Tuesday, January 5, 2021
This session will provide perspectives that cut across disciplines to help legal scholars appreciate the power of supply chains and their effect on fundamental social, political, and institutional questions. The pandemic has underscored the centrality of supply chains to both the economy and also every aspect of life. The panel will explore supply chain management, including auditing for quality, working conditions, and environmental goals; the relational character of supply contracts; and supply chains as a contractual or corporate governance structure that functions like public law, particularly with respect to effects on third parties and the public.
- Moderator: David V. Snyder is professor of law and director of the Business Law Program at the American University Washington College of Law. Professor Snyder’s teaching and research interests are primarily in contracts and commercial law, including their international and comparative aspects. He has been a professor of law at Tulane, Indiana (Bloomington), and Cleveland-Marshall College of Law. He has been a regular visiting professor at the law school of the University of Paris II (Panthéon-Assas) since 2012, and has also been a visiting professor at the University of Paris 10 (Nanterre La Défense), Boston University, and the College of William and Mary. He is a graduate of Tulane Law School and Yale College and clerked on the US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.
- Speaker Call for Papers: Krisann C. Kleibacker Lee Cargill Sustainability Counsel & Bioindustrial Group Lead Lawyer, Cargill
- Speaker: Jonathan C. Lipsonm, Harold E. Kohn Chair and Professor of Law, Temple University, James E. Beasley School of Law
- Speaker Call for Papers: Trang (Mae) Nguyen, Assistant Professor of Law, Temple University, James E. Beasley School of Law
Trang (Mae) Nguyen researches and writes in the intersections of contract law, transnational business governance, comparative law, and international law. Her current projects focus on the roles of informal mechanisms in the reparation of global supply chains in the aftermaths of COVID-19, and on the roles of supply chain host countries in the international legal order. Professor Nguyen is an affiliated scholar at the U.S.-Asia Law Institute, New York University School of Law and was a visiting scholar at UC Berkeley’s Center for the Study of Law and Society. Her work has appeared in the American Journal of International Law Unbound, the Stanford Law and Policy Review, the Harvard Human Rights Journal, and the New York University Law Review, among others. Prior to entering academia, she practiced corporate law in the Silicon Valley office of Davis Polk & Wardwell, LLP and served on the policy team of the California Office.
- Speaker Call for Papers: Ashley Palmarozzo, Doctoral Student in Technology and Operations Management, Harvard Business School
- Speaker Call for Papers: Kish Parella
Kish Parella is an associate professor at Washington and Lee University School of Law, where she teaches courses at the intersection of law and business, including contracts, international business transactions, and corporate social responsibility. Her research is in international economic law, with a focus on the cross-border governance of corporations. Her current research examines the interaction between law and reputational mechanisms to improve corporate conduct in global supply chains.
- Speaker: Anita G. Ramasastry, Professor, Co Director, Law Technology and Arts, University of Washington School of Law
- Speaker Call for Papers: Jodi L. Short is the Associate Dean for Research and the Honorable Roger J. Traynor Professor of Law at UC Hastings College of the Law. Her research is on the regulation of business, in particular, the intersection of public and private regulatory regimes and the theory and practice of regulatory reform. Recent publications appear in Organization Science, Administrative Science Quarterly, Regulation & Governance, and the Minnesota Law Review. Her ongoing research investigates private efforts to enforce labor standards in global supply chains through codes of conduct and social auditing; explores how political influences on regulatory compliance and enforcement have been operationalized in empirical scholarship; analyzes how agencies define the “public interest” when implementing their statutory mandates; and tests the efficacy of different messaging strategies on compliance with environmental regulations.
- Speaker Call for Papers: Michael W. Toffel, Senator John Heinz Professor of Environmental Management, Harvard Business School