Document Type



International Law


It so happened that I was leafing through the Report of the 27th Conference (Paris, May 27-June 1, 1912) of the International Law Association (ILA)' on the same day that I received the Preliminary Program for the 96th ASIL Conference (Washington, March 13-16, 2002).2 Noting that the 2002 ASIL conference has as its twin themes "the legalization of international relations" and "the internationalization of legal relations," I thought it might be interesting and useful to see if I could find comparable themes in an international law conference ninety years ago. This led me to some observations about the similarities and differences between the two gatherings ninety years apart. Let me share with you this snapshot comparison of us and of our family of international lawyers as they met in Paris in 1912.