Upcoming Online Events in June 2020

[CPD event] Seminar on “COVID-19, Sino-US Trade War, and International Law” (12 June)

The COVID-19 health crisis has implicated discussions about the Sino-US trade deal, while at the same time there is political pressure to affix responsibility on China. This online seminar will outline some arguments made (1) to link the global health crisis to the Sino-US deal, (2) to bring claims before various courts and tribunals, and (3) to impose countermeasures and similar retaliatory action against Chinese imports, or to initiate international investigations into China’s role in particular in the management of the crisis. The talk will be delivered by Professor Chin Leng Lim, Choh-Ming Li Professor of Law of CUHK LAW, with Professor Spyros Maniatis, Director of the British Institute of International and Comparative Law serving as the discussant. For details and registration, please visit www.law.cuhk.edu.hk.

[CPD event] CCTL and Property Law Seminar “Contract Law is Property Law!” (17 June)

Contract law and property law are normally seen as different areas of law which address different issues. This seminar challenges this conventional position by arguing that the conclusion, amendment and termination of contracts are in fact property law transactions and that the strict divide between contract law and property law is therefore not justifiable. The seminar will be delivered by CUHK LAW Dean Professor Lutz-Christian Wolff, whose recent article “The relationship between contract law and property law” published in the Common Law World Review (2020) offers a prior glimpse of his presentation. For details and registration, please visit www.law.cuhk.edu.hk.

Symposium on Cambridge Handbook of Comparative Shareholder Engagement and Voting (22-23 June)

Shareholder engagement and voting is global and regional significance. In this online symposium, authors of 18 jurisdictions will be collectively contributing to a topic of both academic and policy significance for focused discussions and debates with a view to make cutting-edge and evidence-based contributions to the comparative theoretical discourse in the field. For details and registration, please visit www.law.cuhk.edu.hk

[CPD event] Online Conference on Teaching and Learning in Law - “Directions in Legal Education 2020” (18-20 June)

CUHK LAW is inviting participation for the online conference “Directions in Legal Education 2020”, which will be held on 18, 19 and 20 June 2020. 

One of the main events of the conference will be the Great Debate, which will consider the recurring theme “Teaching law in time of crisis - it’s not just going on-line”. Other panel sessions include: Students as Producers; Women in Law; Legal Education and Employability; Law, Technology and Going Online; Diversity in Legal Education; Pedagogy; and Innovative Subjects in Legal Education. 

Similar to the two previous conferences, the conference this year features a number of distinguished lead and keynote speakers. They include Professor Richard Susskind OBE of University College London, Professor Michael Martinek of the University of Saarland, and Professor Geraint Howells of the University of Manchester. 

For details and registration, please visit the conference website: https://www.law.cuhk.edu.hk/conf/2020/legal_education

[CPD event] Online Conference - “The Role of the Law of Unjust Enrichment in Asia” (26 June)

The law of unjust enrichment is more or less recognised in all modern jurisdictions. The name suggests that nobody should enrich herself at the expense of another party. Details of even very fundamental aspects of the law of unjust enrichment are, however, highly disputed everywhere. In particular, in Asia the law of unjust enrichment seems to lead a shadow existence, is under-researched and creates practical problems even in the more developed jurisdictions such as Hong Kong or Singapore. 

To explore related issues CUHK LAW will hold an online conference on “The Role of the Law of Unjust Enrichment in Asia” on 26 June 2020. The conference is supported by The Chinese Journal of Comparative Law. Keynote speakers include: Professor Michael Martinek of the University of Saarland, Germany; Professor Tang Hang Wu of the Singapore Management University, Singapore; Professor Harpreet Kaur of the National Law University, India; and Professor Megumi Hara of the Gakushuin University, Japan. 

For details and registration, please visit the conference website: https://www.law.cuhk.edu.hk/conf/2020/unjust_enrichment