Saturday, April 21, 2012
Introducing Jennifer Huang
It's our great pleasure today to introduce Jennifer Huang (right) as an IntLawGrrls contributor.
A third-year student at Pace Law School in White Plains, New York, Jennifer will graduate this spring with certificates in International Law and Environmental Law. An intern at the New York University Center for Human Rights and Global Justice, she helps with a survey of the U.S. perspective on customary international law as manifested in Alien Tort Statute litigation. She earned an interdisciplinary B.A. degree in War and Military Studies from NYU.
While at Pace Law, Jennifer has served as: President of International Law Society; Chair of the 2012 Pace/ICLN International Criminal Court Moot Competition; a member of the Pace International Law Review; and as a student attorney for the Sri Lanka Mission of the United Nations as part of Pace's U.N. Environmental Diplomacy Practicum.
Last year, the Council for American Students in Negotiations selected her as a student delegate for the 2011 meeting of the International Criminal Court Assembly of States Parties, and this year the American Society of International Law selected her to serve as an ASIL observer for the 56th session of the U.N. Commission on the Status of Women, the subject of prior IntLawGrrls posts here and here.
Jennifer's experience in international criminal law includes internships with Judge Fausto Pocar in the Appeals Chamber of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia and with the Center for Constitutional Rights, as well as work assisting International Justice Project attorneys who represent Darfur victims before the ICC.
In her introductory post below, Jennifer writes about a just-concluded conference on Africa and International Law, at which she presented her own scholarship.