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Classes Taught:

  • Contract Law
  • Administrative Law
  • Public International Law
  • International Business Transactions

 

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John D. Haskell

 

Assistant Professor

 

       Dr. John D. Haskell graduated with a JD from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law (UC Hastings), and an LLM and PhD in Philosophy from the University of London, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS).  Prior to joining MC Law, he held positions as Visiting Researcher, Docent and Junior Faculty at Harvard Law School Institute for Global Law and Policy, Visiting Assistant Professor at the International University of Turin, Assistant Director of the Institute for the study of Political Economy and Law, Fulbright Fellow at the University of Helsinki Erik Castrén Institute of International Law and Human Rights, Visiting Scholar at the University of Cambridge Lauterpacht Centre for International Law, Visiting Scholar at the University of San Francisco School of Law, Lecturer and Deputy Director of External Relations, and subsequently, as an Honorary Research Fellow at Durham Law School, and Visiting Lecturer at Lille Catholic University.

 

       He currently serves on the board of the European Society of International Law International Legal Theory Interest Group and is the co-Director of the International and Comparative Law Center at MC Law, where he also teaches Administrative Law, Contract Law, International Business Transactions and Public International Law.  His research focuses on the sociology of international law, and particularly the historic and contemporary relationship between law and political economy and religion.

 

Education:

 

  • PhD (Philosophy of Law), University of London, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), 2011
  • JD, University of California, Hastings College of the Law (UC Hastings), 2006
  • LLM, University of London, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), 2005
  • BA (English), California State University, Northridge (CSUN), 2002
 

 

Current Professional Affiliations:

 

  • Assistant Professor, Mississippi College School of Law (MC Law), 2012 - Present
  • Honorary Research Fellow, Durham Law School, 2012-Present
  • Committee Board Member, Interest Group on International Legal Theory (IGILT) of the European Society of International Law (ESIL), 2013-2017
 
 
 

Professional Academic-Related Experience:

 

  • Junior Faculty, Institute for Global Law and Policy, Harvard Law School, January 2015, June 2015
  • Teaching Docent, Harvard Law School, Institute for Global Law and Policy, January 2014, May 2011
  • Visiting Lecturer, Lille Catholic University School of Law, November 2013, 2012
  • Visiting Scholar, University of San Francisco School of Law, Summer 2013
  • Lecturer and Deputy Director of External Relations, Durham Law School, 2011-2012
  • Visiting Fellow, University of Cambridge, Lauterpacht Centre for International Law (LCIL), 2012 (May-June)
  • Fulbright Grantee, University of Helsinki, Eric Castrén Institute of International Law and Human Rights (ECI), 2011-2012 (recused after two months due to Durham appointment)
  • Assistant Director, Institute for the study of Political Economy and Law (IPEL), 2010-2012
  • Teaching Docent, Harvard Law School, Institute for Global Law and Policy Summer Workshop, 2011
  • Visiting Assistant Professor (VAP), International University College of Turin (IUC), 2010-2011
  • Visiting Researcher, Harvard Law School, Institute for Global Law and Policy (IGLP), 2010

 

Research Interests:

 

  • Law and Political Economy
  • Law and Religion
  • Legal History
  • Legal Theory
 
 

Books Publications

 

  • Co-Editor, Political Economy and Law: A Handbook of Contemporary Research, Theory and Practice (with Professor Ugo Mattei), Edward Elgar Press (forthcoming, Fall 2015)
  • Assistant Editor, New Approaches to International Law: The European and the American Experiences (editors, Professors Jose Maria Beneyto and David Kennedy), T.M.C. Asser Press (November 30, 2012)
 
 

Article and Book Chapter Publications

 

