It's IntLawGrrls' great pleasure to welcome Kathleen Clark (left) as today's guest blogger.
Kathleen is Professor of Law and 2010-11 Israel Treiman Faculty Fellow at Washington University School of Law, St. Louis, Missouri, where teaches and writes about government ethics, national security law, legal ethics, and whistleblowing. For more than a decade, she has offered a course she created, on governmental ethics; in addition, she created a course on comparative whistleblowing, which she taught at the Summer Institute for Global Justice, Utrecht University, the Netherlands.
A 2004 Washington Post op-ed on the Department of Justice "torture memo," coauthored with our colleague Julie Mertus, led to Kathleen's testimony before Congress and her publication of "Ethical Issues Raised by the OLC Torture Memorandum," 1 Journal of National Security Law & Policy 455 (2005).
In her guest post below, Kathleen makes the case for the need for "someone in government will provide some clarification -- and some sanity" on the issue of WikiLeaks disclosures, an issue on which IntLawGrrls featured 2 guest posts last week, by Judge Patricia M. Wald (here) and by Professor Mary Ellen O’Connell (here).
Kathleen earned her B.A. and J.D. degrees from Yale University, and clerked for the Honorable Judge Harold H. Greene, U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. She then served as counsel to the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee, working on issues of white collar crime.
A member of the American Law Institute, Kathleen's an advisor to the institute’s Project on Principles of Government Ethics. She's also a consultant to the Administrative Conference of the United States and past Chair of the National Security Law Section of the Association of American Law Schools.