Saturday, April 11, 2009

Guest Blogger: Penelope Andrews

It's IntLawGrrls' distinct pleasure to welcome Penelope Andrews (right) as today's guest blogger.
Penny, about whom we've posted here, here, and here, is Professor of Law at Valparaiso University School of Law. Before joining that Indiana faculty, she had been a Professor of Law at City University of New York School of Law, and she has been a Visiting Professor at schools around the world. After earning her B.A. and LL.B. degrees from the University of Natal in Durban, South Africa, Penny earned an LL.M. from Columbia University School of Law in New York.
A noted scholar of human rights law, with particular reference to South Africa, her teaching and research pursuits also encompass antidiscrimination law and policy, international law, aboriginal law, gender and the law, and the judicial enforcement of socio-economic rights. As demonstrated in her publications list and her SSRN page, she has published many book chapters and articles on these subjects.
In 2005 the Faculty of Law at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, established the Penelope E. Andrews Human Rights Award for excellent performance in clinical law and a commitment to furthering of human rights and poverty alleviation and community service.
In her guest post below, Penny analyzes similarities and differences in the recent dismissals in South Africa and the United States of political corruption charges against, respectively, Jacob Zuma and Ted Stevens.

Heartfelt welcome!

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