Michael Kirby and Antonin Scalia to debate international values and constitutional law


The American Bar Association's International Law Section, is organising a one-day conference on 9 February 2010. The theme of the ILEX conference is Australian and US perspectives on "Cross-Border Collaboration, Convergence and Conflict: The Internationalization of Domestic Law and Its Consequences." Confirmed speakers include the Hon Antonin Scalia, Sir Anthony Mason AC KBE AC, the Hon Murray Gleeson AC QC, the Honorable Michael Kirby AC CMG, and other leaders of the legal profession in Australia and the U.S. Download the conference programme for more information.

The conference will be held in the Banco Court and is being organised in conjunction with the Law Council of Australia, Law Society of New South Wales and New South Wales Bar Association.

The first session will be a debate between Justice Scalia and Michael Kirby moderated by Murray Gleeson on International Values and Constitutional Law. The second will be a session on International Harmonisation of Commercial Law in which Justice Finn, Michael Pryles and others will be speaking. Later sessions in the day will involve criminalisation of cartel behaviour, the effects of the global financial crisis and emerging property rights in systems such as emissions trading schemes.

**27 November 2009 **


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