The goal of these seminars is to examine the actual or desirable content of the notion of “transnational law” especially from two perspectives. First, what is the analytical content of the notion? Does it add anything to such more firmly established fields as international, European or comparative law, for example? A second question has to do with its normative direction. It undoubtedly is an element in the internationalization or globalization of law and legal thinking. What are the effects of such developments and is it a good thing? What are the costs and benefits of thinking of law in a “transnational” fashion?