R. Daniel Kelemen, LAPA Fellow; Rutgers University

Constructing the European Judiciary

Date: 
Mon, 03/24/2014
Location: 
4:30-6 PM, Kerstetter Room, Marx Hall

Please join us for a LAPA Seminar with R. Daniel Kelemen, LAPA Fellow and Professor of Political Science and Jean Monnet Chair at Rutgers University.   The commentator for this seminar is Antoine Vauchez, New York University Law School [Spring 2014]; Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne.

As always, the LAPA format asks that seminar participants familiarize themselves with the paper in advance. The commentator will open the session by summarizing the main themes in the paper and presenting some topics for discussion. The author then has the right of first response before we open to the floor for questions. The seminar will end with a brief reception in the Kerstetter Room, giving everyone a chance to mingle and meet.

R. Daniel Kelemen's research interests include the politics of the European Union, law and politics, comparative political economy, and comparative public policy. He is the author of two books - Eurolegalism: The Transformation of Law and Regulation in the European Union (Harvard University Press, 2011) and The Rules of Federalism: Institutions and Regulatory Politics in the EU and Beyond (Harvard University Press, 2004), as well as over forty journal articles and book chapters. He is also co-editor of the Oxford Handbook of Law and Politics (Oxford University Press, 2008) and The Power of the European Court of Justice (Routledge 2012). He serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of European Public Policy and West European Politics and is a former member of the Executive Committee of the European Union Studies Association. Prior to Rutgers, Kelemen was Fellow in Politics, Lincoln College, University of Oxford. He has been a Member of the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton, a Fulbright Fellow in European Union Studies at the Centre for European Policy Studies in Brussels and a visiting fellow at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University. He was educated at Berkeley (A.B. in Sociology) and Stanford (M.A. and Ph.D. in Political Science). 

Antoine Vauchez is currently a Senior Emile Noel Fellow at NYU Law school, on leave from his position as research professor at the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) at Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne. He has been a post-doctoral fellow at the American Bar Foundation (Northwestern University), a Marie Curie Fellow at the Robert Schuman Center, and a Visiting professor in a variety of universities (Copenhagen University, Columbia University, the Luiss in Rome and the International institute for the sociology of law in Spain). From 2010 until the end of 2012, Vauchez was director of the research program “Fields of Global Justice: A Transnational Inquiry” and a related research team within the framework of the Global Governance Programme at the European University Institute. Over the years, he has engaged in critical sociology of law, researching extensively fields such as international courts, judicial politics and lawyering in relation to transnational politics and the European Union. Recently, he has authored a monograph providing a renewed narrative of Europe’s legal integration (L’Union par le droit, Paris, Presses de Sciences Po, 2013 ; an English-speaking version is forthcoming at the Cambridge University Press this year) and an edited volume on the transnational field of European law with Bruno de Witte, Lawyering Europe. European Law as a Transnational Legal Field (Oxford, Hart, 2013).

Funded by the Bouton Law Lecture Fund