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Supreme Law of the Land? Debating the Contemporary Effects of Treaties Within the United States Legal System

April 27, 2017 | London, United Kingdom

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  • WilmerHale
    49 Park Lane
    London, W1K 1PS
    United Kingdom

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Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP is delighted to invite you to a discussion marking the publication by Cambridge University Press of Supreme Law of the Land? Debating the Contemporary Effects of Treaties Within the United States Legal System edited by Professor Gregory H. Fox, Professor Paul R. Dubinsky and Professor Brad R. Roth of Wayne State University.

Please join co-authors Gary B. Born (Chair of the International Arbitration Practice Group at Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP), Professor Paul R. Dubinsky of Wayne State University and Professor Roger Alford of Notre Dame University as they discuss the past, present and future of treaty law in the United States, including treaty law in the Trump Administration.

Supreme Law of the Land? provides a comprehensive analysis of the current status of treaties in the US legal system. Its 10 chapters examine major areas in which treaty law has undergone important changes in recent decades. These include treaty interpretation, federalism, self-execution, implementing legislation, treaty form and judicial barriers to enforcement of treaty norms. The book also includes two in-depth case studies: one on the effectiveness of treaties in the regulation of armed conflict and one on the role of a resurgent federalism in complicating US efforts to ratify and implement private international law treaties.

The volume is original, provocative and timely. It is a useful desk companion for judges and practicing lawyers, an engaging read for the general reader, and an essential volume for university libraries and law firm libraries.