Fall 2023 • Course
The Power of Law: Critical Conversations
Exam Type: No Exam
This course, co-taught by David Kennedy and Martti Koskenniemi, will consider six themes discussed in their 2023 book “Of Law and the World: Critical Conversations.” Each theme will be considered by examining texts from social theory and legal history in light of contemporary international issues. The themes will include: what is critique?; what is international law?; the critical potential in historical narrative; what is the power of law?; law and hegemony; and the role of law in global political economy.
A short reflective essay will be required in lieu of an exam.
Note: This course will meet over six weeks, starting the week of September 18th. Other dates are TBD and will be posted closer to the start of the term.