On November 28, 2016, the Korea Law Center welcomed scholars from leading law schools in Latin America to Berkeley. Co-Directors Laurent Mayali, Robbins Professor of Law, and John Yoo, Heller Professor of Law, convened the conference to compare maritime disputes in Asia and South America.
Prompted by an international tribunal opinion in July on the South China Seas, the participants discussed principles to decide competing territorial claims involving China, Japan, and Korea in Asia. They compared the disputes with others that Latin American nations had resolved peacefully, and sought to identify important factors that avoided a resort to force. Mayali and Yoo hope that the discussion will be the first of many that will bring together Berkeley Law faculty with their counterparts in Latin America.
Marcela Corro Priego, UDLAP, Mexico
Gustavo Costa Aguilar, Argentina Catholica U., Argentina
Gina Choi, Berkeley Law
Susana Davalos, UNAM, Mexico
Pablo Echeverri, Berkeley Law
Julio Gaitan Bohorquez, Universidad de Rosario, Colombia
Leonardo Hekimian, Argentina Catholica U., Argentina
Hanteak Im, Hanyang University, Korea
Raul Howe Maranon, IDN Consultoria, Mexico
Walter Menezes, University of Sao Paolo, Brazil
Oscar Sumar, Universidad Pacifico, Peru
Christian Villalong Torrijo, Pontificia Universidad Catolica, Chile