Taking the Nation Out of International Law Reform: Considering a Purely Academic International Law Institute

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This Note imagines a purely academic international law institute and responds to anticipated questions surrounding such a body. First, it argues that civil law and common law scholars can work together on proposals effecting each other’s regimes; second, that concerns over the political economy off private legislatures are largely unfounded and, at the very least, not as applicable to a purely academic international law institute; and third, that Europe would provide a useful testing ground to examine the strengths and weaknesses of the imagined organization.