2018 Symposium

Keynote Speaker: John Chisholm

John Chisholm will present the keynote speech at the annual Chapman Law Review Symposium. He is the CEO of John Chisholm Ventures, a San Francisco-based entrepreneurship advisory and angel investment firm, has three decades of experience as entrepreneur, CEO, and investor.

Special Jurisdictions Within and Outside of the United States

Friday, January 26, 2018
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Kennedy Hall, Room 237

Presented by the Chapman Law Review in association with the Institute for Competitive Governance
Chapman University is a State Bar of California approved MCLE provider and certifies that this activity has been approved for MCLE credit in the amount of 2 units of MCLE credits.

Countries across the world have sought to encourage growth by creating Special Economic Zones (SEZs) that operate under different rules from the surrounding area. In the United States, these take the form of Foreign Trade Zones (FTZs). Despite the growing popularity of such zones, and their unusual features, they have largely escaped the attention of legal scholars.

How do SEZs fit within conventional models of state authority? Does the extra-territorial status of U.S. FTZs, and their special tax statute, raise constitutional issues? Should the United States reconsider the growing popularity of FTZs or leverage their success to create new and even more comprehensive special jurisdictions?

The Chapman Law Review will explore these and other questions at our next symposium at the Dale E. Fowler School of Law, Chapman University, Orange, California.

Disability Services will be provided upon request.


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Friday, January 26th
9:00 AM

Check-in & Registration

9:00 AM - 9:45 AM

9:45 AM

Opening Remarks

9:45 AM - 10:00 AM

10:00 AM

Panel I: Foreign Trade Zones

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

12:00 PM

Keynote Luncheon: John Chisholm

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

1:30 PM

Panel II: Special Economic Zones (SEZs) and International Law

1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

3:15 PM

Panel III: SEZs, Now and Tomorrow

3:15 PM - 4:45 PM

4:45 PM

Closing Remarks

4:45 PM - 5:00 PM

5:00 PM

"En Banc" Reception: Cocktails and appetizers provided for all guests, panelists, faculty and students

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM