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Being an International Law Lecturer in the 21St Century: Where Tradition Meets Innovation

Freya Baetens and Cheah Wui Ling

Keywords: International law; legal education; legal profession; legal research; open access

This paper examines the legal tradition of teaching and researching international law at universities all over the world, in order to achieve two main goals. First, this paper maps diverse national and regional legal traditions in teaching and researching international law. For example, what topics are addressed for which target audience? Who teaches international law in preparation for which professions? Can one speak of an Asian, as opposed to an African, European, Latin American or North American way of teaching and researching international law? Secondly, this paper calls for a codification of ‘good practices’ in teaching and researching international law so as to take its global aspirations seriously.

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