Daniel G. Partan

Professor of Law Emeritus

A.B., Cornell University
LL.B. and LL.M., Harvard University

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Biography

A senior member of the Boston University law faculty, Daniel Partan teaches Global Climate Change, International Trade Regulation and the two-part introductory International Law Process course. “These courses are important for our students because law practice in the 21st century is increasingly transnational,” he says. “In common with lawyers around the world, U.S. lawyers need to understand the basics of the international lawmaking process and how international law operates within the domestic legal system.” Partan serves on the WTO dispute settlement roster and on binational panels appointed by governments to review dumping and subsidy cases under NAFTA.

In addition to his teaching at Boston University, Professor Partan enjoys teaching abroad, most recently at the School’s summer Legal Institute in London (2003, 2006, and 2008), as Distinguished Fulbright professor at Beijing’s Tsinghua University Law School (2003), as visiting professor at Peking University’s School of International Studies (2000 and 2005) and as visiting professor at Xiamen University Law School in China (2006 and 2007).

Professor Partan’s extensive publications include his International Law Process coursebook, books and articles on trade regulation and other contemporary international legal issues, and NAFTA binational panel decisions. He has served as a visiting scholar at Cambridge University (England) and Harvard Law School, and as a consultant to the ABA, the American Academy of Arts & Sciences, the U.S. State Department, the U.N. Development Programme, and the U.N. Fund for Population Activities. Professor Partan is an elected member of the American Law Institute and has served as chairman or rapporteur for studies or programs undertaken by ABA, the American Society of International Law, the International Law Association (American Branch), the Commission to Study the Organization of Peace and the Academic Council on the U.N. System. For many years, Professor Partan served as an elected town meeting member in Brookline, Massachusetts, representing the community pro bono on environmental and urban development issues.

