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UCSD professor to speak at Cal Western about international law

University of California, San Diego Professor Kwai Ng will give a lecture at California Western School of Law Friday as part of its International Law Speaker Series: Transplanting Law.

Ng’s talk, “The Globalizers in the Common Law World,” will explore the facets of common law that have led to its acceptance across borders, cultures and societies.

The public is invited to attend his lecture at 12:15 p.m. in Lecture Hall 1 on the campus of California Western.

Ng is an associate professor of sociology at UCSD. He received his bachelor’s in journalism from the Chinese University of Hong Kong and his master’s and doctorate degrees in sociology from the University of Chicago.

Ng’s research interests include sociology of law, theories of linguistic practice and sociology of religion. He has conducted field research on Chinese ethnic churches in the United States and the bilingual courtrooms in Hong Kong.

Those interested in attending must RSVP to Debra Compton at 619-525-1466 or dxc@cwsl.edu.

The International Law Speaker Series is co-sponsored by the International Legal Studies Program at California Western and the Institute for International, Comparative, and Area Studies at UCSD.

This year’s speaker series explores the movement of law across borders. In a world that is becoming increasingly smaller, countries are modifying their traditions, rules and institutions with legal systems transplanted from abroad. Conversely, local traditions are sometimes adopted as new international norms.

The speaker series explores the dynamics behind the transplantation process, the results of these efforts and the growing competition to shape legal harmonization and fusion.

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