Each year at IntLawGrrls, we like to take the opportunity to celebrate the numerous achievements of our contributors. We’ve provided below a most impressive list of awards, new jobs, publications, and other accomplishments by the ‘Grrls whose contributions have kept the blog going! Many congratulations to all of you.
Karen Alter has authored a new monograph, The New Terrain of International Law: Courts, Politics, Rights, and has also co-edited a new treatise: The Oxford Handbook on International Adjudication.
Diane Marie Amann has focused her research on children in and affected by armed conflict, her mandate as a Special Adviser to International Criminal Court Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda. In the last year, Diane presented on the subject in Austria, Italy, Atlanta, Chicago, Cleveland, New York, and South Carolina, and posted about it at http://dianemarieamann.com/ and @dianemarieamann. Her recent scholarship on the subject includes “Children and the First Verdict of the International Criminal Court,” an article forthcoming in the Washington University Global Studies Law Review, as well as a casenote and a book review published in the American Journal of International Law and available here and here.
Tess Davis started a new job in January as a Researcher in the Scottish Centre for Crime and Justice Research at the University of Glasgow. She was quoted in the New York Times on May 3 and also had an op-ed published in the International Herald Tribune on May 17.
Rosa Freedman‘s monograph ‘The UN Human Rights Council: A Critique and Early Assessment‘ was published in March of this year. In May it was launched at the United Nations Office at Geneva at an event jointly hosted by the UK Mission to Geneva and the UN Library. The event took place one lunchtime during the Human Rights Council session and was attended by over 100 people including ambassadors, Special Procedures mandate holders, NGO delegates and UN staff.
Cindy Galway Buys won the outstanding teacher of the year award at Southern Illinois University School of Law.
Chiara Giorgetti was elected to the Academic Council of the Institute for Transnational Arbitration and was invited to co-chair the AB-ILA’s Committee on The Settlement of Disputes Involving States. Also, Richmond University awarded her a Weinstein Summer Grant to conduct research in Nairobi on the use of international law in the reconstruction of Somalia in the aftermath of the international recognition of the new Somali Government.
Lindsay Harris moved from the Tahirih Justice Center, where she was a staff attorney and ran the African Women’s Empowerment Project, to the Center for Applied Legal Studies at Georgetown University Law Center where she is a Clinical Teaching Fellow.
Lisa Laplante became Associate Professor of Law at New England Law School in Boston where she is also the Director of the Center for International Law and Policy.
Linda Malone spent the spring of 2013 teaching international environmental law as a Distinguished Scholar in Residence at Ocean University in Qingdao, China. Her article, The Legal Dilemma of Guantanamo Detainees, was published in 23 Crim.L. Forum and her chapter on human security and military preparedness appeared in Gerrard and Kuh, The Law of Adaptation to Climate Change. In addition, the 25th supplement to her book, Environmental Regulation of Land Use, was published, along with the 5th edition of her Emanuel’s on Environmental Law. She spoke on the responsibility to protect in environmental crises at the annual meeting of the IUCN Academy of Environmental Law in New Zealand.
Chiseche Mibenge‘s monograph, Sex and International Tribunals: The Erasure of Gender from the War Narrative, was published by the University of Pennsylvania Press.
Yours truly was appointed Co-Director of the Institute for International Law and Public Policy at Temple University, Beasley School of Law. My new co-authored book, Lives in the Balance: Asylum Adjudication by the Department of Homeland Security, will be published by NYU Press in January 2014.
Maggie Spicer was a legal intern at the International Bar Association in London this summer. She is now President of the Florida State Law Moot Court team and will be competing in the Charleston Constitutional Law competition in Charleston, South Carolina and the Vis Moot International Commercial Arbitration competition in Vienna, Austria next semester. She also helped start a blog for the Florida State Journal of Transnational Law & Policy. She’s currently looking for a job post-graduation!
Sarah Stephens authored two articles, What Happens Next? Will Protection against Gender Identity and Sexual Orientation Discrimination Expand during Obama’s Second Term? (forthcoming in the Washington & Lee J. of Civil Rights & Social Justice) and The Search for Authenticity and the Manipulation of Tradition: Restrictions on Women’s Reproductive Rights in the United States and Egypt.
Milena Sterio was named The Charles R. Emrick Jr. – Calfee Halter & Griswold Professor of Law at Cleveland-Marshall College of Law.
Many thanks to all of you who have contributed to the new IntLawGrrls site — we welcome your updates as comments to this post.