Color Scholarship Conferences

–Second National People of Color Legal Scholarship Conference, America, Race and Law at the Crossroads, The George Washington University School of Law, Washington, D.C. (held Oct. 7-10, 2004): National Advisory Council.

–Third National People of Color Conference, Seton Hall University Law School: National Steering Committee and Finance Committee 2009-2010.

Emerging Scholar Student Paper Competition, sponsored by the National Advisory Council, Second National People of Color Legal Scholarship Conference, America, Race and Law at the Crossroads, The George Washington University School of Law, Washington, D.C. (held Oct. 7-10, 2004) (competition judge).

Arizona Supreme Court, state bar examination question and answer guides (ad hoc since 2001).

Mid-Atlantic People of Color Scholarship Conference:

–University of Baltimore Law School, February 1-3, 2004 (chair, works in progress program).

–Washington & Lee University Law School, February 1-3, 2003 (chair, works in progress program).

–Georgetown University Law School, February 1-3, 2002 (chair, works in progress program).

–Pennsylvania State University, Dickinson School of Law, February 1-3, 2001(planning committee).

Northeastern People of Color Scholarship Conference:

–Suffolk Law School, Boston, MA, October 24, 2012 (Planning Committee Member).

–University of Buffalo Law School, Buffalo, New York, October 23-24, 2009 (Planning committee member).

–Boston University Law School, Boston, Massachusetts, October, 2008 (planning committee member).

–New England School of Law, Boston, Massachusetts, March 22-24, 1997 (planning committee member).

–Western New England School of Law, Springfield, Massachusetts, March 28-30, 1996 (planning committee member).

American Society of International Law (since 2003).

European Community Studies Association (since 2006).

Hispanic-American Foundation, Tulsa, OK (Board of Trustees 1998-2001; member 1997-2001).

Board of Editors, Albany Law Review State Constitutional Commentary (1997).

Hispanic Scholarship Foundation, Tulsa, OK, Secretary and Board Member (1993-2000) Acting President (1994).

Oklahoma Bar Association Civil Procedure Committee (1992-1998).

State of Oklahoma, Oklahoma Senate Interim Advisory Committee on Judgments and Post Judgment Procedure, Larry Tawwater, Chairman (1991-92).

Graduate Supervision:

–Thesis Supervisor, S.J.D. candidate, Pennsylvania State University School of Law, University Park, Pennsylvaniafor GAO Shan (in progress)

–External Examiner, Ph.D. dissertation defense, Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel, for Pini Pavel Miretski  (“Transnational Corporations in International Law: Present or Absent?”)(in progress).

–External Examiner, Ph.D. dissertation defense, University of London, Queen Mary, London, England, for Amr Abbas Mohamed Adel Abbas Aly Hussein (“Bilateral Investment Treaties Treatment of International Capital Movement: Time for Reform?”) (examination held October 31, 2011).

–External Examiner, Ph.D. dissertation defense, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, Peoples Republic of China, for PENG Chengyi (“The New ‘Romance of Three Kingdoms’: The Competition of Three Constitutional Paradigms for 21st Century China”) (examination held May 17, 2011).

–External Examiner, Ph.D. dissertation defense, University of London, Queen Mary, London, England, for Gabriel Gari (“The Liberalisation of Trade in Services in MERCOSUR”) (examination held June 16, 2008).

 

Honors/Awards:

2014-15             Schreyer Honors College Distinguished Honors Faculty in Law, Pennsylvania    State University

2013                 2012-2013 Friend of the Commonwealth Award (This is an award giving by       Penn State Council of Commonwealth Student Governments each year to an     employee of the university that has gone out of their way to help CCSG and the            commonwealth students)

2011-12             Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC), Academic Leadership Program    Fellow

2010                 Public Scholarship Fellow, Pennsylvania State University.

2004                 Pennsylvania State University Dickinson School of Law: Penn State International            Law Review Certificate of Appreciation.

1998                 Loyola University New Orleans School of Law: Gillis Long Poverty Law Center             Distinguished Speaker.

1996                 University of Tulsa Outstanding Teacher Award; University of Tulsa College of             Law: Outstanding Faculty Member, awarded by College of Law first year class;                   University of Tulsa College of Law: Outstanding Faculty Member, awarded by College of Law upper classes.

1995                 University of Tulsa College of Law: Outstanding Faculty Member, awarded by College of Law upper classes; University of Tulsa College of Law: Faculty             Speaker, Law School Hooding Ceremony, May, 1995.

1994                 Case Western Reserve University School of Law: 1994 Arthur W. Fiske Memorial           Lectureship; University of Tulsa College of Law: Outstanding Faculty Member,                      awarded by College of Law first year class; University of Tulsa College of Law: Outstanding Faculty Member, awarded by College of Law upper classes;    University of Tulsa College of Law: Faculty Speaker, Law School Hooding         Ceremony, May, 1994.

1993                 University of Tulsa College of Law: Hispanic Law Students Association Award.

1991                 University of Tulsa College of Law: Board of Advocates Award for Outstanding             Service and Dedication.

 

 

Courses Taught:

Course Package (2014-2015):

School of Law:  Elements of Law; Corporations.

 

School of Law and Cross Listed With School of International Affairs: Multinational Corporations Law.

 

School of International Affairs: Introduction to U.S. Law and Legal Systems.

 

 

Other Courses Taught:

School of Law:

Elements of Law; Corporate Law; Transnational Law; Civil Procedure; European Union Law I (Constitutional, Legal & Institutional Framework) & II (Substantive Law and International Relations); Commercial Law of the European Union; Constitutional Law of Religion; Comparative Constitutional Law; Constitutional Law; Constitutional Law Seminar (Personal Autonomy, 14th Amendment, Morality Legislation, and Religion); Comparative Constitutional Law Seminar; Comparative Law; International Civil Litigation in U.S. Courts; Comparative Corporate Law; and International Business Transactions.

 

School of International Affairs:

Actors, Institutions, and Legal Frameworks in International Affairs

 

Publications:

 

A.        Books:

Gods Over Constitution:  Transnational Constitutionalism in the 21st Century  (Surry, Eng.: Ashgate Publishing, forthcoming 2015) ISBN 978-0-7546-7859-5.

Transnational Law and Legal Problems:  An Introduction to the Field (Durham, N.C.:  Carolina Academic Press, forthcoming 2015).

Corporate Governance, Financial Markets And Development: The Convergence Of Public And Private Law (Cheltenham, U.K.: Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd., forthcoming 2015).

Lawyers Making Meaning:  The Semiotics of Law in Legal Education II (Dordrecht: Springer, 2013) (with Jan M. Broekman) ISBN 978-94-007-5457-7; ISBN 978-94-007-5458-4 (eBook).

Comparative Corporate Law: United States, European Union, China and Japan (Durham, N.C.: Carolina Academic Press, 2002) ISBN 0-89089-526-0; LCCN 2001088034.

 

 

B.         Books; Edited Collections:

Signs In Law, A Source Book – The Semiotics of Law in Legal Education III (Jan M. Broekman and Larry Catá Backer, eds., Dordrecht, Neth: Springer, 2014) (e-book ISBN 978-3-319-09837-1; hardback ISBN 978-3-319-09836-4) .

Harmonizing Law in an Era of Globalization:  Convergence, Divergence, Resistance (Durham, N.C.: Carolina Academic Press, 2007) ISBN 0-89089-585-6 (editor and contributor).

 

C.         Contributions to Edited Volumes:

From Guiding Principles to Interpretive Organizations: Developing a Framework for Applying the UNGPs to Disputes that Institutionalizes the Advocacy Role of Civil Society, in Business and Human Rights: Beyond the End of the Beginning (César Rodríguez-Garavito, ed., forthcoming 2015).

China’s Corporate Social Responsibility With National Characteristics: Coherence and Dissonance With the Global Business and Human Rights Project, in Human Rights and Business:  Moving Forward, Looking Back (Jena Martin and Karen Erica Bravo, eds., Cambridge University Press, forthcoming 2014)).

Democratizing the Global Business and Human Rights Project by Catalyzing Strategic Litigation From the Bottom Up, in Human Rights and Business:  Moving Forward, Looking Back (Jena Martin and Karen Erica Bravo, eds., Cambridge University Press, forthcoming 2014)) (With Keren Wang, Nabih Haddad and Tomonori Teraoka).

The Role of Companies in Privatizing Socio-Economic Rights in India and China Under Emerging Global Regulatory Frameworks, in Socio-Economic Rights in Emerging Free Markets: Comparative Insights from India and China (Surya Deva (ed.), London: Routledge, 2014) (forthcoming).

Transparency and Business in International Law, in Transparency in International Law 477-501(Anne Peters and Andrea Bianchi, eds., Cambridge:  Cambridge University Press, 2013). ISBN 978-1-107-02138-9.

Governance Without Government:  An Overview, in Beyond Territoriality:  Transnational Legal Authority in an Age of Globalization 87-123 (Günther Handl, Joachim Zekoll, Peer Zumbansen, editors, Leiden, Netherlands & Boston, MA: Martinus Nijhoff, 2012). ISBN 978-90-04-18647-7; ISSN 1877-4822

Globalization and the Socialist Multinational: Cuba at the Intersection of Business and Human Rights, in Handbook on Contemporary Cuba: Economy, Civil Society, and Globalization 287-299 (Mauricio A. Font and Carlos Riobó, eds., New York: CUNY/Paradigm Press, forthcoming 2013). ISBN 978-1-61205-225-0 (hardcover); 978-1-61205-226-7 (library e-book).

共產黨與中國式的憲政體制— 一黨專政下的憲政發展理論,in 百年宪政与中国宪政的未来 (百年憲政與中國憲政的未來)(Communist Party and Chinese-style constitutional system – the one-party dictatorship under the theory of constitutional development), in Constitutionalism in China in the Last 100 Years and Its Future (in Chinese)), (第九章 –Chapter 9)  (LIN Feng, ed., 香港城市大学出版社 (Hong Kong: City University of Hong Kong Press, 2011) (ISBN 978-962-937-177-7).

Inter-Systemic Harmonization and Its Challenges for the Legal-State, in The Law of the Future and the Future of the Law 427-437 (Editors: Sam Muller, Stavros Zouridis, Morly Frishman and Laura Kistemaker; Oslo: Torkel Opsahl Academic EPublisher, 2011) (FICHL Publication Series No. 11 (2011))  (ISBN 978-82-93081-27-2). Available at http://www.fichl.org/fileadmin/fichl/documents/FICHL_11_Web.pdf.

From Colonies to Collective:  ALBA, Latin American Integration, and the Construction of Regional Political Power, Routledge Handbook on Diplomacy and Statecraft (B.J.C. McKercher, ed., London:  Taylor & Francis/Routledge, 2012) (ISBN 978-0-415-78110-7).

The Church of the Lukumi Babalu Aye:  The Ironic Story of Santeria in the United States, in Law and Religion: in Law And Religion: Cases in Context 127-149 (Leslie Griffin, et al., eds.,  Aspen Press, 2010). ISBN13: 9780735578197.

Internationalizing the American Law School Curriculum (in Light of the Carnegie Foundation’s Report), in The Internationalization of Law and Legal Education 49-112 (Jan Klabbers and Mortimer Sellers, Dordrecht, The Netherlands:  Springer Science + Business Media B.V., 2008) (2 Ius Gentium: Comparative Perspectives on Law and Justice (Mortimer Sellers series ed.) ISBN 978-4020-9493-4; e-ISBN 978-1-4020-9494-1.

The Mechanics of Perfection:  Philosophy, Theology and the Foundations of American Law, in On Philosophy in American Law 44-52 (Francis J. Mootz, Jr., ed., Cambridge:  Cambridge University Press, 2009). ISBN-13: 9780521883689.

There Can be Only One: Law, Religion, Grammar and The Organization of Society in the United States in Law and Religion: A Critical Reader 425-463 (Stephen M. Feldman, ed., 2000).   ISBN-10: 0814726798 ;  ISBN-13: 978-0814726792.

Queering Theory: An Essay on the Conceit of Revolution in Law, in Legal Queeries: Lesbian, Gay and Transgender Legal Studies 185-203 (Leslie J. Moran, et al. eds.,  London:  Cassell, 1998) (ISBN 978-0304338641).

 

D.        Published and Forthcoming Journal Articles:

The Cuban Communist Party at the Center of Political and Economic Reform: Current Status and Future Reform, Northwestern Interdisciplinary Law Review 8:– (forthcoming 2015).

Moving Forward The U.N. Guiding Principles For Business And Human Rights: Between Enterprise Social Norm, State Domestic Legal Orders, and the Treaty Law that Might Bind them All, Fordham International Law Journal 38:– (forthcoming 2015).

International Financial Institutions (IFIs) and Sovereign Wealth Funds—SWFs as Instruments to Combat Corruption and Enhance Fiscal Discipline in Developing States, 2014(4) International Review of Law — (Qatar University) (forthcoming).

Crafting a Theory of Socialist Democracy for China in the 21st Century: Considering Hu Angang’s Theory of Collective Presidency in the Context of the Emerging Chinese Constitutional State, 16(1) Asian-Pacific Law and Policy Journal – (forthcoming 2014). Chinese language version为21世纪的中国设计社会主义民主理论:中国宪政国家兴起语境下对胡鞍钢“集体领导制”理论的思考, Tsinghua University Journal (forthcoming 2015).

The Crisis of Secular Liberalism and the Constitutional State in Comparative Perspective: Religion, Rule of Law, and Democratic Organization of Religion Privileging States, 48 Cornell International Law Journal – (forthcoming 2015).

The Emerging Structures of Socialist Constitutionalism With Chinese Characteristics: Extra-Judicial Detention (Laojiao and Shuanggui) and the Chinese Constitutional Order, 23(2) Pacific Rim Law & Policy Journal 251-341 (2014) (With Keren Wang). Chinese language version Peking University Politics and Law Review Journal (forthcoming 2015).

Towards a Robust Theory of the Chinese Constitutional State: Between Formalism and Legitimacy in Jiang Shigong’s Constitutionalism. 40(2) Modern China 168-195 (2014). Available http://mcx.sagepub.com/content/early/2013/12/15/0097700413511315.abstract?rss=1. Chinese version published as “创建发展一套健全的中国宪政理论—强世功有关中国宪政形式主义与合法性问题的论述” Open Times 2nd Issue 2014 pp. 37-56.

Jiang Shigong 强世功 on “Written and Unwritten Constitutions” and Its Relevance to Chinese Constitutionalism/强世功对“不成文宪法”以及中国宪政秩序的研究。 40(2) Modern China 119-132 (2014). Available http://mcx.sagepub.com/content/early/2013/12/15/0097700413511316.abstract.

Sovereign Investing and Markets-Based Transnational Rule of Law Building: The Norwegian Sovereign Wealth Fund in Global Markets, 29(1) American University International Law Review 1-121 (2013).

