Faculty Impact

Our faculty is engaged in a constant quest for knowledge and wisdom it can share with our students as well as with the legal profession, scholars, policy makers, and others, consistent with Penn State’s role as a world-class research university.

William Butler PROFESSOR WILLIAM BUTLER PUBLISHES TRANSLATION OF THE FIFTH EDITION OF THE MARTENS’ TREATISE ON PUBLIC INTERNATIONAL LAW

November 2021 — Professor William E. Butler has edited and translated F.F Martens's Contemporary International Law of Civilized Peoples, General Part. Talbot Publishing, an imprint of The Lawbook Exchange. Full story

William Butler PROFESSOR BUTLER INAUGURATES WARSAW UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF EAST EUROPEAN AND CENTRAL ASIAN LAW

April 2021 — Professor William E. Butler delivered the inauguration lecture entitled “Post-Soviet Legal Systems in Comparative Legal Studies” at the School of the Law of Eastern Europe and Central Asia newly-established at the Faculty of Law and Administration of Warsaw University on 9 April 2021 to 65 assembled staff and students. Full story

William Butler NEW EDITION OF RUSSIAN CIVIL CODE PUBLISHED BY PROFESSOR BUTLER

April 2021 — Now so substantial that two volumes (1200+ pages) are required for the English-language version of the Civil Code of the Russian Federation, Professor William E. Butler updated his earlier text of five years ago to accommodate literally thousands of changes introduced in the interim period up to 1 February 2021. Full story

William Butler “DISCOVERING THE UNEXPECTED” IS THEME OF JOURNAL OF COMPARATVE LAW EDITED BY PROFESSOR BUTLER

April 2021 — Professor William E. Butler, co-founder and co-editor of The Journal of Comparative Law, now in its sixteenth year and among the leading peer-reviewed law reviews in its field, has edited in collaboration with Dr. O. V. Kresin of the Koretsky Institute of State and Law, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, volume XVI, no. 1 (2021) devoted to “Discovering the Unexpected: Comparative Legal Studies in Eastern and Central Europe”. Full story

International Law in the Russian Legal System PROFESSOR BUTLER DELIVERS VIRTUAL BOOK TALK AT THE KENNAN INSTITUTE

March 2021 — Professor William E. Butler discussed his book, International Law in the Russian Legal System, during a virtual book talk on March 19 hosted by the George F. Kennan Institute. Professor Butler's book, commissioned and published by the Oxford University Press (OUP) in late fall 2020, is the second volume in the OUP’s newly established series on the Elements of International Law. Full story

William Butler THIRD EDITION OF PROFESSOR BUTLER’S RUSSIAN LAW AND LEGAL INSTITUTIONS PUBLISHED

March 2021 — In March 2020, with effect from July 4, 2020, the 1993 Russian Constitution was massively amended, an event which attracted media attention throughout the world and a demonstration or two in Russia itself. The length of the Basic Law was increased by nearly a third. These far-reaching changes are integrated, together with other recent materials, into the third edition of Professor William E. Butler, Russian Law and Legal Institutions (3d ed.; Clark, New Jersey, Talbot Publishing, 2021), released on February 23, 2021. Full story

William Butler NEW BOOK BY PROFESSOR BUTLER ON INTERNATIONAL LAW IN THE RUSSIAN LEGAL SYSTEM

February 2021 — The Oxford University Press commissioned and has published Professor William E. Butler's book entitled International Law in the Russian Legal System. Full story

William Butler PROFESSOR BUTLER AWARDED CERTIFICATE OF RECOGNITION ON SCIENCE DAY

February 2021 — Professor William E. Butler was the recipient of an honor first established over two decades ago. On 7 June 1999 President Boris Eltsyn of the Russian Federation issued an Edict establishing 8 February as “Science Day” in the Russian Federation – an occasion celebrated each year since with awards given to deserving scholars. Full story

William Butler PROFESSOR BUTLER IS HONORARY PRESIDENT OF MOZOLIN READINGS

January 2021 — Professor William E. Butler, who serves as Honorary President of the Mozolin Readings, recently opened its 2020 annual proceedings with an address on artificial intelligence and the law of the sea. These proceedings are held annually at the Moscow Kutafin State Legal Academy. Full story

William Butler PROFESSOR BUTLER HONORED BY GOLD MEDAL, VASYLENKO PRIZE, AND SEVERAL FESTSCHRIFTS

September 2020 — During the past academic year, there were a number of events that recognized Professor William Butler’s significant contributions to international and comparative law. Full story