International Law Faculty: Recent Research & Scholarship

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  • David SnyderThe New Social Contracts in International Supply Chains, 68 Am. U. L. Rev. (forthcoming 2019).

  • Macarena SaezIn the Right Direction, Family Diversity in the Inter-American System of Human Rights, 54 North Carolina Journal of International Law, 317 (Fall 2019).

  • Paul Williams, Use of Force in Humanitarian Crises: Addressing the Limitations of U.N. Security Council Authorization. Case Western Reserve Journal of International Law, Available here.

  • Fernanda Nicola, Tackling Inequality in the EU: The New Foundation for a Green and Social Europe, OpinioJuris (May, 2019) Available here

  • Fernanda Nicola, Judicialization Of Foreign Relations: Legal Diplomacy For A Cold War Deja’vu , presented at EU Law Workshop at Sorbonne in Paris (April 4, 2019) Available here.  

  • Susana SáCoutoThe Bemba Appeals Chamber Judgment: Impunity for Sexual and Gender-Based Crimes? William & Mary Bill of Rights Journal, 27(3), 599-622 (March 2019).   

Books and Edited Volumes

  • Susan D. Franck, Arbitration Costs: Myths and Realities in Investment Treaty Arbitration. In Andrea Bjourlund, Franco Ferrari & Stephen Kroll, eds. International Arbitration- Between Myth and Reality. Oxford University Press (April 23, 2019) Available here.

Book Chapters

  • Diane OrentlicherGenesis: The Tokyo Tribunal’s Legal Origins and Contributions to International Jurisprudence as Illustrated by Its Treatment of Sexual Violence, in forthcoming publication of the Nuremberg Principles Academy (2019).

  • Rebecca J. Hamilton, New Media Evidence Across International Courts and Tribunals, in Beyond Fragmentation: Competition And Collaboration Among International Courts and Tribunals (Giorgetti & Pollack, eds.) (forthcoming 2019).

  • Fernanda Nicola, “Waiting for Barbarians: Inside the Archive of the European Court of Justice” in Claire Kilpatrick and Joanne Scott, eds. New Legal Approaches to studying the court of Justice. Oxford University Press (2019) 

  • Christine Haight Farley, Public Policy Limitations on Trademark Subject Matter: A U.S. Perspective, CAMBRIDGE HANDBOOK ON INTERNATIONAL AND COMPARATIVE TRADEMARK LAW (Irene Calboli & Jane Ginsburg, eds., Cambridge University Press 2019), Available here.

  • Susana SáCouto, "Staying the Course: A Call for Sustained International Support of Domestic Prosecution of Conflict-Related Sexual and Gender-Based Violence in Bosnia and Herzegovina." In Mouthan, S. and Jurasz. O. (Ed.), Gender and War: International and Transitional Justice Perspectives (2019).


  • Fernanda Nicola, The ‘Italian Style’ in the Opinions of the Advocates General, Paper presented at the conference on "The Advocate General At The CJEU: The Linguistic Aspect" in Dublin, Ireland (January 14, 2019) Available here.

  • Juan Méndez, La Prisión Preventiva “Oficiosa” Y Las Obligaciones Internacionales De México, El Universal (February, 2019) Available here.  

  • Paul Williams, Atrocities Documented, Accountability Needed: Finding Justice for the Rohingya through the ICC and Independent Mechanism, Harvard Human Rights Journal (February 25, 2019) Available here. 

  • Padideh Ala'i, The Vital Role of the WTO Appellate Body in the Promotion of Rule of Law and International Cooperation: A Case Study, The Yale Journal of International Law Online 86, (2019) Available here.  


  • David SnyderHuman Rights Protections in International Supply Chains—Protecting Workers and Managing Company Risk, 73 Bus. Law. 1093 (2018) (with Susan A. Maslow) (Report and Model Contract Clauses from the Working Group to Draft Human Rights Protections in International Supply Contracts, ABA Business Law Section).

