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Does the Use of Comparative Law Compromise the Rule of Law?

Date: 16th June 2016

Time: 17:30 - 19:30

Venue: New York City Bar Association, 42 West 44th Street, NEW YORK

Event Details

Time: Reception 17:30; Programme 18:30

Venue: New York City Bar Association, 42 West 44th Street, New York, NY

Join us for a conversation with Hon. Stephen Breyer, U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice and author of The Court and the World: American Law and the New Global Realities, and Lord Jonathan Sumption, Supreme Court of the United Kingdom, as they discuss whether the U.S. Supreme Court should consider foreign law in interpreting American law and the Constitution and whether the use of comparative law compromises the rule of law.

Welcome by:

  • John S. Kiernan, President, New York City Bar Association

Moderated by:

  • Sir Jeffrey Jowell, QC, Founding Director, Bingham Centre for the Rule of Law

Discussion by:

  • Hon. Stephen Breyer, Associate Justice, U.S. Supreme Court
  • Lord Jonathan Sumption, Supreme Court of the United Kingdom

Pricing and Registration

Programme Fee:

  • Members: $60
  • Non-Members $110

Please register for this event on the New York City Bar website.


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Sponsored by

  • The New York City Bar Association, International Law Committee
  • The Bingham Centre for the Rule of Law
  • The International Rule of Law Project
  • The Foreign Policy Association

Special thank you to LexisNexis for supporting this event.

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