Fall 2019 Events

The Classical Liberal Institute is pleased to present the following events in Fall 2019, all of which are free and open to the public. If you would like to attend, please RSVP by cli@classicalliberalinstitute.org

Note: more events will be added at a later date.

Tuesday, September 17, 2019: CLI Lunch Event with Alain Bertaud
Vanderbilt Hall (40 Washington Square South), Room 216, 12:15 – 1:45pm

Alain Bertaud (urbanist and senior research scholar at the NYU Marron Institute of Urban Management) will discuss his latest book Order Without Design: How Markets Shape Cities, in conversation with CLI Fellow Shruti Rajagopalan (Purchase College, State University of New York).

Please RSVP here: https://nyu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_do4VXsfn12lxcZn

Thursday, September 26, 2019: The Opioid Epidemic (Co-sponsored by the Center on Civil Justice at NYU Law and NYU Journal of Law & Business)
Lipton Hall (108 West Third Street), 10:00am – 4:00pm

The United States is currently struggling with one of its worst-ever drug crises. Every week, over nine hundred people die from opioid-related overdoses. Moreover, millions of Americans suffer from opioid addictions. Besides the risks it poses to public health, the crisis constitutes a threat to national security and a drag on the economy. Substantial evidence suggests that opioid marketing largely contributed to the crisis.

We are pleased to present a conference on “the Opioid Epidemic,” co-hosted by the Classical Liberal Institute at NYU Law, the Center on Civil Justice at NYU Law, and the NYU Journal of Law & Business. This conference, featuring two panels and a keynote speech, will focus on litigation surrounding the opioid epidemic as well as regulation and reform issues related to the crisis. Panelists will discuss the lawsuits against pharmaceutical companies, different defense strategies and the most effective way to structure settlement agreements, the strengths and weaknesses of current regulation, and different reform options in order to effectively address this major health and social crisis. The keynote speech will be delivered by the Honorable Diane Wood (Chief United States Circuit Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit).

Approved for 4.5 CLE credits in the Areas of Professional Practice category, this event is appropriate for both newly admitted and experienced attorneys.

Please RSVP here: https://nyu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_4GFG8TCsvdkSDqZ

Thursday, October 10, 2019: Shifting Tides: Recent Developments in Latin American Rule of Law
Vanderbilt Hall, Greenberg Lounge (40 Washington Square South), 12:30 – 5:40pm

Please join NYU’s Journal of International Law and Politics (JILP) as it hosts the 25th Annual Herbert Rubin and Justice Rose Luttan Rubin International Law Symposium. The goal of each symposium is to bring together panelists with a wide range of backgrounds and discuss pressing global issues. This year, the fall symposium will focus on Latin America and the rule of law. There will be a series of panels and each one will focus on a different topic: the collapse of the rule of law in Venezuela; recent advancements in the rule of law in Mexico and; the roles international actors may play in the continued development of the rule of law in the region.

The symposium is cosponsored by the Classical Liberal Institute, White & Case LLP, Hogan Lovells LLP and the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies.

Approved for 3 CLE credits in the Areas of Professional Practice category, this event is appropriate for both newly admitted and experienced attorneys. (Panels I, II and III have been approved for 1 credit of CLE each.)

Please RSVP here: https://nyu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_0ufMNe0arVW7thX

Tuesday, October 15, 2019: Panel Discussion The New Debate on Corporate Purpose: Shareholders vs. Stakeholders
Lipton Hall (108 West Third Street), 12:00 – 2:30pm

Milton Friedman famously said that the social responsibility of a business is to increase its profits, meaning that, within the law, executives should operate the business to benefit its owners—the shareholders. Many people believe that this principle is incorporated in Delaware law. Others have argued that businesses should be run to benefit all “stakeholders,” including employees, customers, suppliers, and communities, and not just shareholders. This view is embodied in Senator Warren’s proposed Accountable Capitalism Act. Recently, the Business Roundtable announced that its members, including some of the largest corporations in America, were “redefining” the purpose of their corporations and adopting the “stakeholder” view. The Council of Institutional Investors, which represents pension funds and mutual funds managing the retirement savings of millions of Americans, vociferously objected. Who’s right? Should corporations be managed to benefit the people investing in them, or to benefit other groups as well, even when this is not otherwise legally required? This panel, which includes both practitioners and academics, will take up that question.

Lunch will be served at 12:00pm; the panel discussion will take place from 12:30 – 2:30pm.

Please RSVP here: https://nyu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_bOR3qCV1PMiAiGx

Tuesday, October 22, 2019: CLI Lunch Event “The Limits to Party Autonomy in International Commercial Arbitration”
Vanderbilt Hall (40 Washington Square South), Room 216, 12:15 – 1:45pm

NYU Law Professors Franco Ferrari and Richard Epstein will discuss the limits to party autonomy in international commercial arbitration. Lunch will be served.

Please RSVP here: https://nyu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_0HARPZVfeXvMXfT

Tuesday, October 29, 2019: CLI Lunch Event “How the Current Presidential Nominations Process Has Changed the Kind of Presidents We Get”
Vanderbilt Hall (40 Washington Square South), Room 216, 12:15 – 1:45pm

Please join us for a lunchtime debate with NYU Law Professors Richard Pildes and Richard Epstein regarding the presidential nominations process. Our current presidential nominations process, based on how voters vote in primaries (and caucuses) in the various states, is actually relatively recent.  For most of American history, the parties chose their candidates in political conventions, where the elected party figures from throughout the country chose their party’s nominees.  In this debate, we explore why this dramatic change was made and what the consequences have been for the kind of candidates, Presidents, and government policy we get as a result.

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Thursday, November 7, 2019: The Fifteenth Annual Hayek Lecture
Vanderbilt Hall, Greenberg Lounge (40 Washington Square South), 6:00 – 8:00pm

Judge Raymond Kethledge (United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit) will deliver the Fifteenth Annual Hayek Lecture. A reception will follow the lecture.

Please RSVP here: https://nyu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_0w7luqda4xvJ2e1