In 1928, the American Journal of International Law published a note that stated, "On the initiative of the Faculty of the Harvard Law School, a group of Americans interested in international law has undertaken to organize a cooperative research in international law, dealing with the three topics which have been selected for the agenda of the [League of Nations] Conference for the Codification of International Law, to be held in 1929." This initiative would become the Harvard Research in International Law, which was published in the American Journal of International Law between 1929 and 1939. The brainchild of Manley O. Hudson, the Bemis Professor of International Law at Harvard Law School, and the first chairman of the International Law Commission (1949-53), The Harvard Research in International Law was a set of draft conventions compiled by various advisory boards over a 10-year period. Topics explored in these conventions included:
HeinOnline's Harvard Research in International Law is a reprint of this essential publication. It also contains access to the Contemporary Analysis and Appraisal, compiled by J. Craig Barker and John P. Grant. Additionally, the database includes links to law review articles written by the contributors to the publications, as well as a link to articles in the Law Journal Library that concern the Harvard Research in International Law.