20 Mar So . . . What do you think should be in your international law textbook?
I’m honored to have been invited by Allen Weiner to join him in the forthcoming 7th edition of the textbook, International Law, which he previously edited with the late Professor Barry Carter. We’re just beginning the effort of pulling together the new edition for Aspen this Spring and Summer.
Before we get too far along, I wanted to invite feedback from readers who have used the textbook on what they think of the text. In particular, we’re interested in hearing about areas that we should be focusing on more closely or areas that we need to avoid cutting as we try to keep the text to a manageable length. That said, I’d welcome more general feedback on what you like or don’t like about the textbook as well. Moreover, for those of you who haven’t read it, I’d be interested in suggestions for cases or materials you’ve always wanted to see included in a basic introductory text for international law that have yet to receive sufficient attention.
Of course, I can’t guarantee that we’ll be able to respond to any and all suggestions, let alone adjust the next edition too dramatically from its roots. Still, I know I speak for Allen in saying that we want to have an open door to new ideas and concepts. So, feel free to comment below or e-mail me directly if you have suggestions, criticisms, or other thoughts to offer. Thanks!