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Louis Henkin in JILP

In mem­o­ry of Louis Henkin, who died last month in New York, I recent­ly took to the archives, to see whether any of his work had found its way into the NYU Jour­nal of Inter­na­tion­al Law and Pol­i­tics.  While Henkin’s byline nev­er appeared in any of JILP’s forty-two vol­umes, his work nev­er­the­less left a mark on our pages.

In the sev­enth vol­ume of JILP, a review of Henkin’s For­eign Affairs and the Con­sti­tu­tion rec­og­nized the supreme impor­tance of this work to the field of U.S. for­eign rela­tions law.  (7 N.Y.U. J. Int’l L. & Pol. 203.)  Henkin, Stan­ley Fut­ter­man wrote, spoke with “the nat­ur­al mod­esty and courage of the true teacher.”  But our review­er soon takes  a more crit­i­cal stance in light of Henkin’s dis­cus­sion of Viet­nam.

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