The Dale E. Fowler School of Law at Chapman University invites papers for the Chapman Law Review Symposium Special Jurisdictions Within and Outside the United States on January 26, 2018. Abstracts (no more than 500 words) are due June 26, 2017 to Cindy Park, Senior Symposium Editor (park312[at]mail.chapman.edu). Please see the Call for Papers for more information.
Countries across the world have sought to encourage growth by creating Special 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)–secure areas located in or near its ports of entry, such as harbors or airports, but outside of its customs or duties territory, legally speaking. Despite the growing popularity of such zones, however, and their unusual features, they have largely escaped the attention of legal scholars. We invite interested scholars and practitioners to submit abstracts for articles to present at the symposium on the topic of the special jurisdictions within and outside of the United States, Foreign Trade Zones, the impact on domestic and international trade, and legal implications of these zones.