Global Mondays

The "Global Mondays" speaker series is dedicated to increasing awareness and exchange of information related to global issues.

This weekly forum examines 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.

All are welcome. No RSVP needed.

Winter 2013 Schedule

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

January 14 – Pacific Rim Law & Policy Journal hosts Student Research Update

Hosted by the Pacific Rim Law & Policy Journal

"Missing the Mark: Colombia's New, Extreme, and Ineffective Punishment for Plagiarism"
David Cromwell, J.D. Candidate (IP Concentration Track) 2013, University of Washington School of Law

Building off of his translation of a Colombian law review article discussing the case, David's comment addresses a recent Colombian Supreme Court of Justice ruling on plagiarism. That case sentenced a professor to two years in prison for plagiarizing her student's work. David's comment first argues that, particularly in light of recent Colombian free trade agreements, the case deserves attention. He then discusses the case and its ramifications on Colombian law, before pointing out the new standard's ultimate ineffectiveness in combating plagiarism.

January 21 – Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday

January 28 – Global Spotlight on Human Rights in South Africa

Hosted by the International Law Society and the Center for Human Rights and Justice

"South Africa: Health and the Struggle for Freedom"
Professor Douglas Foster, Northwestern University Medill School of Journalism

Professor Douglas Foster is a former newspaper reporter, magazine editor, television correspondent, and documentary producer. He writes for a range of magazines, including The Atlantic, Columbia Journalism Review, Smithsonian, and the New York Times Magazine, varied newspapers such as the Los Angeles Times, and Web-based magazines such as In his recently published book "After Mandela: The Struggle for Freedom in Post-Apartheid South Africa," Foster provides a sobering portrait of a country caught between a democratic future and a political meltdown.

February 4 – Law Through Global Eyes Lecture: Japan and the The Hague Convention Concerning the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction

Hosted by the Asian Law Center

"Abducted Children, Japanese Law and Domestic and International Politics"
Carl Goodman, Visiting Professor of Law, University of Washington School of Law

Japan's export oriented economy has resulted in "transnational" marriages that in turn have resulted in transnational divorce and in some cases, Japanese spouses (typically women) have "escaped" with their children to Japan, even where the foreign national court with jurisdiction over the marriage and the children has awarded custody and/or visitation to the non-Japanese spouse. These abducted children have presented domestic and international issues for Japan as the foreign spouse and their governments have sought (unsuccessfully) return. Professor Carl F. Goodman discusses how Japanese law impacts custody, visitation and return and considers complications, both domestic and international, that may arise under pending domestic legislation that could pave the way for Japan's accession to The Hague Convention Concerning the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction.

February 11 – International Human Rights Work through the Law Firm Pro-Bono Section

Hosted by the International Law Society

Evaluating International Legal Assistance Programs: Past Lessons, Ethical Dimensions, and DLA Piper - New Perimeter’s Model
Andrew Morgan, J.D./LL.M. (SID) Candidate 2014, University of Washington School of Law; Master of Public Service (MPS) Clinton School of Public Service

Last summer, Mr. Morgan externed with DLA Piper’s Washington D.C. office in their international pro bono group, New Perimeter – a nonprofit undertaking high impact pro bono projects in post-conflict and developing countries. While at New Perimeter, Morgan conducted research on how to evaluate rule of law development initiatives, past and current, with an eye toward informing New Perimeter’s projects. The research focused first on the so-called "Law and Development" movement of the 1960’s in Africa, a highly-criticized effort by legal scholars to assist newly independent countries in Africa to develop law schools. To address many of the criticisms of that movement, Morgan sought to analyze the ethical dimensions of international rule of law assistance work broadly, to inform his analysis of how modern rule of law assistance programs address the concerns raised in the 1960’s. Finally, Morgan looked at program evaluation efforts in an attempt to marry the ethical considerations of rule of law assistance with modern participatory evaluation techniques.

February 18 – Presidents' Day Holiday

February 25 – Multi-stakeholder Collaboration to Advance Global Health Policy Initiatives

Hosted by the Health Law LL.M. Program and The Center for Law in Science and Global Health

Monitoring Health Law and Policy Reforms in Resource-Limited Countries and Evaluating Their Public Health Impact: An Approach Developed for the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR)
Jeff Lane, J.D., MPH, Foster Pepper PLLC; Clinical Instructor, UW Dept. of Global Health

Mr. Lane will discuss the work of a multidisciplinary team from the UW Department of Global Health, UW School of Law, Futures Group, CDC and USAID to strengthen the capacity of national governments and civil society organizations in countries receiving funding from the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) to monitor and evaluate health law and policy reforms identified in bilateral Partnership Framework agreements. This multidisciplinary team has worked with representatives from Tanzania, Kenya, Malawi, Zambia, Nigeria, Haiti, Jamaica, Dominican Republic, Barbados, Guatemala, Belize, El Salvador, Honduras, and Nicaragua. Mr. Lane will discuss the history and evolution of the PEPFAR program, introduce a tool developed by the team to assist countries in monitoring the development and implementation of law and policy reforms, and facilitate a discussion regarding how public health and other social impact indicators could be used to evaluate the effectiveness of law and policy reforms.

March 4 – Regulating Financial Markets in China and the U.S.

Hosted by the Visiting Scholars Program and the Asian Law Center

Derivatives Regulation: Comparing the United States and China
Naiquan Zheng, Visiting Scholar from Beijing Lawyers Association(BLA); Attorney, Beijing Chenghui Law Firm; Deputy Secretary General of Law Committee of Financial Derivatives of BLA.
Nick Gross, J.D. candidate at University of Washington School of Law

Financial derivatives markets are an important part of the world economy. These markets can be very beneficial to their traders, but if not properly regulated, also have the potential to expose their economies to substantial risk. Zheng and Gross provide an overview of the derivatives regulatory regimes in the United States and China, discuss the advantages and disadvantages of each system, and offer their thoughts on the wisdom of the two approaches.

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