Publications
  1. Daniel Partan, The International Law Process, Cases and Materials, 2d ed., Carolina Academic Press (forthcoming).
  2. Daniel Partan, "Judicial 'Activism' in the WTO," in Collected Papers, Conference on Legal Dimensions of the Doha Round, Hong Kong Trade & Development Symposium Hong Kong, December 2005 , (forthcoming).
  3. Daniel Partan, NAFTA Binational Panel decision, Oil Country Tubular Goods from Mexico, Final Results of Sunset Review of Antidumping Order, 5th Decision of the Panel on Fourth Remand Determination, USA-MEX-2001-1904-03 (Jun. 1, 2007).
  4. Daniel Partan, NAFTA Binational Panel decision, Oil Country Tubular Goods from Mexico, Final Results of Sunset Review of Antidumping Order, 4th Decision of the Panel on Third Remand Determination, USA-MEX-2001-1904-03 (Jan. 17, 2007).
  5. Daniel Partan, NAFTA Binational Panel decision, Oil Country Tubular Goods from Mexico, Final Results of Sunset Review of Antidumping Order, Decision of the Panel on Remand, USA-MEX-2001-1904-03 (Feb 8, 2006).
  6. Daniel Partan, NAFTA Binational Panel decision, Oil Country Tubular Goods from Mexico, Final Results of Sunset Review of Antidumping Order, Decision of the Panel on Second Remand, USA-MEX-2001-1904-03 (Jul 28, 2006).
  7. Daniel Partan, NAFTA Binational Panel decision, Oil Country Tubular Goods from Mexico, Final Results of Sunset Review of Antidumping Order, Decision of the Panel on Third Remand, USA-MEX-2001-1904-03 (Dec 22, 2006).
  8. Daniel Partan, NAFTA Binational Panel decision, Certain Softwood Lumber Products from Canada, Final Affirmative Countervailing Duty Determination, Decision of the Panel on Sixth Remand, USA-CDA-2002-1904-03 (Mar. 17, 2006).
  9. Daniel Partan, NAFTA Binational Panel decision, Oil Country Tubular Goods from Mexico, Final Results of Sunset Review of Antidumping Order, Decision of the Panel, USA-MEX-2001-1904-03 (Feb. 11, 2005).
  10. Daniel Partan, NAFTA Binational Panel decision, Certain Softwood Lumber Products from Canada, Final Affirmative Countervailing Duty Determination, Decision of the Panel on Third Remand, USA-CDA-2002-1904-03 (May 23, 2005).
  11. Daniel Partan, NAFTA Binational Panel decision, Certain Softwood Lumber Products from Canada, Final Affirmative Countervailing Duty Determination, Decision of the Panel on Fourth Remand, USA-CDA-2002-1904-03 (Oct. 5, 2005).
  12. Daniel Partan, NAFTA Binational Panel decision, Certain Softwood Lumber Products from Canada, Final Affirmative Countervailing Duty Determination, Decision of the Panel on Second Remand, USA-CDA-2002-1904-03 (Dec. 1, 2004).
  13. Daniel Partan, NAFTA Binational Panel decision, Certain Softwood Lumber Products from Canada, Final Affirmative Countervailing Duty Determination, Decision of the Panel on Remand, USA-CDA-2002-1904-03 (Jun. 7, 2004).
  14. Daniel Partan, Interview on the American Presidential Elections, Sunnuntaisuomalainen newspapers (Finland) (Nov. 1, 2004).
  15. Daniel Partan, "The New 'National Security Strategy' of the United States: Implications for International Law," Wuhan University School of Law (May 2004).
  16. Daniel Partan, NAFTA Binational Panel decision, Certain Softwood Lumber Products from Canada, Final Affirmative Countervailing Duty Determination, USA-CDA-2002-1904-03 (Aug. 13, 2003).
  17. Daniel Partan, "Legal Controls on the Use of Defensive Force Are Vital with Weapons of Mass Destruction," Letters to the Editor Financial Times p. 12, col. 3 (May 16, 2003).
  18. Daniel Partan & Pedrag Rogic, "Sovereignty and International Criminal Justice," 1 Revista Colombiana de Derecho Internacional 53 (2003).
  19. Daniel Partan, Documents Supplement: The International Law Process, Carolina Academic Press (1999).
  20. Daniel Partan, NAFTA Binational Panel decision, Gray Portland Cement from Mexico, USA-97-1904-02. Reprinted in NAFTA Dispute Settlement, J. R. Holbein & D. J. Musch, eds., Oceana. (Dec. 4, 1998).
  21. Daniel Partan, NAFTA Binational Panel decision, Oil Country Tubular Goods from Mexico, USA-95-1904-04 (1996).
  22. Daniel Partan, "The Justiciability of Subsidiarity," in The State of the European Union: Building a European Polity? 63, Carolyn Rhodes & Sonia Mazey, eds., Lynne Rienner Publishers & Longman Group Ltd. (1995).
  23. Daniel Partan, Canada-United States Free Trade Agreement Binational Panel decision, Certain Flat Hot-Rolled Carbon Steel Sheet Products Originating in or Exported from the United States (Dumping and Injury), CDA-93-1904-07 (Aug. 2, 1994).
  24. Daniel Partan, Canada-United States Free Trade Agreement Binational Panel decision, Certain Flat Hot-Rolled Carbon Steel Sheet Products Originating in or Exported from the United States (Dumping and Injury), CDA-93-1904-05 (May 18, 1994).
  25. Daniel Partan, Improving the Effectiveness of the United Nations in Advancing the Rule of Law in the World: The International Court of Justice, Report to the ABA on Improving the Effectiveness of the United Nations, (Aug. 1994). Reprinted in 29 The International Lawyer 293 (1995).
  26. Daniel Partan, The International Law Process: Teacher's Manual, Carolina Academic Press (1994).
  27. Daniel Partan, "Merger Control in the European Community: Federalism with a European Flavor," in The State of the European Community: The Maastricht Debates and Beyond 285, Lynne Rienner Publishers & Longman Group Ltd. (1993).
  28. Daniel Partan, Documents Supplement: The International Law Process, Academic Joint Ventures (1992).