The Trans-Pacific Partnership: Japan, China, the U.S. and the Emerging Shape of a New World Trade Regulatory Order, 13(1) Washington University Global Studies Law Review 49-81 (2014).

Realizing Socio-Economic Rights Under Emerging Global Regulatory Frameworks: The Potential Impact of Privatization and the Role of Companies in China and India, 45(4) The George Washington International Law Review 615-680 (2013).

Beyond Colonization—Globalization and the Establishment of Programs of U.S. Legal Education Abroad by Indigenous Institutions, 6 Drexel Law Review 317-370 (2013) (with Bret Stancil).

The Cooperative as Proletarian Corporation: Property Rights Between Corporation, Cooperatives And Globalization In Cuba” in 33 Northwestern Journal of International Law and Business 527-618 (2013).

Transnational Corporations’ Outward Expression of Inward Self-Constitution: The Enforcement of Human Rights by Apple, Inc., 20(2) Indiana Journal of Global Legal Studies 805-879  (2013).

Transparency Between Norm, Technique and Property in International Law and Governance—The Example of Corporate Disclosure Regimes and Environmental Impacts, 22 Minnesota Journal of International Law 1-70 (2013).

“中国共产党创造出世界上最活跃的发展体制” (CCP Created the World’s Most Dynamic Development System”, interview with Zhao Yining, 决策与信息(Decision and Information), 2012 Vol.12, December 2012, ISSN 1002-8129.

The Structural Characteristics of Global Law for the 21st Century: Fracture, Fluidity, Permeability, and Polycentricity, 17(2) Tilburg Law Review 177-199 (2012).

Party, People, Government, and State: On Constitutional Values and the Legitimacy of the Chinese State-Party Rule of Law System, 30(1) Boston University International Law Journal 331-408 (2012).

From Institutional Misalignments to Socially Sustainable Governance:  The Guiding Principles for the Implementation of the United Nations Protect, Respect and Remedy and the Construction of Inter-Systemic Global Governance, 25(1) Pacific McGeorge Global Business & Development Law Journal 69-171 (2012).

Global Law Schools on U.S. Models:  Emerging Models of Consensus-Based Internationalization or Markets-Based Americanization Models of Global Legal Education, 2 Revista de Educación y Derecho/Education and Law Review (España) 4:1-53 (April-Sept. 2011) (with Bret Stancil).

Private Actors and Public Governance Beyond the State:  The Multinational Corporation, the Financial Stability Board and the Global Governance Order, 18(2) Indiana Journal of Global Legal Studies 751 (2011).

The United Nations’ “Protect, Respect, and Remedy” Human Rights Project:  On Operationalizing a Global Framework for the Regulation of Transnational Corporations, 9 Santa Clara J. Int’l Law 37 (2011).

Values Economics And Theology: The Contribution Of Catholic Social Thought And Its Implications For Legal Regulatory Systems, 5(2) Economics, Management, and Financial Markets 17-56 (2010).

Symposium Issue: A Constitutional Court for China Within the Chinese Communist Party?: Scientific Development and a Reconsideration of the Institutional Role of the CCP, 43(3) Suffolk Law Review 593-624 (2010).

Cuba And The Construction Of Alternative Global Trade Systems: ALBA And Free Trade In The Americas, 31(3) University of Pennsylvania Journal of International Law 679-752 (2010) (with Augusto Molina Roman).

Sovereign Wealth Funds as Regulatory Chameleons: The Norwegian Sovereign Wealth Funds and Public Global Governance Through Private Global Investment, 41(2) Georgetown Journal of International Law 425-500 (2010).

Sovereign Investing in Times of Crisis: Global Regulation of Sovereign Wealth Funds, State Owned Enterprises and the Chinese Experience, 19(1) Transnational Law & Contemporary Problems 3-144 (2010).

Case Note: Rights And Accountability In Development (Raid) V Das Air (21
July 2008) And Global Witness V Afrimex (28 August 2008); Small Steps Toward an Autonomous Transnational Legal System for the Regulation of Multinational Corporations, 10(1) Melbourne Journal of International Law 258-307 (2009).

From Constitution to Constitutionalism: A Global Framework for Legitimate Public Power Systems, 113(3) Penn State Law Review 671-732 (2009).

Theocratic Constitutionalism:  An Introduction to a New Legal Global Ordering, 16(1) Indiana Journal of Global Legal Studies 85-172 (2009).

Cuba and the Development of Odious Debt Doctrine in an Age of Financial Crisis, 6 Transnational Dispute Management Journal 1 (Jan. 2009) (http://www.transnational-dispute-management.com/article.asp?key=1311).

The Private Law of Public Law:  Public Authorities As Shareholders, Golden Shares, Sovereign Wealth Funds, And The Public Law Element In Private Choice of Law, 82(5) Tulane Law Review 1801-1868 (2008).

From Moral Obligation to International Law: Disclosure Systems, Markets and the Regulation of Multinational Corporations, 39 Georgetown Journal of International Law 591-653 (2008).

From Hatuey to Che: Indigenous Cuba Without Indians and the U.N. Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, 33(1) American Indian Law Review 201-238 (2008-2009).

LatCrit Symposium, Gendering the President Male: Executive Authority Beyond Rule of Law Constitutionalism in the American Context, 3(2) Florida International University Law Review 341-367 (2008).

Symposium:  Law and the State in the Transnational Legal Order: Reifying Law:  Understanding Law Beyond the State, 26(3) Penn State International Law Review 521-563 (2008).

God(s) Over Constitutions: International and Religious Transnational Constitutionalism in the 21st Century, 27 Mississippi College Law Review 11-65 (2008).

Multinational Corporations as Objects and Sources of Transnational Regulation, 14 ILSA Journal Of International & Comparative Law 499-523 (2008).

Global Panopticism:  Surveillance Lawmaking by Corporations, States, and Other Entities, 15(1) Indiana Journal of Global Legal Studies 101-148 (2008).

Monitor and Manage:  MiFID and Power in the Regulation of EU Financial Markets,  27 Yearbook of European Law 349-386 (Oxford U. Press, 2008); reprinted in MiFID:  A Competitive Landscape (Hyderabad, India: ICFAI University Press  (http://www.iupindia.org/default.asp ), 2008).

Odious Debt Wears Two Faces: Systemic Illegitimacy, Problems and Opportunities in Traditional Odious Debt Conceptions in Globalized Economic Regimes, 70 Duke Journal of Law & Contemporary Problems 1-46 (2007).

Economic Globalization and the Rise of Efficient Systems of Global Private Law Making:  Wal-Mart as Global Legislator,  39(4) University of  Connecticut Law Review 1739-1784 (2007).

The Rule of Law, The Chinese Communist Party, and Ideological Campaigns:  Sange Daibiao (the “Three Represents”), Socialist Rule of Law, and Modern Chinese Constitutionalism, 16(1) Transnational Law & Contemporary Problems 29-102 (2006).

Ideologies of Globalization and Sovereign Debt:  Cuba and the IMF, 24 Penn State International Law Review 497-561 (2006).

Multinational Corporations, Transnational Law: The United Nation’s Norms on the Responsibilities of Transnational Corporations as a Harbinger of Corporate Social Responsibility as International Law, 37 Columbia Human Rights Law Review 287-389 (2006).

The Autonomous Global Corporation: On the Role of Organizational Law Beyond Asset Partitioning and Legal Personality, 41(4) Tulsa Law Journal 541-571 (2006).

Economic Globalization Ascendant:  Four Perspectives on the Emerging Ideology of the State in the New Global Order, 17(1) Berkeley La Raza Law Journal 141-168 (2006).  Published as Globalização Econômica e Crise do Estado: um estudo em quatro perspectives, Sequencia No. 51: 255-276 (December 2005).

Director Independence and the Duty of Care:  Race, Gender, Class and the Disney-Ovitz Litigation, 79 St. John’s Law Review 1011-1103 (2005).

Emasculated Men, Effeminate Law in the United States, Zimbabwe and Malaysia, 17 Yale Journal of Law & Feminism 1-63 (2005).

Surveillance and Control: Internal, External and Governmental Monitoring of Corporate Insiders After Sarbanes-Oxley, 2004(2) Michigan State Law Review 327-440.

The Duty to Monitor: Emerging Obligations of Outside Lawyers and Auditors to Detect and Report Corporate Wrongdoing Beyond the Federal Securities Laws, 77(4) St. John’s Law Review  919-1018 (2003), reprinted 53(4) Defense L.J. 671 (2004).

Cuban Corporate Governance at the Crossroads: Cuban Marxism, Private Economic Collectives, and Free Market Globalism, 14:2 Transnational Law & Contemporary Problems 337-418 (2004).

Retaining Judicial Authority: A Preliminary Inquiry on the Dominion of Judges, 12(1) William & Mary Bill of Rights Journal 117-178 (2003).

Using Law Against Itself: Bush v. Gore Applied in the Courts, 55(4) Rutgers Law Review  1109-1174 (2003).

The Führer Principle of International Law: Individual Responsibility and Collective Punishment, 21(3) Penn State International Law Review 509-567 (2003).

The Euro and the European Demos: A Reconstitution, 21 Year Book of European Law (England) 13-61 (2002).

Defining, Measuring and Judging Scholarly Productivity: Working Toward a Rigorous and Flexible Approach, 52(3) Journal of Legal Education 317-341 (2002).

Race, “The Race,” and the Republic: Reconceiving Judicial Authority After Bush v. Gore, 51(4) Catholic University Law Review 1057-1113 (2002).

The Sarbanes-Oxley Act: Federalizing Norms for Officers, Lawyer and Accountant Behavior, 76(4) St. John’s Law Review  897-951 (2002).

Human Rights and Legal Education in the Western Hemisphere: Legal Parochialism and Hollow Universalism, 21(1) Penn State International Law Review 115-155 (2002).

Religion and the Discursive Language of Same Sex Marriage, 30(2) Capital University Law Review 221-278 (2002).

General Principles of Academic Specialization By Means of Certificate or Concentration Programs: Creating a Certificate Program in International, Comparative and Foreign Law at Penn State, 20 Penn. State International Law Review 67 (2001).

The Extra-National State: American Confederate Federalism and the European Union, 7 Columbia Journal of European Law 173 (2001).

Inscribing Judicial Preferences into Our Basic Law: The Political Jurisprudence of European Margins of Appreciation As Constitutional Jurisprudence in the U.S., 7 Tulsa Comparative & International Law Journal 327-373 (2000).

Measuring the Penetration of Outsider Scholarship in the Courts: Indifference, Hostility, Engagement, 33 U.C. Davis Law Review 1173 -1226 (2000).

Chroniclers in the Field of Cultural Production: Interpretive Conversations Between Courts and Culture, 20 Boston College Third World Law Journal 291-343 (2000).

Disciplining Judicial Interpretation of Fundamental Rights: First Amendment Decadence in Southworth and Boy Scouts of America and European Alternatives, 36 Tulsa Law Journal 117-151 (2000).

Some Thoughts on The American Declaration of Independence and the Irish Easter Proclamation, 8 Tulsa Journal of Comparative & International Law 87 (2000).

Altheimer Symposium on Racial Equity in the 21st Century: Culturally Significant Speech: Law, Courts, Society and Racial Equity, 21 University of Arkansas Little Rock Law Journal 845-879 (1999).

Toleration, Suppression and the Public/Private Divide: Homosexuals Through Military Eyes, 34 Tulsa Law Journal 537-554 (1999).

Forging Federal Systems Within a Matrix of Contained Conflict: The Example of the European Union, Harvard Jean Monnet Working Paper, No. 4/98 (1998); 12 Emory International Law Review 1331-1394 (1998).

Not a Zookeeper’s Culture: LatCrit Theory and the Search for Latino/a Authenticity in the U.S., 4 Texas Hispanic Journal of Law & Policy 7-27 (1998).

Tweaking Facts, Speaking Judgment: Judicial Transmogrification of Case Narrative as Jurisprudence in the United States and Britain, 6 Southern California Interdisciplinary Law Journal 611-662 (1998).

Religion as Object and the Grammar of Law, 81 Marquette  Law Review 229-254 (1998).

A Cobbler’s Court, A Practitioner’s Court: The Rehnquist Court Finds its ‘Groove’, 34 Tulsa Law Journal 347-365 (1998/99).

Los fingidos y vagabundos: On the Origins of Personal Responsibility and the Welfare State In Early Modern Spain and Its Implications for Welfare Reform in the United States, 3 Loyola Poverty Law Journal 1-55 (1997).

Narrative and Jurisprudence in State Courts: The Example of Constitutional Challenges to Sex Conduct Regulation, 60 Albany Law Review 1633-1671 (1997) (Annual State Constitutional Law Commentary Issue).

Fairness as a General Principle of American Constitutional Law: Applying Extra-Constitutional Principles to Constitutional cases in Hendricks and M.L.B., 33 Tulsa Law Journal 135-162 (1997).

Harmonization, Subsidiarity and Cultural Differences: An Essay on the Dynamics of Opposition Within Federative and International Legal Systems, 4 Tulsa Journal of Comparative & International Law 185-217 (1997).

Reading Entrails: Romer, VMI and the Art of Divining Equal Protection, 32 Tulsa Law Journal 361-388 (1997).

Pitied But Not Entitled’: The Normative Limitations of Scholarship Advocating Change, 19 Western New England Law Review 59-66 (1997).

Inventing a ‘Homosexual’ for Constitutional Theory: Sodomy Narrative and Antipathy in U.S. and British Courts, 71 Tulane Law Review 529-596 (1996).

By Hook or By Crook: The Drive to Conformity and Assimilation in Liberal and Conservative Poor Relief Theory, 7 Hastings Women’s Law Journal 391-440 (1996).

Poor Relief, Welfare Paralysis and Assimilation, 1996 Utah Law Review 1-49.

The Incarnate Word, that Old Rugged Cross and the State: On the Supreme Court’s October 1994 Term Establishment Clause Cases and the Persistence of Comic Absurdity as Jurisprudence, 31 Tulsa Law Journal 447-471 (1996).

Welfare Reform at the Limit: An Essay on the Futility of ‘Ending Welfare as We Know It,’ 30 Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review 339-405 (1995).

Medieval Poor Law in Twentieth Century America: Looking Back Towards a General Theory of Modern American Poor Relief, 44 Case Western Reserve Law Review 871-1041 (1995).

Exposing the Perversions of Toleration: The Decriminalization of Private Sexual Conduct, the Model Penal Code, and the Oxymoron of Liberal Toleration, 45 University of Florida Law Review 755-802 (1993).

Raping Sodomy and Sodomizing Rape: A Morality Tale About the Transformation of Modern Sodomy Jurisprudence, 21 American Journal of Criminal Law 37-125 (1993).

Of Handouts and Worthless Promises: Understanding the Conceptual Limitations of American Systems of Poor Relief, 34 Boston College Law Review 997-1085 (1993).

