Past Event

The CIT and the General Court of the EU: A Comparison of Powers and Competences

October 29, 2018
12:10 PM - 1:00 PM
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Columbia Law School, Jerome Greene Hall, Room 105

CCSI and the Columbia Society for International Law (CSIL) co-hosted a discussion with JudgeJennifer Choe-Groves, United States Court of International Trade, and Judge Savvas Papasavvas, Court of Justice of the European Union, to compare and contrast their respective courts.

About Savvas Papasavvas

Dr Savvas S. Papasavvas is a Judge at the General Court of the European Union, and served as President of the 5th Chamber between September 2010 – September 2013 and of the 3rd Chamber from September 2013 until September 2016. He is also Member of the Administrative Committee of the Court of Justice of the E.U. Before his nomination to the General Court, Dr Papasavvas taught Constitutional Law and Human Rights at the University of Cyprus (1997-2002) and was elected Lecturer of Constitutional Law in September 2002 (Department of Social and Political Sciences). He is a Founding member of the European Law Institute. He holds degrees from the Law School of the University of Athens, the University of Paris II (1992) and the University of Aix-Marseille III (where he received a PhD in Law). He was admitted to the Cyprus Bar and is a member of the Nicosia Bar Association since 1993. His publications are in the fields of constitutional law, constitutional justice, human rights, EU law and EU competition law.

About Jennifer Choe-Groves

Judge Choe-Groves began her professional career serving as an Assistant District Attorney in the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office under District Attorney Robert Morgenthau. She also served in the Executive Office of the President of the United States as Senior Director for Intellectual Property and Innovation and as Chair of the Special 301 Committee for the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR). Prior to her appointment to the United States Court of International Trade, Judge Choe-Groves was in private practice. Her areas of legal specialization included intellectual property, international trade, trade facilitation, and international policy. Notable projects that she worked on in private practice and the public sector included: drafting the Special 301 Report for five years, negotiating free trade agreements (FTAs) on behalf of the United States with numerous trading partners, assisting developing countries with drafting amendments to their intellectual property laws to comply with TRIPS, FTA and other treaty obligations, and assisting companies with developing international IP policies to expand global market access opportunities. LL.M.She received her A.B. from Princeton University, her J.D. from Rutgers School of Law-Newark (where she was Editor of the Rutgers Law Review and a Legal Research and Writing Instructor), and her LL.M. from Columbia Law School.