On Friday, October 12, the Robbins Collection and Research Center hosted its third joint symposium with National Taiwan University. The symposium, “Comparative Legal Issues: Taiwan & the United States,” was held at Berkeley Law. Participants in the symposium discussed capital punishment, bank ownership and legal enforcement, and technological innovation and regulatory challenges; all topics that hold relevance in both Taiwan and the United States.
The symposium opened with a session by NTU Assistant Professor Kai-Ping Su, titled, “Why the Era of Capital Punishment is Not Ending?” and with comments by Professor Frank Zimring of Berkeley Law. The presentation by Professor Su looked at the last five decades of capital punishment in Taiwan, and how the frequency of executions has ebbed and flowed under different Ministers of Justice and Presidents. The second morning session was presented by NTU Assistant Professor Yueh-Ping Yang with comments from Professor Eric Rakowski of Berkeley Law. “State Ownership of Banks and Legal Enforcement in Taiwan” considered the regulatory and enforcement mechanisms between state banks and private banks in Taiwan. Professor Kuan-Ling Shen from NTU College of Law moderated both morning sessions.
Following a coffee break, NTU College of Law Professor Hsin-Chun Wang presented “Technological Innovation in Insurance and Regulatory Challenges,” with Professor Laurent Mayali moderating and Professors Ken Bamberger and Steve Sugarman, all from Berkeley Law, commenting. This session considered the impact the fast-growing insurance technology sector is having on the insurance market in Taiwan and that countries regulatory bodies’ ability to mitigate risk.
The participants from National Taiwan University College of Law were Vice Dean Kuan-Ling Shen, Professor Kai-Ping Su, Professor Yueh-Ping Yang, and Professor Hsin-Chun Wang. Participants from Berkeley Law included Professor, and Director of the Robbins Collection Laurent Mayali, Professor Eric Rakowski, Professor Steve Sugarman, Professor Kenneth Bamberger, and Professor Frank Zimring. Also in attendance were Judge Vicky Wei Wu, Professor Julio Gaitán from Universidad del Roasrio in Colombia, and Professor Agustin Barroilhet from the University of Chile Law School.