Ralf Michaels

Duke University School of Law

Arthur Larson Professor of Law

210 Science Drive

Box 90362

Durham, NC 27708

United States

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1.

The Functional Method of Comparative Law

THE OXFORD HANDBOOK OF COMPARATIVE LAW, Mathias Reimann & Reinhard Zimmermann, eds., Oxford University Press, Forthcoming, Duke Law School Legal Studies Paper No. 87
Number of pages: 48 Posted: 03 Nov 2005
Ralf Michaels
Duke University School of Law
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Global Legal Pluralism

Annual Review of Law & Social Science, Vol. 5, 2009, Duke Law School Public Law & Legal Theory Research Paper No. 259
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 11 Jul 2009 Last Revised: 08 Sep 2009
Ralf Michaels
Duke University School of Law
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state, community, international law, comparative law, conflict of laws, recognition

Global Legal Pluralism

Annual Review of Law and Social Science, Vol. 5, pp. 243-262, 2009
Posted: 04 Jun 2010
Ralf Michaels
Duke University School of Law

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International Law in Domestic Courts: A Conflict of Laws Approach

American Society of International Law Proceedings, Vol. 103, 2009, Duke Law School Public Law & Legal Theory Paper No. 253, Cornell Legal Studies Research Paper No. 09-016
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 03 Jun 2009
Karen Knop, Ralf Michaels and Annelise Riles
University of Toronto - Faculty of Law, Duke University School of Law and Cornell University - Law School
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International law and domestic courts, Conflict of Laws, Private International Law, International Law

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The True Lex Mercatoria: Law Beyond the State

Indiana Journal of Global Legal Studies, Vol. 14, No. 2, 2008, Duke Law School Public Law & Legal Theory Paper No. 220
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 05 Sep 2008
Ralf Michaels
Duke University School of Law
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Globalizing Savigny? The State in Savigny's Private International Law and the Challenge of Europeanization and Globalization

Duke Law School Legal Studies Paper No. 74
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 07 Sep 2005
Ralf Michaels
Duke University School of Law
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Savigny, private, international law

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EU Law as Private International Law? Re-Conceptualising the Country-of-Origin Principle as Vested Rights Theory

Duke Law School Legal Studies Paper No. 122
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 30 Aug 2006
Ralf Michaels
Duke University School of Law
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Conflict of Norms or Conflict of Laws? Different Techniques in the Fragmentation of Public International Law

MULTI-SOURCE EQUIVALENT NORMS IN INTERNATIONAL LAW, Tomer Broude & Yuval Shany, eds., Oxford: Hart, 2010
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 28 Jan 2010 Last Revised: 27 Dec 2014
Ralf Michaels and Joost Pauwelyn
Duke University School of Law and Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (IHEID)
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Private Law Beyond the State? Europeanization, Globalization, Privatization

American Journal of Comparative Law, Vol. 54, No. 4, 2006, Duke Law School Research Paper No. 137
Number of pages: 50 Posted: 15 Jan 2007
Ralf Michaels and Nils Jansen
Duke University School of Law and University of Muenster
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The New European Choice-of-Law Revolution

Tulane Law Review, Vol. 82, No. 5, 2008, Duke Law School Public Law & Legal Theory Paper No. 219
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 05 Sep 2008
Ralf Michaels
Duke University School of Law
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Globalization and Law: Law Beyond the State

Law and Social Theory (Banakar & Travers eds., Oxford, Hart Publishing, 2013), Forthcoming
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 29 Mar 2013 Last Revised: 27 Dec 2014
Ralf Michaels
Duke University School of Law
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globalization, transnational law

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From Multiculturalism to Technique: Feminism, Culture and the Conflict of Laws Style

Stanford Law Review, Vol. 64, No. 3, 2012, Cornell Legal Studies Research Paper No. 11-30
Number of pages: 68 Posted: 07 Sep 2011 Last Revised: 06 Jun 2017
Karen Knop, Ralf Michaels and Annelise Riles
University of Toronto - Faculty of Law, Duke University School of Law and Cornell University - Law School
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conflict of laws, feminism

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Private Law and the State: Comparative Perceptions and Historical Observations

Rabels Zeitschrift Fuer Auslaendisches Und Internationales Privatrecht, Vol. 71, No. 2, 2007, Duke Law School Legal Studies Paper No. 136
Number of pages: 49 Posted: 05 Jan 2007
Ralf Michaels and Nils Jansen
Duke University School of Law and University of Muenster
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Private or International? Two Economic Models for Private International Law of Torts

JÜRGEN BASEDOW & TOSHIYUKI KONO (eds.), PRIVATE INTERNATIONAL LAW AND ECONOMIC ANALYSIS, Mohr, Forthcoming, Duke Law School Legal Studies Paper No. 73,
Number of pages: 60 Posted: 12 Sep 2005
Ralf Michaels
Duke University School of Law
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torts, international, law

