Extension Lecture Series

Event: Extension Lecture Series
Date: March 25, 2017
Speaker: Ms. Sakshi Vijay, Advocate and Consultant, Law Commission of India
Topic: Alternative Careers in Law

Ms. Sakshi Vijay, is a Disputes Resolution Facilitator who passed out of ILS Law College, Pune University in 2013.

Qualified as an Advocate in India, Ms. Sakshi Vijay worked as an in-house counsel in the first two years of her professional life in an Oil and Gas exploration company, Government of Gujarat. Having received exposure in International Commercial Arbitration , she went on to pursue her Masters in International Disputes Resolution from the University of Melbourne and completed it in May, 2016. She was trained as a Mediator in Australia and then as a Tribunal Secretary in Hong Kong. After her Masters, she worked at the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre as a case managing intern and participated in the business development activities of the Institution in India.

Ms. Sakshi Vijay has been working as a Consultant with the Law Commission of India for the last 6 months and gaining experience in the field of Public Policy. 

Event: Extension Lecture Series
Date: February 04, 2017
Speaker: Mr. Philip McConnaughay, Dean and Professor of Law, School of Transnational Law and Vice Chancellor, Peking University Shenzhen Graduate School
Topic: China's Impact on the Western Legal Tradition: A Preview from the Pearl River Delta

Mr. Philip McConnaughay is Dean and Professor of Law of STL and a Vice Chancellor of Peking University’s Shenzhen Graduate School. Before joining STL, he was Founding Dean of Penn State University’s law school and School of International Affairs. Prior to joining Penn State, he was a Professor of Law at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, and before that a partner of the international law firm, Morrison & Foerster, resident for almost ten years in Tokyo and Hong Kong. Dean McConnaughay is the author of numerous scholarly articles and edited books concerning international commercial dispute resolution, the regulation of international commerce, and the role of arbitration in economic development. He serves on the editorial board of the Indonesian Journal of International & Comparative Law. As a practicing lawyer, Dean McConnaughay was involved in some of the major antitrust and intellectual property disputes of the day, including representing Fujitsu Limited of Japan in the celebrated multi-billion dollar IBM/Fujitsu Arbitration. He has served as an advisor to the Government of Indonesia with respect to the drafting of a new national arbitration law, and has been active throughout his career in a variety of public interest and pro bono matters.

Mr. Philip McConnaughay has several publications to his name including: The Role of Arbitration in Economic Development and the Creation of Transnational Legal Principlesem>, 1 Peking University Transnational Law Review 9 (2013); The Risks and Virtues of Lawlessness: A “Second Look” at International Commercial Arbitrationem>, 93 Northwestern University Law Review 453. This 1999 article was republished in full in 2009, along with articles by Soia Mentschikoff, Andrei Schleifer, Alan Schwartz, Lisa Bernstein, Orley Ashenfelt, and others, as one of “the most important articles on arbitration,” in ECONOMICS OF COMMERCIAL ARBITRATION AND DISPUTE RESOLUTION (O. Ashenfelter, Princeton, and R. Iyengar, LSE, eds, Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd., London, 2009), of the series, ECONOMIC APPROACHES TO LAW (Richard A. Posner and Francesco Parisi, senior eds); Forewordem>, DISPUTE SETTLEMENT IN CHINA-AFRICA ECONOMIC RELATIONS, Won Kidane (Kluwer Law International, 2011); The Scope of Autonomy in International Contracts and its Relation to Economic Regulation and Developmentem>, 39 Columbia Journal of Transnational Law 595 (2001); Rethinking the Role of Law and Contracts in East-West Commercial Relationsem>, 41 Virginia Journal of International Law 427 (2001); Reviving the Public Law Taboo in International Conflict of Lawsem>, 35 Stanford Journal of International Law 255 (1999); DEFINING VALUES FOR RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY: THE UNIVERSITY’S CHANGING ROLE (William T. Greenough, P. McConnaughay and Jay Kesan, eds.,em> 2007, Rowman & Littlefield). This volume explores the challenges and opportunities presented by the increasingly economic role of major research universities and includes papers by several prominent international figures, including M.S. Swaminathan (World Food Prize Winner), Erich Bloch (Former Director, NSF), Jack Gibbons (Former U.S. National Science Advisor), Lord Meghnad Desai (London School of Economics and United Nations), Timothy Reeves (Director General, CIMMYT), and others; INTERNATIONAL COMMERCIAL ARBITRATION IN ASIA (P. McConnaughay and Tom Ginsburg, eds.,em> Juris Press, New York, 2002; second edition 2005). This volume includes detailed assessments by local scholars and practitioners of international commercial dispute resolution practices in all major East Asian jurisdictions; HUMAN RIGHTS, THE RULE OF LAW, AND DEVELOPMENT IN AFRICA (Paul Tiyambe Zeleza and P. McConnaughay, eds.,em> University of Pennsylvania Press, 2004). This volume includes papers by several prominent African jurists, human rights activities, and government officials.