Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Guest Blogger: Lynne Henderson

It's IntLawGrrls' great fortune to feature Lynne Henderson (left) as today's guest blogger.
Professor of Law at the William S. Boyd School of Law, University of Nevada-Las Vegas, Lynne teaches in the areas of criminal law, constitutional law, feminist jurisprudence, and violence against women. She's an expert on victim’s rights, rape and feminist jurisprudence, all of which she's examined in her publications. She earned her bachelor's and law degrees from Stanford, where she was an associate editor of the Stanford Law Review. She's active in the the Society of American Law Teachers. Her work on a SALT committee dealing with human rights issues post-9/11 dovetails with the subject of her guest post below: accountability for interrogation and detention abuses. (It's a topic I broached a while back in this post.)
Lynne dedicates her contribution to Ida B. Wells (1862-1931). "Her courage in publishing, speaking out, and battling for civil rights for Black women and men was huge," Lynne writes of Wells. "In the face of threats, violence, fires, etc. she published as long as she could before having to flee Tennessee to Washington, D.C., but she never gave up educating and trying." Wells (left) campaigned tirelessly, but in vain, for a federal anti-lynching law. Author of an autobiography entitled Crusade for Justice (1928), Wells joins other IntLawGrrls transnational foremothers in the list just below our "visiting from ..." map at right.
Heartfelt welcome!

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