  29. Daniel Partan, The International Law Process: Cases and Materials, Carolina Academic Press (1992).
  30. Daniel Partan, "What the Court Ruled on in Kidnap Case," The New York Times A28 (Jul. 10, 1992).
  31. Michael Baram & Daniel Partan, Corporate Disclosure of Environmental Risks: U.S. and E.C. Law, Butterworths (1990).
  32. Corporate Disclosure of Environmental Risks: U.S. and European Law, Daniel Partan & Michael Baram, eds., Butterworth Legal Publishers (1990).
  33. Corporate Disclosure of Environmental Risks: U.S. and European Law, Daniel Partan & Michael Baram, eds., Butterworth Legal Publishers (1990).
  34. Daniel Partan, "Retaliation in United States and European Community Trade Law," 8 Boston University International Law Journal 333 (1990).
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  35. Daniel Partan, The International Law Process: Cases and Materials, Final Preliminary ed., Boston University School of Law (1990). [2 Volumes]
  36. Daniel Partan, review of Richard A. Falk, Revolutionaries and Functionaries: The Dual Face of Terrorism & Geoffrey M. Levitt, Democracies against Terror: The Western Response to State-Supported Terrorism, Dutton & Praeger , 83 American Journal of International Law 957 (1989). Westlaw | Lexis Advance
  37. Daniel Partan, "The 'Duty to Inform' in International Environmental Law," 6 Boston University International Law Journal 43 (1988).
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  38. Daniel Partan, "Cause of Human Rights Takes a Step Forward," The New York Times A16 (Dec. 19, 1988).
  39. Daniel Partan, Restructuring U.N. Economic and Social Machinery, Report and policy recommendations for the United Nations Association of Greater Boston and UNA-USA, (Jun. 1988).
  40. Daniel Partan, The International Law Process, 2d Preliminary Ed., Boston University Law School (1987). [2 Volumesx]
  41. Daniel Partan, "Terrorism: An International Law Offense," 19 Connecticut Law Review 751 (1987).
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  42. Daniel Partan, "Tribute to Professor Robert Lieberman," 67 Boston University Law Review 1 (1987).
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  43. Daniel Partan, Supervisory Mechanisms in International Economic Organisations, Pieter van Dijk, Godefridus J. H. Hoof & K. de Vey Mestdagh, eds., Springer , 80 American Journal of International Law 1013 (1986). Westlaw | Lexis Advance
  44. Daniel Partan, "Increasing the Effectiveness of the International Court," in International Law: A Contemporary Perspective 279, Richard A. Falk, F. Kratochwil & Saul Mendlovitz, eds., Westview Press (1985).
  45. Daniel Partan, The International Law Process, Preliminary Ed., Boston University Law School (1985). 2 Vols.
  46. Daniel Partan, "United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization," in Encyclopedia of Public International Law, Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law, Heidelberg, West Germany, 5 (1983).
  47. Daniel Partan, Comments on United States Academy of Peace Act, Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Education, Arts and Humanities of the Senate Committee on Labor and Human Resources on S. 1889, 97th Cong. 2nd Sess., 29-30, CIS NO. 82-S541-67 (1982).
  48. Daniel Partan & Ira Herman, "Canadian Foreign Investment Review," 1 Boston University International Law Journal 1 (1982).
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  49. Daniel Partan, "International Administrative Law," 75 American Journal of International Law 369 (1981).
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  50. Daniel Partan, "Preserving the Natural and Man-Made Environment," Brookline Chronicle-Citizen: Brookline Voices (Dec. 3, 1981). [Pt. 2 of 2]
  51. Daniel Partan, "Preserving the Natural and Man-Made Environment," Brookline Chronicle-Citizen: Brookline Voices (Nov. 26, 1981). [Pt. 1 of 2]
  52. Daniel Partan & Arthur Larson, "The United Nations," in Collier's Encyclopedia, MacMillan, 637 (1980).
  53. Daniel Partan, "Diesel Co-generation in Boston: An Unacceptable Threat to Air Quality," 1 The Environmental Forum 5 (1979).
  54. Daniel Partan, "Human Rights Aspects of Population Programs," in World Population and Development: Challenges and Prospects 486, Philip M. Hauser, ed., Syracuse University Press (1979).
  55. Daniel Partan & Paul C. Irwin, "The United States and the International Labor Organization: Background Paper," in Twenty Sixth Report of the Commission to Study the Organization of Peace 35, CSOP (1979).
  56. Daniel Partan, The United States and the International Labor Organization: Twenty Sixth Report of the Commission to Study the Organization of Peace, CSOP (1979). [Reporter]
  57. Daniel Partan, Canadian Foreign Policy and the Law of the Sea, University of British Columbia Press , 2 Boston College International and Comparative Law Journal 190 (1978-79).
  58. Daniel Partan, Comments on Oil Spill Liability and Compensation, Hearing Before the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, 95th Cong., 1st Sess., 335-36, CIS NO. 77-S261-54 (1977).
  59. Daniel Partan, "Human Rights and U.S. Foreign Policy," in Eighteenth Strategy for Peace Conference Report 11, The Stanley Foundation (1977).
  60. Daniel Partan, "Increasing the Effectiveness of the International Court," 18 Harvard International Law Journal 559 (1977).
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  61. Daniel Partan, "International Law," in The Americana Annual, 1976: An Encyclopedia of the Events of 1975, Americana Corporation, 339 (1976).
