Guide to Latin in International Law (2nd edition)
Guide to Latin in International Law (2nd edition)

Guide to Latin in International Law (2nd edition)

Aaron X. Fellmeth; Maurice Horwitz
  • Provides international lawyers with a comprehensive understanding of commonly found Latin terms used in diplomacy and international law practice
  • Includes both literal translations and definitions with several useful innovations
  • Contains over 1,500 entries with etymology and extensive cross-references to other terms for ease of use
  • Includes examples of usage in context to supplement the definitions of Latin terms and phrases
  • Provides the modern pronunciation, classic pronunciation, and context of meaning for each Latin term

New to this Edition:

  • Adds Latin terms and phrases not included in the first edition that have been used in treaties, judicial decisions, scholarly publications, and other international law sources
  • Contains additional examples of usage for some previously included terms and phrases to enrich the guidebook and give the reader a fuller picture of the influence of Roman civil law and its concepts on modern international law
  • Includes further etymological information for certain previously included terms and phrases
  • Contains additional cross-references where appropriate

As knowledge of Latin continues to diminish, its frequent use in cases, textbooks, treaties, and scholarly works baffles law students, practitioners, and scholars alike. Many of the Latin terms commonly used by international lawyers are not included in some of the more popular law dictionaries. Terms and phrases included in modern dictionaries usually offer nothing more than a literal translation without sufficient explanation or context provided.
The Guide to Latin in International Law provides a comprehensive approach and includes both literal translations and definitions with several useful innovations. Included is not only the modern English pronunciation but also the classical or "restored" pronunciation. Its etymology is more complete than the leading law dictionary on the market, and the definition for each term includes examples used in context whenever helpful. Each entry is also cross-referenced to related terms for ease of use. This updated edition is the quintessential desktop reference for understanding Latin terms and phrases across all areas of international law.


Preface to the Second Edition
Preface to the First Edition
Etymology and Grammar Key
Guide to Latin in International Law: Alphabetical listings of terms
Adverbial Numbers
Cardinal Numbers
Ordinal Numbers


Aaron X. Fellmeth, Professor of Law, Arizona State University, and Maurice Horwitz, Director and Restructuring Senior Counsel, Hudson Advisors L.P.
Aaron X. Fellmeth is the Dennis S. Karjala Professor of Law, Science, and Technology at the Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law. Professor Fellmeth is a leading expert in public international law, international business transactions, and intellectual property law. He has published extensively on international legal theory, the history of international law, the international law of armed conflict, international trade law, human rights, and patent and copyright law. He teaches in the areas of public international law, international human rights law, and international business law.
Professor Fellmeth's work has been cited several times by federal courts and in testimony before Congress. He currently sits on the Board of Directors of the International Law Association's American Branch and is the chair of its International Human Rights Committee. He is also Co-Chair of the American Society of International Law's Human Rights Interest Group and a member of the Executive Committee of the Lieber Society on the Law of Armed Conflict.
Before coming to ASU, Professor Fellmeth clerked for the Office of the General Counsel of the U.S. International Trade Commission and at the United Nations Office of Legal Affairs. He then spent seven years at international law firms practicing international business law, public international law, and intellectual property law.
Maurice Horwitz received a master's degree in Classics from the University of California, Berkeley, and a JD from the University of Southern California. He is currently a Director and Restructuring Senior Counsel at Hudson Advisors L.P.


ISBN : 9780197583104

Aaron X. Fellmeth; Maurice Horwitz
328 ページ
156 x 235 mm





Guide to Latin in International Law (2nd edition)

Guide to Latin in International Law (2nd edition)

Guide to Latin in International Law (2nd edition)