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The Continuing Influence of the New Haven School

6 Pages Posted: 9 May 2008  

Oona A. Hathaway

Yale University - Law School


This Commentary examines the deep and abiding influence of what has been called the New Haven School of international law. It considers the connection between the past and the present¿the ideas first formulated by Myres S. McDougal and Harold D. Lasswell more than a half-century ago, and those, both near and far, whose work they have influenced.

Keywords: New Haven School, International Law, Myres McDougal, Harold Lasswell

JEL Classification: K33

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Hathaway, Oona A., The Continuing Influence of the New Haven School. Yale Journal of International Law, Vol. 32, No. 2, 2007. Available at SSRN:

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