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The Re-State-Ment of Non-State Law: The State, Choice of Law, and the Challenge from Global Legal Pluralism

Wayne Law Review, Forthcoming, Duke Law School Legal Studies Paper No. 81
Number of pages: 54 Posted: 27 Sep 2005
Ralf Michaels
Duke University School of Law
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Jurisdiction and Choice of Law in International Antitrust Law – A U.S. Perspective

INTERNATIONAL ANTITRUST LITIGATION: CONFLICT OF LAWS AND COORDINATION (STUDIES IN PRIVATE INTERNATIONAL LAW), Jürgen Basedow, Stéphanie Francq, Laurence Idot, eds., Oxford: Hart Publishing, 2012, Indiana Legal Studies Research Paper No. 1974545,
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 20 Dec 2011
Hannah L. Buxbaum and Ralf Michaels
Indiana University Bloomington Maurer School of Law and Duke University School of Law
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antitrust, European law, comparative law, international litigation

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After the Revolution – Decline and Return of U.S. Conflicts of Laws

Yearbook of Private International Law, Vol. 11, pp. 11-30, 2009
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 17 May 2010
Ralf Michaels
Duke University School of Law
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interdiscipline, Restatement Conflict of Laws, same sex marriage, law and economics, legal pluralism

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Non-State Law in the Hague Principles on Choice of Law in International Contracts

Festschrift, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 28 Jan 2014
Ralf Michaels
Duke University School of Law
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non-state law, choice of law, international contracts

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Public and Private International Law: German Views on Global Issues

Duke Law School Public Law & Legal Theory Paper No. 218, Journal of Private International Law, Vol. 4, No. 1
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 28 Aug 2008
Ralf Michaels
Duke University School of Law
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Some Fundamental Jurisdictional Conceptions as Applied in Judgment Conventions

CONFLICT OF LAWS IN A GLOBALIZING WORLD: A TRIBUTE TO ARTHUR VON MEHREN, Eckart Gottschalk, Ralf Michaels, Giesela Rühl, Jan von Hein, eds., Cambridge University Press, Forthcoming, Duke Law School Legal Studies Paper No. 123,
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 30 Aug 2006
Ralf Michaels
Duke University School of Law
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Foreword: Transdisciplinary Conflict of Laws

Law and Contemporary Problems, Vol. 71, No. 3, 2008, Duke Law School Public Law & Legal Theory Paper No. 252, Cornell Legal Studies Research Paper No. 09-015
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 02 Jun 2009 Last Revised: 16 Jul 2009
Karen Knop, Ralf Michaels and Annelise Riles
University of Toronto - Faculty of Law, Duke University School of Law and Cornell University - Law School
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conflict of laws, private international law, legal theory, colonialism, feminism, anthropology, legal history

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The Mirage of Non-State Governance

Utah Law Review, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 21 May 2010
Ralf Michaels
Duke University School of Law
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comparative law, NGOs, governance structures, globalization

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Economics of Law as Choice of Law

Law and Contemporary Problems, Vol. 71, No. 3, pp. 73-104, 2008
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 23 Jul 2009
Ralf Michaels
Duke University School of Law
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choice of law, country of origin, governmental interest analysis, better-law approach

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'One Size Can Fit All' – On the Mass Production of Legal Transplants

ORDER FROM TRANSFER—STUDIES IN COMPARATIVE (CONSTITUTIONAL) LAW, Günter Frankenberg ed., Elgar, 2013,
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 20 Dec 2012
Ralf Michaels
Duke University School of Law
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law reform, law and culture, comparative law

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Comparative Law by Numbers? Legal Origins Thesis, Doing Business Reports, and the Silence of Traditional Comparative Law

American Journal of Comparative Law, Vol. 57, p. 765, 2009
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 28 Jan 2010
Ralf Michaels
Duke University School of Law
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Of Islands and the Ocean: The Two Rationalities of European Private Law

THE FOUNDATIONS OF EUROPEAN PRIVATE LAW, Roger Brownsword, Hans-W Micklitz, Leone Niglia, Steve Weatherill, eds., Hart Publishing, 2011
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 25 Apr 2011
Ralf Michaels
Duke University School of Law
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The UNIDROIT Principles as Global Background Law

Uniform Law Review, Vol. 19, no. 4 (2014)
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 01 Oct 2014
Ralf Michaels
Duke University School of Law
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Why We Have No Theory of European Private Law Pluralism

Forthcoming in Pluralism and European Private Law (Leone Niglia, ed., Hart, 2013)
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 01 Aug 2012
Ralf Michaels
Duke University School of Law
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european law, private law, legal pluralism, comparative law

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Legal Medievalism in Lex Mercatoria Scholarship

Texas Law Review See Also, Vol. 90, 2012
Number of pages: 10 Posted: 10 Jun 2012
Ralf Michaels
Duke University School of Law
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Empagran’s Empire: International Law and Statutory Interpretation in the US Supreme Court of the 21st Century

