February 2, 2009

Thomas Franck, Murry and Ida Becker Professor of Law Emeritus, has been nominated to the position of honorary president of the American Society of International Law (ASIL), a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting international relations and the study of international law. Franck, who served previously as ASIL's president and editor-in-chief of its American Journal of International Law, directed NYU Law's Center for International Studies for almost four decades and twice won a Guggenheim Fellowship. ASIL's outgoing honorary president is Thomas Buergenthal '60, a judge on the International Court of Justice.