Director Activities

The prominent international scholars and policy makers associated with the center on law and globalization are active in the fields of human and legal rights. Highlighted below are just some of the important work and activities completed by center on law and globalization's co-directors.

Tom Ginsburg

Terence Halliday

John Hagan

 


 

Tom Ginsburg

2011

Authored Libya's New Constitution: Lessons from Iraq's Missteps, Chicago Tribune, Oct. 21, 2011.
  • Presented, "The Future of Constitutions", Center for Law and Society 50th Anniversary Conference, Berkeley, Nov.4 2011.
  • Presented, “The Content of Authoritarian Constitutions” University of Chicago Law School Confernce on Constitutions in Authoritarian Regimes, October 21, 2011.
  • Presented, “Constitutional Review: Options for Afghanistan” US Institute for Peace Conference on Constitutional and Islamic Review, Kabul, Afghanistan, September 20, 2011.
  • Presented, “Constitutional Constraints on Executive Lawmaking” American Political Science Association, Seattle, September 4, 2011.
  • Presented, “Property Rights in China: An Actuarial Theory” University of Chicago Beijing Center Conference on Property Rights, June 18, 2011.
  • Published The Research Handbook in Comparative Constitutional Law, Edward Elgar, (forthcoming) 2011 (with Rosalind Dixon).
  • Hosted a symposium on China and International Law in April 2011. Podcast is available through the University of Chicago.
  • Published Reputation, Information and the Organization of the Judiciary, 4:2 Journal of Comparative Law 226-54 (2011)

2010

  • Published Eastphalia and East Asian Regionalism, 44:nnn Univeristy of Califnornia, Davis 101-119 (Dec 20, 2010)
  • Professor Ginsburg spent several weeks during the Summer of 2010 in Brazil researching constitutional design and presenting work there. The co-authored paper, "Subconstitutionalism", was published in the Stanford Law Review.
  • Co-authored book, The Endurance of National Constitutions, won the Best Book Award from the American Political Science Association, Comparative Democratization Section.
  • Presented, “On the Evasion of Executive Term Limits” at George Washington University Law School,  January 11, 2010.
  • Presented, “In Defense of Imperialism?” American Society for Political and Legal Philosophy, in New Orleans, January 6, 2010.

2009

  • Published, The Endurance of National Constitutions (Cambridge University Press, 2009) (with Zachary Elkins and James Melton).
  • Editor, Administrative Law and Governance in Asia: Comparative Perspectives (Routledge Press, 2009) (with Albert Chen).
  • Presented, “The Politics of Courts in Democratization” Constitutional Court of Korea, December 18, 2009.
  • Presented,  “The Politics of Courts in Democratization” Thammasat University, Thailand, December 9, 2009.
  • Presented,  “On the Evasion of Executive Term Limits” CIDE Mexico City, November 13, 2009.
  • Presented, “Constitutional Convergence in Human Rights” Cornell Law School, November 4, 2009.
  • Presented,  “Legal Reform in Northeast Asia” and “Thailand’s Unwritten Constitution” SUNY Buffalo School of Law, November 3, 2009.
  • Presented,  “On the Evasion of Executive Term Limits”  University of Chicago Conference on Comparative Constitutional Design, October 16, 2009.
  • Presented,  “Constitutional Hybridity: Semi-Presidentialism” University Pompeu Fabrea, Barcelona, October 3, 2009
  • Presented,  “Constitutional Convergence in Human Rights” ABF Colloquium on Globalization, September 25, 2009.

