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Clinic students assist U.N. with human trafficking report

At the request of the United Nations, students in the International Human Rights Clinic assembled a comprehensive trove of data and patterns of human trafficking in the United States, as well as related federal, state, local, and tribal law and policy.
Helfer, Reichman co-author guide to implementing Marrakesh Treaty

The treaty, intended to expand access to copyrighted works for people with visual disabilities, is the first international agreement that sits at the intersection of human rights and IP law. 
Mellon Foundation funds Brewster-organized corporate governance seminar

Prof. Rachel Brewster and history Prof. Philip J. Stern will bring together an interdisciplinary community of scholars to explore corporate power and corporate governance in an interconnected world.
Wiener deploys expertise on a range of global challenges

Prof. Jonathan Wiener's recent research and scholarship utilizes U.S., European, and international environmental law and risk regulation to address climate change, catastrophes, retrospective review, TTIP, and China’s environmental risk regulation.
Bradley receives Andrew Carnegie Fellowship

Prof. Curtis Bradley, whose expertise spans the areas of international law in the U.S. legal system, the constitutional law of foreign affairs, and federal jurisdiction, will use the $200,000 award to develop a global project that will help define the relatively new field of comparative foreign relations law.



The Trump Administration & International Law

Panel of faculty discussin The Trump Administration & International LawRecent actions by the Trump administration raise many unresolved legal issues.  Professors Rachel Brewster, Laurence Helfer and Jayne Huckerby give an overview of the international law issues implicated by the Trump administration's policies.

Mohamed Al Balushi LLM '17: A Few Questions About the Duke Law LLM Experience

Mohamed Al Balushi LLM '17Mohamed Al Balushi LLM '17, of Oman, talks about why he chose Duke Law's international LLM program for foreign-trained lawyers. 


John Simpkins '99 | Careers in International Law

John Simpkins '99John Simpkins '99, General Counsel of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), led a wide-ranging conversation about his role as the lead attorney overseeing the multi-billion dollar budget of the government agency responsible for civilian foreign aid.

DJCIL Symposium 2016 | Comparative Law & International Law in the New Restatement

Prof. Ralf MichaelsThe Duke Journal of Comparative and International Law (DJCIL) hosted a symposium on the topic of “Internationalizing the Conflict of Laws Restatement” November 4–5, 2016 at Duke University School of Law.

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In the news

Duke Law announces post-graduate fellowship in International Law and Human Rights
February 27, 2017 - Duke Law News

Schwarcz receives multiple international honors for research and scholarship
February 16, 2017 - Centre for International Governance Innovation

Bradley, Helfer analyze Brexit's implications for U.S. treaty withdrawal
January 24, 2017 -  Lawfare
Brewster discusses possible trade agreements after Trump signs away TPP
January 24, 2017 -  Marketplace

Reichman co-authors book on designing a microbial research commons
October 26, 2016 - Duke Law News

Dunlap: Declarations of war have important legal impact 
August 31, 2016 - Harvard Law School National Security Journal
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Selected Scholarship


Ralf Michaels, Comparative Law and Private International Law, in Elgar Encyclopedia of Private International Law (Jürgen Basedow et al. eds., forthcoming) 

Rachel Brewster, US-Cool Retaliation: The WTO's Article 22.6 ArbitrationWorld Trade Review (forthcoming) (with Chad P. Bown)

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

Joseph Blocher & Mitu Gulati, A Market for Sovereign Control, 66 Duke Law Journal 797-843 (2017)

Peter H. Sand & Jonathan B. Wiener, Towards a New International Law of the Atmosphere?, 7 Goettingen Journal of International Law 197-223 (2016)

Lawrence G. Baxter, Understanding the Global in Global Finance and Regulation, in Reconceptualizing Global Finance and Its Regulation 28-48 (Ross Buckley et al. eds, 2016)

Jonathan B. Wiener, Precaution and Climate Change, in Oxford Handbook of International Climate Change Law 163-184 (Cinnamon P. Carlarne et al. eds., 2016)

More from Duke Law's Scholarship Repository



Annual Bernstein Lecture in Comparative Law

March 2 • 2:30 PM • Law School 3041
Ralf Michaels, Arthur Larson Professor of Law at Duke Law School, will deliver the Annual Bernstein Lecture in Comparative Law titled "Banning Burqas - A View from Postsecular Comparative Law."

Treaty Withdrawal in the Trump Era

March 8 • 12:30 PM • Law School 4047
Professors Laurence Helfer, Rachel Brewster, and Curt Bradley  discuss the parameters of treaty withdrawal in light of the new administration. Co-sponsored by the Center for International and Comparative Law and the Center on Law, Race, and Politics.

Book Discussion and Celebration with Professors Laurence R. Helfer, Jerome H. Reichman and Co-authors

April 3  • 12:30 PM • Law School 3041
The spring Faculty Author Event celebrates a new book by co-authors Larry Helfer, Molly Land, Ruth Okediji and Jerry Reichman, The World Blind Union Guide to the Marrakesh Treaty: Facilitating Access to Books for Print Disabled Individuals. Co-sponsored by Center for International & Comparative Law, Office of the Dean and Goodson Law Library.

Duke-Yale Foreign Relations Law Roundtable

Oct. 28 • 8:00 AM • Law School 3000
By invitation only. The fourth in an annual series of foreign relations roundtables held in conjunction with Yale University School of Law. Sponsored by the Center for International & Comparative Law. 

Duke Law's International Law programs

JD/LLM in International & Comparative Law
International LLM & SJD
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