A volume such as this could not be compiled without the aid and support provided by several individuals and organizations. Accordingly, we take this opportunity to express our most profound appreciation to all who have contributed to this effort.
Ovid C. Lewis, Professor of Law and Dean of Nova University Center for the Study of Law, provided the inspiration for this volume and, through his support of the Conference on Nuclear Weapons and Law and the work of the Nova Law Journal, made our work possible. The staff of Nova Law Center, in particular faculty secretaries Lillian Sartell and Anita Pinser, and word processor operator Jesse Monteagudo, gave us the means to accomplish our tasks and were always there when needed. We thank them, knowing that any expression of appreciation could not match the value of their work to this book.
Among the articles printed here are pieces reprinted with permission from four law journals: Nova Law Journal; McGill Law Journal; Brooklyn Journal of International Law; and, New York Law School Journal of International and Comparative Law. We gratefully acknowledge copyright permission provided to us by these journals, and express our appreciation for the dedicated work done by all the student editors and staffs that worked on these nuclear weapons symposium issues. In particular, we would like to thank the following law journal editors: at Nova, Gary Sherman, Shoshanna Ehrlich, and Mary Ava Bobko; at McGill, Stephen J. Toope; at Brooklyn, Veronica Perry and Helen Ostenberg; and, at New York Law School, Anita Zigman.
The American Society of International Law provided financial, moral, and intellectual support for the Conference on Nuclear Weapons and Law held at Nova Law Center on February 5, 1983. Out of the Conference, which was a regional meeting of the Society, grew several of the articles printed here. For this we are indebted, particularly to the Society's Administrative Director, Judy Hall.
We received special inspiration for this volume from the work of Elliott L.(Lee) Meyrowitz and the Lawyers' Committee on Nuclear Policy.