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Arthur von Mehren

This book is a revised and expanded version of the General Course delivered by the author at the Hague Academy of International Law. It contains three parts that discuss theory and practice of adjudicatory authority in private international law in comparative perspective focusing on the United States, Germany and the European Union. The first part examines the foundations and emergence of jurisdictional theory elaborating on the types of adjudicatory authority and the design of jurisdictional provisions. Part two covers basic themes and pervasive issues reflecting, inter alia, on the actor sequitor forum rei principle, choice of forum agreements, forum non conveniens, antisuit injunctions and the lis pendens doctrine. The last part explores the role of international instruments for achieving convergence and harmonization. It analyzes the design of judgments conventions and in particular the efforts of the Hague Conference on Private International Law to foster worldwide harmonization. The volume was completed with the assistance of Dr. Eckart Gottschalk.

Dr. Gottschalk is an Associate with CMS Hasche Sigle in Hamburg specializing on corporate law. Before he started practicing, he served as a Joseph Story Research Fellow at Harvard Law School, 2005-2006.

Anthony D'amato and Ralph Steinhardt

The Alien Tort Claims Act is virtually unique in U.S. legislation for its clear recognition of international human rights. This unparalleled collection of essays, the only extensive work on the Act, draws together the best analyses and interpretations written to date, under the editorship of two of America’s most untraditional and imaginative theorists of international law, and makes a formidable case for the Alien Tort Claims Act as a powerful tool for all lawyers, regardless of specialization. The book includes an exhaustive annotated bibliography.

Published under the Transnational Publishers imprint.


Symeon Symeonides

This book is an updated and expanded version of the General Course delivered by the author at the Hague Academy of International Law in 2002. The book chronicles and evaluates the intellectual movement known as “the revolution” in American private international law. This movement began in the 1960s, caught fire in the ‘70s, spread in the ‘80s and declared victory in the ‘90s, leading to the abandonment of the centuries-old choice-of-law system, at least for torts and contracts. This book:
• explores the revolution’s philosophical and methodological underpinnings;
• provides the most comprehensive and systematic analysis of court decisions following the revolution;
• identifies the revolution’s successes and failures; and
• proposes ways and means (including a new breed of “smart” choice-of-law rules) to turn the revolution’s victory into success.

Richard Cappalli

There have been many introductory texts on the common law over the years, but among the more recent Professor Cappalli's The American Common Law Method has been most widely praised. It focuses on the system of judicial precedent, recognized as one of the great achievements of Anglo-American genius, and especially on its development in American jurisprudence since Holmes and Cardozo. It comprehensively details both the theory underlying case law and the methodology and thinking employed by American judges in applying that theory to specific fact-patterns.

Special classroom adoption prices are available.

Published under the Transnational Publishers imprint.

Luther L. McDougal III, Robert Felix and Ralph Whitten

Francisco Martin

This book guides civil rights lawyers-and informs judges, legislators, and academics-in the effective use of international law in U.S. federal and state cases.
The author highlights many concrete areas in which international law can enhance human rights protection both in the U.S. and abroad, such as:

Death penalty
Lethal force by police and military authorities
Extraterritorial privacy protection
Gay and lesbian rights
Government liability for foreseeable harm
Compensation for unintentional false imprisonment.
This eminently practical approach-based on model briefs developed for and used by leading U.S. civil rights lawyers and organizations-presents an extremely rare treatment of international human rights law.

Published under the Transnational Publishers imprint.


Friedrich Juenger

This illuminating text features a special introduction and colloquium by Professor Juenger’s colleagues. A revised version of the late Friedrich Juenger’s Hague Lectures, this "special edition" presents the most pervasive and trenchant critique of the traditional approaches to choice of law, both of the multilateralist and unilateralist kind, to date.

An undisputed classic, Juenger's book is both a timeless critique of the traditional choice-of-law approaches and a timely plea to move beyond them in the age of globalization.

Published under the Transnational Publishers imprint.

Edited by Académie de Droit International de la Ha

The Academy publishes the papers from the Workshops which it organizes, each looking at future-oriented topics in international law. The Series also includes a collection of fundamental books, The Law Books of the Academy. More recently, if the Centre for Studies and Research attains an exceptionally high standard, a single volume containing the reports of the Directors and the best contributions from the participants is published as a volume in this Series.

L’Académie publie également les documents issus des colloques qu’elle organise sur des sujets touchant à l’avenir du droit international. Par commodité, ces ouvrages ont été associés à la collection Les Livres de droit de l’Académie. En effet, suite à une décision récente, les travaux du Centre d’étude et de recherche témoignant d’un niveau exceptionnel sont consignés dans un volume unique, lequel contient à la fois les rapports des directeurs d’études et les meilleures contributions des participants.

Titles previously published in this series (from 1995 onwards) can now be found here: Centre for Studies and Research in International Law and International Relations Series .

Titles in this series are available online as part of The Hague Academy Collected Courses Online / Recueil des cours de l'Académie de la Haye en ligne.
The Academy publishes the papers from the Workshops which it organizes, each looking at future oriented topics in international law.

Mathias Reimann

This informative work introduces the conflict of laws in Western Europe to the American scholar and practitioner. It describes the field as a whole, explains the underlying issues, and notes the idiosyncrasies that create stumbling blocks in the successful resolution of business transactions and other legal matters. An essential reference for the modern lawyer.

Published under the Transnational Publishers imprint.