Book based on 2013 ESIL Research Forum: 'International Law as a Profession'

The book based on the 2013 ESIL Research Forum: ''International Law as a Profession'' has now been published.

Cambridge University Press, April 2017

Edited by:Jean d'Aspremont, University of Manchester, Tarcisio Gazzini, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, André Nollkaemper, Universiteit van Amsterdam, Wouter Werner, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam


Book description: 

International law is not merely a set of rules or processes, but is a professional activity practised by a diversity of figures, including scholars, judges, counsel, teachers, legal advisers and activists. Individuals may, in different contexts, play more than one of these roles, and the interactions between them are illuminating of the nature of international law itself. This collection of innovative, multidisciplinary and self-reflective essays reveals a bilateral process whereby, on the one hand, the professionalisation of international law informs discourses about the law, and, on the other hand, discourses about the law inform the professionalisation of the discipline. Intended to promote a dialogue between practice and scholarship, this book is a must-read for all those engaged in the profession of international law.