  • Rebecca J. Hamilton, Jesner v. Arab Bank (International Decisions), 112 (4) Am. J. Int’l L. 720 (2018).

  • Rebecca J. Hamilton (with Joost Pauwelyn), Exit from International Tribunals, J. Int’l Dispute Res., 679 (2018) (peer-reviewed).

  • Susan D. Franck,  International Arbitration – Between Myth and Reality, 5 MCGILLJ. DISP. RESOL. 5 (2018). 

  • Fernanda NicolaAnother view of the Cathedral: What does the rule of law crisis tell us about democratizing the EU? Maastricht Journal of European and Comparative law, 1-6 (2018). 

  • Paul Williams, The Peace vs. Justice Puzzle And The Syrian Crisis, 24(2) ILSA J. of Int'l & C. L. (2018) 

  • Jennifer DaskalMicrosoft Ireland, the CLOUD Act, and International Lawmaking 2.0, 71 STAN.L.REV ONLINE 9(2018).

  • Jennifer DaskalPrivacy and Security Across Borders, YALE L.J, FORUM 128(2018).

  • Jennifer DaskalYale Google, Inc v. Equustek Solutions, 112 AMER.J. OF INT’L L.727(2018).

  • Rebecca J. Hamilton, User-Generated Evidence, 57 Colum. J. Transnat’l L. 1, (2018).

  • Diane OrentlicherBuilding Victim-Led Coalitions to Press for Justice Following Mass Atrocity, 112 ASIL Proc. 23 (2018).

  • Macarena Saez, The Regulation Of Abortion In Chile: The Failure Of The Separation Of Church And State, Religion and Gender (2018) 

  • Jennifer DaskalBorders and Bits, 71 VAND.L.REV.179(2018).

  • Jayesh RathodEquity in Contemporary Immigration Enforcement: Defining Contributions and Countering Criminalization, 66 Kansas Law Review 951 (2018).  

Books and Edited Volumes

  • Macarena SaezChristianity, Sexuality, Gender and the Law in Latin America, 8 (1) Religion & Gender (J.M. Morán Faúndes and M. Saez, Guest editors, Nov. 2018)

  • Diane Orentlicher, Some Kind of Justice: The ICTY's Impact in Bosnia and Serbia, Oxford University Press (April 2018)

Book Chapters

  • Jennifer DaskalThe Terrorist Crenemy, in CRIMINAL AND ENEMIES (Univ. of Mass. Press) (Sarat, Austin, ed.) (2018).

  • Rebecca J. Hamilton, New Technologies in International Criminal Investigations in Proceedings of the 111th Annual Meeting of the American Society of International Law (2018).

  • Diane Orentlicher, Prologue, Commentary on the UN Set of Principles for the Protection and Promotion of Human Rights through Action to Combat Impunity (Oxford University Press 2018).


  • Fernanda Nicola, Judicial Narratives at the CJEU, Paper presented at iCourts, Copenhagen University (November, 2018)

  • Fernanda Nicola, The Peculiar Reception of the GDPR in the U.S., Paper presented at the National Congress SIRD at the University of Florence, Italy (October 2018)

Expert Opinions

  • Claudia Martin, Women Victims of Sexual Torture in Atenco v. Mexico. Expert Opinion for the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (November, 2018) Available here.


  • David SnyderMetamorphoses in the Law of Contract: Mythological Lectures.



  • Kenneth Anderson & Matthew C. Waxman, Debating Autonomous Weapon Systems, Their Ethics, and Their Regulation Under International Law, in The Oxford Handbook of the Regulation of Technology (Karen Young, et al., eds., Oxford U. Press 2017).

  • Christine Haight FarleyLooking Beyond the Known Story: How the Prehistory of GI Protection in the Americas Provides an Alternate Approach, in Geographical Indications at the Crossroads of Trade, Development and Culture in Asia-Pacific (Irene Calboli & Loy Wee Loon, eds., Cambridge U. Press 2017).

