Law school hosts Law and Development Conference Dec. 10

(November 18, 2011) While the Occupy Wall Street Movement is gaining attention across the nation and global poverty is sparking worldwide civil unrest, the Law and Development Institute and Seattle University School of Law will host a conference about important global economic issues on Saturday, Dec. 10.

The conference will bring 18 leading law and economic development experts from nine countries and the U.S. State Department to discuss development finance, least-developed countries and "microtrade." When traditional aid becomes ineffective, Microtrade offers a different solution.

The program is from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the LeRoux Room at the Seattle University Student Center. LDI Director Y.S. Lee, an expert in international trade who was instrumental in the U.S.-Korea FTA negotiations and a visiting professor at the law school, organized the conference.

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