2008

  • Will be spending six weeks this winter as a Visiting Scholar at the University of Tokyo. He will be researching legal reform in East Asia.
  • Attended "60 Years Since The Adoption Of The Universal Declaration Of Human Rights And Genocide Convention: Evaluating The Record" at Bar Ilan University’s Department Of Political Studies And Faculty Of Law in Conjunction With The Global Law Forum - Jerusalem Center For Public Affairs, And Ngo Monitor. December 9-11, 2008.
  • Attended conference on semi-presidentialism around the world, held at Academica Sinica in Taipei, Taiwan. Participants met with the President of the country to discuss the operation of the issue in Taiwan.
  • New edited book (with Tamir Moustafa), Rule By Law: The Politics of Courts in Authoritarian Regimes is now available on Amazon.
  • Lectured on American law at Tokyo University Summer School, August 2008.
  • Spent June and July in Taipei, Seoul and Tokyo on an Abe Fellowship for a project on Comparative Legal Reform in Northeast Asia.
  • Visited Kabul, Afghanistan, for discussions with government of systems of constitutional review.
  • “Recent Collaborations in Law and Political Science” Academica Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan, July 2, 2008
  • Conference on Judicialization of Administrative Governance in Northeast Asia, National Taiwan University, Taipei, June 13, 2008.
  • Symposium on Judicial Review in New Democracies, National Taiwan University, Taipei, June 12, 2008.
  • “Constitutional Specificity, Unwritten Understandings, and Constitutional Agreement” Central European University, Budapest, June 08, 2008.
  • “The Lifespan of Written Constitutions” AALS Conference on Constitutional Law, June 6, 2008.
  • “East Asia” Panel on Alternative Constitutionalisms, AALS Conference on Constitutional Law, June 5, 2008.
  • “Reputation and the Industrial Organization of the Judiciary” Law and Society Association, Montreal, May 29, 2008.
  • Commentator, Panel on Transnationalism, Law and Society Association, Montreal, May 30, 2008.
  • “Constitutional Endurance and Democracy” UNAM, Mexico, May 28, 2008.
  • “The Politics of Courts in Authoritarian Regimes,” UNAM, Mexico, May 27, 2008.
  • “Liberalization and Litigation: Evidence from Japan” Washington University St. Louis Conference to Honor the Work of John Haley, May 9-10, 2008.
  • “The Lifespan of Written Constitutions” Emory University Department of Political Science, April 9, 2008.
  • “International Delegation: The Nth Power” International Law Workshop, University of Chicago, April 9, 2008.
  • “The Lifespan of Written Constitutions” Loyola Law School, Chicago, April 8, 2008.

 


 

John Hagan

2011

  • Published, Voices of the Darfur Genocide, Conexts (forthcoming) summer 2011.

2010

  • Published "Who Are the Criminals? The Politics of Crime from the Age of Roosevelt to the Age of Reagan" Princeton University Press, September, 2010.
  • April 2010; named to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

2009

  • Presented, “Criminology Confronts Genocide: Who’s Side Are You On?” author-meets-readers session, November 2009
  • Organized and participated in The Center on Law and Globalization Colloquium on Sexual Violence as International Crime: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Evidence, The Hague, The Netherlands, June 2009.
  • Won the 2009 Stockholm Prize in Criminology for his pathbreaking research on genocide in the Balkans and Darfur.
  • “Prosecuting Ethnic Cleansing and Mass Atrocity in the former Yugoslavia and Darfur,” Stockholm Criminology Prize address, Stockholm, June 2009
  • Participated in the National Academy of Sciences Panel, January 18, Washington. The panel is setting the agenda for the National Institute of Justice, the lead federal agency for research on domestic and international crime.
  • Received, Albert J. Reiss Book Award, American Sociological Association (with W. Rymond-Richmond)
  • Received, Michael J. Hindelang Book Award, American Society of Criminology (with W. Rymond- Richmond)

