A generation ago, the Yale Law School gave birth to the New Haven School of International Law and forever changed the way that scholars think about law outside of the domestic sphere. By insisting that law is more than formal legal institutions, that international law is best studied by evaluating social practice, and that international legal scholars take a policy-oriented approach to determining what constitutes effective world order, the New Haven School pushed legal academics and practitioners toward a more nuanced vision of what international law is and ought to be. Yet schools of thought are not static, and today, as scholars trained in the New Haven School methodology take the helm of our nation's law schools and begin to chart their own course, the time has come to ask whether a "new" New Haven School is emerging.
Lauren E. Baer & Stephen M. Ruckman,
The "New" New Haven School: International Law-Past, Present & Future,
Yale J. Int'l L.
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