This is way off-topic, but I wanted to introduce you all to the frightening academic species of gunner professors. Example A: This Weiler guy, who will be teaching the 1L elective Intl. Law course this spring. Here's the course description (emphasis added): https://its.law.nyu.edu/courses/description.cfm?id=8823
An introductory course to the institutions, doctrines and methodologies of international law. A foundation course for all subsequent specializations in international legal disciplines. Emphasis will be put on learning the "operating system" rather than specific "applications" and on international lawyering skills. The methods of international law will be illustrated in two main areas: Use of Force (including terrorism, war in Iraq etc.) and international economic law (emphasis on international trade disciplines.) Laptops are not allowed in the classroom with the exception of a rotating roster of three 'Designated Note Takers' whose notes will be reviewed by the Course TAs and posted on Blackboard. This will enable all other students to give their entire attention to the legal materials and the class discussion surrounding these. (We are in the business of legal education, not stenography.) Not for the faint hearted but the intellectual and professional rewards are commensurate with the effort.
His Wikipedia page also contains an ugly block of text under the unusual heading "Accolades" that consists entirely of blunt sentences like, e.g.,
He is a Council Member of the Centre for European Economic and Public Affairs, University College, Dublin, a Member of the Board of the Centre for the Law of the European Union at University College, London, Member of the International Advisory Board, Queen's University, Belfast, U.K. and at the Ortega Y Gasset Institute, Madrid, Spain. He is Member of the Advisory Council of the Interdisciplinary University Center, Herzelia, Israel. He is Member of the Advisory Board of the Center for International, Comparative Law, The Dickinson School of Law, PennState and Member of the International Council of the Institute for Global Legal Studies, Washington University School of Law, St. Louis and a board member of the Scientific Advisory Board at the Max-Planck-Institute fuer auslaendisches oeffentliches Recht und Voelkerrecht in Heidelberg, Germany.
The odd heading, indifference to style, and lack of citation make me think he wrote that himself. This is going to be an interesting three years.