Global and Comparative Public Law

After three introductory sessions this colloquium discussed work in progress by leading contemporary scholars of global andcomparative public law, who discussed their work in person with participants. The focus of most contributions involved central concepts and ideas relating to public law (such as sovereignty, democracy, rule of law, human rights) generally or as as they play outin specific institutional and doctrinal contexts. Texts were distributed in advance and participants were expected to read and prepare each session to enable them to engage in discussions with the author. The majority of presenting scholars presented in the English language, the lingua franca of global public law scholarship. The colloquium was likely to be of particular interest to persons seriously considering writing a dissertation in either legal or political philosophy or public, European or international law.