My Pitt Law friend and colleague Elena Baylis is a member of a group of women who specialize in international and comparativeÂ law and who have launched IntLawGrrls, “voices on international law, policy, practice.”Â The blog is at http://intlawgrrls.blogspot.com/
From yesterday’s post:
With great pride and joy we announce the birth, on this 3d day of the 3d month — Girls’ Day in Japan — of the newest arrival in the blogosphere.IntLawGrrls joins a world where cultures, ideas, and markets commingle, where humanity reveals both its best promise and its worst underside. It is a world where women act, as prime ministers or ministers of state (Angela Merkel and Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, Condoleezza Rice and Patricia Espinosa Cantellano, to name a very few), as lawmakers (Nancy Pelosi), as judges (Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Beverley McLachlin, Rosalyn Higgins and FranÃ§oise Tulkens), and as advocates, in international organizations (Louise Arbour and Margaret Chan) and in society at large (Shirin Ebadi and Wangari Muta Maathai, Rigoberta MenchÃº and Aung San Suu Kyi). It is our hope through IntLawGrrls to strengthen our voices as we continue to teach and work in international law, policy, practice.In our brief but fruitful gestation, IntLawGrrls gave voice to all kinds of issues: counterterrorism and corruption, a tempest in tennis, gay rights and Guinean unrest. We promise more of the same, and more of what is different, as our new arrival matures.
We embrace names of foremothers in the hope they will inspire crisp yet care-full commentary, delivered at times with a dash of sass. As we grow you’ll need to click the “voices” at right to find out who we are. We are happy today to claim IntLawGrrls‘ parentage so far:Lakshmi Bai: Professor Jaya Ramji-Nogales, Beasley School of Law at Temple UniversityVera Brittain: Professor Elizabeth Lutes Hillman, Rutgers School of Law-CamdenAmelia Earhart: Professor Elena A. Baylis, University of Pittsburgh School of LawMata Hari: Professor Hari Osofsky, University of Oregon School of LawAnna Koransky: Naomi Norberg, PhD candidate in comparative law, UniversitÃ© de Paris 1 (PanthÃ©on-Sorbonne)Nanny of the Windward Maroons: Professor Karen E. Bravo, Indiana University School of Law, IndianapolisGrace O’Malley: Professor Diane Marie Amann, University of California, Davis, School of LawHÃ©lÃ¨ne Ruiz Fabri, UniversitÃ© de Paris 1 (PanthÃ©on-Sorbonne), President of the European Society of International LawWe look forward to hearing from you as we nurture this new arrivalÂ Â Â
Welcome to the blogosphere!