Our newest intern arrived two weeks ago. He spent the first part of the summer in Venice and he just finished his first year of law school at Vanderbilt. While we were making small talk on his first day, he mentioned that Professor Michael Newton encouraged him to work in The Hague this summer. The name sounded familiar and being the CICL/JICL lifer I am, I immediately remembered that Professor Newton was a panelist at our Drones Panel in Manhattan this past spring. I already knew that international law was a small, close-knit field. However, it just got even smaller for me. Now I just need to convince my Moot Court Externals Directors to send me to coach our team at Vanderbilt’s National First Amendment Moot Court Competition next year.
Have a great weekend and we will be back on Monday to begin another week of Field Notes.