Professor Mattias Kumm and Professor Joseph Weiler Co-Conveners

Fall 2017
Wednesday, 6:10-8:00 p.m.
Vanderbilt Hall, Room 202

LAW-LW.12039.001
2 Credits

This colloquium explores conceptual, institutional and normative issues raised by the globalization of public law. With the spread of liberal democratic constitutionalism after the end of the Cold War and the increasing transnational integration of states associated with 'globalization' the sharp traditional distinction between national law and international law is under considerable pressure. On the constitutional level, national courts are increasingly called upon to address how transnational practices are relevant and relate to domestic constitutional issues. On the international level, phenomena addressed as global governance, global constitutionalism etc. suggest that the traditional categories of international law are insufficient to adequately describe and assess law beyond the boundaries of states. Entities like the EU perhaps illustrate the challenge most clearly. But so do the constitutional debates in the US, where the constitutional law of foreign affairs has become a field of considerable dynamism and contestation and debates on the Bill of rights are increasingly placed in a comparative and international context. Focusing on these issues, invited speakers for this colloquium will help us explore the conceptual, institutional and normative issues raised by the globalization of public law.

Fall 2017 Schedule of Presenters:  Topics TBD

Sept. 13:  Manaka Guruswamy (Columbia University)  (click on hilighted  name to follow link)

Sept. 27:  Rafael Domingo (Emory University)

Oct. 11:    Stefan Gosepath (Free University Berlin)

Oct. 25:   Katie Young (Boston College)

Nov. 8:    Eyal Benvenisti & Doreen Lustig (Hebrew University)

Nov. 29:  Vlad Perju (Boston College)

Dec. 6:     Joseph Weiler (NYU)