St. Mary's Law Journal
As a young professor at St. Mary's University School of Law in the 1980s, I had the opportunity to teach in our summer program in Innsbruck, Austria. At the time, faculty members were required to teach an international or comparative law course, and I developed a mini-course in population law and policy. Over the last thirty years, I have had the opportunity to rethink and redevelop the course and to teach it during fifteen summers in the beautiful Austrian Alps. Our summer program became known as the St. Mary's Institute on World Legal Problems, and my course developed into a human rights course with an emphasis on population law and policy. My course changed, as did international law and its emphasis on national and world population concerns. This article is a reflection on those changes.
Victoria Mikesell Mather, Population Law and Policy: From Control and Contraception to Equity and Equality, 50 St. Mary's L. J. 917 (2019).