Civil Wars: Stays of Execution, Appellate Sanctions and the Nature of Consensus on the Utility of Appellate Review, 29 Tulsa Law Journal 65-157 (1993).

 

 

E.         Published Book Reviews:

 

强世功教授对“不成文宪法”以及中国宪政秩序的研究, Nomos (Peking University Center for Studies in Politics and Law) Jan. 30. 2013, available http://www.pkujuris.com/xrzl/researcher/1/2013-01-30/300.html.

“What is China’s Dream?”  HU Angang Imagines China in 2020 as the First Internationally Embedded Superpower (Reviewing HU Angang, China in 2020: A New Type of Superpower (Washington, D.C.: Brookings Institution Press, 2011) ISBN 978-0-8157-9478-2 pp. i-xl; 2013), —– (forthcoming 2013) (with Keren Wang).

Book Review (Fabio Bassan, The Law of Sovereign Wealth Funds (Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing, Ltd., 2011. 171 pp.), 28(3) Banking and Finance Law Review 557-563 (2010-2011) (published 2013); earlier version at 2012 Bi-Annual Legal Report, Sovereign Wealth Fund Center (Rome, Italy) (2012).

The Drama Of Corporate Law:  Corporate Narrative Between Policy And Law, 2009 Michigan State Law Review 1111 (Reviewing David A. (Bert) Westbrook, Between Citizen And State: An Introduction To The Corporation. Boulder, Co, Paradigm Press 2007. + 176 Pp. Hardback ISBN-13  978-1594514043).

Governing Corporations:  Corporate Social Responsibility And The Obligations Of States, 25 Berkeley Journal of International Law 503 (2008) (Reviewing Jennifer A. Zerk, Multinationals And Corporate Social Responsibility:  Limitations And Opportunities In International Law.   Cambridge, England, Cambridge University Press 2006.  Xxviii +  339 Pp.  Hardback ISBN-13 978-0-521-844994).

An “All Round” Education In the Regionalism Driving Comparative Law, 1(2) The J. Comp. L. 243 (2006) (Reviewing Smits, Jan M., ed.  Elgar Encyclopedia of Comparative Law. Cheltenham, England/Northampton, Mass., Edward Elgar Publishing, Ltd., 2006.  xviii + 782 pp.  Casebound.  ISBN -13:978 1 84542 013 X).

The Many Faces of Hegemony: Patriarchy and Welfare as a Women’s Issue, 92 Northwestern University Law Review 327 (1997) (reviewing Mimi Abramovitz, Under Attack, Fighting Back: Women and Welfare Reform in  the United States (1996)).

Book Review, 6 Social & Legal Studies 455 (1997) (Eng.) (Reviewing, Carl F. Stychin, Law’s Desire: Sexuality and the Limits of Justice (1995)).

 

 

F.         E-Essays and Other Publications:

E-Essays:  Law at the End of the Day; http://www.lcbackerblog.blogspot.com.

拉瑞·巴克尔:美国政党政治的“去政治化”,Guancha, Jan. 14, 2014: Available http://www.guancha.cn/Larry-Backer/2014_01_19_200652.shtml.

The Cuban Communist Party and the Future of Course of Ideological Reform in Cuba, in Papers and Proceedings of the Twenty-fourth Annual Meeting of the Association for the Study of the Cuban Economy (ASCE) 24:— (forthcoming 2014).

The Problem of Labor and the Construction of Socialism in Cuba: On Contradictions in the Reform of Cuba’s Regulations For Private Labor Cooperatives, in Papers and Proceedings of the Twenty-Third Annual Meeting of the Association for the Study of the Cuban Economy (ASCE) 23:110-132 (2013). Available http://www.ascecuba.org/publications/proceedings/volume23/pdfs/backer.pdf.

Foreword, in Nichola D. Gutgold, The Rhetoric of Supreme Court Women:  From Obstacles to Options  ix- xii (Lanham, MD:  Lexington Books, 2012) (ISBN 978-0-7391-7250-6 (cloth; —0 (Pbk; –7251-3 (electronic)).

The Proletarian Corporation: Organizing Cuban Economic Enterprises in the Wake of the Lineamientos—Property Rights Between Corporations, Cooperatives and Globalization, in Papers and Proceedings of the Twenty-Third Annual Meeting of the Association for the Study of the Cuban Economy (ASCE) 22:212-236 (2012).

Order, Discipline and Exigency”: Cuba’s VIth Party Congress, the Lineamientos (Guidelines) and Structural Change In Education, Sport and Culture?, in Papers and Proceedings of the Twenty-First Annual Meeting of the
Association for the Study of the Cuban Economy (ASCE) 21:148-170 (2011); available http://www.ascecuba.org/publications/proceedings/volume21/pdfs/backer.pdf.

Globalization and the Socialist Multinational: Cuba and ALBA’s Grannacional Projects at the Intersection of Business and Human Rights, in Cuba in Transition: Papers and Proceedings of the Twentieth Annual Meeting of the
Association for the Study of the Cuban Economy (ASCE) 20:230-252 (2010); available http://www.ascecuba.org/publications/proceedings/volume20/pdfs/backer.pdf.  A later version was published in Political Economy of Change in Cuba, Proceedings of the International Symposium Cuba Futures:  Past and Present (Bildner Center for Western Hemisphere Studies, The Graduate Center, City University of New York, 31 March – 2 April 2011).

Globalizing Cuba:  ALBA and the Construction of Socialist Global Trade Systems, Proceedings of the 19th Annual Conference of the Association for the Study of the Cuban Economy (ASCE) 19:195-219 (2009); available http://www.ascecuba.org/publications/proceedings/volume19/pdfs/backermolina.pdf.

Remarks; The Norwegian Sovereign Wealth Fund:  Between Private and Public, 40(4) Georgetown Journal of International Law 1271-1280 (2009).

Cuba and the Development of the Odious Debt Doctrine, Proceedings of the 18th Annual Meeting of the Association for the Study of the Cuban Economy (ASCE) 18:98-118 (2008), available http://www.ascecuba.org/publications/proceedings/volume18/pdfs/backer.pdf.

Symposium Introduction:  Reifying Law—Rule of Law, Government, The State, and Transnational Governance, 26(3) Penn State International Law Review 511 (2008).

The Party as Polity, The Communist Party and the Chinese Constitutional State: A Theory of Party-State Constitutionalism, Conference Paper, Hong Kong City University, Oct., 2008.

Religion Clause Accommodation Doctrine, in Encyclopedia of the Supreme Court of the United States (MacMillan Reference USA, 2008) (IBN 9780028661247).

China: Law, Economy and Foreign Relations—A Symposium Introduction, 16(1) Journal of Transnational Law & Contemporary Problems 1 (2006).

Direct Shareholder Democracy:  Reflections on Lucian Bebchuk, 2(3) The Corporate Governance Law Review (Australia, ISSN: 1449-9029) 375 (December 29, 2006).

Chinese Constitutionalism, Sange Daibiao (the “Three Represents”), and the Rule of Law, Foreign Theoretical Trends (2006) (in Mandarin).

Sarbanes-Oxley and the Federalization of Corporate Law, blog commentary sponsored by the New York University Journal of Law & Liberty, October 28, 2005, available at http://www.nyujll.org/blog/.

Corporate Surveillance After Sarbanes-Oxley, 26(1) The Company Lawyer  3 (Eng.) (2005).

Restraining Power from Below: The European Constitution’s Text and the Effectiveness of Protection of Member State Power Within the EU Framework, The Federal Trust for Education and Research Online Paper No. 15/04 (July, 2004) available at http://www.fedtrust.co.uk/eu_constitution.

A New Constitution For Europe – Symposium Transcript (Major Innovations of the Proposed New European Constitution Treaty), 23 Penn State International Law Review 1, 28-31 (2004) (Louis F. Del Duca, ed.).

Forward: Constituting Nations – Veils, Disguises, Masquerades, 20(2) Penn State International Law Review 329-338 (2002).

On Diversity: A Partial and Incomplete Wish List, Southern Poverty Law Center website, http://www.tolerance.org, Jan. 2003; American Association of Law Schools, Minority Groups Section Newsletter, Nov., 2002.

Politics: Political Culture, in Encyclopedia of the United States in the Nineteenth Century (2000).

Welfare Rights, Encyclopedia of the American Constitution (Leonard W. Levy et al., eds., 2000).

Punishing Frivolous Appeals and Staying Executions of Judgments After Enactment of H.B. 1468, in Appellate Practice and Procedure (OU-CLE publication 1994).

Considering Supersedeas, Stays of Execution and Appellate Sanctions in Light of the Recent Amendments to Oklahoma Law, in The New Oklahoma Judgments and Appeals Laws and the New Amendments to the Oklahoma Pleadings Code (OBA/CLE publication, 1993).

Corporate Acquisitions and Mergers (Byron E. Fox and Eleanor M. Fox, eds.) (New York: LexisNexis/Matthew Bender) (revisions author): Chapter 5A (Summary of Acquisition Methods); Chapter 5B (The Statutory Merger); Chapter 5C (Acquisition of Assets); Chapter 5D (Acquisitions of Stock); Chapter 5E (Tender Offers and Takeovers) (2007); Chapter 9 (Vertical Acquisitions); Chapter 23 (Registration and Disclosure Under the Securities Act of 1933) (2005); Chapter 24 (Exemptions From Registration Under the Securities Act of 1933) (2005); Chapter 25 (Reporting and Disclosure Requirements Under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934)(2005); Chapter 26 (Limitations on Resale and Market Manipulation) (2006); Chapter 27 (Liabilities under the Federal Securities Laws) (2006); Chapter 28 (Issuer Concerns in the Electronic Era)(2006.), Chapter 29 (Labor issues in Acquisitions), Chapter 30 (Brokers and Finders), Chapter 32 (Defined Benefit Plans in Acquisitions.

Business Organizations With Tax Planning (Zolman Cavitch, ed.) (New York: LexisNexis/Matthew Bender) (revisions author):

– Part V Business Organizations Other than Partnerships and Corporations, Chapter 40 (Partnership Associations) (2004); Chapter 41 (Joint Ventures) (2004); Chapter 42 (Joint Stock Companies) (2008); Chapter 43 (Business Trusts) (2008).

– Part VI, Corporations:  Incorporation, Chapter 47 (Corporate Purposes and Powers:  Ultra Vires) (2006); Chapter 47 App. (Statutory Citations) (2006); Chapter 48 (Corporate Liability) (2006); Chapter 63A (Foreign Corporations) (2008).

– Part X, Corporate Finance, Chapter 87 (Financing and Capitalization: Definitions and Concepts) (2002), Chapter 92A (Summary of Considerations in Initial Capitalization of a Corporation) (2006).

– Part XI, Securities Regulation, Chapter 94 (Securities Exchange Act of 1934: Overview; Registration of Securities) (2003); Chapter 94A (Securities Exchange Act of 1934: Reporting Requirements; Proxies) (2003).

–Part XI-A, Corporate Financial Accounting, Chapter 95 (Securities Exchange Act of 1934: Short-Swing Insider Trading; Tender Offers and Other Acquisitions) (2004); Chapter 95A (Securities Exchange Act of 1934: Fraud and Manipulation; SEC Enforcement) (2004); Chapter 96 (The SEC and Accounting and Auditing Standards) (2004).

– Part XVI: Corporations, Distributions of Control, Chapter 108 (Distribution of Corporate Control) (1995) (2004); Chapter 108A (Close Corporations ) (1995) (2004).

– Part XVII: Shareholders, Chapter 109 (Voting Rights of Shareholders) (1999); Chapter 110 (Proxy Voting) (1998); Chapter 111 (Voting Trusts) (1996/2005); Chapter 114 (Shareholder Agreements) (1998); Chapter 116 (Shareholders’ Right of Inspection) (1998).

– Part XX: Directors and Officers, Chapter 124 (Functions and Composition of the Board of Directors) (2003); Chapter 125 (Board Meetings) (2000/2003); Chapter 126 (Board Committees) (2000/2003); Chapter 127 (The Director’s Discretion and It’s Limits) (2000/2003); Chapter 128 (Officers) (2003).

– Part XXIV: Corporate Creditors, Chapter 155 (Receivers) (2002).

– Part XXV: Mergers and Acquisitions, Chapter 160 (Review of Methods of Buying and Selling Corporate Businesses) (2004); Chapter 161 (Review of Factors to be Considered in Selecting Form of Acquisition) (2002) (2004); Chapter 165 (Sales of Stock) (2000).

 

 

Academic Presentations:

“A Lex Mercatoria for Corporate Social Responsibility Codes without the State?: On the Regulatory Character of Private Corporate Codes.“ Workshop on “Enforcing Corporate Social Responsibility: Transforming voluntary corporate codes into private law obligations?”, sponsored by the University of Maastricht, the Hague Institute for the Internationalisation of Law, and the UM-HiiL Chair, Maastricht, Netherlands October 17, 2014.

“International Monitoring and Oversight: Africa’s Increasing Presence.” Conference: Africa’s Sovereign Wealth Funds: Demand, Development and Delivery. The Royal Institute of International Affairs (Chatham House), London, United Kingdom, 5 September 2014

“The Cuban Communist Party at the Center of Political and Economic Reform”. Plenary Panel: “Cuba’s Reforms: Status and Prospects.” Conference: Association for the Study of the Cuban Economy 24th Annual Meeting, “Cuba’s Perplexing Changes”, Miami Florida, July 31, 2014.

“The Concept of Constitutionalization and the Multi-Corporate Enterprise in the 21st Century—The Body Corporate From Incarnation to Ensoulment to Ministry (But Whose?).” International Seminar, Constitutionalization of the World-Power System, Organised by the Economy, Man and Society Research Department, Collège des Bernardins and the University of Paris Nanterre, held at the Collège des BERNARDINS, Paris, France, 19 and 20 June 2014.

“The Emerging Structures of Socialist Constitutionalism With Chinese Characteristics: Extra-Judicial Detention (Laojiao and Shuanggui) and the Chinese Constitutional Order.”  Conference: “China-Constitution-Politics” hosted by the Pennsylvania State University School of International Affairs, the Penn State Center for Global Studies, Penn State Center for Democratic Deliberation, Penn State Rock Ethics Institute,  and the Coalition for Peace and Ethics, University Park, PA April 9, 2014.

“Privatization of Social, Cultural and Economic Rights in Southeast Asia.” Panel: Business and Human Rights in Regional Frameworks.” Conference: International Workshop, Business and Human Rights—Networks of Transnational Governance.” Hebrew University  of Jerusalem, February 19-20, 2014.  Jerusalem, Israel.

“A Review, Analysis and Suggestions for Going Forward for the Project: Jean-Philippe Robé, Antoine Lyon-Caen and Stéphane Vernac, ‘Enterprises and the Constitutionalization of the World-Power System.’”  Seminar.  Collège des Bernadins.  Paris, France.  February 6, 2014.

