As an academic, I have had the opportunity to reflect on the relevance of my experience to the academic enterprise, and, perhaps more importantly, the leisure to contemplate the role of international law in shaping our thinking about the world and in defining the problems that lawyers are asked to solve. I sought to address the deficiencies in academic international law as I had experienced them by adjusting the content of the courses I offered (deviating from the published teaching materials then available), by eventually authoring a new course book that could correct the problems that I saw, and by focusing my scholarship on presenting international law in a more realistic framework that would better reflect the political world in which it operated. [CONT]
Trimble, Phillip R.
"The Plight of Academic International Law,"
Chicago Journal of International Law:
1, Article 13.
Available at: http://chicagounbound.uchicago.edu/cjil/vol1/iss1/13