American Journal of International Law
The writer discusses the establishment and the formative years of the American Society of International Law (ASIL). At the 11th Lake Mohonk Conference, held from May 31 to June 2, 1905, ASIL was conceived by some of the more influential participants in the American peace movement. As the ASIL's 90th year draws to an end, it has partially achieved one of its objectives: fostering the study of international law. However, the ASIL's other objective—to promote the establishment and maintenance of international relations on the basis of law and justice—has been elusive.
Frederic L. Kirgis, Jr., The Formative Years of the American Society of International Law, 90 Am. J. Int'l L. 559 (1996).