It’s our great pleasure today to welcome Tamar Meshel as an IntLawGrrls contributor. Tamar is a lawyer and scholar in the areas of public international law, international arbitration, interstate territorial disputes, and transboundary water disputes. She is currently a doctoral candidate at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law and a Global Justice Fellow at the Munk School of Global Affairs.
Tamar holds an undergraduate degree in political science from the University of Toronto (Honours BA, 2006), where she was a researcher with the G8 Research Group, and law degrees from the University of British Columbia (JD, 2009) and the University of Toronto (LLM, 2013).
Tamar worked as a lawyer in the international law firm Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP in Vancouver, Canada, and is a member of the Law Society of British Columbia and the Law Society of Upper Canada. Tamar also served as Deputy Counsel at the International Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce in Paris, France, and has been acting as a pro-bono legal advisor to the Jerusalem Arbitration Center in East Jerusalem for the past two years. Tamar was also a Graduate Fellow with the conflict resolution group of The Carter Center in Atlanta, U.S.A, is a member of the Board of Reporters of the Institute for Transnational Arbitration, and publishes regularly on developments in international arbitration as the Country Reporter for Israel.
Tamar’s introductory post today discusses the launch of the new Jerusalem Arbitration Center. Heartfelt welcome!