“Governance Polycentrism–Hierarchy and Order Without Government in Business and Human Rights Regulation.”  Conference: “Contested Collisions.” Hosted by the Collaborative Research Center 597 “Transformations of the State” through its Project A2 “The Juridification of Dispute Settlement in International Law.” University of Bremen; Bremen Germany, January 11, 2014.

“In Defense of the State and the International Legal Order: Reflections on Human Rights Obligations of Business: Beyond the Corporate Responsibility to Respect  (Surya Deva and David Bilchitz, eds., Cambridge University Press, 2013).” Discussant Remarks. UNOG Library Talks—Book Launch, “Human Rights Obligations of Business,” a side event at the Second Annual United Nations Forum on Business and Human Rights, of the Working Group on the issue of human rights and transnational corporations and other business enterprises, 2 December 2013.

“Polycentricity in South Asian Human Rights Law: On the Strategic and Simultaneous Use of Multiple Sources of Law to Advance Human Rights Against MNCs in South Asia.”  Conference: “Asia and International Law in the 21st Century: New Horizons.” Asian Society of International Law 4th Biennial Conference.  New Delhi, India, November 15, 2013.

“Methodological Issues in Implementing an Internationalized Curriculum—Five Approaches to Internationalization.”  Conference: “Internationalizing the Campus, College and Classroom.” Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania.  September 27, 2013.

“Democratizing International Business and Human Rights by Catalyzing Strategic Litigation.”  A Festival of Ideas Conference: Business and Human Rights: Moving Forward Looking Backwards. University of West Virginia College of Law.  Morgantown, West Virginia. September 23-24, 2013.

“State and Party in the Scientific Development of a Legitimate Rule of Law Constitutional System in China:  The Example of Laojiao and Shuanggui.” International Conference on “The Rule of Law With Chinese Characteristics” in Transition.  City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, June 6, 2013.

“Whose Crisis? Secular Liberalism, the Theocratic State and the Political Consequences of Privileging Religion for Multi-Religious  States.”  Panel: An Existential Crisis for Secular Liberalism.  Conference: 2013 Law & Society Association Annual Conference, May 31, 2013, Boston, Massachusetts

“The Trans-Pacific Partnership: Japanese Strategic Diplomacy or Chinese Containment.” Workshop. The University of Arizona, James E. Rogers College of Law.  Tucson, AZ, March 27, 2013.

“Sovereign Wealth Funds, Global Markets and Regulatory Regimes.”  Panel: Players and Interests in Global Markets. Conference: “A Market is a Market is a Market: Financial Regulation and the Role of Law in an Era of Global Finance.” 6th CLPE Conference, University of Ferrara, Osgood Hall Law School, Ferrara, Italy, November 9, 2012.

“Beyond Colonization—Programs of U.S. Legal Education Abroad by Indigenous Institutions.” Panel: Models of Internationalization.  Conference: “Building Global Professionalism: Emerging Trends in International and Transnational Legal Education” Symposium hosted by the Drexel Law Review and the Drexel International Law and Human Rights Society, Drexel University Earle Mack School of Law, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, October 12, 2012.

“Organizing Cuban Economic Enterprises in the Wake of the Lineamientos—Between Corporation, Cooperatives and Globalization.”  Panel: Property Rights. Conference: 22st Annual Conference of the Association for the Study of the Cuban Economy: Where is Cuba Going?, Miami, Florida, Aug. 3, 2012.

“Cooperatives and Corporations; Cuban Economic Enterprises on the Cusp of Change.” Panel: What Does The Future Hold For Cuba?: The Lineamientos, Guidelines For Economic Change In Cuba, and Cuba’s VIth Congress.  Conference:  XXXth International Congress, Latin American Studies Association:  Toward a Third Century of Independence in Latin America.  San Francisco, California, May 25, 2012.

“Governance Without Government or Government With the State? The Multinational Corporation and Global Human Rights.” Workshop Presentation. Faculties of Philosophy and Law, Tilburg University, Tilburg, Netherlands, May 21, 2012.

“Collisions of Societal Constitutions: Hierarchical Power Arrangements and Horizontal Effects in the Management of Human Rights Regimes?” Panel: Human Rights and Private Power.  International Conference: Transnational Societal Constitutionalism, hosted by the Hague Institute for the Internationalisation of Law (HiiL), The International University College of Turin (IUC) and the Collegio Carlo Alberto, Collegio Carlo Alberto, Moncalieri, Torino, Italy, May 17-19, 2012.

“Institutionalizing Global Principles of Business and Human Rights:  The U.N. Guiding Principles of Business and Human Rights.”  Workshop presentation.  University of West Virginia Law School, Morgantown, West Virginia, April 19, 2012.

“Transnational Corporate Constitutionalism:  The Emergence of a Constitutional Order for Economic Enterprises.” Presented for a Global Governance Debate (with Peer Zumbansen, Osgoode Hall Law School, York University, Toronto, Canada), “On the Tension Between Public and Private Governance in the Emerging Transnational Legal Order” sponsored by the Robert Schuman Centre’s Global Governance Programme.  European University Institute, Florence, Italy, April 16, 2012.

“The Corporation as Semiosis.”  Workshop: Legal Semiotics & Politics.  The Roberta Kevelson Seminar on Law & Semiotics Roundtable.  Pennsylvania State University, Dickinson Law School, Carlisle, Pennsylvania, March 2, 2012.

“Governance Without Government or Government Without the State: An Inquiry.” Panel: From Government to Transnational Regulatory Governance.  Conference: Transnational Private Regulatory Governance:  Regimes, Dialogue, Constitutionalization.  Fifth Critical Research Laboratory in Law and Society Workshop.  Osgood Hall Law School, York University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, March 1, 2012.

“Transparency and Business in International Environmental Law.” Workshop. Institut de Hautes Études Geneva and Universität Basil.  Thun, Switzerland, Jan. 18-21, 2012.

“Global Principles of Business and Human Rights and the Sovereignty Elements of the Chinese Constitution.”  Workshop. East China University of Law and Politics (华东政法大学).  Shanghai, China. Oct. 19, 2011.

“Order, Discipline and Exigency”: Cuba’s VIth Party Congress, the Lineamientos (Guidelines) and Structural Change In Education, Sport and Culture?.  Panel: Education and the VIth Party Congress. Conference: 21st Annual Conference of the Association for the Study of the Cuban Economy: Cuba’s Evolving Socio–Economic and Political Landscape, Miami, Florida, Aug. 5, 2011.

Global Law Schools on the U.S. Model.  Panel: Transnational Legal Studies.  Conference: Congreso Sobre la Internacionalización de la Educación Superior en Derecho, Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha, Facultad de Ciencias Jurídicas y Sociales, Toledo, España, June 15, 2011.

Globalization and the Socialist Multinational: Cuba and ALBA’s Grannacional Projects at the Intersection of Business and Human Rights, Panel: Sources and Conditions of Economic Change in the Cuban Economy.  Conference: International Cuba Symposium, Cuba Futures: Past / Present, Bildner Center for Western Hemispheric Studies, The Graduate Center, City University of New York, March 31 – April 2, 2011.

From Institutional Misalignments to Socially Sustainable Governance:  The Guiding Principles for the Implementation of the United Nation’s “Protect, Respect and Remedy” Framework and the Construction of Inter-Systemic Global Governance. Panel:  The Relationship Between Human Rights Norms and Corporate Governance.  Conference:  The Global Impact and Implementation of Human Rights Norms, University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law (co-sponsored by the World Affairs Council of Northern California Sacramento Chapter, McGeorge International Law Society and the American Branch of the International Law Association), Sacramento, California,  March 11, 2011.

Presentation: “On the Evolution of the United Nations’ ‘Protect-Respect-Remedy’ Project: The State, the Corporation and Human Rights in a Global Governance Context.”  Co-sponsored by the UNA-USA Centre County, the Interinstitutional Consortium for Indigenous Knowledge, and the Penn State School of International Affairs.  State College, PA. February 23, 2011.

O funcionário público e o Fundo de Investimento Soberanos (SWF): Quatro modelos de governança pública em busca de coerência (The Public Official and the Sovereign Wealth Fund (SWF):  Four Models of Public Governance in Search of Coherence).  1º Seminário Internacional de Governança Pública, ENA-Brasil, Florianopolis, Santa Caterina, Brasil, Nov. 19, 2010.

Coherence in Governance System for Multinational Corporations: The OECD Guidelines for Multinational Corporations, the National Contact Points, Corporate and Stakeholder Actors Between Public and Private Spheres.  Panel:  OECD Guidelines for Multinational Corporations—What Every International Lawyer Needs to Know About Possible Upcoming Changes (Section on Corporate Social Responsibility).  Conference:  International Bar Association Annual Meeting, Vancouver, Canada, October 4, 2010.

Not Their Master’s Tools:  Transnational Corporate Governance and Anti-Subordination Strategies Among Communities of Color.  Panel:  Critical Race Corporate Governance in a Domestic and Transnational Environment.  Conference: Third National People of Color Scholarship Conference (Our Country Our World in a “Post-Racial” Era), Seton Hall University School of Law, Newark, New Jersey, September 9, 2010.

Cuba’s Grannacional Projects at the Intersection of Business and Human Rights.  Panel: Human Rights.  Conference:  Association for the Study of the Cuban Economy 20th Annual Meeting, Miami, Florida, July 30, 2010.

Contextualizing the New Global Charter for Ethics Within Movements for Global Governance.  Panel: A New Global Charter for Ethics in the World Economy? Implications for Corporate Social Responsibility.  Conference: American Bar Association Section on International Law, Spring Meeting.  New York, New York, April 16, 2010.

Masculinities and Enterprise Global Governance: The OECD and Development of Transnational Norms for Enterprise Organization and Behavior.  Panel: Masculinity and Manliness.  Conference:  13th Annual Conference for the Association for the Study of Law, Culture and the Humanities, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, March 20, 2010.

The United Nations’ “Protect, Respect, and Remedy” Human Rights Project:  On Operationalizing a Global Framework for the Regulation of Transnational Corporations.  Symposium Conference, Corporations and International Law.  Panel: Protect, Respect and Remedy: Regulation of Transnational Corporations. Santa Clara University School of Law, co-sponsored by the American Society of International Law, the American Branch of the International Law Association and the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University,  Santa Clara, California, March 12, 2010.

Transnational Corporations & Transnational Regulation.  Conference: Transnationalismus in Recht, Staat und Gesellschaft, Organized by University of Bremen, Collaborative Research Center 597, University of Bremen, Faculty of Law, and the Vereinigung für Rechtssoziologie (Association for Sociology of Law), Mit freundlicher Unterstutzung von: Bundesministerium der Justiz, Nolting‐Hauff‐Stiftung, DEKOMTE GmbH, Universität Bremen, Bremen, Germany, March 4, 2010.

Transnational Corporate Constitutionalism: The U.N. Global Compact, the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises and the Emergence of a Constitutional Order for Economic Enterprises.  Symposium Conference:  The Constitutionalization of the Corporate Global Sphere, Handelshojskolen (Copenhagen Business School), Copenhagen, Denmark, September 18, 2009.

The Drama of Corporate Law:  Between Citizen and State From the South Sea Bubble to the Financial Crisis of 2008.  Conference: Business Law and Narrative Symposium, Michigan State University College of Law, East Lansing, Michigan, September 11, 2009.

Globalizing Cuba:  ALBA and the Construction of Socialist Global Trade Systems.  Panel: Legal Issues.  Conference: 19th Annual Conference of the Association for the Study of the Cuban Economy (ASCE), Cuba in a World of Uncertainty, Miami, Florida, July 31, 2009.

Cuba And The Construction Of Alternative Global Trade Systems: Alba And Free Trade In The Americas.  Panel: Forging Regional Alliances Through the Bolivarian Alternative for the Americas (ALBA).  Conference: The Measure of a Revolution: Cuba, 1959-2009, Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada, May 8, 2009 (Conference organized by Queen’s University, the University of North Carolina, Boston University and the University of Havana (Cuba)).

Critical Race Theory Abroad:  An Album in Seven Tracks.  Roundtable Discussion:  CRT in a Global Society.  Conference: CRT 20:  Honoring Our Past, Charting Out Future, University of Iowa College of Law, April 4, 2009.

Sovereign Wealth Funds, Private Global Governance, and Public Global Investment: The Example of the Norwegian Sovereign Wealth Funds.  Panel: Country Studies: SWF Form and Function.  Conference: Sovereign Wealth Funds, Georgetown University Law Center, March 30, 2009.

Sovereign Wealth Funds:  Issues of Definition and Regulatory Reform. Comparative Law and Society Speaker Series.  Suffolk University Law School, Boston, Massachusetts, February 26, 2009.

Sovereign Wealth Funds and Regulatory Responses to the Financial Markets Crisis.  Panel: Regulatory Actors and Actions: An Assessment.  Conference: Global Meltdown: Examining the Worst Global Financial and Economic Crisis Since the Great Depression, University of Iowa College of Law, Iowa City, Iowa, February 20, 2009.

Global Economic Collapse and the Search for Sources of Values in Economic Theory: The Role of Religion From a Catholic Perspective. Panel: Socio-Economics and Faith in a Higher Power.  Conference:  Association of American Law Schools Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA, January 7, 2009.

Theocratic Constitutionalism.  Workshop presentation.  Rutgers University School of Law, Camden, Camden, New Jersey, November 3, 2008.

The Emergency Economic Stabilization Act and Legal Issues Arising From the Economic Meltdown.  Staff Speaker Program.  Reserve Bank of India.  Mumbai, India, October 20, 2008.

The Communist Party and the Constitutional State: A Theory of Constitutionalism and the Party-State. Panel: Constitutionalism in China (Practice) (II).  Conference:  Constitutionalism in China in the Past 100 Years and Its Future, The Centre for Chinese and Comparative Law (RCCL) School of Law, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China,  October 17, 2008.

Cuba and the Development of the Odious Debt Doctrine.  Panel:  Economic Topics.  Conference: Association for the Study of the Cuban Economy 18th Annual Conference, Miami, Florida, August 4, 2008.

Sovereign Wealth Funds: Views From the U.S. and the E.U. (Fondos d’Inversió Sobirans i la EU), Colloquium presentation (in English and Spanish).  Faculty of Law, University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain, June 12, 2008.

Theocratic Constitutionalism:  The Evolution of Constitutionalism from Secular Universalism to Theocracy (Constitucionalisme theocràtic:  Evolució del constitutcionalisme de l’universalisme secular a la teiocràcia).  Colloquium presentation (in English and Spanish).  Faculty of Law, University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain, June 5, 2008.

God(s) Over Constitutions: International and Religious Transnational Constitutionalism in the 21st Century.  Workshop Presentation.  Loyola New Orleans School of Law, New Orleans, Louisiana, April 1, 2008.

