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Michael Reisman on the Causes of Uncertainty and Volatility in International Law
14 May 2008 -  Mr. W. Michael Reisman, Myres S. McDougal Professor of International Law, Yale Law School

"On the Causes of Uncertainty and Volatility in International Law"
Despite the assumption that law is a stable set of rules, it is, in fact, at every level, a dynamic and dialectal process. This is especially the case in international law where a variety of unique features render international law more uncertain and more volatile than domestic legal systems. These characteristics present daunting intellectual and professional challenges to international lawyers.