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Max Planck Encyclopedia of International Procedural Law [MPEiPro]

Law Firms and International Adjudication

Sara Dezalay

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved.date: 04 December 2021

Jurists — Sociology of international law

Published under the direction of Hélène Ruiz Fabri, with the support of the Department of International Law and Dispute Resolution, under the auspices of the Max Planck Institute Luxembourg for Procedural Law.

1 Two parallel developments have loomed large in the institutionalization of the international legal landscape in the past four decades. The dramatic expansion of international adjudication—with the multiplication of international and regional tribunals and the growth of international arbitration (Alter, 2014; Proliferation of International Courts and Tribunals)—has contributed to the increasing judicialization of ‘mega politics’ at the domestic and international levels (Hirschl, 2008). On the other hand, from the beginning of the 1980s, a wave of corporate...
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