Michaels looks at implications of “Brexit” vote for the future of transnational law

In a new paper, Professor Ralf Michaels posits that the British vote to leave the European Union is a manifestation of a globalized nationalism that is found in many EU member states and other countries. As such, he says, it is also a challenge of the idea of transnational law, which he argues has become “an elitist project” that, in order to regain relevance must seriously address the complaints of those who feel excluded from it.

Read “Does Brexit Spell the Death of Transnational Law?,” 17 German Law Journal 51-61 (Brexit Special Supplement 2016)

Prof. Ralf Michaels

ABOUT RALF MICHAELS

Michaels, the Arthur Larson Professor of Law, is an expert in comparative law and conflict of laws. His current research focuses mainly on the role of domestic courts in globalization, the role of conflict of laws as a theory of global legal fragmentation, and the status and relevance of law beyond the state.

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Professor Arti RaiRai co-authors first set of ethical guidelines for Intellectual Property scholars
Arti Rai, the Elvin R. Latty Professor of Law, has joined with three other distinguished intellectual property scholars to craft a set of ethical norms for legal scholarship in their field. Rai and Professors Robin Feldman (UC Hastings), Mark A. Lemley (Stanford), and Jonathan Masur (University of Chicago) cite their concern about the increasing influx of corporate and private funding into empirical and policy research as motivation for writing the "Open Letter on Ethical Norms in Intellectual Property Scholarship,” to which more than 40 other academics had also signed on when it was published in the Harvard Journal of Law & Technology in early July.

Read "Open Letter on Ethical Norms in Intellectual Property Scholarship"

 

Recent Activities

  • Sara Sun Beale
    Professor Beale was appointed as the ISRCL's representative on the Board of Directors for the International Centre for Criminal Law Reform and Criminal Justice Policy.
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  • Steven L. Schwarcz
    Professor Schwarcz to speak on "Managing Systemic Risk: Lessons from Canada and the United States." The event is hosted by the Wilson Center.
    (May 17, 2016) » More
  • Stephen E. Sachs
    Professor Sachs presented “The Law of Interpretation,” at the conference, Constitutional Interpretation: Comparative Perspectives, hosted by the University of Notre Dame in London.
    (February 05, 2016)

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Journals

  • Alaska Law Review

    Alaska Law Review
    The Alaska Law Review — published at Duke Law School under the sponsorship of the Alaska Bar Association since 1984 — examines legal issues affecting the state of Alaska.

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    Duke Environmental Law & Policy Forum
    The Duke Environmental Law & Policy Forum examines environmental issues from legal, scientific, economic, and public policy perspectives.

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    Duke Forum for Law & Social Change
    The Duke Forum for Law & Social Change seeks to provide ongoing discussion of social change and related issues through an annual symposium and publication.

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    Duke Journal of Comparative & International Law
    Published since 1990, the Duke Journal of Comparative & International Law features articles from prominent international scholars and practitioners focusing on issues of comparative and international law.

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    Duke Journal of Constitutional Law & Public Policy
    The Duke Journal of Constitutional Law & Public Policy examines the constitutional issues and policy dimensions of court decisions and legislation as they affect practitioners, judges, and legislators.

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    Duke Journal of Gender Law & Policy
    The Duke Journal of Gender Law & Policy examines gender, sexuality, race, and class issues in the context of law and public policy. Published since 1994, DJGLP aims to foster debate and encourage scholarship outside conventional boundaries.

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    Duke Law & Technology Review
    The Duke Law & Technology Review explores the evolving intersection of law and technology, through both traditional journal articles and short “iBriefs" that provide cutting-edge insight to lawyers and non-legal professionals.

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    Duke Law Journal
    The Duke Law Journal was founded in 1951 as the Duke Bar Journal and publishes eight issues each year, including an annual Administrative Law Symposium issue.

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    Law & Contemporary Problems
    Law and Contemporary Problems is the oldest scholarly publication at Duke Law. Published quarterly in a symposium format, L&CP focuses each issue on a topic of contemporary concern from the perspective of a variety of disciplines.

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Centers

  • Center for Criminal Justice and Professional Responsibility

    Center for Criminal Justice and Professional Responsibility
    The Duke Center for Criminal Justice and Professional Responsibility promotes justice in criminal cases by identifying, remedying, and preventing the wrongful conviction of innocent people.

  • Center for Innovation Policy

    Center for Innovation Policy
    The Center for Innovation Policy addresses fundamental issues of law and policy affecting innovation. The center brings a scholarly focus to cross-cutting policies relevant to innovation generally and to sector-specific areas such as the life sciences, information and communications technology, and energy-related technology.

  • Center for International & Comparative Law

    Center for International & Comparative Law
    Launched in 2006, Duke Law School’s Center for International and Comparative Law (CICL) coordinates and supports the School’s programs, resources, and events in the areas of international law, comparative law, and U.S. foreign relations law.

  • Center for Law, Economics and Public Policy

    Center for Law, Economics and Public Policy
    The Center for Law, Economics, and Public Policy organizes workshops, conferences, and other scholarly activities in the area of law and economics, with a particular focus on the intersection between welfare economics and normative questions regarding legal frameworks, institutions and doctrines.

  • Center for the Study of the Public Domain

    Center for the Study of the Public Domain
    The Center for the Study of the Public Domain advances research and scholarship on the contributions of the public domain to speech, culture, science and innovation. The center promotes debate about the balance needed in our intellectual property system and works to translate academic research into public policy solutions.

  • Center on Law, Ethics and National Security

    Center on Law, Ethics and National Security
    Founded in 1993, the Center on Law, Ethics and National Security is an promotes education and discussion of the complex issues involved in national security, such as the legal and policy implications of the war on terror; U.S. relations with the International Criminal Court; humanitarian interventions; and role of contractors in military operations.

  • Center on Law, Race and Politics

    Center on Law, Race and Politics
    The Duke Center on Law, Race and Politics (CLRP) is a multidisciplinary initiative created to support research, public engagement, teaching, and activities at the intersection of CLRP's core focus.

  •  Global Financial Markets Center

    Global Financial Markets Center
    The Global Financial Markets Center facilitates research, education, and publication that broadens inquiry, dialogue, and debate into the operation of capital and financial markets beyond traditional academic boundaries, bridging the gap between theory and practice.

  • Program in Public Law

    Program in Public Law
    The Program in Public Law promotes a better understanding of our nation’s public institutions, of the Constitutional framework in which they function, and of the principles and laws that apply to the work of public officials through scholarship, workshops, conferences, and curricular programs.

  • Voices of American Law

    Voices of American Law
    Voices of American Law produces high-quality educational materials about the Supreme Court and its role in American society through a video series focusing on the stories of the real people behind the court's opinions.

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    Center for Genome Ethics, Law and Policy
    The Center for Genome Ethics, Law and Policy supports and facilitates campus-wide research and scholarship that explores the impact of genome sciences on all aspects of life, human health, and social policy.

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    Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions
    The Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions engages with decision makers in government, the private sector, and the nonprofit community to develop innovative and nonpartisan solutions to critical environmental challenges.

 

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