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  • Philip Jessup proposed the idea of a transnational law course. His vision of the subject was broad, including public and private international law; state and non-state actors; business, administrative, and political affairs; as well as negotiation and litigation. Inspired by his idea, TLB is only constrained by its pursuit to address all law transcending national frontiers.

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September 09, 2007



Did you really just rip off Hunter S. Thompson's Introduction to Oscar Zeta Acosta's Autobiography of a Brown Buffalo in describing Steve Dickinson? No need to post this in the Comments section, I'm just saying, c'mon.


Lewis: I did just rip off Hunter S. Thompson in describing Dickinson. My own words were too meek to properly describe Dickinson. I've been waiting and waiting for some hip guy like you to notice so I could post this comment. Believe me, I've written enough of my own original material to feel I have a prerogative to make an homage to a great writer such as Thompson when I'm describing one of the greatest minds of our time. I believe the literary device at work here is an allusion, and this comment shall serve as my footnote.

William Lewis

Travis, I apologize if I came across as a dick, I just really like Oscar Zeta Acosta, or maybe I just really like that introduction. Good to know there are other "hip guys" out there. Keep up the good work; I wouldn't be reading if I didn't care.


You didn't come across as a dick and I apologize if my response seemed dick-ish. I really was waiting for someone to mention the Thompson quote, and I figured the person would either be remonstrating me or commending me. Either way, I'm glad someone noticed! Thanks for reading TLB! We do whatever we have to do to get comments, and Thompson seems to be a great attractor. As he might say, we are all subject to the whims of the Great Magnet.

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