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Judicial Institutions:
Courts in Domestic & International Affairs

Princeton University
October 19-20, 2012

Co-sponsored by the Niehaus Center for Globalization and Governance and the Program in Law and Public Affairs

Conference to be held in Robertson Hall, Bowl 016

To request to attend the conference, please e-mail Debbie Nexon

Note: The papers are only available to conference participants.

Conference Program

Christina Davis (Princeton University)
Helen V. Milner (Princeton University)
Erik Voeten (Georgetown University)

Thursday, October 18

7:15 PM

Welcome dinner
Mediterra Restaurant, 29 Hulfish St., Princeton, NJ 609-252-9680

Friday, October 19


Continental Breakfast


Opening remarks


Part I: Judicial Behavior
Chair: Erik Voeten (Georgetown University)

9:30-10:00 AM

Session 1

Words Get in the Way: The Effect of Deliberation in Collective Decision-Making
Matias Iaryczower (Princeton University), Xiaoxia Shi (University of Wisconsin) and Matthew Shum (Caltech)

Discussant: Georg Vanberg (University of North Carolina)

10:00-10:30 AM

Session 2

A Sequential Bargaining Model of a Collegial Court
Charles Cameron (Princeton University) and Lewis Kornhauser (New York University)

Discussant: Peter Rosendorff (New York University)

10:30-11:00 AM

Session 3

International Judicial Dissent: Causes and Consequences
Jeffrey L. Dunoff (Temple University) and Mark A. Pollack (Temple University)

Discussant: John Kastellec (Princeton University)

11:00-11:30 AM



Part II: Precedent
Chair: Peter Rosendorff (New York University)

11:30-12:00 PM

Session 4

Shaping Precedent in International Trade Law: A Social Network Application
Krzysztof J. Pelc (McGill University)

Discussant: Tom S. Clark (Emory University)

12:00-12:30 PM

Session 5

WTO Adjudication as a Tool for Conflict Management
Christina Davis (Princeton University)

Discussant: Yonatan Lupu (Princeton University)

12:30-1:30 PM



Part III: Compliance
Chair: Christina Davis (Princeton University)

1:30-2:00 PM

Session 6

Does a Professional Judiciary Induce More Compliance?: Evidence from the European Court of Human Rights
Erik Voeten (Georgetown University)

Discussant: Tom S. Clark (Emory University)

2:00-2:30 PM

Session 7

A Monitoring Mechanism for Constitutional Decisions in Costa Rica
Jeffrey K. Staton (Emory University),Varun Gauri (World Bank), and Jorge Vargas Cullell (Programa Estado de la Nación)

Discussant: Peter Rosendorff (New York University)

2:30-3:00 PM

Session 8

Courts and Compliance in International Law (Formal appendix)
Clifford Carrubba (Emory University) and Matthew Gabel (Washington University, St. Louis)

Discussant: Jeffrey Lax (Columbia University)

3:00-3:30 PM



Part IV: Access and Influence on Courts
Chair: Tom S. Clark (Emory University)

3:30-4:00 PM

Session 9

Judicial Selection and Death Penalty Decisions
Brandice Canes-Wrone (Princeton University), Tom S. Clark (Emory University) and Jason P. Kelly (Virginia Tech)

Discussant: Erik Voeten (Georgetown University)

4:00-4:30 PM

Session 10

NGOs, Interest Groups and International Courts
Rachel Cichowski (University of Washington)

Discussant: Jens Meierhenrich (IAS)

6:00 PM

Palmer House

Saturday, October 20

8:30-9:00 AM

Continental Breakfast


Part V: Regulation across Borders
Chair: Erik Voeten (Georgetown University)

9:00-9:30 AM

Session 11

Law and the Eurozone Crisis
Dan Kelemen (Rutgers University) and Terence Teo (Rutgers University)

Discussant: Georg Vanberg (University of North Carolina)

9:30-10:00 AM

Session 12

U.S. Courts, Private Actors, And The International Projection of Domestic Regulatory Rules: The Case of International AntiTrust
Tonya L. Putnam (Columbia University)

Discussant: Yonatan Lupu (Princeton University)


Part VI: International Courts in the Scheme of Things
Chair: Christina Davis (Princeton University)

10:00-10:30 AM

Session 13

Questions to Ask about International Courts: A Brainstorming Session
Karen Alter (Northwestern University)

Discussant: Leslie Johns (Princeton University)

10:30-11:00 AM

Session 14

International Criminal Law by Other Means: The Quasi-Criminal Jurisdiction of the Human Rights Courts
Alexandra Huneeus (University of Wisconsin)

Discussant: Keith Whittington (Princeton University)

11:00-11:15 AM


11:15-12:30 PM

Roundtable discussion

Participants: Lewis Kornhauser (New York University),
Deborah Pearlstein (Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, Yeshiva University),
Kim Scheppele (Princeton University),
Anne-Marie Slaughter (Princeton University)

12:30-2:00 PM

Lunch and closing remarks

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