Friday, June 10, 2011

Conference: Private Norms and Public Interests in Transnational Economic Law

The Transnational Law Project of LSE's Department of Law will hold a conference on "Private Norms and Public Interests in Transnational Economic Law" on June 17, 2011. The program is here. Here's the idea:
Transnational law evolves in a field of tension between local and globalised concerns and on the fault line of public and private law, thus blurring traditional distinctions between horizontal and vertical relationships and defying acquired understandings of regulation. As a result, there is a need for reflection on the calibration of public interests in these predominantly private processes and on the reconciliation of the needs both of a globalised economy and local societies. This conference aims to address these issues by way of a series of case studies, both from the view of theory and practice.