CALGA Sessions

Upcoming & Recent Sessions

Fall Term 2021

Law in the Changing Global Economic Landscape

The first term of CALGA is devoted to law in the global economy: labor, corporate governance, financial intermediation, transnational regulation, dispute settlement, international trade, and global capitalism.

Each seminar is free-standing and will be curated by the faculty member listed. A full list of other instructors and panelists will be listed at least 2 weeks prior to the scheduled event. Note that all times are in the U.S. Eastern time zone. 


Is Global Capitalism Governable?: Exploring the legal, social, and economic complexities of governance in the 21st century

September 17, 2021 | 9:30 - 10:45 AM | Watch the Recording

Professors Katharina Pistor (CLS), Olabisi Akinkugbe (Dalhousie University), Angela Zhang (Hong Kong University), and Mariana Pargendler (FGV, Sao Paolo), Rashmi Venkatesan (National Law School of India, Bengaluru) discuss the legal questions posed by an emerging global capitalist system that defies conventional governance approaches.

Organized by Katharina Pistor, Edwin B. Parker Professor of Comparative Law


Toward Sustainable Corporate Governance: Where Are We Headed? At What Speed?

October 1, 2021 | 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM | Watch the Recording

In this panel discussion, Professors John C. Coffee (CLS), Pierre-Henri Conac (University of Luxembourg), Luca Enriques (Oxford), and Jennifer Hill (Monash University--Australia), will trace recent developments in ESG and offer predictions for the future.

Organized by John C. Coffee, Adolf A. Berle Professor of Law


The Ascent of the Middleman Economy: How middlemen came to be the largest and most powerful companies in the world, why it matters, and what can be done

October 15, 2021 | 10:00 AM - 11:15 PM | Register

Professors Kathryn Judge (Columbia Law School), Doug Arner, and Katja Langenbucher will discuss the rise of intermediaries in finance and beyond, and explore how innovation, individual choice, and government policies can help restore the resilience and accountability that gets lost as intermediaries grow too powerful and supply chains become too long.

Organized by Kathryn Judge, Harvey J. Goldschmid Professor of Law


The Future of Liberal Democracy in the Era of Surveillance Capitalism and Digital Authoritarianism

October 29, 2021 | 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM | Register

Professor Anu Bradford (CLS) will discuss how American, European and Chinese internet regulations are shaping societies and affecting individuals around the world.

Organized by Anu Bradford, Henry L. Moses Professor of Law and International Organization


International Dispute Resolution: Transnational Litigation and International Arbitration

November 12, 2021 | 9:00 - 10:15 AM | Register

The course explores the principal fora for the resolution of international disputes between private parties and between private parties and States and state instrumentalities:  international litigation in national courts and arbitration before a privately selected arbitrator or panel of arbitrators.

Organized by George Bermann, Gellhorn Professor of Law and Monnet Professor in European Union Law


WTO 2.0: The Return (to Prominence) Through the JSI: The road to renewed policy relevance for the multilateral trading regime passes through a re-orientation of its legislative activity, and the manner in which it will engage with free-trade area

December 3, 2021 | 10:00 - 11:30 AM | Register

Brad McDonald, Michele Ruta, and Petros C. Mavroidis discuss the euphoria caused by the “end of history” that led to a “monolithic” WTO, the return of history in subsequent years, and the ensuing strain on the WTO legislative activity. Based on their analysis, they explore options to revive a moribund institution.

Organized by Petros Mavroidis, Edwin B. Parker Professor of Foreign & Comparative Law


Labor Rights in the Fissured, Gig, and Algorithmic Economy Labor Rights in the Fissured, Gig, and Algorithmic Economy: Exploring the regulation of work and the protection of workers’ rights in the changing global economy

December 10, 2021 | 12:00-1:15 PM | Register

Professors Kate Andrias (CLS), Ruth Dukes (University of Glasgow), Guy Mundlak (Tel Aviv University), and Brishen Rogers (Georgetown University Law Center) discuss the regulation of work and the collective rights of workers in a changing global economy.

Organized by Kate Andrias, Professor of Law