Category Archives: Recent Scholarship

The European Debt Crisis, continued . . .

On July 16, 2010, when the debt crisis that currently engulfs Europe was still beginning to take shape, I discussed the Implications of European De-Integration for International Law, in a short post on this blog.  In the post, I predicted that … Continue reading

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Waldron on Vagueness, the Rule of Law, and Torture

This week, Professor Lawrence Solum’s Legal Theory Blog features Vagueness and the Guidance of Action by Jeremy Waldron (NYU Law).  The paper is relevant to this blog not only for its general discussion on rule of law values, but also … Continue reading

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Lewis Wins Cohen Prize for Article on Exclusionary Rule

JILP has awarded the Jerome A. Cohen Prize for International Law and East Asia to Professor Margaret Lewis (Seton Hall) for her article Controlling Abuse to Maintain Control: The Exclusionary Rule in China. The abstract: In July 2010, the People’s … Continue reading

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Posner on Human Rights, War, and Reciprocity

Eric Posner (U. Chicago) will present a paper titled Human Rights, the Laws of War, and Reciprocity at NYU Law’s Hauser Colloquium this Wednesday at 2 p.m.  The paper focuses on U.S. counterterrorism policy. It argues that the relative successes … Continue reading

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The State of China’s Legal Profession

In a report issued this past May, the New York City Bar Association’s Council on International Affairs detailed the findings of a December 2009 mission to Beijing, China. The resulting picture is saddening and complex, and raises important questions. Continue reading

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Koskenniemi the scholar vs. Koskenniemi the commissioner

Sahib Singh of the University of Vienna has posted a paper on SSRN titled The Ethics of Fragmentation: Formalism’s Fallacies and the Potential of International Law.  The paper is interesting not least because it takes a serious and critical work … Continue reading

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Estreicher on Defender’s Duties in Armed Conflict

NYU Law Professor Samuel Estreicher has posted an interesting working paper on SSRN, titled Privileging Asymmetric Warfare?: Defender Duties Under International Law.  Here is the abstract: Scholarship and advocacy needs to bring defender duties to the forefront of any discussion … Continue reading

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Ryan Goodman on Detention in Armed Conflict

NYU Professor Ryan Goodman is among the many esteemed contributors to the latest entry in the U.S. Naval War College’s International Law Studies (Blue Book) Series.  This volume of the Series is titled The War in Afghanistan: A Legal Analysis.  … Continue reading

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