Professor Silberman will deliver a paper at a London conference

Professor Silberman will be delivering a paper on international child abduction to the Journal of Comparative Law conference on the Hague Abduction Convention, to be held in London in July 2014. Over the past academic year, Professor Silberman, Co-Director of the Center, has participated in a number of conferences and activities related to transnational litigation and arbitration.  In September, 2013, she participated in a conference at Pepperdine University and gave a talk on the need for a federal statute on judgment recognition, and in October, 2013 she spoke on comparative judgment recognition at the International Law Section meeting of the ABA in London.  On leave in the Spring, Professor Silberman spent two weeks in January at Pepperdine University as Distinguished Professor at the Strauss Dispute Resolution Center and then in March was Distinguished Research Scholar at Queen Mary School of International Arbitration in London. 

The Center for Transnational Litigation and Commercial Law aims at the advancement of the study and practice of international business transactions and the way to solve related disputes either through litigation or arbitration. As commercial transactions become increasingly international, it is vital to the legal and business communities to understand and analyze the practices and legal principles that govern relationships between firms and between firms and consumers in the international arena