Berman, Paul Schiff

GW Law Faculty Publications

October 18, 2021

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(With Margaret Y.K. Woo.)  Global Issues in Civil Procedure (2d ed. 2021).

The Oxford Handbook of Global Legal Pluralism (2020).

(With Patricia L. Bellia, Brett Frischman & David G. Post.)  Cyberlaw: Problems of Policy and Jurisprudence in the Information Age (5th ed. 2018).
      Fourth edition published in 2010 with Patricia L Bellia, et. al.
      Third edition published in 2007 with Patricia L. Bellia and David G. Post.
      Second edition published in 2004 with Patricia L. Bellia and David G. Post.
      First edition published in 2003 with Patricia L. Bellia and David G. Post.

Global Legal Pluralism: A Jurisprudence of Law Beyond Borders (2012)
      First paperback edition published in 2013.         

Law & Society Approaches to Cyberspace (2007). 

The Globalization of International Law (2005). 



Understanding Global Legal Pluralism:  From Local to Global, from Descriptive to Normative, in The Oxford Handbook of Global Legal Pluralism 1 (Paul Schiff Berman ed., 2020).

Jurisdictional Pluralism, in The Oxford Handbook of International Jurisdiction (Stephen Allen et al. eds., 2019).

Legal Jurisdiction and Virtual Social Life, 27 Cath. U.J.L & Tech. 103 (2019).

Can Global Legal Pluralism Be Both ‘Global’ and ‘Pluralist’?, 29 Duke J. Comp. & Int’l L. 381 (2019).

Yahoo! v. LICRA:  Private International Law, and Deterritorialisation of Data, in Global Private International Law:  Adjudication Without Frontiers 393 (Horatia Muir Watt et al. eds., 2019).

Legal Jurisdiction and the Deterritorialization of Social Life, in Research Handbook on the Law of Virtual and Augmented Reality 662 (Woodrow Barfield & Marc Jonathan Blitz eds., 2018).

Global Legal Pluralism as a Normative Project, 8 UC Irvine L. Rev. 149 (2018).

Legal Jurisdiction and the Deterritorialization of Data, 71 Vand. L. Rev. En Banc 11 (2018),

The Evolution of Global Legal Pluralism, in Authority in Transnational Legal Theory:  Theorising Across Disciplines 151 (Roger Cotterrell & Maksymilian Del Mar eds., 2016).

The Decline of the Authoritative Voice in a World of Relative Authority, A Law Faculty Listens to Serial, 48 Conn. L. Rev. 1598 (2016).

Law's Mistakes, Legal Pluralism, and the Importance of Systemic Justicein Law's Mistakes 153 (Austin Sarat, Lawrence Douglas & Martha Umphrey eds., 2016).

The Inevitable Legal Pluralism Within Universal Harmonization Regimes: The Case of CISG, Uniform L. Rev. - Revue de droit uniforme 1 (2016),

Non-State Law Making Through the Lens of Global Legal Pluralismin Negotiating State and Non-State Law: The Challenge of Global and Local Legal Pluralism 15 (Michael A. Helfand ed., 2015).

Ruth Bader Ginsburg and the Interaction of Legal Systems, in The Legacy of Ruth Bader Ginsburg 151 (Scott Dodson ed., 2015).

From Legal Pluralism to Global Legal Pluralism, in Law, Society and Community:  Socio-Legal Essays in Honour of Roger Cotterrell (Richard Nobles and David Schiff eds., 2014).

Global Legal Pluralism:  Mapping a Hybrid World, in Governance and Risk:  Challenges of Global Regulation.  (Karim Benyekhlef ed., 2013).

A Brief Note on Legal Pluralism and Comparative Law, 31 Windsor Y.B. Access Just.  219 (2013).

How Legal Pluralism Is and Is Not Distinct from Liberalism, 11 I.Con 801 (2013).

Jurisgenerative Constitutionalism: Procedural Principles for Managing Global Legal Pluralism, 20 Ind. J. Global Legal Stud. 665 (2013).

Introduction, First Annual Edward J. Shoen Leading Scholars Forum: Paul H. Robinson, 42 Ariz. St. L.J. [unpaged] (2010/2011).

Conflict of Laws and the Legal Negotiation of Differencein Law and the Stranger (Austin D. Sarat, Martha Umphrey & Lawrence Douglas eds., 2010).

Towards a Jurisprudence of Hybridity, 2010 Utah L. Rev. 11.

The New Legal Pluralism, 5 Ann. Rev. L. & Soc. Sci. 225 (2009).
       Reprinted as French translation: Le Nouveau Pluralisme Juridique, 2013 Revue Internationale de Droit Economique 229.

Globaler Rechtspluralismus, in Normative Pluralita╠łt Ordnen (Matthias Kotter ed., 2009).

Federalism and International Law: Through the Lens of Legal Pluralism, 73 Mo. L. Rev. 1149 (2008).

A Pluralist Approach to International Law, 32 Yale J.Int’l L. 301 (2007).
      Reprinted in Theory and Philosophy of International Law (Andrea Bianchi ed., 2017).

Global Legal Pluralism, 80 S. Cal. L. Rev. 1155 (2007).

Cyberspace and the State Action Debate: The Cultural Value of Applying Constitutional Norms to 'Private' Regulationin Cyberlaw (Brian Fitzgerald ed., 2006).

Dialectical Regulation, Territoriality, and Pluralism, 38 Conn. L. Rev. 929 (2006).

Conflict of Laws, Globalization, and Cosmopolitan Pluralism, 43 Wayne L. Rev. 1105 (2005).

