We at the Dean Rusk International Law Center are very pleased to announce the début of Exchange of Notes.
With this web platform, we look forward to giving news of events and initiatives at the Center, which has served since 1977 as the nucleus for global research, education, and service at the University of Georgia School of Law.
Exchange of Notes also will provide brief accounts – drafted by our community of faculty, staff, and students – of developments in international law, research, and policy.
As international lawyers well know, “exchange of notes / échanges des notes” refers to a series of documents, signed by diplomats or similar high-ranking officials, by which countries may enter into agreements. (image credit) The term bears special meaning for us, given that our namesake is former Georgia Law Professor Dean Rusk, whose role in the Cabinets of Presidents John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson ranks him as the 2d-longest serving Secretary of State.
We look forward to our own long run.