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1251644364_b8301690b5 ... of Slovenia. By way of the international-law blog Opinio Juris comes word that the man elected president of Slovenia Sunday, Danilo Türk, is also a professor and practitioner of international law. Türk is a professor of international law at the Faculty of Law at Slovenia's University of Ljubljana. From 1992 to 2000, he was his country's ambassador to the U.N. and then spent five years as the U.N.'s assistant secretary-general for political affairs.

Opinio Juris blogger Christopher J. Borgen, associate professor at St. John's University School of Law, writes of Türk's election: "It's good to see nice guys finish first once in a while." In calling Türk a nice guy, Borgen speaks from firsthand experience. In the early '90s, when he was a law student at New York University, Türk was a frequent lecturer there. "Besides being a great teacher," Borgen writes, "he was gracious and helpful."

(This image of Türk as Superman comes via his Web site.)

Posted by Robert J. Ambrogi on November 15, 2007 at 12:33 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)


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