CLE: IBL Symposium: The USMCA - Promises and Challenges for the Future of North American Trade

This program provides 6.5 CLE credits in the State of New York. Please see below for more information.

About the Symposium

The United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), the comprehensive trade agreement that replaced the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) in 2020, was meant to modernize and enhance economic cooperation between the three countries. With new chapters addressing emerging and changing issues, the agreement aims to create a more level playing field, foster innovation, and promote competitiveness in North America while incorporating stronger labor and environmental standards.

Three years into this new era, the Brooklyn Law School’s Dennis J. Block Center for the Study of International Business Law will bring together scholars, practitioners, and policy experts for a one-day symposium to discuss whether and how the USMCA lives up to the goals of the three signatory nations.

The International Business Law (IBL) symposium will feature panels on labor, energy and climate policy, dispute resolution under the treaty, USMCA’s impact on issues of gender, race, and Indigenous peoples in North America.

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Sponsored by the Dennis J. Block Center for the Study of International Business Law and the Brooklyn Journal of International Law.


8:30 a.m.: Registration and continental breakfast

9 a.m. to 5 p.m: Program

CLE Credit Offered

The program provides 6.5 CLE credits in the State of New York. Partial credit is not available. The credits are transitional and non-transitional and the categories are Professional Practice (3.5 credits), Skills (1.5 credits), and Diversity, Inclusion, and Elimination of Bias (1.5 credits). Materials will be distributed digitally prior to the event. Please print out a hard copy if you would like to have one as a reference. A limited number of printouts will be available upon email request to by the deadline of Sept. 25.


The cost of the program is $100, regardless of whether you attend for CLE credit. Brooklyn Law School may offer financial assistance to participants who meet certain qualifications. Our financial aid policy is available at

The program is free of charge for all current faculty and students at an educational institution.

This event is being held in person at Brooklyn Law School.

More Information

For general inquiries regarding this event, please contact the Brooklyn Law School Office of Events at or (718) 780-0321.

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.