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
Hannah Birkenkötter is a research assistant at the Chair of Public Law and Legal Philosophy (Prof. Dr. Christoph Möllers) at the Humboldt University Berlin. She is an Associate Editor at Verfassungsblog covering public international law issues.
Gráinne de Búrca
Gráinne de Búrca is Florence Ellinwood Allen Professor of Law and Director of the Jean Monnet Center for International and Regional Economic Law and Justice at New York University.
Ralf Michaels is Director at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law, Professor of Global Law at Queen Mary University London and Professor of Law at Hamburg University
César Rodríguez Garavito
César Rodríguez-Garavito is co-director of the Center for Human Rights and Global Justice at NYU School of Law and the Editor-in-Chief of Open Global Rights. He has published widely on global governance, international human rights, climate litigation, socio-environmental conflicts, and business and human rights.