2017 Wolfgang Friedmann Memorial Award Keynote Address

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It’s really nice to be here. I’m so filled with enthusiasm that the students have energy and enthusiasm and interest in these subjects. It’s so great. You just feel it palpably. We’re at the center of something here—the center of the law school, the center of the New York legal community, the center of New York City, the center of the world—you’re at the center of something. It’s very nice to be here and receiving this reward is a great honor. Wolfgang Friedmann was a great, great scholar. And I like that word transnational. See, writing this book, I had a problem. I could say “international law,” but that immediately calls to mind a box called “international law.” It’s not quite that. “Transnational” gets closer to the idea because it’s more inclusive. . . .