University Professor Jeremy Waldron has received the American Society of International Law’s annual award for a preeminent contribution to creative scholarship for his book "Partly Laws Common to All Mankind": Foreign Law in American Courts. Waldron received the distinction at the ASIL’s annual meeting on April 3-6 in Washington, D.C.
The ASIL awards committee called Waldron’s book "an important contribution to international and transnational legal theory [that] provides a mandatory starting point for future debate on the appropriate use of foreign and international law by domestic courts." The committee also noted Waldron’s “systematic and nuanced defense of the judicial use of foreign legal materials in appropriate cases.” He led a discussion of the book during the conference.
The ASIL, a nonprofit and nonpartisan membership organization more than a century old, fosters the study of international law and promotes the establishment and maintenance of international relations on the basis of law and justice.
Posted on April 11, 2013