Wednesday, January 31, 2018

International Climate Change LawProfessor Jutta Brunnée, Metcalf Chair in Environmental Law, has won a prestigious 2018 American Society of International Law Certificate of Merit for her new book International Climate Change Law (Oxford University Press, 2017) co-authored with Professors Daniel Bodansky (Arizona State University) and Lavanya Rajamani (Centre for Policy Research, New Delhi).  The ASIL book awards committee praised the authors’ “capacity to weave both authoritative analysis of legal rules and a nuanced understanding of practical and political factors into a comprehensive and eminently accessible account,” and welcomed the book as “a timely and extraordinarily useful guide that will be relevant for scholars, practitioners, students, and legal architects alike.”  This is the second time that Professor Brunnée has won an ASIL Certificate of Merit.  In 2011, her book, Legitimacy and Legality in International Law (with Stephen Toope), received the Certificate of Merit for preeminent contribution to creative scholarship.