Saturday, March 31, 2012

ASIL's new leadership

Delighted to congratulate IntLawGrrls contributors Stephanie Farrior (far right), Professor of Law at the Vermont Law School, and Beth A. Simmons (near right), Professor of International Affairs at Harvard, who were elected Counsellors of the American Society of International Law yesterday at the general assembly, held during the annual meeting that concludes today in Washington, D.C.
Counsellors constitute the honored, senior members of the Society. They serve 3-year terms and attend biannual meetings of the Executive Council (in effect, ASIL's board of directors; its next gathering will be here at Georgia Law, as part of the Midyear Meeting and Research Forum to be held October 19-21).
Joining Stephanie and Beth in the Counsellor role will be a number of other electees: Judge Rosemary Barkett (far left), U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit (photo credit); Christina M. Cerna (near left), a human rights specialist at the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights; Virginia Law Professor Paul B. Stephan; Georgetown Visiting Law Professor David P. Stewart; and former State Department Legal Adviser William H. Taft IV.
They'll be serving with the newly elected ASIL President, Donald Francis Donovan (right), who is a partner at Debevoise & Plimpton in New York, noted for having arguing cases involving the Vienna Convention on Consular Rights before the International Court of Justice and the U.S. Supreme Court. (photo credit)
Honorary President will be Rosalyn Higgins (top left), former President of the ICJ; Vice Presidents, ASIL Executive Director Betsy Andersen (middle left), Duke Law Professor Curtis Bradley, George Washington Law Professor John R. Crook, SUNY-Buffalo Law Dean Makau Mutua, and White & Case partner Abby Cohen Smutny (above).
Elected to the ASIL Executive Council were Elizabeth Chien-Hale (right), founder of the Institute for Intellectual Property in Asia, Yale Law Professor Oona Hathaway (bottom right), and White & Case partner Andrea J. Menaker (middle right), along with Wilmer Cutler partner David Bowker, California-Davis Law Professor Anupam Chander, Florida A&M Law Professor Jeremy Levitt, UCLA Law Professor Kal Raustiala, and Boston University Law Professor Robert Sloane.
Heartfelt congratulations to all!

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