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Publication Title

International Law News

Publication Date

Winter 1990


As the winner of the Baxter Competition, I was awarded a scholarship to the Hague Academy of International Law this summer. The course in public international law opened worlds to me. Professor Louis Henkin lectured daily for three weeks and six other renowned jurists taught for one week stints. Professor Henkin basically reinvented the curriculum, outlining in masterly strokes the movement in international law from concept to function and from state to human values. Although the weather was glorious and the beach nearby, his lectures were always crowded. We felt that we were watching intellectual history being made.