Today Week Month

"Brokering Europe: Euro-lawyers and the Making of a Transnational Polity" with Professor Antoine Vauchez.

Start/End Wednesday, October 02, 2013 12:00 PM EDT -- 01:15 PM EDT
Location Name Room 600, William and June Warren Hall

Please join Professor Vauchez for this lunchtime presentation and follow-up Q&A session hosted by the European Legal Studies Center.   

Professor Vauchez will present research and findings from his latest book (Presses de Sciences Po, Paris, 2013; and soon to be published at Cambridge UP) which explores how European polity-building and Law became so entangled. To this aim, it follows both the short historical sequence in which EC institutions and policies set up by the Rome Treaties were first invented and formalized, and the long processes through which transnational microcosms of legal practitioners of European politics, judiciary, bureaucracy and market in Brussels, Strasbourg and Luxembourg.


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Antoine Vauchez is a Research Professor at the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) at Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne. His areas of research include international/European law and politics, transnational legal fields, and European courts.

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. He is also co-founder and co-director of Politics of International Legal Expertise in European Societies (, an international working group funded by the French Agency for Research (CNRS), among other appointments.

Vauchez is a member of the editorial boards of Law and Social Inquiry, Politique européenne, and Critique Internationale. He has been a Visiting professor at several institutions, including Copenhagen University, the European University Institute and LUISS University in Rome.

        Co-sponsored by:

         Columbia Law School European Legal Studies Center

               The Alliance Program of Columbia University