Chris Merrillat by Elizabeth Andersen
Shabtai Rosenne by Bernard Oxman
Louis Henkin by Lori Damrosch
Presentation of Society Honors & Awards:
Hudson Medal: Eric Stein
Goler T. Butcher Medal: Gay McDougall
Presentation of Certificates of Merit for Scholarship in recognition of:
Creative Scholarship: Jutta Brunnee and Stephen J. Toope for Legitimacy and Legality in International Law (Cambridge University Press)
High Technical Craftsmanship: Gary B. Born for International Commercial Arbitration (Kluwer Law International)
A Contribution to a Specialized Field of International Law:
Gary D. Solis for The Law of Armed Conflict (Cambridge University Press)
Honorable Mention for a preeminent contribution to creative scholarship:
Kal Raustiala, Does the Constitution Follow the Flag? (Oxford University Press)
Honorable Mention in a specialized area of international law:
Anne T. Gallagher, The International Law of Human Trafficking (Cambridge University Press)
Elizabeth (Betsy) Andersen is Executive Director and Executive Vice President of the American Society of International Law (www.asil.org), the United Statesâ€™ premier institution for advancing the study and use of international law. ASIL was founded in 1906 by Elihu Root, who served as both Secretary of War and Secretary of State for President Theodore Roosevelt.
Ms. Andersen first joined the Society in 1995 and became its Executive Director in October 2006. Most recently she has served as the Executive Director of the American Bar Associationâ€™s Central European and Eurasian Law Initiative (ABA CEELI), where she had worked since 2003. Prior to her position at the ABA CEELI, Andersen was the Executive Director of Human Rights Watchâ€™s Europe and Central Asia Division, where she had also worked as a researcher and director of advocacy for a total of eight years. Before joining Human Rights Watch, she served as Legal Assistant to Judge Georges Abi-Saab of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia and as a law clerk to Judge Kimba M. Wood of the U.S. District Court of the Southern District of New York.
Andersen is a graduate of Yale Law School, the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University, and Williams College. Her area of expertise is international humanitarian, human rights, and refugee law.
Gary Born is the chair of the International Arbitration Practice Group. Mr. Born is widely regarded as the world's preeminent authority on international commercial arbitration and international litigation. He has been ranked for the past decade as one of the world's leading international arbitration practitioners and the leading arbitration practitioner in London.
Henry L. Moses Prof. of Law and Intl. Organization, Hamilton Fish Prof. of Intl. Law and Diplomacy.
Professor Damrosch joined the Columbia faculty in 1984. From 1984 to 1989 she was an associate professor at the School of International and Public Affairs. Her principal areas of interest are public international law and the U.S. law of foreign relations. She is named the Henry L. Moses Professor of Law and International Organization.
Her publications include International Law: Cases and Materials, 4th edition with Pugh Henkin (Schachter and Smit 2001); Enforcing International Law through Non-Forcible Measures (Hague Academy of International Law 1997); Beyond Confrontation: International Law for the Postâ€“Cold War Era, which she edited with Gennady M. Danilenko and Rein Mullerson (Westview Press 1995); Enforcing Restraint: Collective Intervention in Internal Conflicts, which she edited (Council on Foreign Relations Press 1993); Law and Force in the New International Order, which she edited with David J. Scheffer (Westview Press 1991); and The International Court of Justice at a Crossroads, which she edited (Transnational Publishers 1987).
Professor Damrosch has been very active outside Columbia. She was a resident fellow at the U.S. Institute of Peace (1995â€“96). She is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, Department of State Advisory Committee on International Law, and numerous international law and human rights organizations. She was the organizer of U.S.-Soviet (later U.S.-Russian) research project on international law for the American Society of International Law (A.S.I.L.). She served as A.S.I.L.'s vice president between 1996 and 1998, and has been a counselor of A.S.I.L. since 2001. In April 2003 she was appointed editor-in-chief of the American Journal of International Law, of which she has been a member of the board of editors since 1991, for a five-year term. She will serve with coeditor Bernard H. Oxman of the University of Miami.
She received her BA from Yale University in 1973, which was followed by a JD in 1976. After obtaining her law degree, Lori Damrosch clerked with Judge Jon O. Newman (1976â€“77). She served in the Office of the Legal Adviser, U.S. Department of State (through 1980) with responsibilities including European and Canadian affairs, international antitrust, aviation, and trade. In addition, she was a special assistant to the legal adviser in 1980. From 1981 to 1984 she was an associate with Sullivan and Cromwell.
Anne T. Gallagher
Technical Director, Asia Regional Trafficking in Persons Project; Head of Operations, Equity International; independent scholar and legal adviser. Ph.D., University of Utrecht; M.Int.L (Australian National University); BA, LLB (Macquarie University).
Gay McDougall was Executive Director of Global Rights, Partners for Justice (from September 1994 to 2006).
In August 2005, she was named the first United Nations Independent Expert on Minority Issues.
Professor Bernard H. Oxman earned an A.B. from Columbia College in 1962 and a J.D. from Columbia Law School in 1965. Before joining the Law School in 1977, he was Assistant Legal Adviser for Oceans, Environment, and Scientific Affairs of the U.S. Department of State. He also served as United States Representative to the Third United Nations Conference on the Law of the Sea and chaired the English Language Group of the Conference Drafting Committee.
At the University of Miami, he regularly teaches conflict of laws, international law, law of the sea, and torts. He served as associate dean of the Law School from 1987 to 1990, and currently is the Faculty Chair of the Law School's Master of Laws Program in Ocean and Coastal Law. He has been a member of the University's Faculty Senate since 1996.
