It's IntLawGrrls' great pleasure to welcome Barbara Stark (left) as today's guest blogger.
Barbara is Professor of Law and John DeWitt Gregory Research Scholar at Hofstra University School of Law in Hempstead, New York, having joined that faculty in 2005. This semester she's a Visiting Scholar at Columbia Law School; in the past, she's visited at New England School of Law and the University of West Virginia. She's held leadership positions in the American Society of International Law, the Association of American Law Schools, and the International Law Association.
She holds a B.A. from Cornell University, a J.D. from New York University, and an LL.M. from Columbia University.
Barbara's published widely on matters related to international family law and to women -- not only many chapters and law review articles, but also books, including International Family Law: An Introduction (2005), Global Issues in Family Law (with Iowa Law Professor Ann Laquer Estin, 2007) and Family Law in the World Community: Cases, Materials, and Problems in Comparative and International Family Law (with Tulsa Law Professor D. Marianne Blair et al., 2009).
Barbara discusses her recent scholarship respecting women, poverty, and international economic law in her guest post below.
She dedicates her post to Virginia Leary (below left), the human rights advocate and academic, and a past recipient of the Goler T. Butcher Medal, whose passing IntLawGrrls marked last year. (photo credit) Barbara notes in particular Virginia's