Friday, November 4, 2011

Guest blogger: Catherine Rogers

It's IntLawGrrls' great pleasure to welcome Catherine Rogers (right) as today's guest blogger.
A Professor of Law at the Dickinson School of Law, Pennsylvania State University, where she teaches International Arbitration and Professional Responsibility, though she's on leave and based in London this academic year.
Her scholarship focuses on the convergence of the public and private in international adjudication, and on the reconceptualization of the attorney as a global actor. Publications include a forthcoming volume, Ethics in International Arbitration. Among her many professional and service activities, she's an Associate Reporter for the American Law Institute’s new Restatement of the Law (Third) of International Commercial Arbitration, a member of the American Society of International Law Task Force on Global Legal Ethics, a member of the International Bar Association’s Task Force on Ethics in International Arbitration, and an associate editor for Transnational Dispute Management Journal.
Catherine earned her B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley, her J.D. from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law, and her LL.M. from Yale. Before entering academia, she practiced international litigation and arbitration in New York, Hong Kong, and San Francisco.
In her guest post below, Catherine discusses a new initiative, the Jerusalem Arbitration Center, a joint venture among the International Chamber of Commerce of Israel, the Chamber's International Secretariat in Paris, and its new member, the International Chamber of Commerce of Palestine. The post grows out of her work with the last-named group to develop various initiatives aimed at building capacity in the Palestinian legal profession and legal education system in anticipation of the launching of the Center.
Catherine dedicates her contribution as follows:

'To the un-famous Palestinians and Israelis who have worked, and continue to work, in their daily lives to build a peaceful future.'

Heartfelt welcome!

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