Global Mondays

In the spring of 2011, several student groups and Law School programs came together with the common goal of increasing awareness and exchange of information related to global issues. The “Global Mondays” initiative and speaker series is dedicated to this cause and designed to further the Law School’s mission to act as a Leader for the Global Common Good.

Building on and expanding the reach of the existing Law through Global Eyes Lecture Series and the World Watch Speaker Series this is a weekly forum examining the intersection of law, policy and the role of legal professionals in our increasingly complex and interconnected world. Programming includes a variety of interdisciplinary events ranging from presentations by internationally recognized speakers, to student presentations on cross-border scholarship and research, to the exploration of international professional experiences.

The Global Mondays Initiative and the Global Friendship Program are also supporting various social opportunities for the UW Law community.

All are welcome. No RSVP needed.


Fall 2011 Schedule

Fall 2011 Brochure (print on legal size 8x14 paper)

All events take place from 12:30-1:20pm in William H. Gates Hall Room 117 unless otherwise noted; Lunch served

September 26 – Introduction of the Global Mondays Initiative and Global Friendship Program

Host: Student organizations and law school departments

September 29 – Special Thursday Afternoon Event – Global TGIT Student Social

5pm on the Law school terrace

October 3 – Law Through Global Eyes Lecture: Compartive Constitutionalism and Judicial Review in Korea

Hosted by the Asian Law Center

“A Comparison of System of Judicial Review: U.S. v. South Korea (A European Model)”
Dr. Myoung Ung Lee, LL.M. Candidate in Asian Law, former UW Visiting Scholar

October 10 – Pacific Rim Law & Policy Journal Student Research Update on Japan and on the Philippines

Hosted by the Pacific Rim Law & Policy Journal

“Separation of Religion and State in Japan: A Pragmatic Interpretation of Articles 20 and 89 of the Japanese Constitution”
Andrew Van Winkle, J.D. Candidate 2012

“Sources of law, sources of authority: The Failure of the Code of Muslim Personal Laws of the Philippines”
Greg Chiarella, J.D. Candidate 2012

October 17 – Law Through Global Eyes Lecture: Comparative Tort Law

Hosted by the Visiting Scholars Program

“Proportional Tort Liability in a Comparative Perspective”
Dr. Israel Gilead, Professor and former Dean, Hebrew University of Jerusalem Law Faculty, Israel; Visiting Scholar, UW School of Law

October 24 – Global Spotlight: Human Rights Work in Guatemala

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Hosted by the International Law Society, the Center for Human Rights and Justice, and the Gates Public Service Law Program

"To Walk in Solidarity: International Accompaniment of Human Rights Defenders in Guatemala"
Phil Neff, Program Coordinator, NISGUA - ACOGUATE

October 31 – Legal Practice in China Panel

Hosted by the Chinese American Law Students Association and the Visiting Scholars Program

Partners from top law firms in Beijing will discuss various aspects of the expanding legal services market in China

Mr. Zhenhe Li is an attorney with Beijing Jun Ze Jun Law Offices primarily advising foreign investors and joint ventures in China.

Mr. Duo Liu is a Partner at Beijing Hongfan Guangzhu Law Firm. He has had a variety of articles published about product defects, corporate governance, and land ownership.

Mr. Yaogang Sun is a Partner at Beijing Zhonpu Law Firm

Mr. Junxian Wei is a Senior Partner with Dacheng Law Offices in Beijing, in charge of the firm’s private equity and venture capital funds practice.

Ms. Yulan Yang is a Partner at Beijing Unitalen Law Firm focusing on commercial and corporate practice.

November 7 – Law Through Global Eyes Lecture: Environmental Law and Climate Change in Indonesia

Hosted by the Asian Law Center

"Climate Change Issues Influence on Indonesia’s Environmental Regulatory Process"
Linda Yanti Sulistiawati, Lecturer, Universitas Gadjah Mada Faculty of Law, Indonesia; Ph.D student in Asian and Comparative Law

November 14 – Law Through Global Eyes Lecture: Bioethics and Stem Cell Research in Korea

Hosted by the Visiting Scholars Program and the Center for Law in Science and Global Health

“Bioethics and Safety Act in Republic of Korea: Ethical and Legal Debates on the Human Embryonal Stem Cell Research”
Dr. Jang Han Kim, Professor, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea; Visiting Scholar, UW School of Law

November 21 – Law Through Global Eyes Lecture: IP Enforcement in China

Hosted by the Visiting Scholars Program, the Law, Technology & Arts Group, and the Asian Law Center

“Intellectual Property Enforcement in China--From the Perspectives of International Companies”
Dr. Guangliang Zhang, Associate Professor, Renmin University of China Law School; Visiting Scholar, UW School of Law

November 28 – Global Spotlight: Women and Legal Practice in Kyrgyzstan and Azerbaijan

Hosted by the International Law Society

“Women lawyers and the legal system in Kyrgyzstan and Azerbaijan”
Barbara Standal, Seattle attorney and Legal Education, Rule of Law Specialist at ABA/ROLI Azerbaijan

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Global Friendship Program

Every year, UW Law brings together students, scholars, and legal professionals from around the world. The Global Friendship Program aims to connect these foreign students, scholars, and professionals with American law students who seek to explore another legal system, share in cultural learning, and help newcomers to Seattle and the UW feel welcome. All individuals at the School of Law are invited to participate.

Global Friendship Program Interest Form

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Last updated 12/12/2011