José Alvarez to receive the American Society of International Law's highest honor

The American Society of International Law (ASIL) announced that José Alvarez, Herbert and Rose Rubin Professor of International Law, will be the 2024 recipient of its Manley O. Hudson Medal.  Awarded to “a distinguished person of American or other nationality for outstanding contributions to scholarship and achievement in international law,” the medal is the highest honor bestowed by the society. It recognizes scholarship and other achievements, including public service and contributions to the work of expert bodies.

Jose Alvarez
José Alvarez

Three other NYU Law faculty members have received the award: the late Thomas Franck in 2003, the late Andreas Lowenfeld in 2007, and Charles L. Denison Professor of Law Emeritus and Judicial Fellow Theodor Meron. Alvarez will receive the medal at ASIL’s annual meeting in Washington, DC, in April.

A scholar whose interests include many aspects of international law, Alvarez has focused his research and teaching on foreign investment, international criminal law and courts, international organizations, and public international law. A former president of the American Society of International Law and a former co-editor-in-chief of the American Journal of International Law, Alvarez has been a special adviser to the prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, an attorney-adviser in the Office of the Legal Adviser of the US Department of State, a judicial clerk to a US circuit court judge, and a lawyer in private practice. Prior to coming to NYU, he was the Hamilton Fish Professor of International Law at Columbia Law School, and he has lectured extensively throughout Europe, Latin America, and in many parts of Asia. Alvarez currently serves as the faculty director of NYU Law’s US-Asia Law Institute, as well as a member of the Institut de Droit International, the Council on Foreign Relations, and the American Academy of Arts & Sciences.

Posted December 4, 2023