Emory Law Journal


I met David at New York University School of Law in the fall of 1995, at the beginning of the semester when David was a visiting professor and I was to begin a year as a research fellow. A student of David's introduced us at a reception, and I thought David was a classmate. He looked so young that I couldn't believe that he was teaching a lecture course in international law. I had taken that course just the year before--taught by two preeminent scholars--and found it to be one of the most challenging courses in law school. The following week, out of curiosity, I attended David's class. As David's Southern-accented pearls of wisdom filled the classroom, I immediately regretted that fate had not made me one of David's students.