  • Christine Haight FarleyFree Speech Comes to Trademark Law SCOTUSblog (June 20, 2017).

  • Fernanda G. Nicola, Luxembourg Judicial Style with or without the UK, 40 Fordham Int'l L.J. 1505, 1534 (2017)

  • Fernanda NicolaEU law Stories: Contextual and Critical Histories of European Jurisprudence (Fernanda Nicola & Bill Davies, eds., Cambridge U. Press 2017).

  • Fernanda NicolaNational Legal Traditions at Work in the Jurisprudence of the Court of Justice of the European Union 64 Am. J. Comp. L. (2017).

  • David Snyder & Randy Barnett, Chapter 13, Conditions, and Chapter 14, Breach, in Contracts: Cases & Doctrine (6th ed., Aspen Casebook Series, Wolters Kluwer 2017).

  • Lindsay F. Wiley & Lawrence O. Gostin, Public Health Law and Ethics, in Hastings Center Bioethics Briefing Book (The Hastings Ctr. 2017).

  • Paul Williams, A Legal Perspective on Yemen’s Attempted Transition from a Unitary to a Federal System of Government, Utrecht Journal of International and European Law (2017).  Co-authored with Tiffany Sommadossi and Ayat Mujais.

  • Paul Williams, Blood Antiquities: Addressing a Culture of Impunity in the Antiquities Market Case Western Journal of International Law (2017).  Co-authored with Christin Coster.


  • Jennifer DaskalLaw Enforcement Access to Data Across Borders: The Evolving Security & Rights Issues 8 J. Natl. Sec. L. & Policy 473 (Sept. 6, 2016).

  • Christine Haight Farley, Counsel of Record, Amicus Curiae Brief of Law Professors, Lee v. Tam filed in U.S. (No. 15-1293 (Nov. 16, 2016)).

  • Christine Haight Farley & Irene Calboli, The Trademark Provisions in the TRIPS Agreement, in Intellectual Property and International Trade: TRIPS Agreement (Carlos M. Correa ed., 3d. ed., Wolters Kluwer 2016).

  • Christine Haight FarleyGreen Marks, in Research Handbook on Intellectual Property and Climate Change (Joshua D. Sarnoff ed., Edward Elgar Press 2016).

  • Rebecca Hamilton, State-Enabled Crimes 41 Yale J. Intl. L. (August 1, 2016).

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  • Fernanda Nicola & Daniele Gallo, The External Dimension of EU Investment Law: Jurisdictional Clashes and Transformative Adjudication 39 Ford. Intl. L.J. (2016).

  • Diego Rodriguez-Pinzon, Introductory Note to the Inter-American Convention on Protecting the Rights of Older Persons, 55 ILM 985 (2016).

  • Macarena SaezLa Reglamentación del Aborto en Chile: El fracaso de la separación entre Iglesia y Estado, in Sexo, Delitos y Pecados: Intersecciones Entre Religión, Género, Sexualidad y el Derecho en América Latina (J.M. Morán Faúndes & M. Saez, eds., Ctr. for Latin Am. & Latino Studies, Am. U. Dec. 2016).

  • Macarena SaezCommentary, Planned Parenthood of Southeastern Pennsylvania v. Casey, in U.S. Feminist Judgments Project (Linda Berger, Bridget Crawford & Kathy Stanchi, eds., Cambridge U. Press 2016).

  • Macarena SaezSexual Orientation & the Law, in Encyclopedia of Gender and Sexuality Studies(Angela Wong, Maithree Wickramasinghe and Renee C. Hooglan, eds., Wiley-Blackwell 2016).

  • Anita SinhaStealing Labor ColorLines (Sept. 5, 2016).

