Major Conference in June: Global Challenges - Global Law

A Symposium on the Future of Internaional Law and Global Governance

6th and 7th June 2013

School of Law, Swansea University 

This symposium brings together a group of experts to discuss themes from Prof Joel Trachtman’s new book, The Future of International Law: Global Government, published by Cambridge University Press this year. It also provides an opportunity to welcome Prof Trachtman to the School of Law, as our new Distinguished Research Professor of International Economic Law.  

Many of the most significant challenges we face now and will face in the future do not respect national borders and defy solution through state law alone. International law will need to step up and expand to address these challenges. Whilst this might mean that international law will expand in scope, it will still have to link to a number of other institutions that address these challenges, including transnational law, the law merchant, private international law and harmonisation of state law. This symposium addresses these and other concerns as they are addressed in Professor Trachtman’s book. Coverage is partial and selective, with the aim of promoting discussion.

Conference Programme (2) To book click here:  Registration Form   



Swansea University, School of Law 

Turun yliopisto University of Turku 

The Fletcher School, Tufts University 

Rutgers School of Law, Camden  



Joel Trachtman Professor of International Law, Tufts University; Distinguished Research Professor of International Economic Law, Swansea University 

Dennis Patterson Board of Governors Professor, Rutgers School of Law; Professor of Jurisprudence and International Trade, Swansea University; Law Department European University Institute 

Jukka Snell, Professor of European Law, University of Turku 

Peter Winship, James Cleo Thompson St. Trustee Professor of Law, South Methodist University 

Andrew Tettenborn, Professor of Commercial Law, Swansea University 

Jan Dalhuisen, Visiting Professor, Kings College London 

John Linarelli, Professor and Head of Law School, Swansea University 

Fiona Smith, Sr Lecturer, Faculty of Law, University College London 

Tuomas Mylly, Associate Professor of Law, University of Turku 

Simon Caney, Professor in Political Theory, Oxford University 

Duncan French, Professor and Head of Lincoln Law School, University of Lincoln 

Mark Stallworthy, Professor of Environmental Law, Swansea university 

Catherine Rogers, Professor of Law, (Penn State Law) 

Chris Drahozal, Professor of Law, (Kansas University) 

Simon Baughen, Reader in Law, Bristol University 

Thomas Chen, Professor, College of Engineering, Swansea university 

Theo Tryfonas, Sr Lecturer in Systems Engineering, Bristol University 

Madeline Carr, Lecturer in International Politics and the Cyber Dimension, Department of International Politics Aberystwyth University 

Donald Earl Childress III, Associate Professor of Law, Pepperdine University 

Rebecca Bates, Lecturer, Brunel Law School, Brunel University 

Alex Mills, Lecturer, UCL