Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Guest Blogger: Hannah Buxbaum

It's IntLawGrrls' great pleasure to welcome Hannah Buxbaum (left) as today's guest blogger.
Associate Dean for Research and Professor of Law at Indiana University School of Law in Bloomington, Hannah teaches Comparative Law, Contracts, International Business Transactions, and International Litigation. Her publications, which have appeared in English and in German, treat issues of of private international law and international litigation and jurisdiction. Her guest post below examines U.S. courts and what she call the "foreign-cubed" class action.
Hannah earned her B.A. and J.D. degrees from Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, and an LL.M. from the University of Heidelberg in Germany. Before joining Indiana's faculty, she worked in the New York and Frankfurt offices of Davis Polk & Wardwell. A member of the Executive Committee of the American Society of Comparative Law, Hannah serves as co-book review editor of the American Journal of Comparative Law, is a member of the International Academy of Comparative Law and the American Law Institute, and has served on the Executive Council of the American Society of International Law (the last body, coincidentally, is discussed today in another post below).
Hannah would like to dedicate her guest post to a transnational pioneer: her mom, Wiebke Buxbaum, who was born and raised in Germany. She received her doctorate in law from the University of Cologne and then an LL.M. from the University of California at Berkeley. After deciding to make her home in the United States, she "started over," as Hannah puts it, earning a J.D. from Berkeley and joining Brobeck Phleger & Harrison, where she specialized in corporate and banking law and became the 1st woman to make partner at that San Francisco firm.

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