Drinking in Japan
A talk by Professor Mark D. West
Tuesday, April 9th at 12:00PM-1:00PM,
in 1225 South Hall
Your last chance to see Michigan Law School’s very own Professor Mark West talk about Japan before he (officially) becomes the next dean! The talk will feature lots of drunks and their bad decisions as seen in the Japanese court opinions.
You don’t want to miss this!
Please join the Asia Law Society at this year's last general body meeting and elections at lunch on Friday in 0225 South Hall. We have a great set of candidates for the 2013-2014 ALS Executive Board. Please join us and meet your new ALS Executive Board. Lunch will be provided!
1. Erica Mitchell:
My name is Erica Mitchell, and I am running for Co-President of the Asia Law Society this year. Over the past year as a 1L Rep, I have had the pleasure of getting to learn how ALS operates as an organization within the Michigan Law community. Every event has proved to be a great learning experience for me. I now feel like I am ready to take on more responsibility and keep up the great reputation ALS has for being a professional organization that hosts relevant and engaging events.
This past year, I worked with our incredible executive board to put on events like the 1L jobs lunch and some great speakers. We have also worked together to update and re-submit our symposium proposal on corporate law in Asia. If elected, I would be very happy to continue working with ALS and the executive board to coordinate our hopefully upcoming symposium and a wide-range of engaging speakers. This year, we also started a great new tradition in ALS, the ALS salons, and I will work to help ALS to facilitate this unique opportunity to discuss events in Asia in a small group.
It has been my pleasure to serve as a member of the board and benefit from the experiences of the members of ALS. I hope to have the opportunity to continue working with the board and all of the ALS members next year.
2. Eun Sung:
My name is Eun Sung Lim, a 1L summer starter. Serving as the publicity chair of ALS for the past one year, I took an active part in the group's operations and learned much about the group and its goals. I wish to continue my involvement with the ALS to grow the organization and to continue providing Asia-related knowledge to the larger Michigan Law community. Especially with a great symposium topic submitted and awaiting award, this opportunity for ALS is something I do not want to miss. I have had a lot of management and administration experience during college and work before law school, and I want to use my experience and skills to serve ALS and the its members for another year.
Hello, I am a 1L and currently serve on the ALS board. We have hosted great events this year, and I think we can build on these successes in 2013-2014 by continuing to bring interesting speakers to campus and hosting a symposium in the spring(hopefully). I am running for secretary because I want to contribute to next year's team, and I think I can make an effective secretary with the knowledge I've picked up this year. Thanks!
As one of the 1L reps for this past year, I have been actively involved in the Asia Law Society's activities and daily workings. Having a close up view of what ALS does has only further piqued my interest in law and policy in Asia and I hope to be able to continue to be an active part of ALS. Recently, we put together a proposal for a Symposium for next year and I know that budgeting will be a large part of implementing the proposal. I have an undergraduate degree in Finance and also have an accounting background from both academic and employment perspectives. In addition, I was also the VP of the Events Coordination Committee for a student organization in college and my team hosted all the cultural events for the organization. As a result, I have experience putting together budget proposals for approval from the rest of the board and the university. If elected treasurer, I will keep track of cash flows and reimbursements, help other board members in their official capacities, and contribute in the implementation of a symposium on a fascinating topic.
I am running to be the lecture chair on the Asia Law Society board because as part of the board, I hope to help with running the club and planning the symposium, and as lecture chair, I hope to plan lunch events and other lectures to foster discussions about current topics in Asian law. I have enjoyed my time on the board this year immensely, and I hope to continue to help make the Asia Law Society the best it can be.
Get to Know Michigan Law's Asia Law Society!
@ MO MO TEA, 1213 South University
at 5:15PM, Friday, March 22nd
Want to learn about Asia? Want to travel to Asia?
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What can Michigan and Asia Law Society do for you?
Experts will be there to talk to you about all that.
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Political Connections and the Use of Courts in China
A talk by Professor Yuen Yuen Ang
Wednesday, March 27th at 12:00PM-1:00PM,
in 138 Hutchins Hall
Prof. Ang of the University of Michigan Department of Political Science will discuss how political connections influence the use of courts among private firms in transitional and authoritarian settings, specifically in China. She will be presenting her research into why politically connected Chinese firms are more inclined than unconnected firms to use courts over informal means of dispute resolution.
ALS 1L Jobs Lunch
An Informal Student Discussion on Summer Opportunities in Asia
Thursday, 11/15, 12PM @ SH 1225
Talk to 2L's and 3L's who found various 1L summer jobs abroad in Cambodia, China, Korea, Japan, and Vietnam - working in public interest, government, and law firms.
If you have any interest in working in Asia for the whole summer, part of the summer, or after graduation, or you would like to split your summer between jobs in Asia and the US, you'll get a chance to hear how they landed their jobs!
Come enjoy drinks with APALSA & ALS on Thursday, November 15, at Dominick's from 6-8 pm!!
Get to know Professor Herzog & Professor Becker!
Unwind with your classmates before Thanksgiving! Do RSVP to [contacts]. See you there!
