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Prof. Myres S. McDougal

Mr. Myres S. McDougal
(1906-1998)
Professor of International Law
Yale Law School

International Law
Legal Theory
Reflections on the New Haven School

An interview of Professor Myres S. McDougal
by Professor W. Michael Reisman

Recorded on 9 June 1982, abridged version



In this interview, conducted in 1982, Myres S. McDougal, one of the co-founders of the New Haven School of International Law, explains its origins in American Legal Realism and provides many personal insights into its early development.

Video   (21 minutes)

Courtesy of Yale Law School.
The full-length version may be viewed
at the Yale Law School Library.
International Law
Legal Theory
Reflections on the New Haven School
Doctrine
T. Arnold, The Folklore of Capitalism, Yale University Press, New Haven, 1937.

T. Arnold, “The Restatement of the Law of Trusts”, Columbia Law Review, vol. 31, 1931, p. 800-922.

T. Arnold, The Symbols of Government, Yale University Press, New Haven, 1935.

O. Holmes, The Common Law, Little, Brown and Company, Boston, 1881.

H. D. Lasswell, World Politics and Personal Insecurity, Free Press, New York, 1965.

H. D. Lasswell/M.S. McDougal, “Legal Education and Public Policy: Professional Training in the Public Interest”, Yale Law Journal, vol. 52(2), 1943, pp. 203-295.

M. S. McDougal, “Law and Power”, American Journal of International Law, vol. 46, 1952, pp. 102-114.