The Mechanics of Perfection:  Philosophy, Theology and the Perfection of American Law. Panel: Ontology and Legal Theory. Conference:  Imagining Justice & Injustice, 11th Annual Meeting of the Association for the Study of Law, Culture and the Humanities, sponsored by the University of California at Berkeley and San Francisco State University, Berkeley, California, March, 29, 2008.

Gendering Rule of Law Male.   Panel: Masculinity and the Constitution.  Conference:  Imagining Justice & Injustice, 11th Annual Meeting of the Association for the Study of Law, Culture and the Humanities, sponsored by the University of California at Berkeley and San Francisco State University, Berkeley, California, March, 29, 2008.

God(s) Over Constitutions: International and Religious Transnational Constitutionalism in the 21st Century. Panel: Constitution-Making in Complex Local Contexts. Conference: On Operationalizing Global Governance, Indiana Journal of Global Legal Studies, Indiana University—Bloomington School of Law, Bloomington, Indiana, March 20, 2008.

Parallel Tracks?: Assessing Models for the Internationalization of Law School Curricula in Light of the Principles in the Carnegie Foundation’s ‘Educating Lawyers.’  Conference:  International Conference on the Future of Legal Education, Georgia State University Law School, Atlanta, Georgia, Feb. 23, 2008.

The State as Shareholder: Golden Shares, Sovereign Wealth Funds, and the Public Law Element in Private Choice of Law. Panel:  Corporate Law. Conference: The New European Choice-of-Law Revolution, Lessons for the United States?, Duke University School of Law, Durham, North Carolina, Feb. 9, 2008.

From Moral Obligation to International Law: Disclosure Systems, Markets and the Regulation of Multinational Corporations. Symposium – “Global Responsibility: Myth or Reality?”.  Georgetown Journal of International Law, Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, D.C. Feb. 5, 2008.

Values Economics and Theology:  The Contribution of Catholic Social Thought and its Implications for Legal Regulatory Systems.  Panel:  Theology and Socio-Economics; Extended Program:  Socio-Economics and Economic Justice.  Conference: Association of American Law Schools Annual Meeting, New York, NY, Jan. 3, 2008.

Multinational Corporations as Objects and Sources of Soft Transnational Regulation. Panel: International Law Making and Non-State Actors:  Toward New Paradigms?  Conference: International Law Weekend,  “Toward a New Vision of International Law,” The American Branch of the International Law Association, New York, New York, October 27, 2007.

Nostalgia Written in Blood:  The Noble Savage and Latin American Political Identity.  Conference:  4th Annual Indigenous Law Conference, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, October 19, 2007.

Gendering the President Male: Narrowing Rule of Law Constitutionalism in the American Context. Panel:  Masculinity, Manliness and the Constitution.  Conference:  12th Annual LatCrit Conference, Miami Beach, Florida, October 6, 2007.

Empresas transnacionales y el desarrollo de sistemas globales de derecho privado.  Lecture (Palestra) delivered at the Universidade Federal do Paraná, Núcleo de Estudos em Direito Internacional, Programa de Pesquisa, Curitiba, Brazil, May 14, 2007.

Responsabilidade Social da Empresa.  Lecture (Palestra) delivered at Universidade Luterana do Brasil, Pró-Reitoria de Pesquisa e Pós-Grasuação, Diretoria de Pós-Grasuação, Programa de Pós-Grasuação em Direito, Porto Alegre, Brazil, May 10, 2007 (in Spanish).

Global Panopticism and Corporate Law Making.  Panel:  The Changing Face of Corporate Lawmaking.  Conference:  Democracy and the Transnational Private Sector, 13th Annual Indiana Journal of Global Legal Studies Conference, Indiana University—Bloomington School of Law, Bloomington, Indiana, April 12, 2007.

Fides et Ratio—Faith and Reason, Jurisprudence and Theology, Law and Logos.  Panel: Law and Ontology.  Conference:  Association for the Study of Law, Culture & the Humanities 10th Annual Conference, Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, D.C., March 23, 2007.

Odious Debt Wears Two Faces: Systemic Illegitimacy, Problems and Opportunities in Traditional Odious Debt Conceptions in Globalized Economic Regimes. Panel:  Policing State Corruption and the Relevance of Transnational Justice Issues.  Conference:  Odious Debts and State Corruption.  Sponsors:  Journal of Law & Contemporary Problems, Duke Center for International and Comparative Law, Duke Global Capital Markets Center, and Duke University School of Law, Durham, NC, January 26, 2007.

God(s) Over Constitution.  Panel: Religion, Religious Pluralism, and the Rule of Law.  Conference:  Association of American Law Schools Annual Meeting (panel sponsored by the AALS Section on Law and Religion), Washington, D.C., January 3, 2007.

Monitor and Manage:  MiFID and Power in the Regulation of EU Financial Markets.  Panel:  Financial Services:  Free Movement and Harmonization in the EU.  Conference: EU Financial Services Regulation:  Completing the Internal Market.  Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, London, United Kingdom, October 26, 2006 (organized by the Academy of European Law and the Centre for Commercial Law Studies, Queen Mary, University of London) (Event 206R08, http://www.era.int).

Reifying Law: “Let Them Be Lions, But Yet Lions Under The Throne.”  Faculty Workshop Presentation, Birkbeck College, Faculty of Law, University of London, London, United Kingdom, October 25, 2006.

Multinationals and the Rise of Global Systems of Private Lawmaking:  The Example of Wal-Mart as Global Legislator.  Panel:  Wal-Mart:  The New Superpower.  Conference:  Wal-Mart Matters, University of Connecticut School of Law, Hartford, Connecticut, October 20, 2006.

Supplier Chain Discipline Among Multi National Corporations: The Rise of Private Systems of Transnational Law and Its Enforcement.  Panel: Unfair Competition—The Civil and Criminal Consequences.  Conference: 24st International Symposium on Economic Crime, Jesus College, Cambridge University, Cambridge, England, September 5, 2006.

Multinational Corporations, Transnational Law:  The United Nation’s Norms on the Responsibilities of Transnational Corporations as a Harbinger of Corporate Social Responsibility as International Law.  Panel:  Globalization as Dynamic Negotiation:  Private Law (Dis)Ordering and Public Responses in Transborder Contexts.  Conference:  The Law and Society Annual Meeting, Baltimore, Maryland, July 7, 2006.

Developments in the International Regulation of Multi-National Corporations—The Right to Development and the Obligations of Multi-Nationals.  Address at the Universidad de Barcelona, sponsored by the Facultat de Dret. Universidad de Barcelona and the University of San Diego School of Law,  Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain, June 12, 2006.

De la producción de derecho internacional:  somos todos empresarios.  Panel:  Perspectivas para os services juridicos e o comercio internacional.  Conference:  Encontro de Advocacia International, hosted by the Universidade Federal de Santa Caterina, Florianópolis, Brazil, May 3, 2006.

Derecho al desarrollo y empresas transnacionales.  Panel:  Cómercio Internacional e desenvolvimento.  Conference:  XII Encontro Internacional de Direito da América do Sul hosted by the Universidade Federal de Santa Caterina, Florianópolis, Brazil, May 2, 2006.

God Over Constitution:  Religiously Based Foundations and Modern Constitution-Making in the 21st Century, Panel:  Human Rights.  Conference: Association for the Study of Law, Culture and the Humanities Ninth Annual Conference. College of Law, the Sawyer Law and Politics Program of the Maxwell School and the College of Arts and Sciences, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY, March 17, 2006.

The Limits of Judicial Engagement and the Politics of LGTB Equality.  Program:  Courting Justice:  The Contested Role of the Courts for the Struggle for LGTB Equality.  The Program on Law and Government, American University Washington School of Law, Washington, D.C., March 7, 2006.

Chinese Constitutionalism, Sange Daibiao (The “Three Represents”) and the Rule of Law.  Panel:  Rule of Law in China.  Conference:  China:  Law, Finance, Security, University of Iowa College of Law, Iowa City, Iowa, February 10, 2006.

God Over Constitution:  Religiously Based Foundations and Modern Constitution-Making in the 21st Century, Conference:  Delaware Valley International Law Day 2005, Temple University Beasley School of Law, Institute for International Law and Policy, Philadelphia, PA, October 29, 2005.

Universalidade do Globalisação; Principio Teritorial das Empresas Multinacionais, Participação na Semana Acadêmica do Curso de Dereito, Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Paraná, São José dos Pinhais, Paraná, Brasil, October 18, 2005; and Palestra na Facultade de Ciencias e Educação, Universidade Federal do Espíritu Santo, Vitória, Espíritu Santo, Brasil, October 21, 2005 (in Spainsh).   Presented as post-graduate seminar at the Facultade da Admninitraçâo Pública, Consultime/Univers, Vitória, Espíritu Santo, Brasil, October 22, 2005 (in Spanish).

Regulamentação Contemporânea das Empresas Multinacionais, Programa de Pós-Graduação em Direito, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brasil, October 13, 2005; and Palestra na Facutade de Drieito de Curituba, Curitiba, Paraná, Brasil, October 19, 2005 (in Spanish).

Economic Globalization Ascendant and the Crisis of the State.  Panel:  Trade, Development and Economic Theory.  Conference:  Tenth Annual LatCrit Conference, Critical Approaches to Economic In/Justice, San Juan, Puerto Rico, October 8, 2005.

Obligations of Debtor States: Globalization and Sovereignty. Conference:  Law and Society Association Annual Meeting, Las Vegas, Nevada, June 2, 2005.

The Race Effects of Emerging Integrated Global Economic Networks.  Conference:  People of Color, Women and the Public Corporation, Conference on Racial and Gender Equity in the Business Setting, St. John’s University, School of Law, Queens, New York, March 18, 2005.

On the Psychology and Conflicting Visions of Globalized Capital Flows and the Obligations of Debtor States.  Panel:  Identity, the Psyche and Legal Discourse.  Association for the Study of Law, Culture and the Humanities, 8th Annual Conference, University of Texas, College of Liberal Arts, Austin, Texas, March 11, 2005.

The Proposed EU Constitution and Its General Principles of Law:  Solidifying a Hierarchy of Values of European Law Over the Constitution.  Symposium: The Future of the New Constitution for Europe; Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, School of Advanced Study, University of London (England), Jan. 12, 2005.

Rethinking Individual Responsibility and Collective Guilt Under National and International Human Rights Regimes: The Trials of Slobodan Milosevich and the Responsibility of Serbia.  Conference: Delaware Valley International Law Day II, Temple University Beasley School of Law, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, October 30, 2004.

Multinational Corporations, Transnational Law: Corporate Social Responsibility as International Law.  Plenary Panel II: Corporate Social Responsibility, Reform and Race.  Second National People of Color Legal Scholarship Conference, America, Race and Law at the Crossroads, The George Washington University School of Law, Washington, D.C. (held Oct. 7-10, 2004).

Cuba and the IMF: Conflicting Visions of Globalized Capital Flows and Sovereign Debt. Panel: The International Monetary Fund, Debtor Nations and International Trade and Finance: New Issues, Problems and Solutions.  Second National People of Color Legal Scholarship Conference, America, Race and Law at the Crossroads, The George Washington University School of Law, Washington, D.C. (held Oct. 7-10, 2004).

Restraining Power From Below: Protecting the Residuary Powers of the Member States Within A European Constitutional Framework.  Conference: Towards A European Constitution, The Federal Trust for Education and Research, Goodenough College, London, England, July 2, 2004.

Cosmopolitan Judicial Constitutionalism and the E.U.  Panel: Citizenship and Democracy.  Conference: Cosmopolitanism and Europe, Royal Holloway, University of London, Egham, England, April 23, 2004.

Cuban Marxism, Chinese Maoism and Free Market Globalism: Can Cuba Embrace the Global Community on Its Own Terms.  Symposium: Whither Goes Cuba?  Prospect for Economic & Social Development, University of Iowa College of Law, Iowa City, Iowa, Feb. 6, 2004.

European Constitutionalism and the European Judiciary.  Symposium: A New Constitution for Europe?; Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, School of Advanced Study, University of London (England), Jan. 14, 2004.

Cuban Corporate Governance at the Crossroads: Finessing the Tensions Between Cuban Marxism and Free Market Globalism.  Delaware Valley International Law Day, Temple University Beasley School of Law, Philadelphia, PA, Nov. 1, 2003.

Lawrence v. Texas and the Future of State Regulation of Sex, Faculty Workshop, Supreme Court Roundup, Pennsylvania State University, Dickinson School of Law, Carlisle, PA October 31, 2003.

Internal, External and Governmental Monitoring of Corporate Insiders After Sarbanes-Oxley.  Panel: Disclosure Obligations.  Conference: In the Wake of Corporate Reform: One Year in the Life of Sarbanes-Oxley: A Critical Review, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, September 19, 2003.

Corporate Surveillance and the Sarbanes-Oxley Act.  Panel: Accounting for Integrity.  Conference: 21st International Symposium on Economic Crime, Jesus College, Cambridge University, Cambridge, England, September 9, 2003.

The Duty to Monitor: The Emerging Obligation of Shareholders, Outside Lawyers and Accountants Under Federal Law.  Panel: The Intersection of Race and Corporate Law.  Conference: Symposium on the Intersection of Race, Corporate Law, and Economic Development, St. Johns University Law School, New York, New York, April 4, 2003.

Overcoming Law: On the Limits and Utility of Legal Deconstruction.  Panel: Nietzsche and The End of Law; Conference: Law, Culture, and the Humanities, Cardozo University Law School, New York, New York, March 8, 2003.

Female Space, Male Space, Raced Space: Gender, Race, Law, Works in progress presentation, Mid-Atlantic People of Color Scholarship Conference, Washington & Lee University School of Law, Lexington, Virginia, January 31, 2003.

Disciplining the Female by Proxy: The Political Economy of Intra-Masculinity and Sex Crimes.  Panel: Feminism and Masculinity; Conference: Subversive Legacies: Learning From History/Constructing the Future, University of Texas Law School, Austin, Texas, November 23, 2002.

The Sarbanes-Oxley Act: Federalizing Norms for Officers, Lawyer, and Accountant Behavior.  Panel: The Role of Professionals After Enron; Conference: Enron and Its Aftermath, St. Johns University School of Law, Jamaica, New York, September 20, 2002.

Gendering Masculinity and Sex Crimes.  Panel: Feminist Futures; Conference: 2002 Critical Legal Conference: The (In) Justice of Law – The Critique of Human Being and the Possibility of Politics, University of London, Birkbeck College/University of North London, London, England, September 8, 2002.

On Death and Transfiguration: Law After Deconstruction.  Panel: Terminal Legality; Conference: 2002 Critical Legal Conference: The (In) Justice of Law – The Critique of Human Being and the Possibility of Politics, University of London, Birkbeck College/University of North London, London, England, September 8, 2002.

