LEGS, or "Law-Engaged Graduate Students," meets during the academic year to discuss a work in progress by one of our Graduate Associates. Academic papers, dissertation proposals, and dissertation chapters have been presented at these meetings, to an audience of fellow graduate students.
From Ardevan: With the conclusion of the Transpacific Partnership, international investment law is at a pivotal moment of transition. This presentation will lay out the controversy over investor-state dispute settlement and place it in the context of the broader project of modern international law and economic globalization. I will argue that the architecture of the international investment system is changing in ways that may open claims of justice, but that this evolution faces a serious challenge from proponents of national sovereignty.
Ardevan Yaghoubi is a PhD student in Politics. He holds an A.B. with Honors from the University of Chicago in Philosophy and an MS from New College, Oxford, with Distinction. He was also a Fulbright Research Scholar in Germany.
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