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Berman article published in science publication


October 29, 2009

An article by Dean Paul Schiff Berman of the Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, "The New Legal Pluralism," was published in the December 2009 edition of the Annual Review of Law and Social Science.

Berman notes that scholars studying interactions among multiple communities have often used the term legal pluralism to describe the inevitable intermingling of normative systems that result from these interactions. In recent years, however, a new application of pluralist insights has emerged in the international and transnational realm, he writes.

Berman's article surveys and defines this emerging field of global legal pluralism, describes new and old pluralism research, and identifies advantages of a pluralist approach, among other topics.

To read the article, click here.

The scholarship of Berman, who also is Foundation Professor of Law, focuses on the intersection of international law, conflict of laws, cyberspace law, and the cultural analysis of law. Before becoming Dean in 2008, he was the Jesse Root Professor of Law at the University of Connecticut School of Law.

Janie Magruder, Jane.Magruder@asu.edu
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