Same Sex Marriage and the Language of Religious Discourse.  Panel: Same-Sex Couples in a Globalized World: National and Supra-National Considerations; Conference: Law and Society Association and Canadian Law and Society Association 2002 Joint Meeting, Vancouver, Canada, May 30, 2002.

Using Law Against Itself: Profiting From the Lessons of Bush v. Gore in the Courts.  Panel: Under Attack: Democracies Across the Americas; Conference Seventh Annual LatCrit Conference: Coalitional Theory and Praxis: Social Justice Movements and the LatCrit Community, University of Oregon Law School, Portland, Oregon, May 3, 2002.

What is a City?: Sovereign Organization in the 21st Century.  Panel: The Post Modern Aristotle; Conference: Law, Culture, and the Humanities, University of Pennsylvania Law School, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, March 8, 2002.

Agnus Dei: Miscausation and the Constitution of Community.  Panel: inevitabilities Two: The Social and Post-Structural Thought; Conference: law, Culture, and the Humanities, University of Pennsylvania Law School, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, March 9, 2002.

Human Rights Education in the Western Hemisphere.  Works in Progress presentation; Mid-Atlantic People of Color Scholarship Conference Annual Meeting, Georgetown University School of Law, Washington, D.C., Feb. 2, 2002.

Same Sex Marriage and the Language of Religious Discourse.  Panel: Issues of Sexuality; Mid-Atlantic People of Color Scholarship Conference Annual Meeting, Georgetown University School of Law, Washington, D.C., Feb. 2, 2002.

Human Rights and Legal Education in the Western Hemisphere: U.S. Parochialism and Latin American Hollow Universalism.  Panel: Human Rights and Legal Education in the Western Hemisphere sponsored by the Section on Graduate Programs for Foreign Lawyers; 2002 Annual Meeting, Association of American Law Schools, New Orleans, Louisiana, January 6, 2002.

In the Shadow of Nietzsche’s St. Paul: The Judge as Priest, and the Necessity of Error in Jurisprudence.  Conference: British Critical Legal Conference, University of Kent, Canterbury, England, September 8, 2001.

The Revenge Revolt: The Supreme Court Moves Toward National Parliamentary Supremacy, and the Remaking of the American Federal System.  Plenary Panel: Coalition, Democracy and Community; Conference: Sixth Annual LatCrit Conference, “Latinas/os and the Americas: Centering North-South Frameworks in LatCrit Theory, University of Florida Levin College of Law, Gainesville, Florida, April 28, 2001.

The Revenge Revolt: The Supreme Court Moves Toward National Parliamentary Supremacy, and the Remaking of the American Federal System.  Panel on Constitutional Law and Politics; Conference: The Pennsylvania Political Science Association 62nd Annual Meeting, Dixon University Center, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, April 6, 2001.

The Four Great Errors and Constitutional Jurisprudence.  Conference: Law, Culture, and the Humanities, University of Texas College of Liberal Arts, Austin, Texas, March 9, 2001.

Religion as the Language of Discourse of Same Sex Marriage.  Conference: Same Sex Marriages, Domestic Partnerships and Civil Unions, Capital University Law School, Columbus, Ohio, March 3, 2001.

Has the American Confederacy Risen Again?: On the Intellectual of Confederate Federalism and the European Union.  Conference: Critical legal Conference, Birkbeck College, University of London, London, England, September 15, 1999.

Critical Turnings in Federalism, Understanding the Evolution of European Federalism Through the Political Philosophy of John C. Calhoun.  Conference: European Community Studies Association Sixth Biennial International Conference, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, June 4, 1999.

Breaking the Barriers Between Comparative and International Law: The Comparative Law Project in the Twenty-First Century.  Panel: New Directions in Comparative Law; Conference: American Society of International Law Annual Conference, Washington, D.C., March 26, 1999.

Universalism versus Particularity in International Law.  Keynote Address: 1999 South-Central Regional Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition, Tulsa, Oklahoma, February 12, 1999.

Culturally Significant Speech: Law, Courts, Society and Racial Equity.  Panel: Race & Culture.  Conference: Altheimer Symposium on Racial Equity in eh 21st Century, University of Arkansas, Little Rock School of Law, Little Rock, Arkansas, February 26-27, 1999.

Universalism and Particularities: On the Tensions and Contradictions of ‘Bringing Human Rights Home.’  Gillis Long Poverty Law Center Distinguished Speaker; Loyola University New Orleans School of Law, New Orleans, Louisiana, October 5, 1998.

On the Nature of the Authoritative Voices of Judges.  International Institute for the Sociology of Law, Conference on Law and Cultural Studies, Oñati, Spain, September 25, 1998.

The Many Faces of Hegemony: Patriarchy and Welfare as a Women’s Issue.  Conference: 1998 Annual Meeting & Society Association, Aspen, Colorado, June 4, 1998.

Chroniclers in the Field of Cultural Production: Interpretive Conversations Between Courts and Culture.  Keynote Address: 12th Annual Comparative Literature Symposium – The Sociomaterial Turn: Excavating Modernism, University of Tulsa, College of Arts and Sciences, Tulsa, Oklahoma, March 7, 1998.

Tweaking Facts, Speaking Judgment: Judicial Transmogrification of Case Narrative as Jurisprudence in the United States and Britain.  Conference: Critical Legal Conference, University College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland, September 6, 1997.

Harmonization, Subsidiarity and Cultural Difference: An Essay on the Dynamics of Opposition Within Federative and International Legal Systems.  Conference: Critical Legal Conference, University College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland, September 7, 1997.

Religion as Object, and the Grammar of Law.  Conference: Religion and the Judicial Process: Legal Ethical and Empirical Dimensions, Marquette University Law School, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, April 4, 1997.

Ethics in the Global Economy: What We Can We Do?  Conference: Multinational Business in the 21st Century: Cultures and Transitions, University of Tulsa, Tulsa, Oklahoma, March 6, 1997.

Reflections on the Law of ‘Moral and Social Disapprobation’ in Romer v. Evans: Conformity and the Political Functions of Courts in the U.S. and U.K. Panel: Queering/Querying the Law; Conference: The Letter of the Law: Law, Literature and Culture, University of Southern California, Graduate Department of English, Los Angeles, California, March 1, 1997.

Queering Theory: An Essay on the Conceit of Revolution in Law, University of Tulsa, Faculty Colloquy, College of Law, Tulsa, Oklahoma, January 16, 1997.

Legal Harmonization: What Effects are Supranational Organizations Having on the Domestic Legal Systems of Member States.  Panel: New Approaches to Comparative and Foreign Law, University of the Utah College of Law, Salt Lake City, Utah, October 11-12, 1996.

Queering Theory: An Essay on the Conceit of Revolution in Law.  Conference: Critical Legal Conference, University of East London, London, England, September 7, 1996.

Welfare and Social Justice Issues for People of Color.  Conference: First Annual Northeastern People of Color Scholarship Conference, Springfield, Massachusetts, March 28, 1996.

British Approaches to the Regulation of Sexual Conduct, panel on International Issues in the Regulation of Sexual Conduct.  Conference: Interdisciplinary Conference on the Tenth Anniversary of Bowers v. Hardwick, John Marshall Law School, Chicago, Illinois, March 14, 1996.

The Juridical Erection of Irregular Identity: Narrative as Judgment, Jurisprudence as Excuse, and the Example of Sex Deviant Archetyping in the Courts.  Conference: Interdisciplinary Conference on the Tenth Anniversary of Bowers v. Hardwick, John Marshall Law School, Chicago, Illinois, March 14, 1996.

By Hook or By Crook: The Drive to Conformity and Assimilation in Liberal and Conservative Poor Relief Theory.  Panel: Current Proposals: The Impact on Women, Children and People of Color.  Conference: Hastings Women’s Law Journal Symposium, Welfare Reform: Can It Work?, Hastings College of the Law, San Francisco, California, February 3, 1996.

Welfare Reform at the Limit: The Futility of ‘Ending Welfare as We Know It.’  Panel: Apocalypse Now?: The Future of Poverty law and Lawyering in the Age of Gingrich; Conference: 1995 Annual Meeting Law & Society Association, Toronto, Canada, June 1, 1995.

Adult Consensual Sexual Non-Conformists and the Law, An Empirical Study of Enforcement and Administration in Tulsa County, Oklahoma and Los Angeles County, California.  Faculty Colloquy, Case Western Reserve University School of Law, Cleveland, Ohio, April 14, 1994.

1994 Arthur W. Fiske Memorial Lecture: Medieval Poor Law in Twentieth Century America: Looking Back Towards a General Theory of Modern American Poor Relief.  Case Western Reserve University School of Law, Cleveland, Ohio, April 14, 1994.

Of Handouts and Worthless Promises: Understanding the Conceptual Limitations of American Systems of Poor Relief.  Faculty Colloquy, University of Tulsa College of Law, April 11, 1994.

Civil Wars: Stays of Execution, Appellate Sanctions and the Nature of Consensus on the Utility of Appellate Review.  Faculty Colloquy, University of Tulsa College of Law, October 14, 1993.

 

Continuing Education/Short Course Presentations/

Other Public Activities:

Participant, Experts for Consultation on the Reporting and Assurance Frameworks Initiative (RAFI).  Sponsored by Mazars LLP, Human Rights Resource Center and Shift.  New York, NY, May 16, 2014.

Participant, Expert workshop on national action plans. United Nations Working Group on the issue of human rights and transnational corporations and other business enterprises. Eighth session, Geneva, Swirtzerland, May 8, 2014.

Chair and Discussant, “The Possibilities and Contours of State Multiplicity: Preliminary Findings”, featured Jan-Hendrik Passoth (Technische Universität Berlin), Nicholas Rowland (Penn State University), and Larry Catá Backer (Penn State) as discussant.  Pennsylvania State University School of Law, March 18, 2014. University Park, Pennsylvania. Available http://mediasite.dsl.psu.edu/Mediasite/Play/f3aac706a4784758a148d8989c6fd5031d.

Chair and Discussant.  Panel: From International Relations to Transnational Polycentric Governance: Politics, Law and Business.” Conference: International Workshop, Business and Human Rights—Networks of Transnational Governance.” Hebrew University  of Jerusalem, February 19-20, 2014.  Jerusalem, Israel.

Seminar, Chinese Constitutional Law, National Law University, Delhi, India, November 16, 2013.

Speaker, “Shared Governance Under Stress: Reflections of the Chair of the Penn State University Faculty Senate.” Panel: Shared Governance.  Conference: American Association of University Professors (AAUP), 2013 Annual Conference, Washington, D.C., June 13, 2013.

Speaker, “Corporate Law Practice, Multinational Corporations & Human Rights Issues.” Program:  Explore Law at Penn State; University Park, PA, May 13, 2013.

Address,  “The Trans-Pacific Partnership: Japanese Strategic Diplomacy or Chinese Containment.” Japan America Society of Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh, PA, March 21, 2013.

Participant, Men’s Perspectives Panel, Women’s Leadership Initiative, College of Health and Human Development, Pennsylvania State University, State College, Pennsylvania, February 1, 2013.

Participant, “Rule Jungling: Strategies and Innovations.” Innovating Justice Forum. Hague Institute for the Internationalization of Law. The Hague, Netherlands, Nov. 1-2, 2012.

Speaker, “Corporate Law Practice, Multinational Corporations & Human Rights Issues.” Program:  Explore Law at Penn State; University Park, PA, May 14, 2012.

Remarks: “Penn State’s New Reality; Reflections by the Penn State 2011-2012 Fellows–Four Lessons Learned About University Governance in Crisis.”  Committee on Institutional Cooperation Academic Leadership Program, Seminar III:  Money, Management, Strategy.  Pennsylvania State University, State College, April 13, 2012.

Address, “Between Faculty, Administration, Board, State, and Students: On the Relevance of a Faculty Senate in the U.S. University,” AAUP Symposium: The Future University:  Academic Freedom, Shared Governance, and Contingent Faculty, Pennsylvania State University, April 2012, available http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2032779.

Panel Chair, Panel:  Comparing Labor Standards and Labor Rights.  Conference:  Defining and Defending Global Workers’ Rights.  Project for Global Workers’ Rights.  Pennsylvania State University, March 29, 2012.

Guest Speaker presenting materials on the Multinational Corporation as Object and Subject of Law, Seminar, “The Corporation in Global Perspective (L8244), Professor Curtis J. Milhaupt, Columbia Law School, New York, New York, March 19, 2012.

Speaker, ”Explore Law at Penn State.” Penn State University Law School, May 14, 2012.

Participant, EU Studies Syllabus Design Workshop.  Massey College.  Organized by the EU Centre of Excellence York University.  Toronto, Ontario, Canada, March 3, 2012.

Participant and Discussion Leader Small Group Sessions, Arab Spring Regional Strategic Symposium,. U.S. Army War College, Carlisle, Pennsylvania, Jan. 30-31, 2012.

Participant, Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC), Academic Leadership Program Fellows Agenda: Seminar I:  The Evolving University, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, Nov. 3-5, 2011; Seminar II: Internal and External Relationships, The University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, February 16-18, 2012 .

Participant, Chinese Delegation. 2011 Roundtable of the International Association of Constitutional Law.  Xi’an, China.  October 23-27, 2011.

Presenting “How to Develop Good Study Habits.” Black Law Students Association 1L Workshop, Pennsylvania State University Law School, University Park, PA, Aug., 20, 2011.

Paper Discussant; Elaine Scheye, “The VI Congress Guidelines on Cuban Biotechnology and Health Care: Just What the Doctor Ordered or a Bitter Pill to Swallow?” Panel: Social Issues and the VIth Party Congress. Conference: 21st Annual Conference of the Association for the Study of the Cuban Economy: Cuba’s Evolving Socio–Economic and Political Landscape, Miami, Florida, Aug. 6, 2011.

Participant, Law of the Future Forum, Hague Institute for the Internationalization of Law, Peace Palace, The Hague, The Netherlands, June 23, 2011 (participation by invitation).

Participant, Law of the Future Conference, Hague Institute for the Internationalization of Law, Peace Palace, The Hague, The Netherlands, June 23-24, 2011.

Participant, “The ‘Law and Semiotics’ Discourse,” The Roberta Kevelson Seminar on Law and Semiotics, Pennsylvania State University, Friday, Feb. 25, 2011, Carlisle, PA.

Participant: Consultation on SRSG Guiding Principles for the Implementation of the Protect, Respect, Remedy Framework. United Nations Commissioner for Human Rights, Palais des Nations, Geneva Switzerland, October 11-12, 2010.

Panelist: Advice for Late Bloomers.  Pipeline Program, Third National People of Color Scholarship Conference (Our Country Our World in a “Post-Racial” Era), Seton Hall University School of Law, Newark, New Jersey, September 9, 2010.

