Thursday, March 3, 2011

And now we are 4

Today we IntLawGrrls celebrate our 4th birthday.
It was on this day -- 'Grrls Day -- in 2007 that we launched this blog on "international law, policy, practice." (photo credit)
Much cause to celebrate!
This past year, in addition to cosponsoring an autumn conference for the 2d year in a row, we were chief sponsors of a roundtable at the American Society of International Law on the subject of "Women and International Criminal Law," in honor of our guest/alumna Patricia M. Wald. We look forward this spring to publication of the special issue of the International Criminal Law Review in which will appear the roundtable papers, many of them by IntLawGrrls. (Synopses of some already have been posted; more to come.)
Many of us have contributed to other IntLawGrrls' series this year; to name 2, our Kampala/International Criminal Court series and our North Africa series.
'Grrls continue to receive invites to speak at other conferences, and to contribute scholarship, blog posts, and op-eds on account of their work here.
As listed in full in our righthand column, contributing more than 4,000 posts have been nearly 3 dozen permanent IntLawGrrls voices, plus upwards of 200 women, from dozens of countries, who've joined us as guests. We're honored that one of our distinguished alumnae, U.N. expert Gay McDougall, will be receiving the Goler T. Butcher Medal at this month's ASIL annual meeting. And we' continue to draw inspiration from scores of transnational foremothers -- most recently, Sojourner Truth.
We're delighted that our readership has grown along with us. Last year we were consistently ranked among the most-read law prof blogs. To date we've reached more than 23,200 cities around the world, and today we will pass the milestone of 675,000 page views since our founding!
To all our contributors and all our readers, heartfelt thanks, and best wishes for another wonderful year!

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