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The Use of Foreign Law in Domestic Courts


Eric Friedman
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Kathryn Inman

The Use of Foreign Law in Domestic Courts

A Panel Discussion at the New York City Bar Association

Distinguished current and former members of the judiciary will join with the Chief Justice of Australia’s highest court to discuss the use of foreign law in U.S. domestic courts, an issue which has become an increasingly political as well as legal challenge.

 What: Panel Discussion, The Use of Foreign Law in Domestic Courts

When: Wednesday, January 20 th, 6 PM

Where: New York City Bar Association, 42 W. 44 th St., New York, NY

Who: HON. ROBERT S. FRENCH, Chief Justice, High Court of Australia; HON. DENNIS JACOBS, Chief Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit; HON. JUDITH S. KAYE, Former Judge, New York Court of Appeals; HON. DORIS LING-COHAN, Justice, New York State Supreme Court; PROFESSOR JOSE ALVAREZ, Herbert and Rose Rubin Professor of International Law, New York University School of Law; MARK A. MEYER, Herzfeld & Rubin PC; Chair, City Bar Committee on Foreign and Comparative Law

Free of Charge. Open to the Public.

About the Association

The New York City Bar Association ( was founded in 1870, and since then has been dedicated to maintaining the high ethical standards of the profession, promoting reform of the law, and providing service to the profession and the public. The Association continues to work for political, legal and social reform, while implementing innovative means to help the disadvantaged. Protecting the public’s welfare remains one of the Association’s highest priorities.