It's our great pleasure to welcome Dr. Chiara Giorgetti (left) as an IntLawGrrls contributor.
Chiara's practices law as an associate at White & Case LLP, in Washington, D.C., where her principal areas of expertise are international arbitration and public international law. Previously, she had practiced law at a firm in Geneva, Switzerland.
This year, along with IntLawGrrls contributor Cymie Payne and my Georgia Law colleague Harlan Cohen, Chiara's a Co-Chair of the American Society of International Annual Meeting to be held March 28-31, 2012. She's also a member of the Italian and European international law societies.
Chiara has served as a law clerk at the International Court of Justice, and as a legal consultant to bodies within the United Nations Organization, including the office of the U.N. Legal Counsel, the U.N. Political Office for Somalia, the U.N. Compensation Commission, and the U.N. Development Programme as well as other and non-governmental organizations, principally on matters of international criminal law. Assisted in the representation of Eritrea in the territorial sovereignty phase of the Eritrea-Yemen dispute and in the Eritrea-Ethiopia boundary dispute.
She earned her J.S.D. and LL.M. degrees from Yale Law School, her M.Sc. from the London School of Economics and Political Science, and her J.D. from Bologna University in Italy, and was an Erasmus Exchange student at the University of Nanterre (Paris X).
An adjunct professor at Georgetown University Law Center, Chiara has been a visiting scholar at New York University School of Law. Her publications treat international environmental law, international criminal law, and international courts and tribunals. In her introductory post below, Chiara describes the just-released essay collection that she edited, entitled The Rules, Practice, and Jurisprudence of International Courts and Tribunals.