International Scholarship

The scholarly interest and accomplishment of the law faculty is broad and diverse, with faculty increasingly writing in the area of international and comparative law. Those whose interests and scholarship are solidly anchored in international and foreign law include: Thomas Antkowiak (human rights, Latin America); Mark Chinen (international law, Japanese law); Margaret Chon (international intellectual property; globalization, race and the law); Carmen Gonzalez (international environmental law, international trade); Won Kidane (international arbitration and litigation); Raven Lidman (Latin America, comparative clinical education, civil rights); Tayyab Mahmud (comparative law, neo-colonialism, globalization); Henry McGee (international environmental law, comparative urban law, comparative law of Latin America); Laurel Oates (comparative legal writing and advocacy); Russell Powell (Islamic law, Middle Eastern law, human rights); Norman Printer (international law, law of armed conflict); Mimi Samuel (comparative legal writing and advocacy); and Ronald Slye (human rights, international criminal law, transitional justice).

International and Comparative Scholarship

Tom Antkowiak

Remedial Approaches to Human Rights Violations, Vol. 46, No. 2 of The Columbia Journal of Transnational Law (2008) Co-editor of Victims Unsilenced: The Inter-American Human Rights System and Transitional Justice in Latin America, published by the United States Institute of Peace and the Due Process of Law Foundation (2007).

Moiwana Village v. Suriname: A Portal into Recent Jurisprudential Developments of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights, Vol. 25, No. 2 of The Berkeley Journal of International Law (2007).

Truth as Right and Remedy in International Human Rights Experience, Vol. 23, No. 4 of The Michigan Journal of International Law (2002).

Mark Chinen

Article 9 of the Constitution of Japan and the Use of Procedural and Substantive Heuristics for Consensus, 27 Mich. J. Int’l L. 55 (2005).

Game Theory and Customary International Law: A Response to Professors Goldsmith and Posner, 23 Mich. J. Int'l L. 201 (2001).

Presidential Certifications in U.S. Foreign Policy Legislation, 31 N.Y.U. J. Int'l L. & Pol. 217 (1999).

Margaret Chon

If Not Now, When? Global Intellectual Property Pluralism and the Domains of Development in Working Within the Boundaries of Intellectual Property, Rochelle Cooper Dreyfuss, Harry First and Diane Leenheer Zimmerman, eds., Oxford University Press (2008, forthcoming).

Substantive Equality in International Intellectual Property Norm-Setting, in Intellectual Property, Trade and Development, Daniel Gervais, ed., Oxford University Press, (2007).

Slouching Towards Development in International Intellectual Property, 2007 Mich. St. L. Rev. 71, with Denis Borges Barbosa and Andrés Moncayo von Hase.

Intellectual Property From Below: Copyright and Capability for Education, 40 UC Davis Law Review (2007).

Intellectual Property and the Development Divide, 27 Cardozo L. Rev. 2821 (2006).

Carmen Gonzalez

Squatters, Pirates, and Entrepreneurs: Is Informality the Solution to the Urban Housing Crisis? __ Miami Inter-American Law Review __ (forthcoming 2008).

Environmental Impact Assessment in Post-Colonial Societies: Reflections on the Expansion of the Panama Canal, __ Tenn. J. Law & Pol’y __ (forthcoming 2008).

Genetically Modified Organisms and Justice: the International Environmental Justice Implications of Biotechnology, 19 Geo. Int’l Envtl. L. Rev. 580 (2007).

Reality, Theory, and a Make-Believe World: The Fundamentalism of the “Free” Market, 5 Seattle J. Soc. J. 4999, (with Daniel Bonilla Maldonado & Colin Crawford) (2007).

International Human Rights Litigation in Federal Courts, Monograph for U.S. Federal judges to be published in the Federal Judicial Center in Washington, D.C. (2007) (Co-authored with Linda Bishi).

Deconstructing the Mythology of Free Trade: Critical Reflections on Comparative Advantage, 17 Berkeley La Raza L.J. 65 (2006).

Markets, Monocultures and Malnutrition: Agricultural Trade Policy through an Environmental Justice Lens, 14 Mich. St. J. Int’l L. 345 (2006).

Trade Liberalization, Food Security and the Environment: the Neoliberal Threat to Sustainable Rural Development, 14 J. Transnat’l L. and Contemp. Problems 419 (2004).

Seasons of Resistance: Sustainable Agriculture and Food Security in Cuba, 16 Tul. Envtl L.J. 685 (2003).

Institutionalizing Inequality: The WTO Agreement on Agriculture, Food Security, and Developing Countries, 27 Colum. J. Envtl L. 433 (2002), excerpted in Human Rights and the Global Marketplace: Economic, Social and Cultural Dimensions (Transnational Publishers, 2004).

Beyond Eco-imperialism: An Environmental Justice Critique of Free Trade, 78 Denv. U. L. Rev. 979 (2001), excerpted in Comparative Urban Planning Law: An Introduction to Urban Land Development in the United States through the Lens of Comparing the Experience of Other Nations (Carolina Academic Press, 2003), available at SSRN:

Book Review, 5 World Trade Rev. 308 (2006) (reviewing M. Ataman Aksoy & John C. Beghin, eds., Global Agricultural Trade and Developing Countries (Washington, D.C.: World Bank 2004).

