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GLPA Is Happy to Co-Sponsor the 5th North American EENR Conference | May 11

North American Environment, Energy, & Natural Resources Conference (Special Webinar Edition)

MAY 11, 2021 | 8:30 AM – 12:45 PM (CDT)

Environmental Social Governance (ESG): Major Moves Towards A Sustainable Energy Future

Special Conference Keynote Speaker
Shalanda H. Baker
Deputy Director for Energy Justice &
Secretary’s Advisor on Equity
U.S. Department of Energy

ANNOUNCEMENT FOR STUDENTS

Students can apply now! For the Customs and International Trade Bar Association / ASIL International Economic Law Interest Group 2021 Summer Fellowship supporting students from underrepresented groups working in international economic law (especially customs / trade) this summer.  We are pleased to give two $1000 awards to JD students in unpaid internships.  The deadline is this Friday, April 2. Here is the announcement with a link to the application: https://tinyurl.com/46uwjumm   We'd be grateful if you would share this with your students/law school career offices if you have not already.  And many thanks to those who already have.    

In addition, the Vance Essay Competition (open to all JDs and LLMs) where CITBA is giving away $1500 in prizes for trade-related essays.  Deadline on that is May 28.  The link is here: https://www.law.miami.edu/vance-memorial-writing-competition

UH Law Center’s Initiative on Global Law and Policy discussion analyzes pandemic’s impact on global commerce

CHAIR: Sabrina Ragone, University of Bologna
MODERATOR and DISCUSSANT: Frank Garcia, Boston College Law School
SPEAKER: Gabrielle Marceau, University of Geneva and WTO
DISCUSSANT: Elizabeth Trujillo, University of Houston

April 9, 2021 - International law scholars discussed how the COVID-19 crisis led to a decline in trade across the world and has emphasized the need for greater collaboration amongst regions and nations in future emergencies during a virtual presentation hosted by the University of Houston Law Center’s Initiative on Global Law and Policy and the University of Bologna Center for Latin American Studies.

Initiative on Global Law and Policy webinar outlines impact of COVID-19 on human rights in Europe and Latin America

UH Law Center commends academic excellence of students and faculty at virtual 2021 Dean's Awards

May 13, 2021 - International legal scholars discussed how access to COVID-19 vaccines in Europe and in Latin America remains the top challenge to overcoming the pandemic in a virtual discussion hosted by the University of Houston Law Center's Initiative on Global Law and Policy (GLPA) and the University of Bologna Center for Latin American Studies.

Mexican Mid-Term Election Fends Off Nationalization Fears For Energy Sector

Webinar hosted by UH Law Center’s Initiative on Global Law and Policy details how pandemic led to international expansions of executive power

Professor Julian Cardenas Garcia was quoted in a Forbes article discussing how Mexico’s June mid-term election has fended off nationalization fears for the energy sector.

Webinar hosted by UH Law Center’s Initiative on Global Law and Policy details how pandemic led to international expansions of executive power

Webinar hosted by UH Law Center’s Initiative on Global Law and Policy details how pandemic led to international expansions of executive power

May 14, 2021 - International law scholars described how COVID-19 has challenged all political systems, discussing to what extent it has resulted in the sidelining of national legislatures, fostering more decision-making by presidential administrations in a recent discussion presented by the University of Houston Law Center's Initiative on Global Law and Policy and the University of Bologna Center for Latin American Studies.

Our Mission

The relationship between nations and the international landscape is changing.  Global Law and Policy for the Americas provides a platform in which to examine new legal frameworks for addressing global challenges in coordination with local solutions.   Specifically, it focuses on the role of the Americas in shaping global law and policy and on the ways that domestic law and policy in the different regions of the Americas connect with the global.    NAFTA renegotiations have highlighted a redefining of North America and its role in the world. New economic players, technological innovation, and environmental challenges are changing the marketplace, questioning globalization, shifting global power dynamics, and impacting the future of international law and its institutions. Law shapes society, motivates behavior, and creates incentives for action. The 20th century marked important changes in the role of law, domestic and international, for the Americas, with reemerging democracies and new markets. The Americas are rich in resources, diverse in cultures, and a source of economic power and will continue to play an important role in the future of global law and policy. GLPA considers these shifts in international law and policy and emphasizes the interplay between the global to the local.