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International Law: Norms, Actors, Process, Fifth Edition

  • Jeffrey Dunoff
  • Monica Hakimi
  • Steven R. Ratner
  • David Wippman
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Written by some of the leading International Law scholars in the nation, International Law: Norms, Actors, Process: A Problem-Oriented Approach employs a unique problem-based approach to examining international issues. Using real-life case studies as teaching problems, the text explores the processes for making and applying international law, with an interdisciplinary approach that goes beyond mere doctrinal explanation.

New to the Fifth Edition:

  • An introduction to international law through the Julian Assange episode
  • Presentation of state responsibility through the problem of cyber espionage and of the responsibility of international organizations through the problem of sexual assaults by UN peacekeepers
  • Integration of new U.S. Supreme Court decisions on the Alien Tort Statute, jurisdiction, and other topics
  • Analysis of the challenges that artificial intelligence and autonomous weapons pose to international humanitarian law
  • Comprehensive treatment of the Paris Accord on Climate Change
  • New cases and analysis on the role and legitimacy of international courts

Professors and students will benefit from:

  • Contemporary problems as a vehicle for learning international legal rules and processes
  • Clear explanation of legal rules and institutions
  • Interdisciplinary approach to international law with attention to the law’s relevance in global affairs
  • Careful selection and editing of primary materials to produce a casebook of teachable dimensions
  • Inclusion of maps, charts, and photographs
  • A casebook website offering relevant texts and updates
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About the authors
Jeffrey Dunoff

Jeff Dunoff is the Laura H. Carnell&Professor of Law at Temple University Beasley School of Law.& His research and writing focuses on&public international law, international&regulatory regimes, international courts, international&organizations, and&interdisciplinary approaches to international law. Dunoff has served as a Visiting Professor at Harvard Law School, a Law and Public Affairs Fellow and Visiting Professor at the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University, a Fernand Braudel Senior Fellow at the European University Institute, a Senior Fellow at Humboldt University, and a Visiting Fellow at the Lauterpacht Research Centre at Cambridge University.&&Among other activities, he serves on the editorial board of the American Journal of International Law, as an elected member of the American Law Institute, and as a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation. Before joining the Temple faculty, Professor Dunoff clerked for a federal court judge and practiced law in Washington, D.C., where he specialized in the representation of developing state governments. Professor Dunoff received his B.A. from Haverford College, his J.D. from NYU School of Law, and his LL.M. from Georgetown University Law Center.

Monica Hakimi

Monica Hakimi, the James V. Campbell Professor of Law, teaches and writes in the fields of public international law and U.S. foreign relations law. Her research ties together doctrine and theory to examine how international law operates and adapts to contemporary challenges, particularly in the areas of human and national security. Professor Hakimi earned her JD from Yale Law School and her BA,&emsumma cum laudeem, from Duke University. After law school, she clerked for The Hon. Kimba Wood of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York and then served as attorney-adviser in the Office of the Legal Adviser at the U.S. Department of State. While at the State Department, she counseled policymakers on nuclear nonproliferation, efforts to reconstruct Iraq immediately after the 2003 war, international investment disputes, and international civil aviation. She also served as counsel before the Iran-U.S. Claims Tribunal and worked on cases before the International Court of Justice and U.S. federal courts and agencies. Between 2013 and 2016, Professor Hakimi was the associate dean for academic programming at Michigan Law. She currently is a contributing editor of&emEJIL Talk!em, the blog that is affiliated with the&emEuropean Journal of International Lawem. She also serves on the board of editors of the&emAmerican Journal of International Lawem, the executive council of the American Society of International Law, and the advisory board for the Institute of International Peace and Security at the University of Cologne, Germany.

David Wippman
Dean and William S. Pattee Professor of Law
University of Minnesota Law School

Professor David Wippman is a recognized authority in international law. He has taught public international law, international criminal law, international human rights, and ethnic conflict. He received his B.A., summa cum laude, from Princeton University in 1976, his M.A. through a fellowship in the Graduate Program in English Literature at Yale University in 1978, and his J.D. from Yale Law School in 1982. While at Yale, he was the editor-in-chief of the Yale Law Journal. He clerked for The Honorable Wilfred Feinberg, Chief Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. Professor Wippman became Dean of the University of Minnesota Law School on July 1, 2008. Previously, he was a professor and Associate Dean at Cornell Law School and served as Vice Provost for International Relations at Cornell University. In 1998ndash;99, he had taken a year away from Cornell to serve as a director in the National Security Council#39;s Office of Multilateral and Humanitarian Affairs, where he worked on war crimes issues, the International Criminal Court, economic sanctions, and U.N. political issues. Before joining Cornell, Professor Wippman practiced law for nine years in Washington, D.C., with a focus on international arbitration, political consulting on public and private international law issues, and representation of developing countries in litigation. He has been a visiting scholar at the University of Ulster, Northern Ireland. He has co-authored two recently released books on international law: International Law, Norms, Actors, Process: A Problem-Oriented Approach and Can Might Make Rights? Building the Rule of Law After Military Interventions.

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