Deadline Extended: Afronomicslaw and TRILA Call for Blog Posts: Teaching and Researching International Law - Global Perspectives


June 12, 2020




TEACHING AND RESEARCHING INTERNATIONAL LAW - GLOBAL PERSPECTIVES and the Teaching and Researching International Law in Asia (TRILA) programme of the Centre for International Law at the National University of Singapore are delighted to announce a joint Symposium on the subject of Teaching and Researching International Law.

The Symposium will combine essays that are invited and that are selected from the submissions responding to this Call. We welcome essays responding and reflecting on the issues and perspectives raised by the report on `Teaching and Researching International Law in Asia’ recently released by the Centre for International Law.

The TRILA Report presents a comprehensive assessment of the state of international law teaching and research in Asia. It provides detailed empirical data on issues such as teaching techniques, the uses of technology and textbooks and materials used, and combines this with reflections by scholars on the challenges they face and how they might be addressed. The focus of the Report was on Asia, but it is hoped that it will be a useful vehicle for teachers everywhere to reflect on their own practices and consider them where relevant in a broader comparative light.  The Report is also intended to contribute to the global discussion now taking place on the teaching and researching of International Law.

As such, essays prompted by any aspect or issues raised (or indeed, not raised) by the Report- that is, reflections on effective teaching techniques, addressing the problem of a lack of materials, methodologies and approaches to teaching, dilemmas, demands and strategies for publication etc will be welcome.  We hope in this way to facilitate a wide-ranging conversation, especially among younger scholars and teachers, about their thoughts, aspirations, concerns and experiences in teaching and writing about international law.

The symposium contributions are in the range of 1500-2000 words and encourage hyperlink instead of using footnotes. You can see the submission guidelines here.

The deadline for submissions is at the end of the day on 31 July 2020 in your time-zone, and decisions made by the first week of August, 2020. The collection of essays will be published on later in August 2020.

These unprecedented times call for a rethinking of how we teach and what we teach and write as teachers and scholars of international law. We welcome your thoughts and reflections and hope you will consider contributing to this conversation. Please submit your essays to: copied to: