DC Seminar Focuses On WTO Law And Policy

Tuesday, October 4, 2011 - 00:00

Save the dates Monday to Friday, November 7 through 11, for the Annual Academy of WTO Law and Policy. The week-long academy will be held at Georgetown Law School, 600 New Jersey Avenue, NW in Washington, DC.

The agenda is as follows: Monday 8:30 a.m. until 6:30 p.m., Tuesday 8:30 a.m. until 8:00 p.m., Wednesday 8:30 a.m. until 8:00 p.m., Thursday 8:30 a.m. until 6:45 p.m., and Friday 8:30 a.m. until 6:30 p.m.

The Academy is an intensive professional development program on the law and policy of the World Trade Organization (WTO). Its purpose is to examine the legal obligations and policy underpinnings of the WTO and its agreements in the context of how the WTO operates and how it relates to national governments. It is designed to build global capacity to take advantage of the multilateral trading system by training legal professionals, trade policy officials, members of the international business world, IGO and NGO communities, academics and others - including those from developing countries and transition economies. Academy speakers are international trade law experts, many of whom negotiate the WTO agreements at issue.

Topics include a policy overview; historical background; WTO law in a broader context; bilateral and regional trade agreements; trade policy and multinational corporations; and global financial and institutional reform.

Among the speakers are Timothy C. Brightbill, Wiley Rein LLP; R. Michael Gadbaw, Institute of International Economic Law, Georgetown Law; Joshua Meltzer, Brookings Institution; and Bruce Wilson, King & Spalding.

For information about available CLE credits and fees, see CLE Events on The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel website at www.metrocorpcounsel.com.

For more information and to register visit www.law.georgetown.edu/iielacademy.