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FIU Law Review presents The Layers of Law and Social Order symposium on Friday, October 24, 2014, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Rafael Diaz-Balart Hall (FIU College of Law) in courtroom 1000.

The conference will contribute to the discussion on legal pluralism, self-regulatory regimes, and the interplay between state and non-state dispute resolution and governance.  The conference features a select group of renowned scholars and experts who will contribute to the discussion with illustrations that convey the breadth and importance of this topic from different perspectives.

The conference is free and open to the public. Register here.


8:00 AM – 8:30 AMBreakfast and Registration
8:30 AM – 9:00 AMWelcome and Introduction
Dean R. Alexander Acosta, Manuel A. Gomez, and Marc Galanter
9:00 AM – 10:30 AMFirst Session: Layers of Official Law
Lawrence M. Friedman, Marc Galanter, and James Jaffee
Chair and Moderator: Howard Wasserman
10:30 AM – 10:45 AMCoffee Break
10:45 AM – 12:15 PMSecond Session: The Penumbra Between the Official and the Unofficial
Mark Edwards, Eric Feldman, and Alexander Pearl
Chair and Moderator: Noah Weisbord
12:15 AM – 12:30 PMBreak
12:30 PM – 1:30 PMRoundtable Lunch Session: Several Decades in the Study of Legal Pluralism
Sally Falk Moore
Moderators: Marc Galanter and Manuel A. Gomez
1:30 PM – 1:45 PMBreak
1:45 PM – 3:30 PMThird Session: Social and Legal Order in Absence or Against the State
Pedro Fortes, Manuel A. Gomez, Barak Richman, and Eden Sarid
Chair and Moderator: Marc Galanter
3:30 PM – 4:30 PMClosing Remarks and Reception
Franco Bacigalupo and Audrey Salbo