Washington Law Review


Mark B. Feldman


I am fortunate to have known Ted Stein as professional colleague and friend during his years at the Office of the Legal Adviser, where he was one of the brightest of a very bright group of young staff attorneys. His analysis of legal problems relating to the conduct of United States foreign relations was always original and helpful, and his contribution was beyond his years. We have been deprived of a great deal by Ted's untimely death, but the work he was able to accomplish in so short a time was extraordinary. In the pages that follow, I would like to recognize one of Stein's works that is particularly impressive—his 1984 article on the Iranian-forum clause decisions of the Iran-U.S. Claims Tribunal. The special appeal of Ted's scholarship was his ability to synthesize traditional analysis of text and negotiating history with a practical appreciation of the diplomatic and political characteristics of the process of international arbitration. The article is a model for all legal scholars of thoroughness, clarity, and objectivity.

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