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international arbitration in the us and the americas: webinar next week April 16, 2021

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Beginning at 11.00pm EDT on April 21 we will have the first segment of a two part Japan-U.S./Miami Exchange Webinar. The first webinar in the series will provide an introduction to international arbitration in the U.S. and more broadly in the Americas. During the first part of the webinar, a panel of international arbitration specialists will provide an overview of the U.S. legal system and the legal framework for international arbitration in the U.S. and the Americas. Sandra Friedrich of UM Law will moderate a discussion between Matthew N. Drossos, Partner, White & Case, Washington, D.C., Daniel E. González, Partner, Hogan Lovells, Miami, FL, Katharine Menendez de la Cuesta, Partner, Holland & Knight, Miami, FL, and Richard L. Williamson, Jr., Professor of Law Emeritus, University of Miami School of Law. The webinar is jointly organized by the University of Miami School of Law, the Miami International Arbitration Society (MIAS),the Japan Commercial Arbitration Association (JCAA) and the Japan International Dispute Resolution Centre (JIDRC). You can register for the webinar here.

international law and covid-19 day 1 April 13, 2021

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Here is the recording. It was an excellent event. Part 2 is on Friday.

international law and covid-19 symposium at um law March 15, 2021

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We are having a zoom webinar on April 12, 2021 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. EST and on April 16, 2021 from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. EST. Details and registration here.

froomkin and froomkin on fixing the senate March 9, 2021

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Highly recommended by Legal Theory Blog.

sec establishes an enforcement task force for climate and esg issues March 5, 2021

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The announcement is here.

sec has a senior policy advisor for climate and esg February 2, 2021

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From the announcement:

Satyam Khanna will serve as Senior Policy Advisor for Climate and ESG in the office of Acting Chair Allison Herren Lee. In this new role, Mr. Khanna will advise the agency on environmental, social, and governance matters and advance related new initiatives across its offices and divisions.

game stop deja vu January 28, 2021

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Fascinating to read the coverage of the clash between short sellers and others over GameStop, and the calls for regulators to address the issue of divergence between the performance of stock markets and the real economy.I have my first International Finance class today and (though this story is essentially, at least on the surface) an American story, I am going to spend some time on this story. The idea that market participants want to push, that what they are doing is legitimate trading, and what the redditers are doing is inappropriate gambling/trading for entertainment is not new. About 20 years ago I wrote about similar discussions prompted by the rise of day traders: Disorderly Conduct: Day Traders and the Ideology of “Fair and Orderly Markets,” 26 J. Corp. L 63 (2000).

miami law: new concentration on business compliance and sustainability October 28, 2020

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Details here.

miami law appointments news August 6, 2020

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Professor Osamudia James, who previously served as vice dean for three years, assumed her new position as associate dean for diversity, equity, and community on August 1, 2020. Professor William Bratton, the incoming de la Cruz-Mentschikoff Endowed Chair in Law and Economics, begins teaching in the spring. Professors Pablo Rueda-Saiz and Jarrod Reich joined Miami Law on July 1, 2020.

august 5th virtual symposium on online legal education July 29, 2020

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The symposium is titled: Power, Privilege, and Transformation: Lessons from the Pandemic for Online Legal Education and information, including a link to register is here.