Law CLE - Common Law and Foreign Capital in Developing Countries

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Public Interest Law Community CLE

The Common Law Advantage for Obtaining Foreign Capital in Developing Countries

Featuring Dr. Joseph Stats, J.D., Ph.D., Department of Political Science, University of Minnesota Duluth

Location: Hamline Law Moot Courtroom 

Available via live webcast.

This lecture looks at the advantages that countries with common law systems have in attracting foreign direct investment (FDI) and other forms of capital investment. Using analysis of data obtained for 114 developing countries from 1970 to 2007, Dr. Stats will discuss how common law systems are more inclined than civil law systems to promote the rule of law and protect property rights and can be understood to provide more efficiency in the law, better contract enforcement, more judicial autonomy, and more market-oriented regulations.

Cost: Free.
Credit: One standard CLE credit has been requested.

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Contact Information
Primary Contact
Deb Lange
Date & Location
Date: 11/8/2013
Time: 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Location: Hamline School of Law, Moot Court Room