Trade Liberalization, Food Security and the Environment: The Neoliberal Threat to Sustainable Rural Development, 14 Transnat’l L. & Contemp. Probs. 419 (2004).

Won Kidane

The Terrorism Exception to Asylum: Managing the Uncertainty in Status Determination, 41 U. Mich. J.L. Reform 669 (2008).

Revisiting the Rules of Evidence and Procedure in Adversarial Immigration Proceedings, 57 Cath. U. L. Rev. 93 (2008).

The Challenges of Representing Detained Noncitizens in Expedited Removal Proceedings from the Perspective of the Dickinson School of Law Immigration Clinic
(symposium issue), 17 Widener L. J. 391 (2008).

Combating Corruption Through International Law in Africa: A Comparative Analysis (with Tom Snider), 40 Cornell Int’l L.J. 691 (2007).

Committing a Crime While a Refugee: Rethinking the Issue of Deportation in Light of the Principle Against Double Jeopardy, 34 Hastings Const. L. Q. 383 (2007).

Civil Liability for Violations of International Humanitarian Law, 25 Wis. Int’l L. J. 23 (2007).

An Injury to the Citizen a Pleasure to the State: A Peculiar Challenge to the Enforcement of International Refugee Law, 6 Chi-Kent J. Int’l & Comp. L 116 (2006).

The Ethiopian Red Terror Trials in M. Cherif Bassiouni (ed), POST CONFLICT JUSTICE (Transnational pub, 2002).

Raven Lidman

Desarollando un ‘ethos’ del pro bono en la Facultad de Derecho de la Universidad de Seattle, 35 Ius 480, December 2007; [Developing an ethos of pro bono in Seattle University School of Law.].

Civil Gideon: Catching Up with the Rest of the World, July-August Clearinghouse Rev. J. of Pov. L. & Pol. 288 (2006).

Civil Gideon as a Human Right: Is the U.S. Going to Join Step With the Rest of the Developed World, 15 Temp. Pol. & Civ. Rts. L. Rev. 768 (2006).

Civil Gideon as a Human Right: The U.S. is Out of Step with Much of the World, __ Temp. Pol. & Civ. Rts. L. Rev. __ (forthcoming 2006).

Civil Gideon: A Human Right Elsewhere in the World, 40 Clearinghouse Rev. 288 (2006).

Social Justice in Seattle University School of Law in the U.S., in SOCIAL JUSTICE OUTREACH AND LAW CLINICS IN THE UNIVERSITY OF THE AMERICAS IN THE 21ST CENTURY (2005).

Proyeccion Social en la Facultad de Derecho de la Universidad de Seattle en los Estados Unidos, Proyeccion social del derecho y clinicas juridicas en las Universidad de American del siglo XXI, Instituto International de Sociologia Juridica de Onati, (2005). [Social Justice in Seattle University School of Law in the U.S., in Social Justice Outreach and law clinics in American Universities in the 21st Century. International Institute of Sociology and Law.].

Tayyab Mahmud

Geography and International Law: Towards a Postcolonial Mapping, 5 Santa Clara J. of International L. 525 (2007).

Postcoloniality and Mythologies of Civil(ized) Society, 26 U.C.L.A. Chicano-Latino L. Rev. 41(2006).

Limit Horizons & Critique: Seductions and Perils of the Nation, 50 Villanova L. Rev. 939 (2005).

Citizen and Citizenship Within and Beyond the Nation, 52 Cleveland State L. Rev. 51 (2005).

Genealogy of a State-Engineered “Model Minority”: “Not Quite/Not White” South Asian Americans, 78 Denver L. Rev. 657 (2001).

Hegemony, Coercion and Teeth Gritting Harmony: A Commentary on Law, Power and Culture in Franco’s Spain, 33 Michigan J. of Law Reform 411/ 5 Michigan J. of Race and Law 995 (2000) [co-authored with Ratna Kapur].

Race, Reason and Representation, 33 U. Davis L. Rev. 1581 (2000).

Colonial Migrations and Post-Colonial Identities in South Asia, 23 South Asia: J. of South Asian Studies 87 (2000).

Colonialism and Modern Constructions of Race: A Preliminary Inquiry, 53 U. Miami L. Rev. 1219 (1999).

Postcolonial Imaginaries: Alternative Development or Alternatives to Development?, 9 Transnational L. & Contemporary Problems 25 (1999).

International Law and the “Race-ed” Colonial Encounter, 1997 American Society of Int’l Law Proceedings 413 (1997).

Migration, Identity & the Colonial Encounter, 76 Oregon L. Rev. 633 (1997).

Freedom of Religion & Religious Minorities in Pakistan: A Study of Judicial Practice, 19 Fordham Int’l L. J. 40 (1995).

