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Friday November 30, 2012

08:45 - 09:15

Memorabilia Room, Sterling Memorial Library (Wall Street entrance)

09:10 – 09:15

Remarks by Dr. Gordon Silverstein, Assistant Dean, Graduate Program

09:15 - 10:30

Opening Keynote Address, Sterling Library Lecture Hall (Wall Street entrance)
Professor Reva Siegel
Nicholas deB. Katzenbach Professor of Law
“Social Movement Conflict and Constitutional Change”


Panel 1A, Bass Library LL1A

Panel 1B, Room 124 (Yale Law School)

10:45 - 12:45





Moderator: Jurgen Goossens
Constitutional Rights and Political Community
· James Fowkes (Yale):
The Uncomfortable Argument: Solidarity as a Reason for Courts to Prefer Majority Wishes to Minority Rights
· Yaniv Roznai (LSE):
‘Unamendable Provisions’ as Means for Building Constitutional Solidarity
· Thomaz Pereira (Yale):
Entrenchment and Constitutional Politics: Interpreting Eternity Clauses

Moderator: Leora Katz
Conflict and Solidarity in Criminal Law

· Rocío Lorca Ferreccio (NYU):
    Social Justice and the State's Standing to Punish
· Toby Goldbach (Cornell):
Instrumentalizing the Expressive as Promoting Conflict or Inclusiveness: Law Reform and Alternatives to Criminal Sentencing Procedures in Canada
· Conor Hanly (Yale):
Criminal Prosecution in Victorian England


Panel 2A, Room 128 (Yale Law School)

Panel 2B, Room 129 (Yale Law School)

14:00 - 15:15

Moderator: Tal Sela
Constitutionalism and (I)Liberal Values
· Ramzan Alnoaimi (Georgetown):
Losing the historical character, losing the constitutional future: The prospective constitutional reforms in Arabian Gulf Monarchies
· Jaclyn Neo (Yale):
Mixed Constitutions: New Modalities of State-Religion Relations

Moderator: Matthias Rossbach
Regulating Solidarity in the European Union
· Pieter Van Cleynenbreugel (Leuven):
Re-imagining Transnational Solidarity in Post-Crisis European Union Law
· Stefanie Egidy (Wuerzburg):
Debt Ceilings in the European Union:
Facilitating Economic Solidarity Through Law


Panel 3A, Room 128 (Yale Law School)

Panel 3B, Room 129 (Yale Law School)

15:45 - 18:15

Moderator: Adrian Kuenzler
Legal & Economic Communities
· Johanna Stark (Munich):
Crowding Out Morality? Regulatory Competition and Its Effects on Law as a Public Good
· Noam Noked (Harvard):
Conflict Aversion and Legal Conflicts
· Roy Shapira (Harvard):
Law and Reputation: How the Legal System Corrects Distortions in Reputational Sanctions
· Elizabeth Chorvat (Chicago):
Expectations and Expatriations: An Event Study

Moderator: Jamie Baxter
Healthy Communities
· Nora Markard (Berlin):
Building Solidarity in Health Care: A Comparative Perspective
· Everaldo Lamprea (Stanford):
Right-to-health litigation in Latin America: evidence from Colombia, Brazil and Costa Rica
· Tsung-ling Lee (Georgetown):
Dissecting NCDs’ Regulatory Mixes: A Prescription for a Cure or a Malignant Growth for Population Health

Saturday December 1, 2012


Panel 4A, Room 121 (Yale Law School)

Panel 4B, Room 128 (Yale Law School)

09:30 – 12:00

Moderator: Radidja Nemar
Conflict and Cooperation, and Human Rights
· Yoon Jin Shin (Yale):
Beyond Victim Protection: Toward Contextualized Human Rights Responses Upholding the Agency of Persons in Human Trafficking Situations
· Basil Ugochukwu (Osgoode Hall):
Pierre Bourdieu’s Habitus and Post-Colonial Influences on Human Rights Adjudication in Commonwealth Africa
· Ryan Thoreson (Oxford):
“Human Rights for Everyone, Everywhere”: Exploring the Conjunction of Sexual Politics and Human Rights
· Joanna Noronha (Harvard):
Harnessing Gender to Law: Designing Domestic Violence Law and Policy

Moderator: Isaias Tesfalidet
International Community and Legal Conflict
· Thomas Wischmeyer (Freiburg):
“Governance by Trust” in EU Law
· Clemens Wackernagel (Halle-Wittenberg):
The International Common Good: Apotheosis or Twilight of International Constitutionalism?
· Farshad Ghodoosi (Yale):
Towards a Transnational Approach to Public Policy In International Dispute Resolution
· Damjan Kukovec (Harvard):
A Critique of the Rhetoric of Common Interest in the EU Legal Discourse


Panel 5A, Room 121 (Yale Law School)

Panel 5B, Room 128 (Yale Law School)

13:00 - 15:00

Moderator: Mohsin Alam
Solidarity Through Law
· Hillary Nye (NYU):
The Hart-Fuller Concurrence: Legal
positivism and the conceptual connection between law and autonomy

· Jakob Huber (Oxford):
Legally Mediated Loyalty? ‘Constitutional Patriotism’ and the Possibility of Cosmopolitan Solidarity
· Luise Mueller (Berlin):
Does International Law Promote Solidarity? Some Conceptual Reflections

Moderator: Estefania Vela
Managing Solidarity
· Chen Zhao (Washington U. – St. Louis):
The Interpretation of ‘Public Use’ in the United States and China and its Relation to Economic Development
· Natasha Salinas (U. Sao Paolo):
Governing by collaborative agreements: a case study on partnerships established between the federal government and non-profit organizations in Brazil
· Diego McCawley (Stanford):
The Institutionalization of the Right to Housing in Chile: Possibilities and Limitations of Market-Oriented Reforms to Chilean Housing Policy


Panel 6A, Room 121 (Yale Law School)

Panel 6B, Room 128 (Yale Law School)

15:30 – 16:45

Moderator: Jaclyn Neo

Cooperation and Conflict in Commonwealth Rights Review
· Scott Stephenson (Yale):
How constitutional structures affect rights reform: Australia and the new Commonwealth model of constitutionalism
· Michaela Hailbronner (Yale):
Co-operation or Legal Autonomy? Tackling the Challenge of Transformative Constitutionalism

Moderator: Ryan Liss

Legal Conflict in Transitional Communities
· Fábia Veçoso (U. Sao Paulo):
Between human rights absolutism and contextual history: aspects of the experience of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights.
· Farida Mortada (Harvard):
Courts in Revolutionary Times: A Post-Mubarak Moment of Adjudication

17:00 - 18:30

Closing Keynote Address (Room 128, Yale Law School)
Professor Bruce Ackerman
Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science
"Thinking Comparatively in the 21st Century"