Delighted to announce that by unanimous agreement the International Law Students Association's selected our colleague, Leila Nadya Sadat (left), as its new President. She becomes the 1st woman to head ILSA, the Chicago-based international organization best known for running the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition.
Leila is the Henry H. Oberschelp Professor of Law at the Washington University School of Law and Director of the Whitney R. Harris Institute of Global Legal Studies, both in St. Louis, Missouri. She specializes in international criminal law and human rights. She served as a delegate to the 1998 diplomatic conference at which the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court was adopted, and also as a member of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom.
Thanks for the tip are due our colleague Mark E. Wojcik of The John Marshall Law School in Chicago, who's just launched the latest addition to the blogosphere, International Law Prof Blog (along with the new Netherlands-based ECHR Blog, profiled here). Joining Mark are Cindy Galway Buys, law professor at Southern Illinois University, and Michael A. Peil, Assistant Dean at Wash. U. Welcome!
And to Leila, heartfelt congratulations!