  • Franck, Susan D. and van Aaken, Anne and Freda, James and Guthrie, Chris and Rachlinski , Jeffrey J., Inside the Arbitrator's Mind (November 20, 2016). Emory Law Journal, Vol. 66, 2017; Cornell Legal Studies Research Paper No. 16-46; American University, WCL Research Paper No. 2017-08.

  • Lindsay F. Wiley, Manel Kappagoda, & Anne Pearson, Public Health Law: Non-Communicable Disease Prevention, in The Oxford Handbook of U.S. Health Law (Glenn Cohen, Allison Hoffman, & William Sage, eds., Oxford U. Press 2016).

  • Lindsay F. WileyApplying the Health Justice Framework to Diabetes as a Community-managed Social Phenomenon 16 Houston J. Health L. & Policy 191 (2016).

  • Lindsay F. WileyThe Struggle for the Soul of Public Health 41 J. Health, Politics, Policy & L. 1147(2016).

  • Lindsay F. WileyFrom Patient Rights to Health Justice 37 Cardozo L. Rev. 833 (2016).

  • Paul Williams, The Role of Lawyers in Peacebuilding, ILSA Journal of International and Comparative Law (2016). Co-authored with Christin Coster.

  • Paul Williams, Strategic Absence: US Policy in the Middle East and North Africa, Case Western Journal of International Law (2016).


  • Diego Rodriguez-Pinzon (co-editor), Lo Humano como Derecho - De lo internacional a lo Local (Rodriguez-Pinzon, et al., Universidad Católica Andrés Bello, Am. U. Wash. College of L. 2016).


  • Padideh Ala'i & David Gantz, Climate Change Innovation, Products and Services Under the GATT/WTO System, in Research Handbook on Intellectual Property and Climate Change (Sarnoff ed., Edward Elgar Publg. 2015).

  • Padideh Ala'iThe United States’ Multidimensional Approach to Combatting Corruption, in The Impact of Corruption on International Commercial Contracts (Springer, Bonnell, & Meyer, eds.,Intl. Academy of Comp. L. 2015).

  • Padideh Ala'iRole of Transparency at the World Trade Organization ASIL Proceedings of the 109th Annual Meeting (2015).

  • Kenneth Anderson & Benjamin Wittes, Speaking the Law: The Obama Administration’s Addresses on National Security Law (Hoover Instn. Press 2015).

  • Janie ChuangGiving as Governance? Philanthrocapitalism and Modern-Day Slavery Abolitionism 62 UCLA L. Rev. 1516 (2015).

  • Janie ChuangDebate: The Challenges and Perils of Reframing Trafficking as 'Modern-Day Slavery' 5 Anti-Trafficking Rev. 146 (2015).

  • Janie ChuangGiving as Governance? Philanthrocapitalism and Modern-Day Slavery Abolitionism 62 UCLA L. Rev. 1516 (2015).

  • Jennifer DaskalThe Un-Territoriality of Data 125 Yale L. Rev. 326 (2015).

  • Jennifer DaskalCase to Watch: Microsoft v. US on the Extraterritorial Reach of ECPA Just Sec. 03-05-15 (Mar. 5, 2015).

  • Jennifer DaskalThe Substance of The Second Circuit: Four Key Takeaways ACS Blog (May 8, 2015).

  • Jennifer DaskalThe NDAA 2016: GTMO Restrictions Redux (and A Sensible Alternative From Rep. Smith) Just Sec. (Apr. 26, 2015).

  • Jennifer DaskalTwo Questions for Stephen Preston Just Sec. (Apr. 11, 2015).

  • Jennifer DaskalWhy Sunset and Supersession Provisions Are Both Needed in an Anti-ISIL AUMF Just. Sec. (Mar. 18, 2015).

  • Jennifer DaskalIt’s Up To Congress: No More Perpetual War Roanoke Times (Mar. 10, 2015).

  • Jennifer DaskalMicrosoft Case: The Government Responds, But Fails To Convince Just. Sec.(Mar. 10, 2015).

