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New book edited by ND international law expert defines war

Mary Ellen O’Connell

What is war? The question is more than academic, says international law expert Mary Ellen O’Connell. Without a clear definition of war or armed conflict, governments can simply claim they are at war in order to justify actions — killings, arrests, detentions — that otherwise would be condemned and prohibited by international law.

O’Connell’s new edited volume, “What Is War? An Investigation in the Wake of 9/11,” just released by Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, “makes concrete the fact that armed conflict is legally defined as ‘war’ only when there is actual fighting by organized groups at a certain level of intensity on the battlefield,” O’Connell says.

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Prof. Joseph Bauer quoted in MacNewsWorld on Sen. to DoJ: Get Off Apple's Case or Risk Creating a Monopoly

Joe Bauer news Sen. to DoJ: Get Off Apple’s Case or Risk Creating a Monopoly

There’s a lot of truth in the senator’s analysis of the lawsuit, according to Notre Dame Law School professor Joseph P. Bauer. “One of the unintended consequences of this lawsuit is that it may solidify Amazon’s market position,” he told MacNewsWorld. “That’s not what the antitrust laws were designed to achieve.”

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Dean Announces New Interdisciplinary Program on Law and Market Behavior

Under the direction of Professor Avishalom Tor, ND LAMB will promote research across the various fields that study how the law and legal institutions shape and are shaped by the market behaviors of individuals and firms. The research agenda examines issues across a number of legal fields—from corporate governance, antitrust, and intellectual property, through property and contract, to market regulation more generally—and draws extensively on relevant extra-legal research in psychology, economics, business, and beyond.

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