Commercial Law Harmonization: Past as Prologue

Commercial Law Harmonization: Past as Prologue

The Brooklyn Journal of Corporate, Financial, & Commercial Law at Brooklyn Law School is hosting its annual symposium, titled ‘Commercial Law Harmonization: Past as Prologue,’ analyzing the work done in the past half-century to balance commercial law. They will explore how these efforts may apply to future commercial law endeavors and legislation.  

The symposium will celebrate the career of Neil B. Cohen of Brooklyn Law School for his teaching and participation in law reform efforts. ALI members participating in the symposium are listed below. 

  • Carl S. Bjerre of University of Oregon School of Law 
  • Richard R. W. Brooks of NYU School of Law  
  • Michael T. Cahill of Brooklyn Law School 
  • Henry D. Gabriel of Elon University School of Law 
  • Larry T. Garvin of Ohio State University, Moritz College of Law 
  • William H. Henning of Texas A&M University School of Law 
  • Edward J. Janger of Brooklyn Law School 
  • Roberta S. Karmel of Brooklyn Law School 
  • Brian A. Lee of Brooklyn Law School 
  • Lance Liebman of Columbia Law School 
  • Charles W. Mooney Jr. of University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School 
  • Juliet M. Moringiello of Widener University Commonwealth Law School 
  • Sandra M. Rocks of Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton 
  • Timothy R. Schnabel of Uniform Law Commission 
  • Stephen L. Sepinuck of Gonzaga University School of Law 
  • Edwin E. Smith of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius 
  • Aaron D. Twerski of Brooklyn Law School 
  • Steven O. Weise of Proskauer Rose 

From the event description: 

Commercial law harmonization efforts are creatures of their time. The Uniform Commercial Code, Restatements, and international model laws and conventions respond to then current practice and technology. Once promulgated, however, the commercial world inevitably changes, both because of and in spite of these instruments. This symposium will look back at the lessons learned from the past half century of harmonization, and then to look to the future, asking, “What have we learned, and what should we do next?” 

The symposium will take place on May 20 and May 21. It is being held in person and via Zoom. Review the schedule, learn more, and register here

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