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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

 

 

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:

 
  • 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
 
 
 

Publications:

 

  • TRAIL-ing TWAIL: Arguments and Blind Spots in Third World Approaches to International Law, Canadian Journal of Law and Jurisprudence (forthcoming, January 2015)(peer reviewed)
  • Going Nowhere: The Rhetoric of Warfare and Humanitarian Intervention in Global Law and Policy, Vol. 16(2) San Diego International Law Journal (to be published, Fall 2014)
  • The Traditions of Modernity within International Law and Governance: Christianity, Liberalism, and Marxism, to be published in Human Rights and Globalization Law Review (Fall 2014)
  • The TWAIL Paradox, RGNUL FInance and Mercantile Law Review (forthcoming, Spring 2014)(inaugural issue; peer reviewed)
  • Heterodox Approaches to Consumption Oriented Models of Legislation, Unbound: Harvard Law Journal of the Legal Left (forthcoming, Vol. 9, Spring 2014)  (written with Luigi Russi)
  • The Scandal of Disenchantment: Blind Spots in Contemporary Anglo-American Approaches to International Law, 44 Memphis Law Review 36 (2013)
  • New Approaches to International Law: The European and the American Experiences (Assistant Editor)(TMC Asser Press, 2012)
  • Divine Immanence: The Evangelical Foundations of Modern Anglo-American Approaches to International Law, 11:3 Chinese Journal of International Law 426 (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 Int’l L. Review 269 (Fall 2011); reprinted as book chapter in New Approaches to International Law: The European and the American Experiences (eds., Jose Maria Beneyto and David Kennedy)(TMC Asser Press, 2012); to be reprinted in Grotius and Law (eds., Larry May & Emily McGill)(Ashgate Press, Fall 2014)
  • Taking Risks Ethically, 22:2 Florida J. Int’l Law 285 (Fall 2010); reprinted in India Journal of Human Rights and Social Justice (2010)
  • 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))
  • 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, Vol. 9, Iss. 3 (2009)(collectively written by IUC Global Legal Standards Research Group); presented at the ‘Global Standards in the 21st Century’ Seminar, G8 Presidency in Rome, May 12, 2009
  • 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 L. J. 35 (2009)
  • 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 J. Int’l L. (2009) (reviewing David Kennedy, Of War and Law (2006)

 

Research Projects:

 

 
  • The Scandal of Disenchantment in the Rhetoric of International Law, Working Paper Series, Institute for Global Law and Policy (IGLP), Harvard Law School.
  • Political Economy and Law: A Handbook of Contemporary Practice, Research and Theory (edited with Ugo Mattei), Edward Elgar Press, 2014
  • Before and After Method: Histories and Sociologies of International Law (with Alejandro Lorite Escorihuela, Umut Özsu and Akbar Rasulov), Collaborative Research Grant (IGLP, Harvard Law School), 2012-2014
  • Pursuing your Enemies in the South: International Law and the War against Crime and Terror (with Arnulf Becker Lorca,  Justin Desautels-Stein, Akbar Rasulov, and Vik Kanwar), Collaborative Research Grant (IGLP, Harvard Law School), 2012-2013
  • Vermont Yankee 2: Can the State of Vermont Win its Federalism Showdown Against the Nuclear Regulatory Commission? (with Boris Mamlyuk) (in preparation, to be submitted for publication consideration, Spring 2013)
  • The Meaning of Christian Conceptions of Time and History within International Law: Liberal and Marxist Perspectives (in preparation, to be submitted for publication consideration, Fall 2013)
 
 
 

Presentations:

 

  • Co-Organizer, The Approaches of Liberal and Illiberal Governments to International Law Conference, University of Tartu (Estonia, June 12-13, 2014); Keynote Introduction, 'Constructing the Legacy of the Cold War: A Great Game or a Tournament of Shadows; Presentation (with Boris Mamlyuk), 'Will the Real Transitology Please Stand Up'
  • Participant, Institute for Global Law and Policy (IGLP) Annual Colloquium (Cambridge, June 1-7, 2014)
  • Pluralism: Methodological Questions in the Historic Analysis of Christianity and International Law, presented at University of Utah School of Law Legal History Workshop (Salt Lake City, May 26-May 30, 2014)
  • Workshop Participant and Teaching Docent, Institute for Global Law and Policy (IGLP) Annual Workshop (Doha, January 2014)
  • Co-Organizer, 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 (Jackson, MS, Nov. 8, 2013), available at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pddJd2W7ZO8
  • An Anti-Biography of Francis Lieber, presented at Institute for Global Law and Policy (IGLP) 5th Annual Conference, Harvard Law School (June 2,2013); also presented at European Society of Itnernational Law 2013 Annual 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 2013 Annual Conference (Boston, May 30, 2013); also presented at Law Culture and Humanities Conference, Birkbeck University (March 21, 2013)
  • Time, History and the Subject: Christian, Liberal and Marxist Perspectives on Modernity, University of Zaragoza, December 13-15, 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 Universalist-Particularist Debate, presented at Workshop of the European Society of International Law (ESIL) Interest Group in International Legal Theory (IGILT)(Valencia, Sept. 2010)
  • 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 Docent, 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)(with Senator Mike Gravel)
  • 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)