Proskauer Chair in Law and Social Welfare


J.D., Yale University

Field of Specialty

Comparative law and social welfare, global justice and human rights, economic philosophies, legal argumentation.

Contact Information

Brown Social Science Center 313

Richard Gaskins

Director, Legal Studies Program,
Academic Program Director, Brandeis in The Hague


Gaskins, Richard. "“The Legal Characterization of Facts at the International Criminal Court"." Legal Argumentation and the Rule of Law. Ed. E.T. Feteris, H. Kloosterhuis, H.J. Plug, C.E. Smith. The Hague: Eleven Publ., 2017. 59-68.

Gaskins, Richard. "Political Development in Early Iceland: Applying Network Theory to the Sagas." Applications of Network Theory to Medieval and Modern Literary and Cultural Traditions. Ed. Kramarz-Bein, Susanne and Hilsmann, Birge. Muenster: LIT, 2015

Gaskins, Richard. "The Enigma of Community Responsibility: Ethical Reflections on Accident Compensation." Victoria University of Wellington Law Review (New Zealand) 46. (2015): 789-810.

Gaskins, Richard. "Accounting for Accidents: Social Costs of Personal Injuries." Victoria University of Wellington Law Review 41. (2010): 37-50.

Gaskins, Richard. "Creating at the Margins: Cultural Dynamics in Early Iceland." Gripla 20. (2009): 93-108.

Gaskins, Richard. "Regulating Private Law: Socio-Legal Perspectives on the New Zealand Accident Compensation Scheme." Torts Law Journal 17. 1 (2009): 24-34.

Gaskins,Richard. Burdens of Proof in Modern Discourse. Yale University Press, 1993.

Gaskins,Richard. Environmental Accidents: Personal Injury and Public Responsibility. Temple University Press, 1989.

Courses Taught

EL 94a Experiential Learning Practicum
IGS/LGLS 128b Networks of Global Justice
IGS/LGLS 180a The Spirit of International Law
IGS/LGLS 185b Advocacy in the International Criminal Court
PHIL 13b The Idea of the Market: Economic Philosophies