  •  Subjectivities and Structures: The Challenges of Methodology in the Study of International Law and Religion, in Ignacio de la Rasilla del Moral & Ayesha Shahid (eds), New Approaches to the Islamic History of International Law (Brill Spring 2016)
  • The Rhetoric of History in International Law, in Jean D’Aspremont & André Nollkaemper (eds), International Law as a Profession (Cambridge University Press, forthcoming 2015)
  • Will the Real Transitology Please Stand Up, Baltic Yearbook of International Law (forthcoming Fall 2015)(peer reviewed)
  • Heterodox Approaches to Consumption Oriented Models of Legislation, Unbound: Harvard Law Journal of the Legal Left (forthcoming Fall 2015)(written with Luigi Russi)
  • Law as Eschatology, Journal of Catholic Legal Studies (forthcoming Spring 2015)(written with Jessica L. Fish)
  • Going Nowhere: The Rhetoric of Warfare and Humanitarian Intervention in Global Law and Policy Debates, Harvard Journal of International Law Online (forthcoming Spring 2015)
  • The Traditions of Modernity: Christianity, Liberalism and Marxism, Howard University School of Law Human Rights and Globalization Law Review (forthcoming Spring 2015)
  • TRAIL-ing TWAIL: Arguments and Blind Spots in Third World Approaches to International Law Scholarship, 27(2) Canadian Journal of Law and Jurisprudence 385(2014)(peer reviewed)
  • The TWAIL Paradox, 1(1) RGNUL Finance and Mercantile Law Review 1(2014)(peer reviewed)
  • The Scandal of Disenchantment: Blind Spots in Contemporary Anglo-American Approaches to International Law, 44 Memphis Law Review 36 (2013)
  • Divine Immanence: The Evangelical Foundations of Anglo-American Approaches to Modern International Law, 11(3) Chinese Journal of International Law 429 (2012)(peer reviewed)
  • The  Strategies  of  Rupture  in  International  Law:  The  Retrenchment  of  Conservative  Politics  and  the Emancipatory Potential of the Impossible, 13 German Law Journal 468 (2012)(peer reviewed)
  • Hugo Grotius in the Contemporary Memory of International Law: Secularism, Liberalism, and the Politics of Restatement and Denial, 25(1) Emory International Law Review 269 (Fall 2011); reprinted in Jose Maria Beneyto & David Kennedy (eds), New Approaches to International Law: The European and the American Experiences (TMC Asser Press 2012); reprinted in Larry May & Emily McGill (eds), Grotius and Law (Ashgate Press 2014)
  • Taking Risks Ethically, 22(2) Florida Journal of International Law 285 (Fall 2010); reprinted in 5(1) India Journal of Human Rights and Social Justice 169 (2010)
  • IUC Independent Policy Report: At the End of the End of History - Global Legal Standards: Part of the Solution or Part of the Problem, 9:3 Global Jurist (2009)(collectively written by IUC Global Legal Standards Research Group)
  • Capitalism, Communism… and Colonialism? Revisiting ‘Transitology’ as the Ideology of Informal Empire, 9(2) Global Jurist (Fall 2009)(written with Boris Mamlyuk)(peer reviewed)
  • The Complicity and Limits of International Law in Armed Conflict Rape, 29:1 Boston College Third World Law Journal 35 (2009)
  • The Parent Trap: Implications of Surrogacy to Motherhood, Fatherhood, and the Family (Comment)
  • 6 Whittier Journal of Child and Family Advocacy 107 (2006)
 
 

Scholarship in Progress or Under Consideration

 

  •  The Concept of Identity within International Legal Argument, in Jean D’Aspremont & Sahib Singh (eds), Fundamental Concepts for International Law: The Construction of a Discipline (Edward Elgar 2015)(chapter in progress)
  • The Conditions of Possibility in From Apology to Utopia: Reflections 25 Years On (submitted by invitation and under consideration for special Fall 2015 journal issue with International Theory)
  • The Long Duration of Modern International Law and Warfare (to be submitted by invitation for special Fall 2015 journal issue with European Yearbook of International Economic Law)(article in progress)
  • The Religion/Secularism Debate in Human Rights Literature: Constitutive Tensions Between Christian, Islamic and Secular Perspectives, submitted and accepted as book chapter in Paolo Amorosa & Mónica García-Salmones (eds), International Law, Religion and Empire (to be submitted to Oxford University Press for publication consideration Summer 2015)
  • The Varieties of Neo-Liberal Critique in International Legal Scholarship, submitted and accepted as book chapter in Honor Brabazon (ed), Understanding Neoliberal Legality (to be submitted to Routledge Press for publication consideration Summer 2015)
  • God, Money and Law: The Making of Global Governance within Anglo-American Modernity (monograph in progress)
 
 

Funded Research and Grant Projects

 

