Washington D.C. 2017

The 2017 NACLE Workshop in Washington D.C. was a great success! Thank you to George Washington University Law School, NACLE faculty, panel members, and attendees for making NACLE 2017 a smooth workshop. NACLE legal scholars, practitioners, and students gathered at the George Washington University Law School in our nation’s capital to hear experts on NAFTA and related environmental provisions discuss the future of the monumental North American Free Trade Agreement and its side agreement on environment, the NAAEC. Questions were taken from students in the audience, and the panels were recorded to be produced for viewing on our website and social media (Coming soon). NACLE strives to add to the ongoing conversation on NAFTA by providing a legal academic perspective from experts on international trade from the U.S., Canada, and Mexico. NACLE hopes to continue these efforts in the form of a white paper, policy proposals, or further research to contribute to the discussion on the NAFTA going forward. If you have any ideas, comments, or suggestions for NACLE please contact us at coordinator@nacle.org. If you have any photos you would like to share, please contact us at communications@nacle.org. See you next year at NACLE 2018!



The program can be found here: NACLE 2017 Workshop Program. The agenda is listed below.

What’s the Problem & Can It Be Fixed?

Friday, March 17 2017
Washington, D.C.
George Washington University Law School
Jacob Burns Moot Court Room and Faculty Conference Center

Organized by:
North American Consortium on Legal Education

Panel members:
NACLE academic from Mexico, Canada and the United States

Who should attend?
Representatives from academia, government, industry,
and NGOs with operations at a North American scale

9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. 
Jacob Burns Moot Court Room
Reopening NAFTA: What is the Future of Existing Environmental Cooperation and Protections Developed Under NAFTA

Lee Paddock, Associate Dean for Environmental Legal Studies, GWU Law School
Steve Charnovitz, Associate Professor, GWU Law School

Panel Convener & Discussant:
Tracy Hester, Director, Environment, Energy & Natural Resources Center, Lecturer, University of Houston Law Center

11:00 a.m.
Sandwiches to be served compliments of GWU Law School

11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Jacob Burns Moot Court Room
Renegotiating NAFTA: Jobs, Trade Deficits & Modernization

Susan L. Karamanian, Associate Dean for International and Comparative Legal Studies; Burnett Family Professorial Lecturer in International and Comparative Law and Policy, GWU Law School

Armand de Mestral, Professor Emeritus; Jean Monnet Chair in the Law of, International Economic Integration, McGill University Faculty of Law

Dr. Gabriel Cavazos Villanueva, Regional Dean for the Northern Zone of the School of Social Sciences and Humanities and Government, Tecnológico de Monterrey (ITESM)

Panel Convener & Discussant:
David Gantz, Samuel M. Fegtly Professor of Law; Director Emeritus, International Economic Law and Policy Program University of Arizona College of Law