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Book Talk – Transnational Law: A Framework for Analysis

Date&Time: November 1 (Tuesday), 2022, 20:30 – 21:30 (Beijing Time)

Speaker: Prof. Michael W. Dowdle, Associate Professor, National University of Singapore Faculty of Law

Moderator: Prof. Norman P. Ho, Peking University School of Transnational Law

Venue: Online

Zoom Meeting ID and Passcode: 858 3911 3735 (Passcode: 652726)

Language: English

Lecture Summary: This seminar will discuss themes in Professor Dowdle’s new book,Transnational Law: A Framework for Analysis. Globalization impacts every aspect of modern society, and today’s legal professionals are increasingly expected to deal with complex legal problems that require insight and training that go beyond the domestic law/international law dyad. Examining both the theory and practice of transnational law, this textbook provides a conceptual framework for approaching, analysing, and working with transnational legal phenomena, and for thinking about what are the practical and normative implications of one’s engagement with those phenomena. Its discursive presentation of materials encourages readers to arrive at their own conclusions regarding its analyses. Its interdisciplinary focus draws from a wide variety of case studies, providing a comprehensive exploration of a new and emerging discipline from a large diversity of perspectives.

Speaker Bio: Michael W. Dowdle is an Associate Professor with the National University of Singapore Faculty of Law. He was previously Visiting Chair in Globalization and Governance at Sciences Po in Paris. He also worked as a research fellow for the Regulatory Institutions Network (RegNet) at the Australian National University, and for the Center for Chinese Legal Studies at the Columbia Law School. He has taught courses for the New York University School of Law, the University of Washington School of Law, and the Centre for Transnational Legal Studies (CTLS) in London.


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