Thursday, May 2, 2013
Pepperdine and The American Society of International Law today are co-hosting International Legal Theory Interest Group Symposium: :
Trends in legal philosophy, international law, transnational law, law & religion, and political science all point towards the increasing role played by non-state law in both public and private ordering. Numerous organizations, institutions, associations and groups have emerged alongside the nation-state, each purporting to provide their members with rules and norms to govern their conduct and organize their affairs. Indeed, questions regarding non-state law have moved to the forefront of recent debates over legal pluralism and transnational justice, forcing scholars and practitioners to consider the new and multifaceted mechanisms ways in which we govern ourselves. This International Legal Theory Interest Group Symposium will explore this Rise of Non-State Law by bringing together experts on international law, transnational law, legal theory and political philosophy to consider the growing impact of law that derives from outside the nation-state.
Panel #1—Global Legal Pluralism: Trends and Challenges
- Moderator: John Linarelli (Swansea)
Panel #2—Non-State Law and Non-State Institutions
- Moderator: Donald Earl Childress III (Pepperdine)
Panel #3—The Role of Religion and Culture in Non-State Law