Two Opposing Visions of Corporate Sovereignty

On November 3rd Joshua Barkan and David Ciepley presented their papers at the Sawyer Seminar on Corporations and International Law on corporate sovereignty and its relationship to international law. Both papers shared the same thematic emphasis on how corporate power is manifested and maintained in relation to state power, and how the two can even Read more about Two Opposing Visions of Corporate Sovereignty[…]

The Corporation in Conquest: Reflections on the Methodology of Legal History

The inaugural seminar of the Sawyer Seminar on Corporations and International Law took place on Friday, September 22nd with Professor Lauren Benton speaking about her paper “The Legal Logic of Conquest: Political Pluralism, Truces, and Early Modern Colonial Violence.” The discussion was thought-provoking and wide-ranging, covering a variety of topics extending from the legal relationship Read more about The Corporation in Conquest: Reflections on the Methodology of Legal History[…]