Friday, February 24, 2012

WILIG Seeking Nominations for Officers and Interest in Steering Committee Membership

With sadness, I report that next month Janie Chuang – friend, long-time IntLawGrrl and professor of international law at American University Washington College of Law – is completing her temporary term as Co-Chair of WILIG, the Women in International Law Interest Group of the American Society of International Law. Thus we're looking for a new Co-Chair, who will join current Co-Chair, yours truly, and the WILIG Steering Committee in leading WILIG's activities and endeavors.Additionally, WILIG has decided to create a new officer position of Secretary, who will be responsible for preparing, submitting, and maintaining all official WILIG documents, including the annual budget and report.
WILIG is therefore soliciting nominations and self-nominations for a new Co-Chair and a Secretary. The Co-Chair position is non-renewable for a term of 3 years, and the Secretary position is for a term of 2 years, renewable for a total of up to 6 years. In order to be eligible for either position, the candidate must be a member of WILIG. If you are a member of ASIL, you can easily join WILIG here. And you can join ASIL, signing on with WILIG at the same time, here.
If you are interested in running for either position, please send a brief statement of interest and a resume to WILIG Co-Chairs Janie Chuang ( and me, Kristine Huskey (
The deadline for submitting nominating statements and resumes is Thursday, March 1, 2012.
At the close of nominations, ASIL will develop a webpage with all statements and resumes, and we will send out an e-mail to all WILIG members with the links to the candidate information page and the voting webpage. Voting will take place online and, for those who have not voted online,
 at the WILIG Luncheon on Thursday, March 29, 2012, during the ASIL Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C.
The WILIG Steering Committee is WILIG’s advisory body and plans WILIG activities and endeavors. This year, some members of the WILIG Steering Committee are stepping down after many years of dedicated service. Additionally, WILIG is adding a new "Law Student Steering Committee Member" position, to be filled by a law student who serves during the time s/he is in law school.
WILIG is seeking statements of interest from WILIG members interested in joining the WILIG Steering Committee, including from any WILIG law student. If you are interested in WILIG Steering Committee membership, please send a brief statement of interest and resume to WILIG Co-Chairs, Janie and me, at the e-mail addresses listed above. Membership decisions will be made by the WILIG Steering Committee.

Many thanks and we hope to see you at the annual meeting WILIG Luncheon on March 29 – when we will be presenting the Prominent Woman in International Law award to Mireille Delmas-Marty (right) (photo credit), our guest speaker, who is Collège de France Professor and an IntLawGrrls contributor!

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