The Center on Transnational Business and the Law focuses on the legal and public policy issues faced by businesses that operate across borders in today's increasingly global economic environment.
As an integral part of the Institute of International Economic Law, the Center organizes conferences and lectures, encourages research, and sponsors other events. A robust outreach effort helps to identify contemporary issues and developments relevant to transnational business and commercial undertakings in the contemporary marketplace.
We then work to bring together corporate executives, private practitioners, government officials, students, and scholars with the aim of promoting thoughtful and timely discussion and analysis of some of the most important legal problems.
The Center was established some 15 years ago by the late and much loved Professor Barry E. Carter. Professor David P. Stewart is the Center’s current director. It has a modest budget and conducts several programs annually.
The Center’s activities are open to J.D. and L.L.M. students, business executives, private practitioners, government officials and scholars. These activities provide unique opportunities to explore the legal and practical dimensions of issues of current importance to international business, governments and lawyers.