Monday, March 24, 2008

Courage in our Convictions

Eagle-eyed blogreaders will notice that a couple of my recent posts (here, and today, here) have been cross-posted at Convictions, the just-launched legal blog at Slate, the online magazine owned by Washington Post.Newsweek Interactive Co. Convictions is self-described as

Slate's blogging destination for smart legal conversation and commentary. Law plays an increasingly important role in American public and private life, defining the myriad ways we interact, transact, relate and dispute with each other. We hope that, by sharing their own convictions on this blog, our contributors will help inform and shape the American conversation about law.

My co-contributors, I'm pleased to announce, include a number of women featured here in the course of this past year:
► IntLawGrrl guest/alumna Dawn Johnsen, Professor of Law and Ira C. Batman Faculty Fellow, Indiana University School of Law, Bloomington. Formerly Acting Assistant Attorney General for the Office of Legal Counsel at the U.S. Department of Justice, Dawn guest-posted last month on the question of investigating CIA waterboarding.
Rosa Brooks, Professor of Law, Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, D.C., a number of whose Los Angeles Times columns we've featured.
Dahlia Lithwick, Slate senior editor and legal writer, on whose work we've also posted.
Other women (we make up a third of the Convictions roster; not bad for the outside-the-pink-zone):
Emily Bazelon, Slate senior editor, with a focus on health, law, and family.
► Judge Nancy Gertner, U.S. District Court, Boston, Massachusetts, who teaches at Yale Law School and practiced in Boston before joining the bench in 1993.
Deborah Pearlstein, Visiting Scholar, Princeton University's Law and Public Affairs Program. She was the founding director of Human Rights First's Law and Security Program and a speechwriter in the White House of former U.S. President Bill Clinton.
For details on blog organizer Phillip Carter and our other distinguished male colleagues at Convictions, click here.

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