1136 | International Law and Global Governance of the Commons

Course Information

  • 2021-22
  • 1136
  • 5-Year B.A., LL.B. (Hons.), LL.M.
  • III, IV, V
  • Nov 2021
  • Elective Course

When discussing the global commons, international law in theory and practice tends to view the geographic spaces and legal fictions that have emerged thereto in silos. Spaces and regulatory challenges are distinguished and itemized, and the international legal community has a tendency of finding creative compromises and solutions to each individual challenge that emerges. This has traditionally prevented a cross-fertilization of learnings from each “space” as the community advances to new territory. This course is an attempt to historically investigate how each of the regulatory regimes for the global commons developed, and what those processes can tell us about the role of the actors in the commons today, and moving forward.


Tejas Rao

Visiting Faculty