Celebrating 125 Years

Lectures & Events

State of Our Nations: Canada-United States Perspectives on Law, Policy and Politics in Tumultuous Times

Thursday, March 30 - Friday, March 31, 2017
6 hours of in-person CLE credit, pending approval

In the past year, the United States and Canada have seen dramatic and diametric shifts in their respective political landscapes, with opposing ideological waves set to remake each country’s energy, economic, security and trade policies.

While Canada’s 2015 election saw a sweeping victory for the Liberal Party and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, the 2016 election in the United States resulted in a unified conservative party holding both the executive and legislative branches, and a president unlike any other in the nation’s history.

President Trump has promised to renegotiate international trade deals, impose import tariffs, remove regulatory restrictions, withdraw from climate change agreements and strongly defend American interests both at home and abroad.

This year’s Canada-United States Law Institute Conference will bring together law, policy, business, and government experts from Canada and the United States to analyze the new dynamics of cooperation and competing priorities between our two countries, while exploring emerging issues and challenges for the bi-national relationship in international trade, national security, energy and environment, and financial compliance and integrity.

The conference will open with a dinner and distinguished lecture on Thursday, March 30, from 5:00-745 p.m. in the CWRU School of Law Upper Rotunda.

The main conference will take place on Friday, March 31, from 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. in the School of Law's moot courtroom.

Tickets for 8.25 hours of CLE credit are $100 for CWRU Alumni, $200 for non-alumni. For attendees not interested in CLE credit, tickets are $50. There is no charge for CWRU students, staff and faculty.

Event Location
Moot Courtroom (A59)
11075 East Blvd.
Cleveland, Ohio 44106

Thursday March 30th, 2017 — Opening & Awards Banquet
9:00 am
Second Annual Niagara Law-Business Challenge
2:30 pm
Meeting of the Executive Committee of the Canada-United States Law Institute
5:00 pm
Opening Reception and Dinner for all Conference Attendees
6:00 pm
Welcome and Introduction - Law School Rotunda
6:30 pm
Presentation of the Henry T. King Award
6:45 pm
Opening Address & Distinguished Lecture
7:45 pm

Friday March 31st, 2017
8:00 am
Registration and Breakfast - Law School Lobby
8:15 am
Welcome and Introduction
8:30 am
Distinguished Roundtable - the Canada-United States Relationship at Large
9:30 am
9:45 am
International Trade in Times of Turmoil
11:00 am
11:15 am
National Security and Binational Development: the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence System
12:30 pm
1:15 pm
Distinguished Lecture
2:15 pm
2:30 pm
Balancing Acts: Energy Innovation in a Competitive Market
3:45 pm
4:00 pm
Preserving Financial Integrity and Promoting Compliance
5:15 pm
Closing Remarks
6:00 pm
Reception and Dinner Off-Site
This agenda is subject to change
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