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Islamic Capital Markets: Past, Present & Future (2.8.10)

Despite prohibitions on interest and speculation, Islamic finance is estimated to have reached the $1,000,000,000,000 level.  Of that, at least $300,000,000,000 is invested in capital market transactions, primarily in the form of Sukuk � so-called Islamic bonds.  A renowned faculty will: Explain the legal underpinnings of this market and how it struggles to be Shariah-compliant; describe the most used forms; discuss the legal and market challenges it is currently facing and consider its possible future arcs.  Read more


Sovereign Immunity: Recent Developments & Global Perspectives (4.26.11)

State immunity is one of the foundations of international law.  The recent decision in Samantar v. Yousuf marked the most significant change in U.S. law governing state immunity since the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act was adopted in 1976; the doctrine is undergoing changes in other nations as well.  The program will address developments in the law of immunity around the world, and provide an update on efforts to develop a model law of state immunity.  Read more