The STL Public Interest Auction is an annual fundraiser to support various public interest law events and Summer Internship Grants at Peking University School of Transnational Law. The Summer Internship Grants helps subsidize STL students who choose to devote their summers to public interest work. Money is raised through ticket sales and through winning bids on the auction items available.
The auction is a tremendous undertaking that takes place with generous support from the School of Transnational Law’s administration, faculty, staff, students, and alumni, local and regional businesses, the PILF board and the greater Peking University community.
STL’s First Annual Public Interest Auction
Saturday, April 19, 2014
Moot Court Room, Building B
Peking University Shenzhen Graduate School
Silent auction begins at 7 p.m.
Live auction begins at 8 p.m.
Tickets include open bar and buffet.
Thursday, April 3, 2014
4:30pm – 6:00pm
C303, PKU Shenzhen
D. Brooks Smith has been a federal judge for more than 25 years. He serves as a judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, having been appointed to that court in September of 2002. Prior to his elevation to the Third Circuit, Judge Smith was the Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania. He joined the District Court in November of 1988, and in his first years of service, supervised the opening of both a temporary court facility in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, and the permanent District Court quarters that are in use today. Judge Smith was the managing partner in the law firm of Jubelirer, Carothers, Krier, Halpern and Smith in Altoona, Pennsylvania in the early 1980s. He served as District Attorney of Blair County, Pennsylvania from 1983-84, and later became a Judge of the Court of Common Pleas of that County. Judge Smith is a graduate of Franklin and Marshall College and Penn State’s Dickinson School of Law. He is an adjunct professor at Penn State Law where he teaches a course on class actions, and was named an Alumni Fellow in 2011. He has served as a trustee of both Saint Francis University in Loretto, Pennsylvania, and Mount Aloysius College. Mount Aloysius conferred an honorary doctorate upon Judge Smith in 2012.
A specialist in private international law, Professor Jack Coe’s training includes advanced studies in Europe. He received his LL.M. at Exeter, where he was a Rotary International Graduate Fellow, and holds the Diploma of the Hague Academy of International Law, and a Ph.D. from the London School of Economics. He clerked for the Honorable Richard C. Allison at the Iran-U.S. Claims Tribunal, the Hague, and now consults with governments and multinational corporations in relation to commercial and direct investment disputes under the NAFTA and Bilateral Investment Treaties. Professor Coe, a regular speaker in Europe, Latin America, and Asia, has helped organize numerous conferences and programs related to international dispute resolution. He has taught in international programs for Notre Dame and University of San Diego Law Schools. He has authored numerous articles on arbitration, private international law, and related topics and authored the books Protecting Against the Expropriation Risk in Investing Abroad (co-authored with R.C. Allison) (1993), International Commercial Arbitration-American Principles and Practice in a Global Context (1997), and NAFTA Chapter 11 Reports (ed., with Brower and Dodge) (2006). Professor Coe is an elected member of the American Law Institute, and an associate reporter for the Restatement (Third) on the Law of International Commercial Arbitration. He is a fellow of the American Bar Foundation, and is admitted to practice in California and Washington. He has been chair of the Disputes Division of the ABA International Law Section, and chairs the Academic Council of the Institute for Transnational Arbitration. Professor Coe has argued international arbitral claims under NAFTA, and has for several years been admitted to the panel of the International Centre for Dispute Resolution (AAA).
Wednesday, March 12, 2014
C302, PKU Shenzhen
In response to the financial crisis of 2008, the Dodd-Frank was enacted as a sweeping U.S. financial legislation to prevent against systemic risks, which, however, posed over-regulation dangers on private equity real estate (“PERE”). Prof. Chertok examined private equity real estate along three axes of systemic risk contributors, and compared private equity real estate funds to hedge funds. To assist private equity real estate advisers with their new paths through the regulatory landscape, Prof. Chertok provided a complex compliance framework that could potentially help them restructure their funds to minimize the impact of the Dodd-Frank on their compliance burdens. Prof. Chertok argued that recognitions of these new compliance paths and limiting the application of the Volcker Rule would increase transactional certainty for private equity real estate, foster their freedom of choice to select the best regulatory paths, and most importantly, avoid the dangers of over-regulation for private equity real estate.
Professor Chertok is a scholar of corporate law, securities law, private equity and investment management law. Professor Chertok has published articles on a wide variety of topics in these area in academic journals, as well as in over forty leading industry trade publications. Recently, he has focused his research on the impact of Title IV of the Dodd-Frank Act and related SEC rules on investment advisers.