Professor Don Herzog is the Edson R. Sunderland Professor of Law. His main teaching interests are political, moral, legal, and social theory; constitutional interpretation; torts; and the First Amendment. He is the author of Without Foundations: Justification in Political Theory, Happy Slaves: A Critique of Consent Theory, Poisoning the Minds of the Lower Orders, Cunning, and the forthcoming Household Politics: Conflict in Early Modern England (2012).
Professor Ted Becker is the assistant director of the Legal Practice Program. Before joining the Law School faculty as a clinical assistant professor in 2000, Prof. Becker was a litigator with Dickinson Wright in Lansing, specializing in telecommunications arbitrations and other administrative agency proceedings. He also has substantial appellate experience in general corporate litigation, both with Dickinson Wright and as a sole practitioner.
In the event of oversubscription, guests will be chosen at random. Guest list will be finalized (and guests notified) by Monday, November 12.
Professor Vikramaditya S. Khanna
When: Rescheduled for Winter Semester
Where: Hutchins Hall (Room TBA)
The Asia Law Society presents Michigan Law's very own Professor Vikramaditya Khanna. Come hear Professor Khanna discuss "Legal Issues in Infrastructure Development in India: Insights for Other Emerging (and Emerged?) Markets?"
Professor Vikramaditya Khanna is codirector of the Joint Centre for Global Corporate and Financial Law & Policy, a collaboration between Michigan Law and India's Jindal Global Law School.
Prof. Reuven Avi-Yonah – Chinese Tax Law
When: Monday, October 22nd 2012, 12-1 PM
Where: Hutchins Hall - Room 218
Come join Michigan Law Professor Reuven S. Avi-Yonah, the Irwin I. Cohn Professor of Law and Director of the International Tax LLM Program, as he discusses how Chinese tax law has changed over time and whether this reflects global trends. Given the growing influence of China on an international scale, its tax law will be important for anyone doing business in China or trading with China.
Reuven S. Avi-Yonah, the Irwin I. Cohn Professor of Law and director of the International Tax LLM Program at the University of Michigan Law School, specializes in corporate and international taxation. He has served as a consultant to the U.S. Treasury Department and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) on tax competition, and is a member of the steering group for OECD's International Network for Tax Research. He is also the chair of the AALS Tax Section and trustee of the American Tax Policy Institute, a fellow of the American Bar Foundation, and an international research fellow at Oxford University's Centre for Business Taxation. In addition to prior teaching appointments at Harvard University (law) and Boston College (history), he practiced law with Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy in New York; with Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz, New York; and with Ropes & Gray, Boston. After receiving his BA, summa cum laude, from Hebrew University, he earned three additional degrees from Harvard University: an AM in history, a PhD in history, and a JD, magna cum laude, from Harvard Law School. He has published over 150 books and articles, including International Tax as International Law (Cambridge University Press, 2007) and Global Perspectives on Income Taxation Law (Oxford University Press, 2011).
Of Promise and Pitfalls: U.S. Corporations in
the Developing World –
A Conversation with John Imle
When: Monday, October 8th 2012, 11:50AM - 1:00PM
Where: 250 Hutchins Hall
John Imle, the former President and Vice-Chairman of Unocal Corporation, discussed his experiences and the lessons he has learned from his decades of conducting business in developing countries. Topics included Unocal's involvement in Myanmar in the 1990's (a period that coincided with the landmark Doe v. Unocal litigation---this litigation sprang from the Alien Tort Claims Act in a controversial application that is currently before the Supreme Court in Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum), Federal regulation of U.S. corporations abroad, corporate self-regulation, human rights considerations, and business ethics.
The recording of the talk: http://web.law.umich.edu/flashmedia/public/Default.aspx?mediaid=2565
Prof. West – Japan:Sugar, Sex and Magik
When: Friday, October 22nd 2011, 12:15-1:20 PM
Where: 132 Hutchins Hall
Mark D. West, the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and the Nippon Life Professor of Law, is the director of the Japanese Legal Studies Program at the Law School. His current research focuses on love, sex, and marriage in Japanese case law, and on comparative fraud and con artistry. Professor West is the author of Law in Everyday Japan: Sex, Sumo, Suicide, and Statutes (2005), Secrets, Sex, and Spectacle: The Rules of Scandal in Japan and the United States (2006), and editor of The Japanese Legal System: Cases, Codes, and Commentary (2006).
Introduction to the Luce Scholars Program
When: Thursday, October 21st 2011, 3:45PM - 4:30PM
Where: 116 Hutchins Hall
Helena Kolenda, the Program Director for the Luce Scholars Program- Asia, discussed the Luce Scholars Program, a nationally competitive fellowship program. It was launched by the Henry Luce Foundation in 1974 to enhance the understanding of Asia among potential leaders in american society. The program provides stipends, langauge training and individualized professional placement in Asia for 15-18 Luce Scholars each years, and welcomes applications from students in a wide variety of fields who have had limited exposure to Asia. Those who already have significant experience in Asia or Asian studies are not eligible.