Brooklyn Journal of Corporate, Financial & Commercial Law Annual Symposium — Commercial Law Harmonization: Past as Prologue

About the Symposium

Commercial law harmonization efforts are creatures of their time. The Uniform Commercial Code, Restatements, and international model laws and conventions respond to then-current practice and technology. Once promulgated, however, the commercial world inevitably changes, both because of and in spite of these instruments. This symposium will look back at the lessons learned from the past half century of harmonization, and then to look to the future, asking, “What have we learned, and what should we do next?”

This event celebrates the career of Neil B. Cohen, the Jeffrey D. Forchelli Professor of Law at Brooklyn Law School, as an extraordinary teacher, scholar, and leading participant in law reform efforts.


Sponsored by the Brooklyn Journal of Corporate, Financial & Commercial Law and the Center for the Study of Business Law and Regulation

View the agenda and panel participants.


Friday, May 20: Conference Day I

9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (EDT U.S. and Canada)

Saturday, May 21: Conference Day II

10 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. (EDT U.S. and Canada)


Event by invite only.


For general inquiries regarding this event, please contact the Brooklyn Law School Office of Events at or (718) 780-7966.


Requests for a reasonable accommodation based on a disability to attend this event should be made to Louise Cohen, Director of Equal Opportunity and Title IX Coordinator, at Please make your request at least ten days before the event. We will do our best to address accommodation requests made after the ten days.