Future Cities and Distributed Governance
to Dec 14

Future Cities and Distributed Governance

Our cities and societies are changing fast. How is our future impacted by decentralized law, blockchain, food supply, and other technologies? The Institute for Competitive Governance hosted a two evening event about future cities and societies at Node SF membership space. Speakers included:

Christine Peterson - Cofounder and Senior Fellow at Foresight Institute. Among many achievements she is credited with coining term ‘open source software’.

David Friedman - an American economistphysicist, legal scholar, and libertarian theorist

Tom W Bell - professor, author, and public speaker, Bell has published widely on special jurisdictions, copyrights, Internet law, prediction markets, and the Third Amendment.

Zoltan Istvan - American transhumanist, journalist, entrepreneur, and Libertarian futurist

Patri Friedman - American libertarian activist and theorist of political economy

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Malta Legal Tech Evening
12:30 PM12:30

Malta Legal Tech Evening

Blockchain is set to change  the world! The revolutionary technology's applications don't stop with currencies - distributed ledger technology has many potential uses.

One of these uses are for increasing the access to justice for ordinary people - law is mired in the past, instead of being on the cutting edge of technology.

This event discussed and connected all those who are passionate about creating dispute resolution and law systems that work better for everybody - be they professionals or not. One of these legal tech projects is Tom W. Bell's Ulex, which wasdiscussed at length at the event.

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Chapman Law Review Symposium: Special Jurisdictions Within and Outside the United States
9:00 AM09:00

Chapman Law Review Symposium: Special Jurisdictions Within and Outside the United States

Economic Zones (SEZs) that operate under different rules from the surrounding area. In the United States, these take the form of Foreign Trade Zones (FTZs). Despite the growing popularity of such zones, and their unusual features, they have largely escaped the attention of legal scholars.

How do SEZs fit within conventional models of state authority?  Does the extra-territorial status of U.S. FTZs, and their special tax statute, raise constitutional issues? Should the United States reconsider the growing popularity of FTZs or leverage their success to create new and even more comprehensive special jurisdictions?

The Chapman Law Review explored these and other questions at our next symposium at the Dale E. Fowler School of Law, Chapman University, Orange, California.

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