2008

  • With Wenona Rymond-Richmond published Darfur and the Crime of Genocide in late October.
  • Delivered an Inaugural Lecture on October 17th in a new series celebrating a quarter century of Doctoral Studies in Criminology at the University of Maryland.
  • Examined, along with Sudanese lawyers, Salih Mahmoud Osman and Ali Agab, "Darfur and the Crime of Genocide” at The American Bar Association's Continuing Legal Education Program in New York City, August 7-10.
  • Presented paper in race and crime research network conference on July 24, 2008 on “The Mass Incarceration of American Parents: Issues of Race/Ethnicity, Collateral Consequences, and Prisoner Re-entry.” This paper will appear in the Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science in early 2009.
  • Seminar presentations on May 19, 2008 in the University of Chicago International Law Series and in the Brown University International Law Series on April 11, 2008 on “The Collective Dynamics of Racial Dehumanization and Genocidal Victimization in Darfur,” (with Wenona Rymond-Richmond). This paper will appear in the American Sociological Review in December 2008.
  • Participated and addressed a seminar on “Genocide Intervention” at the John Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, May 9, 2008.
  • A Plenary presentation in celebration of the 25th Anniversary of Arizona State’s University’s Justice Studies Program on “The Mean Streets of the Global Village: Crimes of Exclusion in the United States and Darfur,” (with Wenona Rymond-Richmond). This paper appeared in the Scandinavian Journal of Criminology and Crime Prevention 8:54-80. Download Here.
  • A paper on “The Disturbing Case of the British Standards Advertising Association, the New York Times, and the State Department’s Low Estimate of the Death Toll in Darfur,” (with Wenona Rymond-Richmond) was presented as the Walter Reckless Lecture at Ohio State University in 200 Ohio State Journal of Criminal Law 5:585-610. Download Here.
  • Presented paper at session of American Sociological Association Meetings on August 2, 2008 in Boston on “Structural Pre-Conditionality, Smoking Gun Evidence, and Collective Command Responsibility for War Crimes in the former Yugoslavia.”
  • American Bar Association Continuing Legal Education Series presentation on August 8, 2008 in New York City on Darfur and the Crime of Genocide. This presentation was based on our book of the same title to be published in October 2008 by Cambridge University Press.
  • University Professor Lecture series presentation at the University of Toronto on March 25, 2008 on “How Law Rules: An Iraqi Judicial Sentencing Experiment,” (with Gabrielle Ferrales and Guillermina Jasso). This paper will appear in the September 2008 issue of Law & Society Review.

 


 

Terence Halliday

2010

  • Professor Halliday worked on fieldwork in China in August of 2010
  • Presenter (with Sida Liu), “Politics in Everyday Work: Motivations and Coping Strategies of Chinese Criminal Defense Lawyers.” Annual Meeting, American Sociological Association, Atlanta, August 16, 2010.
  • Organizer, Session on “Heroic Lawyering: Should Political Liberalism Be A Collective Ethic for Lawyers Worldwide?” International Legal Ethics Conference, Stanford University, July 17.
  • Presenter (with Linda Haller), “Political Liberalism as an Ethical Ideal: Have Lawyers' Struggles for Basic Legal Freedoms any Place in the Scholarship and Teaching of Legal Ethics?" International Legal Ethics Conference, Stanford University, July 17.l Legal Ethics Conference, Stanford University, July 17.
  • Organizer, Session on “Political Liberalism and the Legal Complex,” Working Group on Comparative Studies of Legal Professions, Gif sur Yvette, France, July 8-10 2010
  • Presenter (with Lucien Karpik), “Colonialism’s Legacies: Variations on the Theme of Political Liberalism in the British Post-Colony,” Working Group on Comparative Studies of Legal Professions, Gif sur Yvette, France, July 8-10 2010
  • Presenter (with Priya Alvarez), “Gender Equality and Political Liberalism: Condition sine qua non?”
  • Working Group on Comparative Studies of Legal Professions, Gif sur Yvette, France, July 8-10 2010
  • "The Public/Private Engagement in a Global Trade 'Legislature': The United Nations Commission on International Trade Law." Presentation to Center on Law and Globalization Colloquium on The Public-Private Challenge for Governance of Multilateral Institutions:  Issues in Health, Development and Trade, Geneva, May 31-June 1, 2010.
  • Panelist/Respondent in Session on, "Emergency and Difference: Political Liberalism and the Legal Complex in the Post-Colony" by Halliday and Karpik, Law and Society Association Annual Meeting, Chicago, May 27-30, 2010.
  • "International Organizations as Global Lawmakers." Presentation to the World Bank and the Modern Law Review Conference on "International Legal Standards on Secured Transactions, Facilitation of Credit and Financial Crisis," Newcastle University, Newcastle, U.K. Friday, 14 May 2010.
  • Organizer and Presenter, Center on Law and Globalization Roundtable on International Financial Institutions, "Measuring Law: How to do it Right in Real-World Circumstances,"  Washington, D.C., 23 March 2010.
  • "Global Norms for Global Trade." Presentation to the Department of Sociology, University of Minnesota, February 23, 2010.
  • "Global Scripts: The Micro-politics of Influence in International Organizations." Presentation at the Faculty of Law, University of Minnesota, February 22, 2010.
  • Plenary Presentation: "The Recursivity of Law as a New Paradigm for Sociolegal Theory and Research in East Asia," Inaugural East Asian Law & Society Conference, Changing Socio-Legal Landscapes in East Asia: Common Trends & Local Variations, 5-6 February 2010, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong.
  • Results from the American Bar Foundation's project on lawyers and political liberalism, coordinated by Terry Halliday, Malcolm Feeley, and Lucien Karpik will be featured by the National Science Foundation in its publicity to policy-makers and the public.
  • Terry Halliday has been appointed Adjunct Professor, Regulatory Institutions Network, School of Asia and Pacific Studies, Australian National University.
  • Terry Halliday's most recent article on international organizations shows how they use rhetorical techniques to persuade countries why they should change their trade laws.

