Professor Alexandra Huneeus of University of Wisconsin Law School has been elected to the board of editors of the American Journal of International Law, the world’s leading peer-reviewed international law journal.
AJIL board members are elected by current board members and the executive council of the American Society of International Law, which publishes the quarterly journal. New editors are primarily selected for their scholarship and creativity, as demonstrated in books, articles and other written work, according to AJIL's call for nominations.
Huneeus has written extensively on international law, comparative law and human rights law. She is currently studying the evolution of regional human rights systems, focusing on the Inter-American System for Human Rights. Her paper, “International Criminal Law by Other Means: The Quasi-Criminal Jurisdiction of the Human Rights Bodies,” won the 2013 Scholarly Papers competition sponsored by the Association of American Law Schools. At the Law School, Huneeus teaches public international law, international human rights, sociology of law and Latin American law.
Before joining the UW Law faculty in 2007, Huneeus was a fellow at Stanford University’s Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law. She received her Ph.D. and her J.D. from the University of California, Berkeley.
With Huneeus' election to the AJIL board, UW Law becomes one of a handful of law schools that have more than one faculty member on the board: Professor Emeritus Richard Bilder was elected to the board in 1972 and continues to serve as an honorary member.
Submitted by Law School News on June 27, 2014
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