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HLS And Stanford Law Host Third Annual International Junior Faculty Forum

Publication Date: 
November 23, 2010
Source: 
Harvard Law School News

Harvard Law School and Stanford Law School jointly hosted the third annual Harvard-Stanford International Junior Faculty Forum in October, bringing together 13 of the world’s most innovative junior legal scholars from around the world to present their work. This year’s forum was held at Stanford.

“This – the third session of the Forum – was the best yet,” said Bill Alford ’77, conference organizer, Henry L. Stimson Professor of Law and Vice Dean for the Graduate Program and International Studies at HLS. “Discussion was intense, of a high quality and, with scholars from five continents taking part, reflective of a range of perspectives.”

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The idea behind the conference is to “stimulate exchange of ideas and research, among younger scholars in the academy, from all parts of the world; and to encourage younger scholars in their work,” organizers Lawrence Friedman of Stanford and Alford wrote in a call for abstracts in 2009. “We live today in a global community‐‐ especially a global legal community‐‐ and it is important to develop legal scholarship on a transnational basis.”