It's IntLawGrrls' great pleasure to welcome Lesley Wexler (right) as today's guest blogger.
Lesley's an Associate Professor of Law at the University of Illinois College of Law, Urbana-Champaign, also the home institution of IntLawGrrls guest/alumna Jacqueline Ross. Lesley joined the Illinois faculty this year from Florida State University College of Law. She also has taught at the University of Chicago Law School, as a Harry A. Bigelow Law Fellow. Her courses include Torts, Laws of War, and International Environmental Law.
Lesley earned her B.A. with honors from the University of Michigan and her J.D. with honors from the University of Chicago. She was an Articles Editor for the University of Chicago Legal Forum and an Associate Editor of the Chicago Journal of International Law. She clerked for Judges William Wayne Justice, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, and Thomas Reavley, U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit.
The subject of a prior post by IntLawGrrl Jaya Ramji-Nogales, Lesley focuses her scholarship on the intersection of social norms with the areas of international human rights, the law of war, and anti-discrimination law. The focus is evident in this list of publications and works in progress.
In her guest post below, Lesley uses her recent article on "Resource Curses" as the basis for analysis of recent efforts to put an end to human rights violations in diamond fields in Zimbabwe.