Panelist: Private Law and Globalization.  Conference:  XVIIIth International Congress of Comparative Law, Private Law Theory—A Workshop.  American University, Washington, D.C., July 28, 2010.

Organizer and Participant, U.B.-U.S.D. Round table: Perspectives on Current Challenges for Law and Governance Across Borders, University of Barcelona, Faculty of Law, Barcelona, Spain, June 10, 2010.

Introductory Remarks on the International Criminal Court and the Indictment of Sudan’s Head of State for Program: Retribution, Reconciliation, Reparation:  Perspectives on Justice in Darfur, sponsored by the Penn State Law School Human Rights Law Society and the Penn State Law School Alternative Dispute Resolution Society, University Park, PA, April 5, 2010.

Introductory Remarks on Venezuela’s relations with Cuba, and Moderator for Program: “What Kind of Democracy? A discussion about Hugo Chavez and the upcoming National Assembly Elections in Venezuela” featuring sponsored by the Penn State Law School Latino/a Law Student Association, University Park, Pennsylvania, April 1, 2010.

Moderator, Beyond Rhetoric: The State of Iran — Its Policies, Politics, and Global Impact, sponsored by the Penn State Law School’s International Law Society and School of International Affairs’ Student Government Association, State College, Pennsylvania, February 15, 2010.

International Conference, THAT’S RIGHT!: Corporate Responsibility for Human Rights Concepts, Examples, Approaches, organized by Development Policy Forum InWEnt – Capacity Building International, Germany on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development in cooperation with Global Compact Network Germany Institute for Development and Peace Round Table Codes of Conduct , 21 January 2010, Berlin, Germany (by invitation).

Expert Multi-Stakeholder Consultation, Closing Governance Gaps: Application of the U.N. “Protect, Respect, Remedy” Framework, sponsored by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, 20 January 2010 in Berlin, Germany (Invited participant).

Paper Commentator on work in progress. Eric J. Miller, “Constitutional Doctrine of Police Experience and Training.” Northeast People of Color Legal Scholarship Conference 2009, University of Buffalo School of Law, Buffalo, New York, Oct. 24, 2009.

Paper Commentator on work in progress.  Francine J. Lipman, “Saving Private Ryan’s Tax Refund.” Northeast People of Color Legal Scholarship Conference 2009, University of Buffalo School of Law, Buffalo, New York, Oct. 24, 2009.

Paper presentation, The Party as Polity, The Communist Party and the Chinese Constitutional State: A Theory of Party-State Constitutionalism, Scholarly Dialogues, Pennsylvania State University Law Review Speaker Series, University Park, Pennsylvania, October 8, 2009.

Panelist, Panel on Teaching Strategies to Success, Association of American Law Schools Workshop for Pretenured Minority Law School Teachers, Washington, D.C., June 18, 2009.

Paper Commentator, Workshop on Iyiola Solanke, Critical Race Theory and the European Union.  Conference: CRT 20:  Honoring Our Past, Charting Out Future, University of Iowa College of Law, April 4, 2009.

Paper Commentator, Workshop on Kaaryn Gustafson / Lily Khadjavi, Becoming the Man:  Can An Anti-Subordination Perspective Be Reconciled With Economic Models? Conference: CRT 20:  Honoring Our Past, Charting Out Future, University of Iowa College of Law, April 4, 2009.

Student Seminar:  “From Moral Obligation to International Law: Disclosure Systems, Markets and the Regulation of Multinational Corporations.”  Government Law College, Mumbai, India, October 21, 2008.

Address, “Emerging Trends in the Convergence of Public and Private Law:  Sovereign Wealth Funds, the Regulation of Sovereign Golden Shares, and the Regulation of Multinational Corporations,” Address Given at the Istanbul Chamber of Industry, Istanbul, Turkey, June 24, 2008

Participant, International Law Forum, Jus Gentium, Loyola New Orleans International Law Students Society, October 11, 2007.

Reader/Principal Commentator, Darren Rosenblum, Feminizing Capital:  Quota for Gender Equality in Corporate Boards.  Works in Progress.  Twelfth Annual LatCrit Conference Miami Beach, Florida, October 6, 2007.

On Collaboration as the Essence of Student Run Law Journals.  Address at the celebration of the 25th Anniversary of the founding of the Penn State international Law Review, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, April 14, 2007.

Introduction and Question & Answer Session:  American Society of International Law Webinair—Careers in International Law.  State College, Pennsylvania, January 30, 2007.

Debate Participant: A Debate on Wal-Mart and Economic Due Process. Ninth Annual Federalist Society Faculty Division Conference, Washington, D.C., January 5, 2007.

Moderator:  Finality and the Enforcement of Arbitration Agreements in Latin America.  Conference sponsored by the American Society of International Law, the Penn State International Law Review and the Coalition for Peace & Ethics, Washington, D.C.  December 15, 2006.

Lecture:  Religious Pluralism and the U.S Constitution. South Asian Undergraduate Student Leaders Institute Program: State, Society, and Culture in the United States for foreign undergraduates, Dickinson College, Carlisle, Pennsylvania, July 11, 2006.

Lecture: Politics, Media, Free Speech and the U.S. Constitution. South Asian Undergraduate Student Leaders Institute Program: State, Society, and Culture in the United States for foreign undergraduates, Dickinson College, Carlisle, Pennsylvania, July 11, 2006.

Panel Chair and discussant.  Panel: Comparative Religion and the Law in Context.  Conference:  The Law and Society Association Annual Meeting, Baltimore, Maryland, July 6, 2006.

Commentator.  Panel:  Adapting Political Structure to Societal Needs—An Italian Federalism? Redefining the State:  Regionalism and Supra-Nationalism.  Conference:   2006 Joint Conference, The American Society of Comparative Law and the Italian Society of Comparative Law, Pennsylvania State University, Dickinson School of Law, Carlisle, PA, April 7, 2006.

Presentation:  Corporate Social Responsibility, Emerging International Norms and Reparations.  Panel:  Responses to Reparations Claims, the Corporate Restitution Movement.  Conference:  Reparations and the Law:  Trying Reparations, American University, Washington School of Law, Washington, D.C., March 31, 2006.

Lunchtime Discussion: Who’s Protecting Your Rights?  Should Judges Find and Enforce Unenumerated Rights with Roger Pilon, Vice President, Legal Affairs, Cato Institute.   Penn State University Dickinson School of Law Speakers Trust and the Penn State Dickinson School of Law Federalist Society, Carlisle, Pennsylvania, February 23, 2006.

Questioner, Roundtable: Presidential War Powers From Lincoln to Bush, Dickinson College, Carlisle, Pennsylvania, November 3, 2005.

Debate:  Religious Liberties:  The Rise of State Religion, The Fall of Christian Civilization and How It All Began, with Kevin Hasson, President of the Beckett Fund, Sponsored by the Penn State University Dickinson School of Law Federalist Society, Carlisle, Pennsylvania, Nov. 2, 2005.

Participant. On-Line Symposium: Sarbanes-Oxley and the Federalization of Corporate Law, sponsored by the New York University Journal of Law & Liberty, October 28, 2005, available at http://www.nyujll.org/blog/

Moderator. Panel:  On Scholarship:  What to Write, How to Finish, Conference:  Third Annual LatCrit-SALT Junior Faculty Development Workshop, October 7, 2005.

Foreign Undergraduate Student Program: State, Society, and Culture in the United States for foreign undergraduates, presenting lecture entitled:  Religious Pluralism and the U.S.  Constitution, Dickinson College, Carlisle, Pennsylvania, July 7, 2005.

Foreign Undergraduate Student Program: State, Society, and Culture in the United States for foreign undergraduates, presenting lecture entitled:  Politics, Media, Free Speech and the U.S. Constitution, Dickinson College, Carlisle, Pennsylvania, July 5, 2005.

Roundtable Discussion on the Ramifications of the Rejection of the Proposed European Constitution, held by invitation at the International Financial Law Unit of the Centre for Commercial Law Studies of Queen Mary, University of London, London, England, June 22, 2005.

Discussant.  Panel:  Raising Good Corporations:  Regulation and Corporate Ethics. Conference:  Law and Society Association Annual Meeting, Las Vegas, Nevada, June 2, 2005.

Chair.  Panel:  Discourses of Identity in Politics and Law.  Association for the Study of Law, Culture and the Humanities, 8th Annual Conference, University of Texas, College of Liberal Arts, Austin, Texas, March 12, 2005.

Presentation: A New Constitution for the EU? Institute for Advanced Legal Studies (University of London) and Pennsylvania State University, Dickinson School of Law Program, London, England, Jan. 14, 2004.

Symposium commentator, A New Constitution for Europe: Major Innovations of the Proposed New European Constitution Treaty, Pennsylvania State University, Dickinson School of law, Carlisle, Pennsylvania, October 30, 2003.

Program:  Lawyers’ Disclosure Obligations Under the Sarbanes-Oxley Act. CEB presentation, Pennsylvania State University, Dickinson School of Law, Carlisle, PA, October 18, 2003.

Program: The Application of International Law to Camp X-Ray at Guantanamo Bay, commentator on talk by Jordan Paust, University of Houston. Pennsylvania State University, Dickinson School of Law, Penn State-Dickinson SBA Speakers Trust Fund Series, Amnesty International and International Law Society,  Carlisle, Pennsylvania, March 28, 2002.

“Judicial Politics and Constitutional law Roundtable – Bush v. Gore.”  Roundtable Session; The Pennsylvania Political Science Association 62nd Annual Meeting, Dixon University Center, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, April 7, 2001.

Moderator.  Panel: Issues in International Law; Conference: Mid-Atlantic People of Color Scholarship Conference, Pennsylvania State University, Dickinson School of Law, Carlisle, Pennsylvania, February 2, 2001.

Moderator.  Pane: New Perspectives in Anti-Poverty Advocacy: Promoting Equal Justice in the Post-Welfare Era, Section on Poverty Law.  Conference: American Association of Law Schools Annual Meeting, San Francisco, California, January 5, 2001.

Presentation: A Practitioner’s Guide to the 1999-2000 Supreme Court Term – the First Amendment Cases. University of Tulsa, Continuing Education of the Bar, Tulsa, Oklahoma, December 8, 2000.

Presentation: A Practitioner’s Guide to the 1998-99 Supreme Court Term – the Privileges and Immunities Clause Revived. University of Tulsa, Continuing Education of the Bar, Tulsa, Oklahoma, December 7, 1999.

Keynote Address. Dún Laoghaire Fourth of July Festival: Some Thoughts on The American Declaration of Independence and It’s Irish/European Connections At Century’s End, Dún Laoghaire, Ireland, July 1, 1999.

Presentation: Latin America and the European Union: A Closer Look at Legislative Processes and Legal Issues, presentations: Latin American Overview: Federalism Issues Arising at the Intersection of Local Laws and International Treaties, and The Reception of EU or Community Law in the Member States. Shook, Hardy & Bacon International Law CLE, Kansas City, Missouri, April 14, 1999.

Participant, The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Research Competitiveness Program Research in Domestic Preparedness: Ensuring Security, Protecting Infrastructure, Preventing Violence, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Oklahoma, March 14-16, 1999.

Presentation: Litigating in an e-Commerce World – Personal Jurisdiction and Web Based Commerce. Commercial Law League of America, Southern Region Meeting, New Orleans, Louisiana, January 29, 1999.

Presentation: A Practitioner’s Guide to the 1997-98 Supreme Court Term – the Federalism Decisions of the Supreme Court. University of Tulsa, Continuing Education of the Bar, Tulsa, Oklahoma, December 11, 1998.

E-Commerce Workshop: Legal Considerations of Doing Business on the Internet. U.S. Department of Commerce, Oklahoma State Department of Commerce, Oklahoma Export Assistance Center, Tulsa, Oklahoma, October 14, 1998.

Presentation: A Practitioner’s Guide to the 1996-97 Supreme Court Term – the Due Process decisions of the Supreme Court. University of Tulsa, Continuing Education of the Bar, Tulsa, Oklahoma, October 31, 1997.

Moderator.  Panel: Corporate Responsibility.  Conference: Second Annual Northeastern People of Color Legal Scholarship Conference, Boston, Massachusetts, March 22-24, 1997.

Speech: Recent Legal Decisions and Legislative Acts of Concern to Hispanic-Americans. Hispanic-American Foundation of Tulsa, Tulsa, Oklahoma, March 4, 1997.

Program: A Practitioner’s Guide to the 1995-96 Supreme Court Term – the Equal Protection Decisions of the Supreme Court. University of Tulsa, Continuing Education of the Bar, Tulsa, Oklahoma, December 6, 1996.

Presentation: Raping Sodomy and Sodomizing Rape: A Morality Tale About the Transformation of Modern Sodomy Jurisprudence. University of Tulsa, Continuing Education of the Bar, Tulsa, Oklahoma, September 9, 1994.

Presentation: Appellate Practice and Procedure in Oklahoma. University of Oklahoma, Dept. of Continuing Legal Education, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, April 8, 1994.

Seminar: The New Oklahoma Judgments and Appeals Laws and the New Amendments to the Oklahoma Pleadings Code. Oklahoma Bar Association, Continuing Legal Education, Tulsa, OK, September 10, 1993, and Oklahoma City, OK, September 17, 1993.

Moderator.  Panel:  Gays in the Military – What’s the Problem?  University of Tulsa College of Law Federalist Society Presentation, University of Tulsa College of Law, Tulsa, Oklahoma, April 7, 1993.

Moderator.  Panel: The Great School Prayer Debate.  University of Tulsa College of Law Federalist Society Presentation, University of Tulsa College of Law, Tulsa, Oklahoma, November 20, 1992.

Getting Into and Succeeding in Law School.  Houston Law Forum Minority Workshop, Houston, Texas, October 16, 1992.

 

News, Commentary, and Testimony (Selected):

Quoted in John Lauerman and Sophia Pearson, “Penn State Names Eric Barron Leader After Sandusky Scandal,” Bloomberg News 18 Feb. 2014.  Available  http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-02-17/penn-state-names-barron-leader-after-spanier-ousted-in-scandal.html.

Quoted in Jack Stripling, “The Fixer President: Leading a University Out of Turmoil,” Chronicle of Higher Education, ” Nov. 22, 2013.  Available http://chronicle.texterity.com/chronicle/20131122a?pg=3#pg3.

Quoted in Bill Toland, Penn State gets tough on staying healthy, Pittsburgh Post Gazette, August 11, 2013.  Available http://www.post-gazette.com/stories/business/news/penn-state-gets-tough-on-staying-healthy-698933/#ixzz2bmEgoQNF

Quoted in Karen Heller, Penn State’s Unpalatable Policy on Health, Philly Inquirer, July 25, 2013.  Available http://articles.philly.com/2013-07-25/news/40773924_1_penn-state-health-incentives-health-care

Quoted in Colleen Flaherty, “Weigh in or Pay,” Inside Higher Education, July 22, 2013.  Available  http://www.insidehighered.207elmp02.blackmesh.com/news/2013/07/22/penn-state-faculty-object-details-new-preventive-health-care-plan#ixzz2ZnS3J2cC.

