OPINION: Mohsen al Attar responds to criticism by Chris Trotter of his Auckland University law course.
Last week, Chris Trotter dedicated his column to assailing an advanced international law course – Colonialism to Globalisation: International Law and the Making of the Third World – I teach at the University of Auckland law faculty.
Trotter was springboarding off a recent blogpost on the same topic.
That would be me!
Anyway good to see a response.
I conclude with a word of thanks. As the debate about my course (and my person) has gone viral, so too has enrolment. At this stage, I am pleased to report we have doubled our numbers from last year – and, at this rate, may even reach maximum enrolment by week’s end – meaning that far more students will be exposed to a Third World perspective on the relationship between colonialism and international law.
I should get a share of the capitalist profits from the course!