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Reading Lab: Methodologies of International Law II – Spaces and Jurisdictions

SW1.18 Somerset House East Wing
21/04/2015 (17:00-19:00)

This is the fifth and last Reading Lab of the Spring 2015 semester.

The text to read is Richard Ford’s seminal essay of 1999, which investigates the construction of boundaries and jurisdiction, which lies at the basis of the public/private, inside/out, core/periphery and domestic/international demarcations that seem to neutrally separate different legal spheres. 

Richard Ford’s work will provide us with a fruitful segue into the work by Professor Mariana Valverde, who is the director of the Institute of Criminology at the University of Toronto and author of numerous articles and books on legal epistemology, jurisdiction and urban governance. 

Prof Valverde will be our guest of honour at our Reading Lab session and will discuss with us her new book, Chronotopes of Law (Routledge – Glasshouse 2015), pdf below, alongside which we are distributing the complementary essay (Richard Ford, below), that gives a good introduction into the argument of the book. 

Richard T. Ford, Law’s Territory (A History of Jurisdiction), 97 Michigan Law Review, 843-930 (1999). Pdf here

Mariana Valverde, Hybrid Spacetimes: Sociolegal Studies in a New Key (adapted from ch. 1 of M.Valverde, Chronotopes of Law: Jurisdiction, Scale and Governance – Routledge, 2015). Pdf here

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