Faculty Notes

Prof. Barbara Stark Publishes Lead Article in Penn Law’s Journal of International Law

Barbara Stark, Professor of Law and Hofstra Research Fellow, Associate Dean for Intellectual Life

Professor Barbara Stark’s article “International Law From the Bottom Up: Fragmentation and Transformation” has been published as the lead article in the University of Pennsylvania Law School’s Journal of International Law, Vol. 34, 2013.

The article examines the ongoing bottom-up transformation of international law as a normative process and the simultaneous fragmentation of international law as a structural process.

The thesis is that the structural transformation of international law — fragmentation — both supports and undermines the normative bottom-up transformation of international law. Fragmentation supports human rights even as it undermines less developed countries.

Read Professor Stark’s article.