Friday, November 9, 2012

Welcoming Julia Chamberlin

It's our great pleasure today to welcome Julia Chamberlin (right) as an IntLawGrrls contributor.
Julia is a third-year law student at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law in Salt Lake City.  For the past five months, she has been an intern at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia at The Hague, Netherlands, where she works in the Office of the Prosecutor on the Ratko Mladić team.
In conjunction with Utah Law Professor Amos N. Guiora, Julia is writing an article addressing the harm that polygamy causes to children. Julia's introductory post below focuses on a paper that she and Guiora have co-authored, concerning harms to women caused by religious extremism.
(credit for circa-1955 photo)
Julia dedicates her post to the civil rights pioneer Rosa Parks (prior posts), pictured at left with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. In Julia's words,
'Rosa Parks so eloquently stated: “I'm tired of being treated like a second-class citizen.” Our paper addresses women relegated to the back of the bus, and no formative female figure more aptly defied her subjugation than Rosa Parks.'
Today Parks joins the many inspiring women honored on IntLawGrrls' list of transnational foremothers.
Heartfelt welcome!

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