Readings and Resources

The project launched in the summer of 2011 with a reading series where the following works were discussed:

May 3: Richard Craswell, Do Trade Customs Exist?, in The Jurisprudential Foundations of Corporate and Commercial Law (Jody S. Kraus & Steven D. Walt eds., 2000); Frederick Schauer, Pitfalls in the Interpretation of Customary Law, in The Nature of Customary Law (Amanda Perreau-Saussine & James Bernard Murphy eds., 2007)

May 24: Richard A. Epstein, The Path to the T.J. Hooper: The Theory and History of Custom in the Law of Tort, 21 J. Leg. Stud. 1 (1992).

June 9: Gerald J. Postema (presenter), Custom in International Law: A Normative Practice Account, in The Nature of Customary Law (Amanda Perreau-Saussine & James Bernard Murphy eds., 2007).

June 29: Henry E. Smith, Community and Custom in Property, 10 Theoretical Inq. L. 5 (2009).

July 20: George Rutherglen, Custom and Usage as Action Under Color of State Law: An Essay on the Forgotten Terms of Section 1983, 89 Va. L. Rev. 925 (2003)


During the school year, the readings series transitioned into the workshop series. To see the full schedule, see the workshops page.