It's IntLawGrrls' great pleasure to welcome Cindy Galway Buys (left) as today's guest blogger.
Associate Professor of Law and Director of International Programs at Southern Illinois University School of Law in Carbondale, Cindy directs both the Immigration Detention Project and the summer study-abroad program in Ireland. Her courseload includes International Law, International Business Transactions, Constitutional Law, and Immigration Law, and her publications (here and here) reflect her expertise in these fields.
Cindy holds an LL.M. in International and Comparative Law, with distinction, from the Georgetown University Law Center, where she earned the Chetwood Prize for the Most Outstanding Academic Performance. She earned her J.D. and an M.A. in International Relations from Syracuse University in New York, where she served as an associate editor of the Law Review.
Before entering academia in 2001, Cindy practiced in the private and public sectors in Washington, D.C. At the U.S. Department of Commerce, she defended agency decisions before the Court of International Trade, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and panels of the World Trade Organization.
She completed a stint as a Fulbright Senior Specialist in Vilnius, Lithuania, last year; her numerous professional affiliations include service as Co-Chair of the Teaching International Law Interest Group of the American Society of International Law and member of the Executive Committee, Section on International Law, Association of American Law Schools.
In her guest post below, Cindy posits a way forward respecting the United States' obligations under international law in the aftermath of recent Vienna Convention on Consular Relations litigation, before the U.S. Supreme Court and the International Court of Justice. Another topic of current research is linkage between Nottebohm (Liechtenstein v. Guatemala) (International Court of Justice, 1953) and the World War II-era U.S. detention program in Latin America.