Protecting Religious Minorities: The Courts' Abdication, in PAKISTAN, 1995 Charles H. Kennedy and Rasul B. Rais eds. Boulder: Westview (1995).

Jurisprudence of Successful Treason: Coup d'Etat & Common Law, 27 Cornell Int’l. J. 49 (1994) ,

Praetorianism & Common Law in Post-Colonial Settings: Judicial Responses to Constitutional Breakdowns in Pakistan, 1993 (4) Utah L. Rev. 1225 (1993).

Nature & Role of the State in Peripheral Societies, 2:2 Occasional Papers in Political Science 162 (1982).

Henry McGee

Proteccion del Medio Ambiente Imponiendo un Responsabilidad Civil, Chapter two in Ramon P. Rodríguez Montero Ed., responsibilidad civil de profesionales y empresarios: Aspectos Nacionales e internacionales (Spain Netbiblo 2006),

Desafíos Legales en la Política Estadounidense del Cambio Climático en las Cortes y en la Teoría, 13 Revista Mexicana de Derecho Ambiental 80 (2006),

Civil Liability for Environmental Pollution, in Civil Liability of Professionals and Business Persons: National and International Aspects (Ramon P. Rodriguez Montero, ed., Spain Netbiblo 2006),

Litigating Global Warming: Substantive Law in Search of a Forum, 16 Fordham Envtl. L. Rev.371 (2005).

Laurel Currie Oates

From Oppression to Outsourcing: New Opportunities for Uganda’s Growing Number of Attorneys in Today’s Flattening World, 4 Seattle J. Soc. Just. 835 (2006) (Co-authored with Mimi Samuel).

Russell Powell

Catharine MacKinnon May Not Be Enough: Legal Change and Religion in Catholic and Sunni Jurisprudence, 8 Geo. J. Gender & L. 1 (2007).

Toward Reconciliation in the Middle East: A Framework for Christian-Muslim Dialogue Using Natural Law Tradition, 2 Loy. U. Chi. Int’l L. Rev. 1 (2005).

Norman Printer

Establishing an International Criminal Tribunal for Iraq, 36 UWLA L. Rev. 27 (2005).

Deterring Saddam Hussein: Between Iraq and a Hard Place, 30 S.U.L. Rev. 85 (2003).

The Use of Force Against Non-State Actors Under International Law: An Analysis of the U.S. Predator Strike in Yemen, 8 UCLA J. Int'l L. & For. Aff. 331 (2003).

Mimi Samuel

From Oppression to Outsourcing: New Opportunities for Uganda’s Growing Number of Attorneys in Today’s Flattening World, 4 Seattle J. Soc. Just. 835 (2006)(Co-authored with Laurel Currie Oates).

Ronald Slye

Corporations, Veils, and International Criminal Liability, __ Bklyn J. Int’l L. ____ (2008).

Amnesties, International Crimes and the ICC, in The Investigation and Prosecution of “Core International Crimes” and the Role of the International Criminal Court in Africa (Max du Plessis and Antoinette Louw, eds., Institute for Security Studies 2007).

Essentials: International Criminal Law, with Beth Van Schaack, Aspen (forthcoming).

International Criminal Law & Its Enforcement, with Ben Van Schaack, Foundation Press (2007).

Refugee Jurisprudence, Crimes against Humanity and Customary International Law, in Human Rights and Refugees, Internally Displaced Persons and Migrant Workers: Essays in Honour of Joan Fitzpatrick and Arthur Helton” (Anne Bayefsky ed., Brill Academic Publishers 2006).

The Cambodian Amnesties: Beneficiaries and the Temporal Reach of Amnesties for Gross Violation of Human Rights, in Bringing the Khmer Rouge to Justice: Prosecuting Mass Violence before the Cambodian Courts (Jaya Ramji & Beth van Schaack eds., Mellen Press 2005).

Refugee Jurisprudence, Crimes Against Humanity, and Customary International Law, in Anne Bayefsky, ed., Human Rights and Refugees, Internally Displaced Persons, and Migrant Workers: Essays in Honour of Joan Fitzpatrick and Arthur Helton (Brill Academic Publishers, 2005).

The International Criminal Court, in Pieces of the Puzzle: Keywords on Reconciliation and Transitional Justice (Villa-Vicencio and Doxtrader, eds., Institute for Justice and Reconciliation 2004)

The Cambodian Amnesties: Beneficiaries and the Temporal Reach of Amnesties for Gross Violation of Human Rights, 22 Wis. Int’l L.J. 99 (2004).

Book Review, 14 Law & Pol. Book Rev. 567 (2004) (reviewing Mgbeoji Ikechi, Collective Insecurity: The Liberian Crisis, Unilateralism and Global Order (2003))

Appreciating Silence, 4 Human Rights and Human Welfare 45 (2004) (reviewing Fiona Ross, Bearing Witness: Women and the Truth and Reconciliation Commission in South Africa (2002))

Professor Carmen Gonzalez writes and lectures on international environmental justice issues and on the relationship among international environmental law, international trade law, and economic development.