An exploration of issues involving the transnational dimension of common law. This is something other than the conventionally understood “international law,” which is simply a law governing the relations between sovereign states. What drives common law is the notion of sovereignty; at the transnational level, this means the principles  and institutions that govern relations not only between sovereign and sovereign, but between sovereign and subject, thus the delimitation of sovereignty both within and without, to the degree that it is general, applicable across the board. The following essays explore these issues in more detail.