2009

  • Presented, "Are Lawyers in the Vanguard of Political Liberalism in China?” Winston Lord Roundtable on Asia, the Rule of Law, and U.S. Foreign Policy, Council on Foreign Relations, New York, November 2009.
  • Presnted,  ‘The Conscience of Society?’ ” The Legal Complex, Religion, and the Fates of Political Liberalism,” UCLA School of Law, Los Angeles, 09/2009.
  • Organized and participated in The Center on Law and Globalization Colloquium on Sexual Violence as International Crime: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Evidence, The Hague, The Netherlands, June 2009.
  • Presnted, “Architects of the State: International Financial Institutions and the Reconstruction of States in the Global South Transnational Legal Orders and their Effects,” Law and Society Association Annual Meeting, Denver, May 2009
  • Presnted, “Recursivity In Legal Change,” Workshop on Global Governance, Shifting Sovereignties, A Workshop Sponsored By Global Studies, WAGE, And The African Studies Program, University of Wisconsin-Madison, April 2009
  • Participated on February 18 in a Roundtable on Courts in China at the Council on Foreign Relations, New York.
  • Gave a faculty lecture on his forthcoming book with Bruce Carruthers: Bankrupt: Global Normmaking and Systemic Financial Crisis,  at the University of Illinois College of Law, February 24.
  • Participated in the UNCITRAL Working Group on Insolvency in Vienna, which is drafting global norms on enterprise bankruptcy groups.

2008

  • With Tom Ginsburg participated in a conference on judicial power across the world in early November at the University of California, Berkeley.
  • With Sida Liu met with China’s leading academic specialists on reforms to criminal procedure law the Kennedy School, Harvard University.
  • Spoke on the global politics of lawyers and judges in struggles for basic legal freedoms at the World Justice Forum, Vienna, July 2008.
  • Recent book, Fighting for Political Freedom, is now available in paperback on Amazon.
  • (with Susan Block-Lieb, and Bruce G. Carruthers) “Rhetorical Legitimation: Global Norms as Self-Validating Formal Scripts.” Paper presented at the Conference on “Law and Legitimacy in the Governance of Transnational Economic Relations,” organized by the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies, Cologne, Germany, at the Villa Vigoni, Menaccio, Lake Como, Italy, June 22–24, 2008.
  • “The Fight for First Generation Rights: A Comparative Essay on the Mobilization of the Legal Complex for Basic Legal Freedoms.” Paper presented at the Rule of Law Scholars Mini-Conference, World Justice Forum, Austria Center Vienna, Friday, July 4, 2008. Download Here.
  • (with Susan Block-Lieb and Bruce G. Carruthers) “Missing Debtors: National Lawmaking and Global Norm-Making of Corporate Bankruptcy Regimes.” Paper presented at an Interdisciplinary Conference, University of Illinois College of Law and the American Bankruptcy Institute, May 2-3, 2008. Download Here.
  • “Constitutionalism, Constitutional Courts and the Politics of the Legal Complex.” Invited lecture, Sawyer Lecture Series, Center for the Study of Law and Society, University of California at Berkeley, March 13, 2008 Download Here.