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Professors Osofsky and Shaffer Elected to New Offices

MARCH 30, 2011—At the second annual meeting of the Association for Law, Property & Society in early March at Georgetown Law School, Professor Hari Osofsky was voted president-elect of the organization. She will become president in March 2012. The nonprofit association was formed to bring together scholars of all aspects of property law, policy, and theory for exchange of ideas and critical discussions of new information.

Also in March, at the 105th annual meeting of the American Society of International Law (ASIL) in Washington, D.C., Osofsky was elected to the Executive Council and Professor Gregory Shaffer was elected to the Executive Committee.

The Executive Council is the chief governing body of the ASIL and oversees its general interests, including adoption of regulations, appropriation of funds, issuance of publications, and formation of committees. A nominating committee selected from among the ASIL membership for the eight vacancies on the Council, and elections were held at the annual meeting. Osofsky will serve a three-year term.

The Executive Committee manages ASIL matters between Executive Council meetings and has the same authority as the Council. It is composed of ASIL officers and three non-officer Executive Council members, who serve a one-year term.

Shaffer is currently serving his third year and Professor Fionnuala Ní Aoláin her second year on the Executive Council. The University of Minnesota is currently the only law school in the country to have three faculty members on the Executive Council, a sign of the strength of its international law program.

More than 4,000 judges, attorneys, professors, corporate counsel, organizational representatives, and national and international civil servants from nearly 100 nations make up the membership of the nonprofit, volunteer-led ASIL. It was founded to engage a worldwide network of people interested in international law, promote research and public awareness in the field, and foster international relations based on law and justice.

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