From International Law to Law and Globalization, 43 Colum. J. Transnat’l L. 485 (2005).

Judges as Cosmopolitan Transnational Actors, 12 Tulsa J. Comp. & Int’l L. 109 (2005).

Towards a Cosmopolitan Vision of Conflict of Laws: Redefining Governmental Interests in a Global Era, 153 U. Pa. L. Rev. 1819 (2005).

Telling a Less Suspicious Story: Notes Towards a Non-Skeptical Approach to Legal/Cultural Analysisin Cultural Studies and the Law: Beyond Legal Realism? (Austin D. Sarat & Jonathan Simon eds., 2003).

The Internet, Community Definition, and the Social Meaning of Legal Jurisdictionin Virtual Publics: Policy and Community in an Electronic Age (Beth Kolko ed., 2003).

The Globalization of Jurisdiction, 151 U. Pa. L. Rev. 311 (2002).

Telling a Less Suspicious Story: Notes Toward a Non-Skeptical Approach to Legal/Cultural Analysis, 13 Yale J.L. & Human. 95 (2001).

An Observation and a Strange But True 'Tale': What Might the Historical Trials of Animals Tell Us about the Transformative Potential of Law in American Culture?, 52 Hastings L.J. 123 (2000).

Cyberspace and the State Action Debate: The Cultural Value of Applying Constitutional Norms to 'Private' Regulation, 71 U. Colo. L. Rev. 1263 (2000).

The Culture of Cyberspace: Panel Summary, 93 Am. Soc’y Int’l L. Proc. 354 (2000).

An Anthropological Approach to Modern Forfeiture Law: The Symbolic Function of Legal Actions Against Objects, 11 Yale J.L. & Human. 1 (1999).

Rats, Pigs, and Statues on Trial: The Creation of Cultural Narrative in the Prosecution of Animals and Inanimate Objects, 69 N.Y.U. L. Rev. 288 (1994).



Book Review, 14 Int’l J. L. Context 187 (2018) (reviewing Marc Simon Thomas, The Challenge of Legal Pluralism:  Local Dispute Settlement and the Indian-State Relationship in Ecuador (2017)).

Book Review, 33 Law & Hist. Rev. 1005 (2015) (reviewing Lauren Benton & Richard J. Ross, Legal Pluralism and Empires, 1500-1850 (2013)).

Global Legal Pluralism and 'Private' International Law, 1 Transnat’l Legal Theory 117 (2010) (reviewing Alex Mills, The Confluence of Private and Public International Law: Justice, Pluralism and Subsidiarity in the International Constitutional Ordering of Private Law).

The Enduring Connections between Law and Culture, 57 Am. J. Comp. L. 249 (2009) (reviewing Lawrence Rosen, Law as Culture and Oscar Chase, Law, Culture, and Ritual).

Seeing Beyond the Limits of International Law, 84 Tex. L. Rev. 1265 (2006) (reviewing Jack L. Goldsmith & Eric A. Posner, The Limits of International Law).

The Cultural Life of Capital Punishment: Surveying the Benefits of a Cultural Analysis of Law, 102 Colum. L. Rev. 1129 (2002) (reviewing Austin Sarat, When the State Kills: Capital Punishment and the American Condition).



Understanding Global Legal Pluralism and International Criminal Law, James G. Stewart Blog:  Symposium:  The Ahistoricism of Legal Pluralism on International Criminal Justice (Feb. 25, 2018),

Paul Schiff Berman, Outliers in Law 15 (John Shufeldt ed., 2018).

Opinion, A Better Reason to Delay Kennedy’s Replacement, N.Y. Times, June 29, 2018,

Gorsuch Proves to Be Powerful Conservative Force on High Court, The Hill (Aug. 28, 2017, 6:00 PM),

Opinion, CNN Caved to Trump:  It Should Have Stood By Its Reporters, USA Today (July 2, 2017, 10:45 AM),

We Need an Independent Look at the FBI’s Handling of Trump’s Campaign, The Hill (Mar. 10, 2017, 7:00 PM),

Why Jeff Sessions Must Resign, The Hill (Mar. 7, 2017, 12:00 PM),

For Trump and Russia, the Fall of Michael Flynn Is Only the Beginning, The Hill (Feb. 16, 2017, 12:00 PM),

Gorsuch’s Nomination Is an Unlawful Power Play that Must Be Blocked, The Hill (Feb. 1, 2017, 6:00 PM),

Whose Laws Apply in the Global Village?, Hartford Courant, Jan. 17, 2003.

Stem Cell Patents Are a Worry, New Haven Register (Sept. 6, 2001).

Can Copyright, First Amendment Peacefully Coexist?, Hartford Courant (March 5, 2001).

Are we Overpowering Intellectual Property?, Ft. Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel (Sept. 21, 2000).

Is It Theft or Just Great Advertising, San Jose Mercury News (Sept. 20, 2000).

Creativity, Not Property, Gets Protection, Cleveland Plain Dealer (Sept. 15, 2000).

Cybermusic: Are We Overprotecting Intellectual Property Online?, Tulsa World (Sept. 17. 2000).

Danger of Opportunity?: Internet's Impact on the Music Business Need Not Be What Some Fear, Montreal Gazette (Sept. 18, 2000).

Ease Up on MP3: Are We Overprotecting Intellectual Property Online?, Hartford Courant ()Sept. 10, 2000).

Littleton and the Internet: Responding to the Wrong Threats, Hartford Courant (May 23, 1999).