Adjudication As Grammatication: The Case of French Judicial Politics

in Luís Pereira Coutinho, Massimo La Torre, and Steven D. Smith, ed., Judicial Activism (Heidelberg: Springer, 2015), pp. 47-68.  

Antiqui juris civilis fabulas


Comparative Law

in David S. Clark, ed., Encyclopedia of Law and Society (Los Angeles: Sage, 2007), vol. I, pp. 220-224.    

Comparing, Authentically


Derrida & Comparatism-at-Law (I)

Derrida & Comparatism-at-Law (II)

Derrida & Law (I)

in Peter Goodrich et al., ed., Derrida and Legal Philosophy (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2008), pp. 125-151. 

Derrida & Law (II) 

in Zeynep Direk and Leonard Lawlor, ed., A Companion to Derrida (Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell, 2014), pp. 581-598.

Derrida's Other

Droit comparé

Note: This short book was first released in 1999. After the publishers’ long-standing lack of integrity and overall confounding unprofessionalism had made the pursuit of this editorial partnership impossible, the text appeared in late 2015 in its fifth and definitive edition, which is now out of print. The text that is made available here consists of final proofs. These proofs are identical to the published book, whose frontispice indicates that this essay, which sought to introduce a francophone readership to comparative law and to comparative law otherwise and to comparative law other-wise, sold 12,000 copies. 



En français dans le texte

Fabricating the Comparison

Law’s Translation, Imperial Predilections and the Endurance of the Self

Negative Comparative Law

On the Doctrine Wars (with Franz Werro)

Review of Ran Hirschl’s Comparative Matters

Review of François Ost’s Traduire: défense et illustration du multilinguisme

Review of Teemu Ruskola’s Legal Orientalism

Same and Different

in Pierre Legrand and Roderick Munday, ed., Comparative Legal Studies: Traditions and Transitions (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2003), pp. 240-311. 

Proof of Foreign Law in US Courts

Singular Law

Translatability (I)

in Sandra Bermann and Michael Wood, ed., Nation, Language, and the Ethics of Translation (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2005), pp. 30-50. 

Translatability (II)

in Hanne Petersen et al., ed., Paradoxes of European Legal Integration (2008), pp. 185-233.  

Translatability (III) (with Simone Glanert)

in Michael Freeman and Fiona Smith, ed., Language and Law (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013), pp. 513-532.


Understanding Understanding 

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