  62. Daniel Partan, Documentary Record of the Politicization of UNESCO, American Academy of Arts and Sciences (1975).
  63. Daniel Partan, "International Law," in The Americana Annual, 1975: An Encyclopedia of the Events of 1974, Americana Corporation, 343 (1975).
  64. Daniel Partan, "Population in the UN System," in Symposium on Law and Population: Proceedings, Background Papers and Recommendations, United Nations Fund for Population Activities 207 (1975).
  65. Daniel Partan, "Population in the UN System," 7 Columbia Human Rights Law Review 207 (1975-76).
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  66. Daniel Partan, "Committee on United Nations Charter," 1973-74 Proceedings and Committee Reports of the American Branch of the International Law Association 97 (1973-74).
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  67. Daniel Partan, "International Law," in The Americana Annual, 1974: An Encyclopedia of the Events of 1973, Americana Corporation, 341 (1974).
  68. Daniel Partan, "International Organizations Sourcebook," in Sources, Organization and Utilization of International Documentation 504, The Hague (1974).
  69. Daniel Partan, "International Law," in The Americana Annual, 1973: An Encyclopedia of the Events of 1972, Americana Corporation, 404 (1973).
  70. Daniel Partan, "Population and the United Nations," in Law and Population: Lectures and Reading Materials compiled from the Seminar on Law and Population Ch. 12, Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy (1973).
  71. Daniel Partan, Population in the United Nations System: Developing the Legal Capacity and Programs of UN Agencies, A. E. Sijthoff (1973). [Law and Population Monograph Series, No. 3]
  72. Daniel Partan, Atlantic Coast Line Railroad Company v. Erie Lakawanna Railroad Company, memorandum for the AALS Supreme Court Decisions Project, (1972).
  73. Daniel Partan, "Committee on United Nations, Charter," 1971-1972 Proceedings and Committee Reports of the American Branch of the International Law Association 142 (1971-72).
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  74. Daniel Partan, International Organizations Sourcebook, working paper prepared for the UNITAR International Symposium on Documentation of the United Nations and Other Intergovernmental Organizations, Geneva, UNITAR/EUR/SEM.1/WP.III/4 (1972).
  75. Daniel Partan, "Steps That Might Be Taken by the General Assembly to Enhance the Effectiveness of the International Court of Justice," 1971-72 Proceedings and Committee Reports 142 (1972).
  76. Daniel Partan, review of Thomas Buergenthal, Law-Making in the International Civil Aviation Organization, Syracuse University Press , 19 Buffalo Law Review 711 (1970).
  77. Daniel Partan, review of Richard Curtis, Perils of the Peaceful Atom: The Myth of Safe Nuclear Power Plants, Doubleday , 3 Boston University Law School Commentaries 3 (1970).
  78. Daniel Partan, review of Allan Gotlieb, Disarmament and International Law, Canadian Institute of International Affairs , 18 University of Maine Law Review 123 (1968).
  79. Daniel Partan & Louis B. Sohn, Legal Problems of International Administration: Constitutional and Administrative Problems of International Organizations, Preliminary Edition, Harvard Law School (1968).
  80. Daniel Partan, "Peaceful Settlement of Peripheral Conflict," in World Peace Through Law: The Washington World Conference 733, West Publishing (1967).
  81. Daniel Partan, "Southern Rhodesia: A 'Threat' to Peace," 12 The Federalist (1967).
  82. Daniel Partan, "Legal Aspects of the Vietnam Conflict," 46 Boston University Law Review 281 (1966). Reprinted in World Rule of Law Booklet Series, No. 41 (1967) and in The Vietnam War and International Law, R. Falk, ed., Princeton University Press (1968).
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  83. Daniel Partan, "The Development of International Law by the International Labor Organization," 59 American Society of International Law Proceedings 139 (1965). Reprinted in No. 37 World Rule of Law Booklet Series 139, Rule of Law Research Center (1965).
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  84. Daniel Partan, "Individual Responsibility under a Disarmament Agreement in American Law," 49 Minnesota Law Review 889 (1965). Reprinted in No. 32 World Rule of Law Booklet Series 889, Rule of Law Research Center (1965).
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  85. Daniel Partan, review of D. W. Bowett, The Law of International Institutions, Stevens & Sons , 17 Journal of Legal Education 469 (1965).
  86. Daniel Partan, "Peaceful Settlement and the Cold War," 34 Cincinnati Law Review 293 (1965). Reprinted in No. 36 World Rule of Law Booklet Series 293, Rule of Law Research Center (1965).
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  87. Daniel Partan, review of Richard A. Falk, The Role of Domestic Courts in the International Legal Order, Syracuse University Press , 41 North Dakota Law Review 392 (1965).
  88. Daniel Partan, Legal and Political Problems of World Order, Saul Mendlovitz, ed., The Fund for Education Concerning World Peace Through World Law , 16 Journal of Legal Education 114 (1964).
  89. Daniel Partan, "Weapons and World Law," 38 The Forensic Quarterly (1964).
  90. Daniel Partan, "The Cuban Quarantine: Some Implications for Self-Defense," 1963 Duke Law Journal 696 (1963). Reprinted in No. 24 World Rule of Law Booklet Series 696, World Rule of Law Center (1963).
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