Sixth Trade Law Fall Update
With the change in administrations, current U.S. trade policy has carried on important elements of prior policy (e.g., Section 301 and 232 tariffs), as well as innovated with renewed emphasis on multilateralism, a focus on the implications of trade on U.S. workers, and the enforcement of labor protection provisions in trade agreements. Certainly, the next few years will keep trade practitioners busy, whether they focus on expanding cross-border market access, enforcing trade remedies, complying with import requirements or ensuring labor protection-compliant supply chains.
Juscelino F. Colares, the Case Western Reserve University Schott-van den Eynden Professor of Business Law and professor of political science, and the Fall Update Organizing Committee welcome attendees to the Sixth Trade Law Fall Update, to be held this year in person and remotely (via Zoom), on Friday, Oct. 22, 2021, at the CWRU School of Law. This Fall Update, titled "Labor, Trade, and Supply-Chain Developments—A Practice-Oriented Update on Trade and Customs Law," will include a trade-and-labor panel, an international trade panel, a rapid "crossfire" exchange on some emerging issues on customs and trade law, and a keynote speech by U.S. Senator Sherrod C. Brown.
|8–8:20 a.m.||Breakfast/Connection via Zoom link (please refer to your pre-conference confirmation email)|
|8:25 a.m.||Introduction: Juscelino F. Colares, Schott-van den Eynden Professor of Business Law and professor of political science, CWRU School of Law|
Panel I: Labor Issues in the Supply Chain
Moderator: Lawrence M. Friedman, partner, Barnes, Richardson & Colburn, LLP (Chicago, IL)
Panel II: Trade in 2020–2021
Moderator: Amy Porges, Principal, Law Offices of Amelia Porges PLLC (DC)
Crossfire: The Latest Issues in Customs and Trade Law
Moderator: Hon. Leo M. Gordon, U.S. Court of International Trade
|11:35–11:45 a.m.||Introduction to Keynote Speaker: CWRU President Eric W. Kaler|
Keynote Speaker Remarks: Hon. Sherrod C. Brown, U.S. Senate (OH)
Morning Session Closing Remarks: Juscelino F. Colares, CWRU School of Law
The CLE portion of the program concludes at 12:15 p.m. Guests and members of the in-person and virtual audience may attend the afternoon portion dedicated to students.
Planning and Beginning a Career in Trade Law—A Panel with Recent CWRU Trade Law AlumniModerator: Juscelino F. Colares, CWRU School of Law
|3:15 p.m.||Conference Final Remarks: Juscelino F. Colares, CWRU School of Law|
Increasing COVID-19 cases within Northeast Ohio have prompted Case Western Reserve to resume its requirement that masks be worn indoors until further notice. In addition, only those who are fully vaccinated (two weeks past their final dose) should attend any campus event. Leaders continue to monitor pandemic developments and may need to adjust health protocols further as circumstances warrant. In-person is subject to change based on COVID-19 guidelines.
The event will be held virtually and in-person.
Case Western Reserve University School of Law
George Gund Hall
Room A59, Moot Courtroom
11075 East Blvd., Cleveland, OH 44106