ABILA’s Newest Patrons: The Second Century Campaign
The American Branch is pleased to recognize five new patrons who have pledged their support to the organization since the start of our Second Century Campaign. Patrons are life members of the Branch and do not pay annual dues. Patrons not only support the organization but are also actively involved in the organization’s activities.
Andrea K. Bjorklund is a member of the ABILA Board of Directors and a Full Professor and the L. Yves Fortier Chair in International Arbitration and International Commercial Law at McGill University Faculty of Law. She is widely published in investment law and dispute resolution and transnational contracts and is currently working on a new book with Stefan Kröll and Franco Ferrari: Cambridge Compendium of International Commercial and Investment Arbitration (Cambridge University Press).
Valerie Epps is a long-time member of ABILA and an Honorary Vice-President. She is a Research Professor of Law at Suffolk University Law School and was awarded the Catherine T. Judge Teaching and Service Award in November 2019. She also serves on the Board of Directors of the Boston Committee on Foreign Relations. She recently co-published International Law (Carolina Academic Press, 6th ed., 2019) with John Cerone and Brad R. Roth.
Charlotte Ku is a member of the ABILA Board of Directors and Professor of Law and Director, Global Programs at the Texas A&M University School of Law. Throughout her years of senior academic leadership positions, she has fostered the building of awareness of international law and institutions and has championed the interdisciplinary collaboration of international law and international relations scholars.
Michael Scharf is the ABILA President-Elect and Co-Dean, Joseph C. Hostetler – BakerHostetler Professor of Law, and Director of the Frederick K. Cox International Law Center at Case Western Reserve University School of Law. He also serves as Managing Director of the Public International Law and Policy Group. He is a prolific author, having published over 100 scholarly articles and 20 books, four of which have won national book-of-the-year honors.
Jennifer Trahan is the ABILA Co-Director of Studies, Co-Chair of ABILA’s International Criminal Court Committee, and a Clinical Professor at NYU’s Center for Global Affairs and Director of its Concentration in International Law and Human Rights. She was recently appointed Convener of The Global Institute for the Prevention of Aggression. She recently published Existing Legal Limits to Security Council Veto Power in the Face of Atrocity Crimes (Cambridge University Press, 2020), which won ABILA’s inaugural Book-of-the-Year Award.