It's IntLawGrrls' great pleasure to welcome Nienke Grossman (left) as today's guest blogger.
Nienke's an Assistant Professor at the University of Baltimore School of Law, where she teaches International Law, International Environmental Law, and International Criminal Law.
Her pro bono work includes representation of Memoria Activa, a group of victims of a terrorist bombing of a Jewish community center in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She served as a consultant in two International Court of Justice cases: the Case Concerning Pulp Mills on the River Uruguay (Argentina v. Uruguay) (prior post) and Maritime Dispute (Peru v. Chile).
Nienke was a Future Law Professors Fellow at Georgetown University Law Center, where she received her LL.M. Before that, she had represented sovereign governments before international courts and arbitral tribunals as an associate at Foley Hoag LLP, and also clerked for Judge Gerald Bruce Lee of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia. Nienke graduated cum laude from Harvard Law School and Harvard College.
Nienke’s current research examines the relationship between the legitimacy of international courts and sex representativeness. Her most recent article, “Legitimacy and International Adjudicative Bodies,” is set to appear this month in the George Washington International Law Review. In her guest post below, Nienke explores these issues in relation to the pending nomination of a new Justice for the U.S. Supreme Court.