Thomas Franck is the Murray and Ida Becker Professor of Law at New York University School of Law. Numerous academic institutions have had the benefit of Dr. Franck's expertise, and he has most recently been a Visiting Fellow at Trinity College, Cambridge; a Lecturer at the Hague Academy of International Law; Director of Research at the United National Institute for Training and Research; and a Visiting Professor at the Woodrow Wilson School, Princeton University. He has acted as legal advisor or counselor to the governments of Tanganyika, Kenya, Zanzibar, Mauritius, Solomon Islands, El Salvador, and Chad. In 1994, he acted as Counsel to the Government of Bosnia and Herzegovina in its case before the International Court of Justice. He has served on the editorial boards of several international law journals and holds membership in numerous international law societies. He has been President of the American Society of International Law (ASIL) since April 1998.

Dr. Franck has published extensively and his award-winning books include: Resignation in Protest: Political and Ethical Choices Between Loyalty to Team and Loyalty to Conscience in American Public Life; Nation Against Nation: What Happened to the U.N. Dream and What the U.S. Can Do About It; Political Questions/Judicial Answers; Does the Rule of Law Apply to Foreign Affairs?; and Fairness in International Law and Institutions.