Emory Law Journal


Two of David Bederman's recent works focus on the role and development of custom in international law--The Pirate Code--and Custom as a Source of Law. Both of these works showcase David's long celebrated and admired ability to weave together multiple legal concepts, components, and regimes to find cross-cutting ideas, values, and principles. His intellectual agility and breadth of interest and expertise surely made David one of the top modern international law scholars; it also made him a sought-after attorney and consultant in "the real world" outside of academia.