(Re-)Setting the Scholarly Agenda on Transjudicial Communication

Ryan C. Black and Lee Epstein

Published 2007, Law & Social Inquiry 32(3): 791-807 (September).


We consider the contributions made by Robert H. Bork’s Coercing Virtue (2003) and Anne-Marie Slaughter’s A New World Order (2004) to the ongoing debate over the citation of foreign law in United States courts. While empirically minded sociolegal scholars might be tempted to dismiss these books as mere op-eds, that would be a mistake. Taken with the spate of other recent work, they supply the makings of an agenda for rigorous research devoted to understanding the exchange of law among nations.

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