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Irish Law 2008, Notre Dame Law School Oct 2008

Irish Law 2008, Notre Dame Law School

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Dear Notre Dame Law School Class of 2011, Welcome as a potential student to Notre Dame Law School! I am thrilled to be among the first to receive you into our family. I know that this is an exciting time for you and that, if you are anything like I was just a couple of years ago, you probably have plenty of questions about law school and Notre Dame. That's why we've prepared the Guide. I hope it will answer many of your questions and that it will provide a window into Notre Dame Law School. I also ...


The Nobel Effect: Nobel Peace Prize Laureates As International Norm Entrepreneurs, Roger P. Alford Jan 2008

The Nobel Effect: Nobel Peace Prize Laureates As International Norm Entrepreneurs, Roger P. Alford

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For the first time in scholarly literature, this article traces the history of modern international law from the perspective of the constructivist theory of international relations. Constructivism is one of the leadings schools of thought in international relations today. This theory posits that state preferences emerge from social construction and that state interests are evolving rather than fixed. Constructivism further argues that international norms have a life cycle composed of three stages: norm emergence, norm acceptance (or norm cascades), and norm internalization. As such, constructivism treats international law as a dynamic process in which norm entrepreneurs interact with state actors ...


The Structure Of Classical Public Law, Barry Cushman Jan 2008

The Structure Of Classical Public Law, Barry Cushman

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Duncan Kennedy's The Rise and Fall of Classical Legal Thought circulated in manuscript for three decades before it was formally published in 2006. This essay reviews the book's treatment of Classical public law, focusing on its two principal contributions to the historiography of the subject: the concept of legal consciousness, and the structural analysis of constitutional doctrine.