Experts Examine Professor Henkin’s Legacy

Fall 2011

Prominent legal and human rights scholars convened at the Law School this spring to discuss and celebrate the legacy of Professor Emeritus Louis Henkin. The renowned pioneer of international and human rights law, who taught international law at the Aspen Institute to more than 300 judges—including four future Supreme Court justices—passed away last October at the age of 92. Following the March 28 commemoration of Henkin’s life and legacy, Professor Sarah H. Cleveland, the Louis Henkin Professor in Human and Constitutional Rights, moderated a panel discussion titled “Louis Henkin: A World of Ideas and Action.” The panel, which featured distinguished political scientists, human rights scholars, and international law experts, addressed Henkin’s global influence—in particular his impact on the evolution of human rights and international law.