Re-Imagining the International Legal Order

This discussion, prompted by the launch of the book, "Re-Imagining the International Legal Order," will offer a number of distinctive perspectives on the past, present, and future of the international legal order.  What are the strengths of the present international order? What are its weaknesses and the weaknesses of its institutions? How might we reimagine the legal order to better address rising global challenges? Leading experts who contributed to the book will present their answers to these questions and more.


  • Oona Hathaway (moderator), Professor of Law, Yale Law School
  • Ian Johnstone, Professor of International Law, The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University
  • Ankit Malhotra, co-editor of "Re-Imagining the International Legal Order" and LLM, Felix Scholar, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London
  • Arnold Pronto, Principal Legal Officer, United Nations, Office of Legal Affairs, Codification Division
  • Jennifer Trahan, Clinical Professor, NYU's Center for Global Affairs and Director of the Concentration in International Law and Human Rights.

This event is co-sponsored by the Yale Law School Center for Global Legal Challenges, as well as ASIL's International Law and Social Sciences Interest Group, International Legal Theory Interest Group, and International Organizations Interest Group.