JILFA Symposium

2017 JILFA Symposium:

U.S. Trade Policy in the New Administration

March 3, 2017
UCLA School of Law
Room 1347

The 2017 JILFA Symposium explores the shift in U.S. trade policy currently underway in the Trump Administration. Examining the issue from both a domestic and global perspective, panelists will consider the political and legal implications of these actions, as well as the potential responses of stakeholders and foreign governments in the new trade landscape.

We are honored to be joined by Mickey Kantor, former U.S. Trade Representative and Secretary of Commerce, along with other leading academics, practitioners, and policymakers from the field of international trade law and policy. This event would not be possible without the support of our co-sponsors: the International & Comparative Law Program, UCLA Burkle Center, UCLA Graduate Students Association, and the Campus Programs Committee.

Additional information and the schedule of events can be found below. Please contact Brady Granger at grangerb2016@lawnet.ucla.edu with any questions.


Program Schedule

March 3, 2017

8:30 - 9:00 am - Registration

9:00 - 9:15 am - Welcoming Remarks

9:15 - 10:45 am - Panel on Policy & Strategy

  • Professor Peter Cowhey
  • Karen Tramontano
  • Anissa Brennan
  • Moderator: Professor Richard Steinberg

11:00 am - 12:30 pm - Panel on Investor-State Dispute Settlement

  • Professor Susan Franck
  • Ambassador (ret.) David Huebner
  • Ko-Yung Tung
  • Moderator: Professor Justin Hughes

12:30 - 1:15 pm - Break for Lunch

1:15 - 1:30 pm - Keynote Introductory Remarks

1:30 - 2:00 pm - Keynote Address, Mickey Kantor

2:00 - 3:30 pm - Panel on Labor Issues

  • Professor Eric Biel
  • Celeste Drake
  • Professor Marley Weiss
  • Moderator: Professor Katherine Stone