Comparative International Law

800px-UN_Members_FlagsI recently presented a paper at the Sokol Colloquium at the University of Virginia, dedicated to the study of “Comparative International Law” and part of a project driven by Paul Stephan, Pierre-Hugues Verdier, Mila Versteeg and Anthea Roberts. The Colloquium brought together a fascinating variety of approaches to the topic; the programme can be found here. My own paper, “The Many Fields of International Law”, tried to outline some theoretical and methodological groundings for engaging in the analysis of comparative international law and applied it to the particular case of German international law academia. The paper is in early draft form, too early to post, but if someone is interested, please let me know and I’m happy to share it.