  • Jennifer Daskal & Ben Wittes, The Intellectual but Not Political AUMF Consensus Just Sec. (Mar. 2, 2015).

  • Jennifer DaskalChallenging the Guantanamo Narrative Just Sec. (Feb. 9, 2015).

  • Jennifer DaskalClose Guantanamo, But Do It Right Newsday (Feb. 6, 2015).

  • Jennifer DaskalTop 10 National Security Cases to Watch in 2015 Just Sec. (Jan. 1, 2015).

  • Christine Haight Farley & Kavita DeVaney, Considering Trademark and Speech Rights through the Lens of Regulating Tobacco 43 Am. Intell. Prop. L. Assn. Q. J. 289 (2015).

  • Christine Haight Farley, Registering Offense: Morality and Public Order in the U.S. Trademark Act, in Protecting and Promoting Diversity With Intellectual Property Law (Irene Calboli & Srividhya Ragavan, eds., Cambridge U. Press 2015).

  • Christine Haight FarleyNo Comment: Will Prince v. Cariou Alter Copyright Judges’ Taste in Art? 4 Intell. Prop. Theory 19 (2015).

  • Christine Haight Farley & Robert Tsai, Racial Slurs Shouldn’t Be Trademarked: The Washington Football Team’s Name is an Obstacle to Interstate Commerce Slate (Apr. 20, 2015).

  • Sean FlynnACTA’s Constitutional Problem in the United States, in The ACTA and the Plurilateral Enforcement Agenda: Genesis and Aftermath (Pedro Roffe & Xavier Seuba, eds., Cambridge U. Press 2015).

  • Susan D. FranckThe Diversity Challenge: Exploring the “Invisible College” of International Arbitration 53 Colum. J. Transnatl. L. 429 (2015).

  • Susan D. FranckPredicting Outcomes in Investment Treaty Arbitration 65 Duke L.J. 459 (2015).

  • Rebecca HamiltonWhen Should the ICC Call It Quits? Opinio Juris (Jan. 10, 2015).

  • Daniela KraiemThe Cost of Opportunity: Student Debt & Social Mobility 48 Suffolk U. L. Rev.689 (2015).

  • Claudia Martin, Diego Rodriguez-Pinzon, & Bethany Brown, Human Rights of Older People: International and Regional Legal Perspectives (Springer SMB Publishers 2015).

  • Fernanda NicolaThe Politicization of Legal Expertise in the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) Negotiation 78 L. & Contemp. Probs. (2015).

  • Susana SáCouto & Katherine Cleary, Investigative Management, Strategies, and Techniques of the International Criminal Court’s Office of the Prosecutor, in The Law and Practice of the International Criminal Court: A Critical Account of Challenges and Achievements (Oxford U. Press 2015).

  • Macarena SaezTransforming Family Law Through Same-sex Marriage: Lessons From (and To) the Western World 25 Duke J. Comp. & Intl. L. 125 (Fall 2015) (Recipient of the William M. LeoGrande Award 2015).

  • Macarena Saez, ed., Same-Sex Couples: Comparative Insights on Marriage and Cohabitation(Springer May 2015).

  • Lindsay F. WileyDeregulation, Distrust, and Democracy: State and Local Action to Ensure Equitable Access to Healthy, Sustainably-produced Food 41 Am. J. L. Med. 284 (2015).

  • Lindsay F. Wiley, Wendy E. Parmet, & Peter D. Jacobson, Adventures in Nannydom: Reclaiming Collective Action for the Public’s Health 43 J. L. Med. & Ethics 73 (2015).

  • Paul Williams, Earned Sovereignty Revisited: Creating a Strategic Framework for Managing SelfDetermination Based Conflicts, ILSA Journal of International and Comparative Law  (2015).


  • Susan D. FranckInternational Arbitration: Demographics, Precision and Justice, in ICCA Proceedings 33 (Albert Jan Van Den Berg, ed., 2015).