Professor Michele DeStefano gave the keynote address and wrap-up speech at the 23rd Annual Ross Priory Retreat and Think Tank at the Centre for Professional Legal Studies at the University of Strathclyde in Scotland. Professor DeStefano is the founder and director of LawWithoutWalls. She is an expert in entrepreneurship and innovation in the law. Her scholarship focuses on the growing intersections between law and business and legal innovation. Professor DeStefano also teaches courses on the changing legal profession, law, technology, and innovation, civil procedure, professional responsibility, and compliance and ethics.
Academic Associate Dean Ileana Porras has published the lead chapter “Binge Development in the Age of Fear: Scarcity, Consumption, Inequality and the Environmental Crisis” in the book International Law and Its Discontents (ed. Barbara Stark Cambridge University Press 2015). Dean Porras teaches Property, Public International Law and International Sustainable Development. Her scholarship is at the intersection of international sustainable development and international legal theory.
Professor Markus Wagner to give a lecture titled “Convergence and Divergence in International Trade and Investment Law.” The lecture is based on a larger research project carried out by Professor Wagner on the interaction between these two fields of international economic law. One article – Regulatory Space in International Trade Law and International Investment Law – was recently published and another – titled “Investment Law’s Uruguay Moment” – is forthcoming. Professor Wagner teaches and writes in the areas of international law, constitutional law and comparative law. His recent scholarship has focused on the development of autonomous weaponry and its compatibility with international humanitarian law and various aspects of international economic law.The Institute of Economic Law at the Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg invited