Daily Archives: June 13, 2015

Why Study Law At University? – Martti Koskenniemi (Video)


On 28th May 2015, Martti Koskenniemi was given a honorary doctorate (LL.D. distinction) by McGill University, Montreal, Canada. Here, after receiving his degree, he offers some reflective guidance to the graduating class. Click for more info about his award. (His speech begins at 4 minutes 35 seconds)

His reflections reminded me of some things another international lawyer observed elsewhere.

On 23 May 2014, Professor Allott addressed the Spring Conference of the International Law Association British Branch at the Inner Temple, London. Professor Allott’s speech was entitled ‘The Idealist’s Dilemma: Re-imagining International Society’.