This workshop is intended to provide students with the opportunity to enmesh themselves in scholarly writing about the history and philosophy of international law, by bringing to the fall semester workshop scholars engaged in some of the most interesting new work in this field. Generally, our invited speakers--some from law and some from other disciplines--will present work in progress. Students in the class will be required to submit brief "reflection" pieces commenting on the paper to be presented and will also have the opportunity to question the presenter during the session. Some sessions will be reserved for meetings without outside speakers. There are no prerequisites for this workshop, but it is generally intended for students with a strong academic interest. Enrollment is limited to 35 students. Students wishing to take this course -- including if you are on the waitlist or if you are considering trying to add it -- MUST attend the first session.