Justice O'Connor Wins Wolfgang Friedmann Memorial Award
Award Honors Outstanding Contributions to International Law
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November 12, 2007 (NEW YORK) – The Honorable Sandra Day O’Connor, former Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court, will receive the Wolfgang Friedmann Memorial Award from the Columbia Journal of Transnational Law on Tuesday, November 13, 2007.
“We are honored to have a jurist of this scholarship and distinction accept this award,” said Eric St. J. de Cholnoky, ’08, Editor-in-Chief of the Columbia Journal of Transactional Law.
The Journal recognizes Justice O'Connor for her membership in both the Iraq Study Group and the United States Institute of Peace and for her numerous public lectures and writings on the role of international and comparative law in the American judicial system. It also recognizes her leadership role among U.S. judges on these issues and her individual judicial practice while sitting on the United States Supreme Court.
Justice O'Connor has publicly advocated for transjudicialism during speeches at the American Society of International Law, at the Southern Center for International Studies and at the Georgetown University Law Center, as well as in her book, The Majesty of the Law.
Justice O’Connor has been actively involved in international legal organizations since the 1970s and serves on the executive board of the Central European and Eurasian Law Initiative of the American Bar Association.
Since 1975 the Columbia Journal of Transnational Law has presented the Wolfgang Friedmann Memorial Award to a distinguished scholar or practitioner who has made outstanding contributions to the field of international law.
Columbia Law School, founded in 1858, stands at the forefront of legal education and of the law in a global society. Columbia Law School joins traditional strengths in international and comparative law, constitutional law, administrative law, business law and human rights law with pioneering work in the areas of intellectual property, digital technology, sexuality and gender, and criminal law.