Global and Comparative Public Law Colloquium

Prof. Mattias Kumm and Prof. Joseph Weiler,  Co-Conveners

Fall 2021
Wednesday Evenings 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Class will be held in Vanderbilt Hall, Room 202

2 Credits

This colloquium explores conceptual, institutional and normative issues raised by the globalization of public law as well as the more recent backlash against it. After liberal constitutional democracy spread across the globe in the past fifty years, more recently we see a pattern of democratic backsliding. After the increasing transnational integration of states associated with 'globalization', challenging the sharp traditional distinction between national law and international law and giving rise to such fields as Global Constitutional Law and Global Administrative Law, the order that has evolved after the end of the Cold War has more recently been subjected to fundamental challenges. The invited paper givers for this colloquium address a wide range of central issues from different methodological perspectives relating to the globalization of public law and its discontents.

Fall 2021 Preliminary Schedule of Presenters: 

*The Colloquium will meet weekly. There will be paper presentations on the following dates:

September 15, 2021: David Dyzenhaus (University of Toronto) - The Old Commonwealth Model of Constitutionalism

September 22, 2021: Sam Issacharoff (NYU)

October 6, 2021: Jeremy Waldron (NYU) - Rights and Human Rights

October 13, 2021: Anne van Aaken (University of Hamburg) - Rewarding in International Law

October 27, 2021: Andrej Lang (Martin-Luther University Halle-Wittenberg) - Non-judicial adjudication in International Law

November 3, 2021: Grainne de Burca (NYU)

November 10, 2021: Moshe Halbertal (Hebrew University/NYU)

November 17, 2021: Helene Tigroudja (Aix-Marseille University)




*Papers will be made available one week prior to the presentation date.  Please note that the schedule may change.