Alec Stone Sweet

Professor (Adjunct) of Law

(spring term)


Alec Stone Sweet works in the fields of comparative and international politics, comparative and international law, and European integration.

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Contact Information


Yale Law School

P.O. Box 208215

New Haven, CT 06520

Education & Curriculum Vitae


Ph.D. (Political Science), University of Washington, 1990

M.A. (International Relations), Johns Hopkins, 1984

B.A. (Political Science) Western Washington University, 1982

Courses Taught


  • Comparative Constitutional Law
  • Law and Globalization
  • Legal Pluralism and Global Law
  • European Convention on Human Rights
  • European Union Law
  • Qualitative Research Design for Legal Research
  • Proportionality Balancing and Global Constitutionalism
  • International Investment Arbitration
  • Comparative Law
  • Constitutional Law

Alec Stone Sweet works in the fields of comparative and international politics, comparative and international law, and European integration. Books include: A Europe of Rights: The Impact of the ECHR on National Legal Systems (2008); The Judicial Construction of Europe (2004); On Law, Politics, and Judicialization (2003); The Politics of Delegation (2002); The Institutionalization of Europe (2001); Governing with Judges (2000); European Integration and Supranational Governance (1998); and The Birth of Judicial Politics in France (1992). Prior to coming to Yale, he was Official Fellow, Nuffield College, Oxford. Stone Sweet has held visiting professorships at the Columbia Law School, as well as in universities in Aix-en-Provence, Bologna, Florence, Madrid, Milan, Paris, Stockholm, Sydney, and Vienna. He is presently engaged in a long-term project on the development of (private, a-national) systems of governance for transnational business.