America and the Law of Nations 1776-1939

America and the Law of Nations 1776-1939

by Mark Weston Janis


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780199579341
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date: 04/19/2010
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Mark Weston Janis is William F. Starr Professor of Law at the University of Connecticut School of Law. Born in Chicago in 1947, he is a graduate of Princeton (A.B. 1969), Oxford (B.A. 1972) where he was a Rhodes scholar, and Harvard (J.D. 1977). He served as a U.S. naval officer (1972-75), and practiced international corporate and financial law with Sullivan & Cromwell in New York and Paris (1977-80). He first joined the faculty at Connecticut in 1980. He was for four years (1993-97) a member of the law faculty of the University of Oxford in England where he was Reader in Law, Fellow of Exeter College, and Director of Graduate Legal Studies (Research Degrees). He is the author of three widely-adopted law school books: An Introduction to International Law (Aspen 5th edn 2008), Cases and Commentary on International Law (West 3rd edn 2006), and European Human Rights Law (OUP 3rd edn 2008). He has also published more than 50 articles on international law.

Table of Contents

1. The Law of Nations and the New Republic: Jefferson and Madison
2. The Law of Nations and International Law: Blackstone and Bentham
3. International Law and American Law: Marshall and Story
4. The International Law of Christendom: Kent and Wheaton
5. International Law and American Diplomacy: Jay and Webster
6. The Utopians: Dodge, Worcester, Ladd and Burritt
7. Slavery and American Exceptionalism: Taney and his Court
8. The Codification and Science of International Law: Lieber, Field and Wharton
9. The Alabama Arbitration and its Progeny: The International Law Association and the American Society of International Law
10. The New Utopians: Brace, Hill and Carnegie
11. The Reluctant International Law Enthusiast: Wilson
12. The Profession of International Law: Root and Scott
13. After Utopia: International Law and Isolationism

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