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Joel H. Samuels


Books and Articles

A Framework for Rule of Law Studies as a Discipline, __ Law & Devt Rev. __ (forthcoming 2015) (w/ A. Polavarapu).

Joel Samuels, Mathias Reimann, et al., Transnational Law: An Integrated Approach To The World Legal Order (West Publishing, 2013).

The Full Story of United States v. Smith, America's Most Important Piracy Case, 1 Penn. St. J.L. & Int'l Aff. 320 (2012).

Dancing the Rumba: Federalism Reform in Russia Under Putin and Medvedev, in Legitimacy, Legal Development & Change: Law & Modernization Reconsidered, Ashgate Press (2012).

How Piracy Has Shaped the Relationship Between American Law and International Law, 59 Am. U. L. Rev. 1231 (June 2010).

When Is An Alternative Forum Available? Rethinking the Forum Non Conveniens Analysis, 85 Indiana L. J. 1059 (Summer 2010).

U.S. Report on Commercial Arbitration — The Impact of Uniform Law on National Law: Limits and Possibilities, in A Global Review Of Uniform Law, Volume II, Instituto de Investigaciones Jurídicas, Universidad Nacional Autónomo de México (2009), available at (with J. Kleinheisterkamp).

Condominium Arrangements in International Practice: Reviving an Abandoned Concept of International Boundary Dispute Resolution, 29 Michigan J. Intl. L. 727 (2008).

Redrawing the Map: Lessons of Post-Colonial Boundary Dispute Resolution in Africa, in Africa: Mapping New Boundaries In International Law, Hart Publishing (2008).

In Progress

An Empirical Analysis of Forum Non Conveniens Cases in the Federal Courts Since Piper.

What Does It Take to Become a State in International Law? The Curious Cases of Kosovo and the Lakota Indians (essay).

Shorter Publications

Statutory Developments: Civil Procedure in 2009 AALS Civil Procedure Section Newsletter, available at

For Jerusalem, Shared Sovereignty, Washington Post, July 21, 2007, available at

Russia: A Special Report on Competition Law, Int'l Financial L. Rev., Sept. 1997, at 37 and Competition Law in the Russian Federation, East/West Exec. Guide, Sept. 1997, at 25 (with B. Zimbler).

Capacity Building: The New Trend in African Development, Perspectives (Corporate Council on Africa, Wash. D.C.), Summer 1996, at 5.

Not Yet Uhuru: A Foreigner's View, The Daily Herald (Zimbabwe), Aug. 9, 1995, at 6.

Suzhet epokhi "Vozrazhdeniya" Literaturnaya Gazeta (Russia), July 7, 1993, at 2.

Additional articles in Russian periodicals, including Moskovskiye Novosti, Literaturnaya Gazeta, and Novoe Vremya (1991-1994).

Joel H. Samuels

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