Recollections of Professor Bishop as a Teacher of Teachers of Transnational Law

It will be interesting to me to see, should this modest tribute survive editing, whether others writing in this Symposium have also chosen to single out Bill Bishop’s influence on a post-World War II generation of teachers of international public law, conflict of laws, comparative public law, and admiralty: men and women who have in considerable part been led, aided, or influenced by him into one or several aspects of the global normative science, named “transnational law” by one of his own great teachers (and mine), Philip C. Jessup.’ If others have also sounded this theme, reiteration of it can reasonably be expected to reinforce merited recognition, stemming from the varied foci of the recognizers. I have chosen to emphasize Bishop’s major role in the modern development of transnational law, mainly because it seems to me to be too important an aspect of his contribution to risk possible omission.