Who Rules the World? New Article by Mikael Rask Madsen – University of Copenhagen

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05 September 2018

Who Rules the World? New Article by Mikael Rask Madsen

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This paper by Mikael Rask Madsen presents the first systematic study of the international judiciary, the “invisible college of international law”.

Professor Mikael Rask Madsen explores the social and educational properties of international judges in a new article published in the University of California Journal for International, Transnational and Comparative Law. Exploring a broad dataset, he identifies the main educational pathways to the international judiciary, and identifies how the old metropolitan centres of the French and British empires still dominate the training of the international elite of judges. 

A SSRN version of the paper is available here

Mikael Rask Madsen is Center Director and Professor at the Faculty of Law, University of Copenhagen, Centre of Excellence for International Courts (iCourts). Mikael Rask Madsen’s research is focused on globalization and the role of legal institutions and professionals in these processes, including international courts and their evolutions and challenges, the role of legal elites in the globalization, the development of the legal profession and legal knowledge and power.