It's IntLawGrrls' great pleasure to welcome Dr. Nancy Amoury Combs (right) as today's guest blogger.
Nancy's the 2009-11 Cabell Research Professor of Law at William & Mary Law School in Williamsburg, Virginia, which she joined in 2004 and where she teaches Human Rights Law, International Criminal Law, International Law, and Transitional Justice, all areas on which her scholarship touches. In her guest post below, Nancy discusses her just-published book on fact-finding by international criminal tribunals.
She holds a Ph.D. from Leiden University in the Netherlands. Her J.D. is from the University of California-Berkeley, where she served as Articles Editor of the California Law Review and received the Thelin Marrin prize for graduating 1st in her class. After law school, she clerked for Judge Diarmuid O'Scannlain, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, and U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony M. Kennedy. She also earned a Certificate from the Hague Academy of International Law, and served as legal advisor at the Iran-United States Claims Tribunal in The Hague. Nancy was graduated summa cum laude with a B.A. in philosophy from the University of Portland in Oregon.
Along with IntLawGrrls' guests/alumnae Margaret deGuzman, Yvonne McDermott, and Jenia Iontcheva Turner, Nancy serves as an Expert Researcher for the Netherlands-based International Expert Framework on International Criminal Procedure. Our distinguished guest/alumna, Judge Patricia M. Wald, belongs to the IEF Advisory Board.
Before attending university, Nancy owned and operated a chimney sweeping business.