THE U.S. SUPREME COURT AND INTERNATIONAL LAW; CONTINUITY OR CHANGE?, David L. Sloss, Michael D. Ramsey & William S. Dodge eds., Cambridge University Press, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 21 Oct 2010 Last Revised: 27 Dec 2014
Ralf Michaels
Duke University School of Law
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antitrust, international law, statutory interpretation, civil litigation

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Rollen Und Rollenverständnisse Im Transnationalen Privatrecht (Roles and Role Perceptions in Transnational Private Law)

Berichte der Deutschen Vereinigung für internationales Recht, Vol. 45, 2011 ,
Number of pages: 55 Posted: 04 Oct 2011
Ralf Michaels
Duke University School of Law
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Code vs. Code: Nationalist and Internationalist Images of the Code Civil in the French Resistance to a European Codification

European Review of Contract Law, Vol. 8, Forthcoming 2012
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 24 May 2012
Ralf Michaels
Duke University School of Law
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Dreaming Denationalized Law – Scholarship on Autonomous International Arbitration as Utopian Literature

1 London Review of International Law 35-62 (2013)
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 10 Sep 2013 Last Revised: 27 Dec 2014
Ralf Michaels
Duke University School of Law
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international arbitration, non-state law, commercial arbitration

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The Functionalism of Legal Origins

DOES LAW MATTER? ON LAW AND ECONOMIC GROWTH, 21-39 (100 Ius Commune Europaeum, Michael Faure & Jan Smits eds., 2011)
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 29 Mar 2013
Ralf Michaels
Duke University School of Law
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International Arbitration as Private or Public Good

Duke Law School Public Law & Legal Theory Series No. 2017-57
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 16 Aug 2017
Ralf Michaels
Duke University School of Law
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Joseph Story

Forthcoming in Elgar Encyclopedia of Private International Law (Jürgen Basedow et al. eds.) , Duke Law School Public Law & Legal Theory Series No. 2016-56,
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 11 Oct 2016 Last Revised: 24 Nov 2016
Ralf Michaels
Duke University School of Law
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Carl Georg Von Wächter

Forthcoming in Elgar Encyclopedia of Private International Law (Jürgen Basedow et al. eds.), Duke Law School Public Law & Legal Theory Series No. 2016-55,
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 11 Oct 2016 Last Revised: 24 Nov 2016
Ralf Michaels
Duke University School of Law
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lex fori, Party autonomy, Savigny, theory, of statutes vested rights, politicization of private international law, delict

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Jurisdiction, Foundations

Forthcoming in Elgar Encyclopedia of Private International Law (Jürgen Basedow et al. eds.), Duke Law School Public Law & Legal Theory Series No. 2016-53,
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 10 Oct 2016 Last Revised: 24 Nov 2016
Ralf Michaels
Duke University School of Law
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Forum non conveniens, Jurisdiction direct and indirect, Jurisdiction in personam and in rem, Jurisdiction levels of regulation, Jurisdiction of necessity, subject matter Jurisdiction, Lis alibi pe

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The Conflicts Restatement and the World

AJIL Unbound, Vol. 110, p. 155 (2016), Duke Law School Public Law & Legal Theory Series No. 2016-51
Number of pages: 6 Posted: 08 Oct 2016 Last Revised: 25 Oct 2016
Ralf Michaels
Duke University School of Law
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Comparative Law and Private International Law

Forthcoming in, Elgar Encyclopedia of Private International Law (Jürgen Basedow et al. eds.), Duke Law School Public Law & Legal Theory Series No. 2016-50,
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 08 Oct 2016
Ralf Michaels
Duke University School of Law
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Adaptation, Better law, False conflicts, Forum non conveniens, Comparative impairment, Interest analysis Ordre public, Renvoi,Transposition, Unification of private international law, Universalism

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Law and Recognition — Towards a Relational Concept of Law

Forthcoming in, Pursuit of Pluralist Jurisprudence (Nicole Roughan & Andrew Halpin eds., Cambridge University Press), Duke Law School Public Law & Legal Theory Series No. 43
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 13 Jul 2016 Last Revised: 07 Sep 2016
Ralf Michaels
Duke University School of Law
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Does Brexit Spell the Death of Transnational Law?

German Law Journal (Brexit Suppl.), Vol. 17, p. 51, 2016, Duke Law School Public Law & Legal Theory Series No. 2016-41
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 07 Jul 2016 Last Revised: 03 Sep 2016
Ralf Michaels
Duke University School of Law
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Transnationalizing Comparative Law

Maastricht Journal of European and Comparative Law, Forthcoming, Duke Law School Public Law & Legal Theory Series No. 2016-8, TLI Think! Paper 02/2016
Number of pages: 7 Posted: 20 Dec 2015 Last Revised: 20 Jan 2016
Ralf Michaels
Duke University School of Law
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