  •  International Legal Structuralism, Collaborative Research Grant, Institute for Global Law and Policy (IGLP, Harvard Law School), 2014-2015 (with Paulo Barrozo, Justin Desautels-Stein, Akbar Rasulov)
  • Before and After Method: Histories and Sociologies of International Law, Collaborative Research Grant, Institute for Global Law and Policy (IGLP, Harvard Law School), 2012-2014 (with Alejandro Lorite Escorihuela, Umut Ozsu and Akbar Rasulov)
  • Pursuing Your Enemies in the South: International Law and the War Against Crime and Terror, Collaborative Research Grant (IGLP, Harvard Law School), 2012-2013 (with Arnulf Becker Lorca, Justin Desautels-Stein, Akbar Rasulov and Vik Kanwar)

 

Other Publications

 

  • Where Does the Critique of Consumer-Based Economic Governance Stand Today?, 2:4 Institute for Global Law and Policy Working Paper Series, Harvard Law School (Spring 2012) (written with Luigi Russi)(revised version in Published Articles)
  • Introductory Note, Finnish Yearbook of International Law Vol. 21 (2010)(written with Paavo Kotiaho)
  • Questioning the Rhetoric of Culture: Indeterminacy, Structural Bias, and the Opaque Box of Culture in Legal Decision-Making, 1(10) SOAS Working Papers Series in Law, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London (Summer 2011)
  • Book Review, 23 Leiden J. Int’l L. (2010) (reviewing Bill Bowring, The Degradation of the International Legal Order: The Rehabilitation of Law and the Possibility of Politics (2008))
  • Book Review, 4(1) Revista Internacional de Pensamiento Politico (2009) (reviewing Mortimer Sellers, Republican Principles in International Law: The Fundamental Requirements of a Just World Order (2006))
  • Book Review, 76(2) Nordic Journal of International Law (2009) (reviewing David Kennedy, Of War and Law (2006))
 

Conferences and Workshops

 

