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Archive for July 24th, 2014


Benchbook on International Law

Inspired by the Benchbook for U.S. District Court Judges, the American Society of International Law has published the Benchbook on International Law, a book available for free online. The Benchbook is a “hands-on introduction to international law as it arises in courts of the United States.” The book is geared toward U.S. District Court judges, who are often the first practitioners to encounter international law. The Benchbook includes discussion of:

  • Sources and evidence
  • Uses of international law in U.S. courts
  • Jurisdiction and procedural concerns
  • The law of specific instances, such as arbitration, sale of goods, and criminal justice
  • Research and interpretive sources