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12 January 2021

Transnational Law’s Multiple Legalities

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Almost seventy years after Philip Jessup coined the term “transnational law” as “all law which regulates actions or events that transcend national frontiers…both public and private international law”, the public-private law dichotomy is still deeply entrenched in legal thought. This panel brings together scholars who have regularly transcended this dichotomy in their work to discuss how legal multiplicity is impacting on our understanding of transnational law today.

  • Gráinne de Búrca, New York University
  • Ralf Michaels, Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law, Queen Mary University London, Hamburg University
  • César Rodríguez Garavito, New York University
  • Moderator: Hannah Birkenkötter, HU Berlin

SUGGESTED CITATION  Birkenkötter, Hannah, de Búrca, Gráinne, Michaels, Ralf; Garavito, César Rodríguez: Transnational Law’s Multiple Legalities, VerfBlog, 2021/1/12,

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