  •  Junior Faculty and Workshop Convenor, The Workshop: Institute for Global Law and Governance, Harvard Law School (Doha, January 3-11, 2015)
  • Subjectivities and Structures: The Challenges of Methodology in International Legal Scholarship, presented at Centre Perelman de Philosophie du Droit (Brussels, December 16, 2014)
  • Co-organizer, Extra-Legal Dynamics of International Legal Theory, European Society of International Law International Legal Theory Interest Group Workshop (Vienna, September 3, 2014)
  • Co-organizer and Presenter, Will the Real Transitology Please Stand Up, The Approaches of Liberal and Illiberal Governments to International Law Conference, University of Tartu (Estonia, June 12-13, 2014)
  • Docent and Workshop Participant, Institute for Global Law and Policy Summer Workshops, Harvard Law School (June 2-7, 2014)
  • The TWAIL Paradox, presented at University of Manchester School of Law (May 13, 2014)
  • Co-organizer and Presenter, The Pluralism Trap in Human Rights Discourse, Law and Human Rights in a Post Secular World Conference, Mississippi College School of Law (March 28-29, 2014)
  • The Religion / Secularism Debate in Human Rights, presented at The Intercultural Origins of Islamic Law Symposium, Brunel University School of Law (March 26, 2014)
  • Docent and Conference Participant, Institute for Global Law and Policy Annual Conference, Qatar University (January 3-11, 2014)
  • Co-organizer and Participant, Modes of Legal Historical Scholarship: A Critique, Before and After Methodologies Workshop, University of Glasgow (December 7-8, 2013)
  • Methodological Difficulties Approaching Law and Religion in Society, International and Comparative Law Center Speaker Series, Mississippi College School of Law (November 8, 2013)
  • An Anti-Biography of Francis Lieber, presented at Institute for Global Law and Policy 5th Annual Conference, Harvard Law School (June 2, 2013); also presented at European Society of International Law Conference, University of Amsterdam (May 25, 2013); University of Memphis School of Law Lecture Series (April 26, 2013)
  • The Disenchantment of Secularism in Modern International Law, presented at Law and Society Conference (Boston, May 30, 2013); also presented at Law Culture and Humanities Conference, Birkbeck University (March 21, 2013)
  • International Legal Theology: The Liberal Protestant Influence on 19th Century International Legal Doctrine, presented at Religion, Empire and International Law, University of Zaragoza, (Zaragoza, December 14, 2012)
  • From Culture to Class in Third World Approaches to International Law, presented at Society of American Law Teachers 2012 Annual Conference (SALT)(Washington D.C., October 2012)
  • The Rhetoric of Culture in the Universal-Particular Debate, presented at Workshop of the European Society of International Law (ESIL) Interest Group in International Legal Theory (IGILT)(Valencia, Sept. 2012)
  • Workshop Participant, Second Advanced and Annual Workshop of Global Law and Economic Policy, Institute for Global Law and Policy (IGLP), Harvard Law School, May 28 – June 9, 2012
  • Blind Spots and Boring Arguments: Some Problems in Humanitarian Intervention Literature, presented at Debating Humanitarian Intervention, Centre for Law and Conflict, Durham University (January 21, 2012)
  • Workshop Participant, Towards Drafting the European Charter of the Commons, International University College of Turin (IUC), December 1-2, 2011
  • Co-organizer, 17th Annual Common Core European Private Law Conference, International University College of Turin (IUC), June 16-18, 2011
  • Workshop Participant and Teaching Assistant, Second Annual Workshop of Global Law and Economic Policy, Institute for Global Law and Policy (IGLP), Harvard Law School, May 31 – June 11, 2011
  • Against Culture: The Politico-Economic Dynamic in the Development of 19th Century International Law and Governance, presented at Towards a Radical International Law, Conference hosted by the Centre for the study of Colonialism, Empire and International Law (CCEIL) and the London School of Economics (LSE)(London, UK, May 6-7, 2011)
  • The Restatement of Conservative Mysticism: Post-Secularism, Post-Foundationalism, and Contemporary International Legal Theory, presented at Ruptures in International Law, Workshop of the European Society of International Law (ESIL) Interest Group in International Legal Theory (IGILT)(Cambridge, UK, Sept. 2010)
  • Roundtable Participant, Ruptures in International Law, Roundtable of the European Society of International Law (ESIL) Interest Group in International Legal Theory (IGILT), Cambridge University, Sept. 2010
  • Workshop Participant, First Annual Workshop of Global Law and Economic Policy, Institute for Global Law and Policy (IGLP), Harvard Law School, June 2010
  • Reading Faith in International Law, presented at CCEIL/LSE Third Annual Post-Graduate Colloquium on International Law (School of Oriental and African Studies, Jan. 17, 2010)
  • The Ghost of Law and Development Past: Old Lessons for a New Global Economy, presented at Working Group on Legal Standards for the Global Financial Markets (International University College of Turin, March 19, 2009)
  • Colloquium Organizer, CCEIL Second Annual Post-Graduate Colloquium on International Law, School of Oriental and African Studies, Jan. 2009
  • The End of Ambivalence: Assessing Perceptions of the Financial Meltdown within the History of Law and Development, Keynote Panel Address, presented at Comparative Law, Economics and Finance Conference (International University College of Turin, Dec. 13, 2008)
  • Panel Chair, Comparative Law, Economics and Finance (Panel: “National reforms Through the Prism of Globalization: Theory and Practice”), Conference, International University College of Turin, Dec. 2008
  • Old Time Religion in Modern International Law, presented at Critical Legal Strategies, Critical Legal Conference (University of Glasgow, Sept. 2008)
  • Panel Chair, Critical Legal Strategies (Panel: “The Ideology of International Legal Theories”), Conference, University of Glasgow, Sept. 2008
  • Panel Chair, After Empire: Global Governance Today (Panel: “International Law from Above and Below”), Conference, Watson Institute for International Studies, June 2008
  • 1,2,3… No  More  Legal  Orders,  presented  at  Global  Democracy  Conference,  Jamestown 400th Commemoration  Commission’s  Future  of  Democracy  Conference  Series  (Virginia,  U.S.A.,  Jan.  2007); also presented at Transformations, Resistances, Futures, Joint Annual Meetings of the Law and Society Association and Research Committee on Sociology of Law, ISA (Humboldt, Germany, July 2007)
  • Conference Panel Reviewer, Hawaii International Conference on Arts and Humanities (Panel: “Postcolonial Identities”), Jan. 2007
  • The White Man’s Academic Burden, presented at The Role of Religion Within Society: Many Questions and Few Answers?, Slade Art School Symposium (London, U.K., Sept. 2006)
  • From the Sacred to the Secular … And Back Again? The Dynamic of Self-Determination from Genesis to Modern International Law, presented at Tower of Babel: International Law in the 21st century: Coherent or Compartmentalized?, ILA Spring Conference, British Branch (London, U.K., Mar. 2006)