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Adam Chilton : Courses and Seminars

Greenberg Seminar: Democracy’s Limits
LAWS 95902
Twenty years ago Francis Fukuyama declared democracy to be triumphant, heralding the “end of history.” Today, Fukuyama's prediction contrasts with a retreat from democracy in Asia and Africa, and democracies in deep economic turmoil in Europe (and, arguably, the US). This Greenberg explores the state of democracy today, drawing on critiques mustered by economists and political scientists as well as looking at case studies from the US to India.
Autumn 2014
Aziz Huq, Adam Chilton
Immigration Law
LAWS 50001
This course explores the U.S. immigration system. The course will focus on the federal laws and policies that regulate the admission and exclusion of immigrants. Topics covered will include: the visa system, deportation and removal, the law of asylum, the role of the states in regulating migrants, and proposed reforms to the immigration system. The course will also consider how immigration law connects to both constitutional law and foreign policy.
Autumn 2014
Adam Chilton
Workshop: International Law
LAWS 63412
This workshop, conducted over three sequential quarters, is devoted to the intensive examination of current scholarship in international law. The workshop will meet four times per quarter for ninety minutes. Three of the workshop sessions each quarter will be devoted to the presentation and discussion of papers by legal scholars and social scientists. The workshop will give students insight into cutting-edge research on why states form international agreements, and whether those agreements change state behavior. These sessions will occur roughly every other week. Grading is based on the completion of a series of reaction papers. Students enrolled in the workshop receive two credits.
Autumn 2014
Daniel Abebe, Tom Ginsburg, Eric Posner, Adam Chilton
Greenberg Seminar: Democracy’s Limits
LAWS 95902
Twenty years ago Francis Fukuyama declared democracy to be triumphant, heralding the “end of history.” Today, Fukuyama's prediction contrasts with a retreat from democracy in Asia and Africa, and democracies in deep economic turmoil in Europe (and, arguably, the US). This Greenberg explores the state of democracy today, drawing on critiques mustered by economists and political scientists as well as looking at case studies from the US to India.
Winter 2015
Aziz Huq, Adam Chilton
International Trade Law and Investment Law
LAWS 48401
This course focuses on two distinct areas of international economic law: international trade law and international investment law. The international trade section of the course will focus on the laws established by the World Trade Organization. This will include an in-depth analysis of the treaties, regulations, and case law that govern international trade. The international investment section of the course will focus on the regime of laws created by Bilateral Investment Treaties. The course will specifically cover the growth of this regime, the content of the agreements, investor-state arbitration, and proposals for reforming the system. By exposing students to both trade and investment law, this course will provide students with a foundation in two growing areas of international law.
Winter 2015
Adam Chilton
Workshop: International Law
LAWS 63412
This workshop, conducted over three sequential quarters, is devoted to the intensive examination of current scholarship in international law. The workshop will meet four times per quarter for ninety minutes. Three of the workshop sessions each quarter will be devoted to the presentation and discussion of papers by legal scholars and social scientists. The workshop will give students insight into cutting-edge research on why states form international agreements, and whether those agreements change state behavior. These sessions will occur roughly every other week. Grading is based on the completion of a series of reaction papers. Students enrolled in the workshop receive two credits.
Winter 2015
Daniel Abebe, Tom Ginsburg, Eric Posner, Adam Chilton
Greenberg Seminar: Democracy’s Limits
LAWS 95902
Twenty years ago Francis Fukuyama declared democracy to be triumphant, heralding the “end of history.” Today, Fukuyama's prediction contrasts with a retreat from democracy in Asia and Africa, and democracies in deep economic turmoil in Europe (and, arguably, the US). This Greenberg explores the state of democracy today, drawing on critiques mustered by economists and political scientists as well as looking at case studies from the US to India.
Spring 2015
Aziz Huq, Adam Chilton
Workshop: International Law
LAWS 63412
This workshop, conducted over three sequential quarters, is devoted to the intensive examination of current scholarship in international law. The workshop will meet four times per quarter for ninety minutes. Three of the workshop sessions each quarter will be devoted to the presentation and discussion of papers by legal scholars and social scientists. The workshop will give students insight into cutting-edge research on why states form international agreements, and whether those agreements change state behavior. These sessions will occur roughly every other week. Grading is based on the completion of a series of reaction papers. Students enrolled in the workshop receive two credits.
Spring 2015
Daniel Abebe, Tom Ginsburg, Eric Posner, Adam Chilton