He is Co-Editor in Chief of the American Journal of International Law published by the American Society of International Law, and a member of the American Law Institute and the Council on Foreign Relations. In 2003 he served as a judge ad hoc of the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea, and from 2003-2005 he was a member of an arbitral tribunal in a dispute between Malaysia and Singapore. He has recently been named judge ad hoc of the International Court of Justice in a maritime delimitation case between Romania and Ukraine. He is the only American lawyer ever appointed to serve as judge ad hoc before both of these international tribunals.
Professor Oxman has published numerous books and articles on the law of the sea and other international law subjects. His latest essay entitled The Territorial Temptation: A Siren Song at Sea appears in Volume 100 of the American Journal of International Law (October 2006).
Kal Raustiala holds a joint appointment between the UCLA Law School and the UCLA International Institute, where he teaches in the Program on Global Studies. Since 2007 he has served as the director of the UCLA Ronald W. Burkle Center for International Relations. The Burkle Center is UCLA's primary academic unit that fosters interdisciplinary research and policy-oriented teaching on the role of the United States in global cooperation and conflict, and in military, political, social and economic affairs. Professor Raustiala holds a JD from Harvard Law School and PhD in political science from the University of California, San Diego.
Professor Raustiala's research focuses on international law and politics and on intellectual property. His recent publications include "Al Maqaleh v. Gates,â€ AMERICAN JOURNAL OF INTERNATIONAL LAW (2010), â€œToward a Post-Kyoto Climate Architecture: A Political Analysisâ€ (with Robert O. Keohane), in Joseph Aldy and Robert Stavins, eds, IMPLEMENTING ARCHITECTURES FOR AGREEMENT: ADDRESSING GLOBAL CLIMATE CHANGE IN THE POST-KYOTO WORLD (Cambridge University Press, 2009), and "The Piracy Paradox Revisited (with Chris Sprigman), Stanford Law Review (2009). His book about the extraterritorial reach of American law Does the Constitution Follow the Flag?, was published by Oxford University Press in May 2009.
Professor Raustiala has been a visiting professor at Harvard Law School, Columbia Law School, Princeton University, and the University of Chicago Law School. Prior to coming to UCLA he was a research fellow in the Foreign Policy Studies Program at The Brookings Institution, a Peccei Scholar at the International Institute for Applied Systems, and an assistant professor of politics at Brandeis University. A life member of the Council on Foreign Relations, he serves on the editorial boards of International Organization and the American Journal of International Law. He is a frequent media contributor whose writing has been featured in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Financial Times, the New Republic, the New Yorker, the International Herald Tribune and Le Monde.
Gary D. Solis
B.A., San Diego State College; J.D., University of California, Davis; LL.M., George Washington University; Ph.D., The London School of Economics and Political Science. Gary Solis taught on the LSE's law faculty for three years before joining the Department of Law at the United States Military Academy. For six years he headed West Point's law of war program, receiving Phi Kappa Phi's distinguished teaching award and, in 2005, the Apgar Award as the Military Academy's outstanding instructor. He retired from West Point in 2006. Library of Congress scholar in residence, 2007. He is on the teaching faculty of the International Institute of Humanitarian Law, in San Remo, Italy. His books are Marines and Military Law in Vietnam; and Son Thang: An American War Crime; and The Law of Armed Conflict: International Humanitarian Law in War.
Widely regarded as an eminent scholar in international and comparative law, Eric Stein is Hessel E. Yntema Professor of Law Emeritus at the University of Michigan Law School. Professor Stein served in the U.S. Army from 1943-46, and received the Bronz Star and Order of Italian Crown, Italian Military Cross. He holds Doctor of Law degrees from the University of Michigan and Charles University, Prague, and Honorary Doctor of Law degrees from both Free Universities of Brussels and from the West-Bohemian University in Pilsen, Czech Republic. He served in the U.S. Department of State and was adviser to the U.S. Delegation to the UN General Assembly and to the U.S. representatives at the UN Security Council and the International Court of Justice. He has taught and lectured widely at American, European, and Asian Universities and at the Hague Academy of International Law. Formerly Honorary Vice President of the American Society of International Law and counselor of that society, he is the author of numerous books and articles on international law, European Union law, and comparative law. Professor Stein is a member of editorial boards of a number of American and European periodicals including the American Journal of International Law. He participated in an international group called on to advise Czech and Slovak authorities on constitutional issues.
Professor Stein received the 2001 University of Michigan Press Book Award in recognition of his literary accomplishments, especially for Thoughts from a Bridge: A Retrospective of Writings on New Europe and American Federalism, ix-xv, 1-497, U. of Michigan Press (2000). This was the 11th scholarly book he has written or co-written. Other honors have included: a Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Society of Comparative Law on October 21, 2004; recognition by the European Union Studies Association for his extraordinary contribution to European Union studies at their biannual conference, gave the keynote address at the conference, and participated in a panel entitled, "The Legal Dimension of European Integration: A Tribute to Eric Stein," April 1, 2005; inclusion in the International Biographical Center Living Legends book and nomination as an International Educator of the Year for 2004; Medal of Merit First Degree in 2001 from Czech Republic President Vaclav Havel for "outstanding scientific achievement"; and he has been made an honorary citizen of the Czech town of his birth. In May 2005, Stein was the focus of a story, "Europe's Prophet," by Alexandra Kemmerer, in the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (Frankfurt, Germany).
Stephen J. Toope
Stephen J. Toope, (born 1958) is the President and Vice-Chancellor of the University of British Columbia. He assumed the presidential post on July 1, 2006 for a term of five years. He was formerly the president of the Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation.
A scholar specializing in human rights, public international law and international relations, Toope is the 12th President and Vice-Chancellor of the University of British Columbia, succeeding Martha Piper, after 9 years of service. He also holds an academic position at the university as a tenured professor of law.