Quoted in Susan Snyder, “Group Says Faculty Reps Should be Added to PSU Board of Trustees,” Philly.com, March 13, 2013,  available http://www.philly.com/philly/blogs/campus_inq/Group-says-faculty-reps-should-be-added-to-PSU-board-of-trustees.html.

Quoted in Peter Hall, “Penn State faces long road in putting Sandusky scandal behind: In 2013, university will face a slew of challenges stemming from the Sandusky case,” Chicago Tribune, December 26, 2012.  Available http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/mc-penn-state-sandusky-rebuilding-20121226,0,4769307,full.story.

Quoted in Bill Pennington, “Once Ubiquitous on Campus, ‘Paterno’ is No Longer Uttered”, The New York Times, Nov. 24, 2012.  Available  http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/25/sports/ncaafootball/paterno-once-ubiquitous-at-penn-state-is-no-longer-uttered.html?pagewanted=all.

Quoted on Debra Erdley, “Leader Searches Look to be Arduous at Penn State, Carnegie Mellon,Pittsburgh Tribune, Nov. 22, 2012, available http://triblive.com/news/allegheny/2921828-74/president-university-penn-search-state-cmu-universities-schools-candidates-research.

Quoted in Charles Thompson, “Former Penn State President Graham Spanier, ex-Athletic Director Tim Curley Still Draw Pay,” The Patriot News, Aug. 6, 2012.  Available http://www.pennlive.com/midstate/index.ssf/2012/08/former_penn_state_president_gr_4.html.

Quoted in Eleanor Chute, “Penn State University: ‘More Than a Football Team,’” Pittsburgh Post Gazette, July 29, 2012.  Available

http://www.post-gazette.com/stories/news/education/penn-state-university-more-than-a-football-team-646640/?p=2

Quoted in Mike Armstrong, “Sanctions Not a Death Blow to State College Economy,” Philadelphia Inquirer, July 28, 2012.  Available http://articles.philly.com/2012-07-28/business/32890182_1_tripp-umbach-penn-state-mount-nittany-medical-center.

Quoted in Nicole Radzievich, Peter Hall and Christina Gallagher, “Paterno statue removed from Penn State stadium,” Allentown Morning Call, July 22, 2012.  Available http://articles.mcall.com/2012-07-22/sports/mc-penn-state-removes-paterno-statue-20120722_1_statue-joe-paterno-paterno-library .

Quoted in Susan Snyder, “Spanier’s faculty status at PSU under scrutiny,” Philadelphia Inquirer, July 20, 2012.  Available

http://articles.philly.com/2012-07-20/news/32747915_1_sandusky-case-tenure-professor

Quoted in Mike Jensen, “Colleges Look at Management of Sports Programs in Wake of Freeh Report,” Philadelphia Inquirer, July 15, 2012, available  http://www.philly.com/philly/sports/colleges/penn_state/162493536.html?viewAll=y

Quoted in Jessica VanderKolk, Matt Carroll, Chris Rosenblum and Matt Morgan, “Region ‘trying to process’ findings,” Centre Daily Times, July 13, 2012, available http://www.centredaily.com/2012/07/13/3259849/region-trying-to-process-findings.html.

Quoted in Anne Danahy, ‘There May Be a Smoking Gun’ in Freeh Report, Centre Daily Times, July 10, 2012.  Available http://www.centredaily.com/2012/07/10/3256573/there-may-be-a-smoking-gun.html.

Quoted in Adam Smeltz and Debra Erdley, Cracks have begun to form in the legacy of coach Joe Paterno, Pittsburgh Tribune Review, July 8, 2012, available http://triblive.com/news/2157736-74/paterno-state-penn-leaks-sandusky-legacy-university-report-former-freeh.

Quoted in Peter Hall, “Penn State, Sandusky questions could be answered in Freeh Report, Which Will Likely Fuel Lawsuits,” The Allentown Morning Call, July 8, 2012, available http://articles.mcall.com/2012-07-07/news/mc-penn-state-sandusky-freeh-report-20120706_1_state-president-rodney-erickson-larry-backer-sandusky.

Quoted in Jeremy Roebuck and Susan Snyder, “Independent Penn State Investigation Could Go Beyond Sandusky,” Sacramento Bee, July 8, 2012. Available http://www.sacbee.com/2012/07/08/v-print/4617069/independent-penn-state-investigation.html. Also published as Freeh Probe May Go Far Beyond Sandusky, Philadelphia Inquirer, July 8, 2012. Available  http://www.philly.com/philly/news/20120708_Freeh_probe_may_go_far_beyond_Sandusky.html?viewAll=y.

Quoted in Juan O. Tamayo, “Cuban universities cut enrollment; foreign investors are leaving,” McClatchy Washington Bureau, May 17, 2012, available http://www.mcclatchydc.com/2012/05/16/v-print/149071/cuban-universities-cut-enrollment.html.  

Quoted in Andrew McGill, “Analysis: Corbett not afraid to exercise muscle on Penn State board: The governor, guaranteed a seat on Penn State’s board of trustees, is one of only a few governors in history to be active participant,” Herald Mail.com, February 13, 2012.  Available http://www.herald-mail.com/news/mc-penn-state-corbett-trustee-20120211,0,3601131.story.

Quoted in Jeff Gammage and Susan Snyder, “Burden of College Costs Falling More and More on Students,” Philadelphia Inquirer, February 13, 2012.  Available  http://articles.philly.com/2012-02-13/news/31055055_1_state-aid-joni-finney-higher-education.

Quoted in Chris Arsenault, “Cuba’s Old Guard Faces New World,” Al-Jazeera, Jan. 29, 2012, available http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/features/2012/01/20121282049195108.html

Quoted in J. Brady McCollough, “Death of Paterno Created Deep Void for Penn Staters,” Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Jan. 29, 2012; A1, 6.

Quoted in Andrew McGill, “Penn State Faculty Says Its Time for Healing,” The Morning Call (Allentown, PA) Jan. 24, 2012, available http://www.idahostatesman.com/2012/01/24/1966887/penn-state-faculty-says-its-time.html.

Quoted in  Mike Jensen, “Professors Call for Basic Changes as Response to Sandusky,”  Philadelphia Inquirer, Nov. 18, 2011, available http://articles.philly.com/2011-11-18/sports/30414948_1_trustees-college-sports-penn-state-s-faculty-senate.

Quoted in Juan O. Tamayo, “Corruption Investigation Reported in Cuba,” The Miami Herald, Aug. 8, 2011. Available http://www.miamiherald.com/2011/08/07/2350047/corruption-investigation-reported.html.

Discussed in Mike Hricik, Professor explains international business law, The Daily Collegian (Penn State University), Feb. 24, 2011, available http://www.collegian.psu.edu/archive/2011/02/24/Law_school_event.aspx.

Referenced in Alice Barrett, Christina DeFeo, & Stephanie Lloyd, Hillary Clinton Visits Latin America: A Renewed Opportunity for Regional Cooperation or an Intensification of the kind of Neo–Cold War Rhetoric that has Categorized U.S Latin American Policy to Date? Council on Hemispheric Affairs, June 6,2010. Available http://www.coha.org/hillary-clinton-visits-latin-america-a-renewed-opportunity-for-regional-cooperation-or-an-intensification-of-the-kind-of-neo%E2%80%93cold-war-rhetoric-that-has-categorized-u-s-latin-american-policy-t/; and Secretary of State Clinton in Latin America,  Scoop World Independent News (New Zealand), June 7, 2010.  Available http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO1006/S00131.htm.

Quoted in Scott Jaschik, No More Early Vacations, Inside Higher Ed, Jan. 28, 2010, http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2010/01/28/vacation.

Quoted in Vivian Wai-yin Kwok, China Finally Arrests Rio Workers, Forbes.com, Aug. 12, 2009.

Quoted in 小心低调,力拓案的中国启示录 (Washington Observer Aug. 19, 2009), http://www.washingtonobserver.org/financial_information_show.aspx?id=3237.

Appearance on WHTM (ABC Affiliate) Channel 6, Harrisburg, PA on the nomination of Judge Roberts to the Federal Supreme Court, July 20, 2005.

Solicited testimony on the effects of the proposed constitutional treaty for the European Union, to the House of Commons European Scrutiny Committee, published at House of Commons European Scrutiny Committee, Aspects of the E.U.’s Constitutional Treaty, 14th Report of Session 2004-05, HC 38-xiv-II (April 6, 2005) at Vol. II, pages 119-122.

Quoted in David Luhnow, A Mexican Media Millionaire Now Faces Investigation in U.S., The Wall Street Journal, January 2004.

 

 

Pennsylvania State University Service Activities (2000 to present):

A.        Penn State University Faculty Senate: Parliamentarian (2014-2015); Immediate Past Chair (2013-14); Chair (2012-2013); Chair Elect (2011-2012, elected April 2011); Secretary (2010-2011, elected April 2010); Senator representing the School of Law (2005-present).  Committee assignments: Penn State University Faculty Senate Intra-University Relations Committee (Chair 2009-2010; Vice Chair 2006-2007; 2008-2009); Senate Faculty Affairs Committee (2005-2006); Committee on Committees and Rules (2010-2016).

B.         University Board of Trustees: University Board of Trustees Committee on Finance, Business and Capital Planning (2012-2013).

C.         University Committees Appointed: Freeh Group Advisory Committee (Advisory Council for Continued Excellence (ACCE) after 2013 (2012-2014); Facilities Naming Committee (2012-2013); Academic Leadership Council (2012-2013); Faculty Advisory Committee (2010-2014); Implementation Task Force for Global Engagement Brazil (2012-2013); Peking University Faculty Implementation Team (2011): Task Group for Global engagement, Brazil (2011): Task Group for a Global Engagement Node in Cuba (2010); Task Group for a Global Engagement Node in South America (2009-2010); University Immediate Tenure Review Committee (2008-2010); University Promotion and Tenure Committee (2005-2007); School of International Affairs Establishment Committee (2005-2006); DSL Program Committee (2005); Dean Search Committee (2001-2002).

D.        Law School Committees: Relevance and Reach Committee (Chair 2013-2014); SJD Committee (2013-2014); Strategic Planning Committee (2013-2014); International/Nonresident Educational Programs Committee (Chair 2009-2010); International Committee (2005-2007; 2008-09) (Chair 2005-06, 2006-07); Promotion and Tenure Committee (2001-2005)(Chair, 2003-2005; Sec. 2001-2002); Curriculum Committee (2013-14; 2005-2006) (Chair, Spring 2006); Faculty Development Committee (2004-2005); Diversity Committee (Chair 2005; 2002-2005; 2008-2009); Admissions Committee (Chair 2002-2003); International & Comparative Law Faculty Advisory Committee (since 2002); London Semester Abroad Committee (2001-2002); Out-of-the-Box Committee (Chair 2001-2002); Technology Committee (2001-2002); International Programs Committee (2001-2002); Tenure Team, Lance Cole (Vice-Chair since 2001); Tenure Team, Carla Pratt (Chair since 2003).

E.         School of International Affairs Committees:  Strategic Planning Committee (2013-2014); Appointments (2010-2011); International Trade, Economics and Competitiveness Sub-Committee (2010-2011).

F.         Other Penn State Service Activities:  Penn State Alumni Association Grassroots Committee (2012-2013); Sponsor, Latino/a Law Students Association (since 2003); Sponsor, International Law Students Association (since 2001); Sponsor, Minority Law Student Association (2001-2006).

 

 

University of Tulsa Service Activities (1991-2000):

A.        University Committees:  (1) University Appeals Board (1995-1997); (2) Planning Committee, International Conference, Multinational Corporations and Technology, University of Tulsa, Tulsa, Oklahoma, March 5-7, 1997; (3) University Judicial Board (1993-1994).

B.         Law School Committees:  (1) Tulsa Comparative and International Law Center, Executive Director since 1998), Co-Director (1996-1998), Fellow (1995-1996); (2) College of Law Screening Committee, University Outstanding Teacher Award, Chair (1997; 1999; 2000); (3) College of Law Selection Committee, Chapman Distinguished Chair (1998); (4) Dean Search Committee (1994-1995); (5) Appointments Committee (1992-1996; 1998-2000), Acting Chair (1994), Chair (1994-1995, 1995-1996); (6) Search Committee, Chapman Distinguished Chair (1998-1999); (7) Dean’s Advisory Committee (1995-96); (8) Curriculum Committee (1996-98); (9) Curriculum Reform Drafting Sub-Committee (1997); (10) Law School Alumni Association Social Committee (1995-98); Search Committee for Assistant Dean for Student Affairs (1993); (11) ABA Self-Study, Subcommittee on Goals (1993); (12) Ad Hoc Selection Committee, American College of Trial Lawyers’ Scholarship (1994); (13) Ad Hoc Multicultural Affairs and Disabilities Committee, Chair (1992-1993); (14) Academic Status & Student Affairs (Spring, 1992).

C.         Other University of Tulsa Service Activities: (1) Sponsor, University of Tulsa College of Law Hispanic Law Students Association (1991-2000); (2) Advisor, Tulsa Law Journal (1994-2000); (3) Advisor, Tulsa International Law Students Association (1998-2000); (4) Judge, Irish Bar Council-Butterworths European Union Law Moot Court Competition; preliminary round focusing on trade and regulatory issues of European Community Law, Dublin, Ireland, March 11, 1999; (5) Judge, College of Law A.B.A. Law School Negotiation Competition (1991-92, 1992-93, 1993-94, 1997-98); (6) Judge College of Law First Year Class Law School Negotiation Competition (1997-98); (7) -Coach, College of Law team, A.B.A. Law School Negotiation Regional Competition, Lubbock, Texas (1991-92, 1992-93); Houston, Texas (1993-94); Tulsa, Oklahoma (1994-95); Dallas, Texas (1995-96); Dallas, Texas (1998-99); National Finals in Kansas City (1994); (8) Coach, College of Law team, 1994 University of Oklahoma ADR First Annual Negotiation Competition; (9) Coach, Moot Court Honor Society, Widener University School of Law, Corporate Law Competition, Wilmington, Delaware (1991-92, 1992-93); (10) Participant, College of Law, Pre-Law Day, (i) comparative and international programs (1999), (ii) program on The Minority Experience’ (1992, 1993, 1994), (iii) judge, mock Moot Court Competition (1992), and (iv) classroom experience program in civil procedure (1994, 1995, 1996); (11) Participant, Hispanics in College Workshop, a one day workshop for area high school students of Hispanic origin (1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1996, 1999); (12) Participant, Pre-Orientation Day for incoming law students (June 24, 1995); (13) Participant, University of Tulsa High School Pre-Law Day, Open Forum Program (March, 1995).