Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law

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Studies in International Law is a collection of articles written by Dr. Mann between 1942 and 1972. All have previously appeared except "About the Proper Law of Contracts between States," which discusses the effect of a clause in a loan agreement between Denmark and Malawi providing that the agreement "shall be governed by Danish law." The largest piece, 139 pages, in this thick volume is a reprint of Mann's edited lectures on "The Doctrine of Jurisdiction in International Law" delivered at the Hague Academy of International Law in 1964.

All the articles relate to points of contact between public international law and municipal law. If there is a common theme, it is the interdependence of national law and international law. The orientation is almost always practical. A problem that has arisen in actual practice or litigation appears to have typically spurred Mann to consider the broader ramifications of the application of the law to that problem.