It's IntLawGrrls' great pleasure to welcome Dr. Charlotte Ku (left) as today's guest blogger.
Charlotte's the Assistant Dean for Graduate and International Legal Studies and Co-Director of the Center on Law and Globalization at the University of Illinois College of Law, positions she assumed after having served from 1994 to 2006 as Executive Vice President and Executive Director of the American Society of International Law. She joined Illinois following interim service as Acting Director at the Lauterpacht Centre for International Law, University of Cambridge, England. Holder of a B.A. from American University, and an M.A., M.A.L.D, and Ph.D. from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University, Charlotte's been a professor at John Hopkins University and the University of Virginia.
At Illinois, Charlotte coordinates international legal programs, including the LL.M. program, and spearheads efforts to increase awareness of law as a global profession through the Global Fellows Initiative.
A member of numerous editorial boards, Charlotte's published more than 40 scholarly papers, and serves or has served on ACUNS, the Academic Council on the United Nations System, AALS Membership Review Committee, American Council of Learned Societies, Stichting Foundation for Hague Joint Conferences, International Judicial Academy, and International Studies Association.
In her guest post below, Charlotte discusses plans for the upcoming launch of ASIL Midwest, and encourages ASIL members to launch similar projects in their own regions.