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MSU-DCL Labor Symposium Features Panel Moderated by MSU President Peter McPherson


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East Lansing, Michigan. Free trade, workers' interests and international labor standards will highlight a two-day symposium sponsored by the Journal of International Law at Michigan State University-Detroit College of Law.

The program begins at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, February 27, with a panel moderated by MSU President Peter McPherson. Labor expert Bill Fletcher will challenge panelists William Clatanoff (trade representative from the Office of the President), Dennis Devaney (former commissioner of the U.S. International Trade Commission), MSU Labor and Industrial Relations professor Richard Block and other experts on the concept of steering free trade toward the interests of workers. The panel discussion will take place at the MSU Wharton Center Pasant Theatre.

Sessions continue at 9 a.m. on Thursday, February 28, in the Castle Board Room (343) of the Law College Building. Panelists from Wednesday's discussion will speak individually on topics ranging from labor law in various countries, regulation of multinational corporations, and the economics of labor standards. The symposium will end at 4 p.m. with a child labor case study.

The Journal of International Law is one of three journals managed and produced by MSU-DCL law students. Appointment to the Journal is competitive based on writing skill and overall academic performance. The publication accepts articles from international law scholars throughout the U.S. and abroad.

Michigan State University-Detroit College of Law is located on the campus of Michigan State University in East Lansing. Founded in 1891, the college is accredited by the American Bar Association and is a member of the American Association of Law Schools