Call for Papers: IntLawGrrls! 10th Birthday Conference




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Athens, GA

Since its founding a decade ago, IntLawGrrls: voices on international law, policy, practice has grown into the premier intlawblog written primarily by women – several hundred of them, plus a few men.


To help celebrate, we at the Dean Rusk International Law Center, University of Georgia School of Law, are delighted to host, at our Athens, Georgia campus, “IntLawGrrls! 10th Birthday Conference,” on March 3, 2017.


IntLawGrrls débuted on that same date in 2007. A post by founder Diane Marie Amann, who serves as Georgia Law’s Associate Dean for International Programs & Strategic Initiatives and Emily & Ernest Woodruff Chair in International Law, began:


“With great pride and joy we announce the birth, on this 3d day of the 3d month – Girls’ Day in Japan – of the newest arrival in the blogosphere. IntLawGrrls joins a world where cultures, ideas, and markets commingle, where humanity reveals both its best promise and its worst underside. It is a world where women act, as prime ministers or ministers of state, as lawmakers, as judges, and as advocates, in international organizations and in society at large. It is our hope through IntLawGrrls to strengthen our voices as we continue to teach and work in international law, policy, practice.”


The next 10 years saw thousands of pathbreaking posts (available here and here) and, at least as important, the growth of a community of scholars and practitioners. Everyone in that community is welcome to contribute to our conference (one in the law school’s series of Georgia Women in Law Lead – Georgia WILL – events) by presenting on an issue within inclusive scope of our blog.


Conference organizers: IntLawGrrls’ original editors


Diane Marie Amann

Kathleen A. Doty

Jaya Ramji-Nogales

Beth Van Schaack


Plenary panel


Strategies to promote women’s participation in shaping international law and policy amid the global emergence of antiglobalism


Who may submit


All in IntLawGrrls’ community, at all stages of their careers


Paper topics welcomed


Any aspect of international, comparative, transnational, or foreign law, policy, or practice. For an idea of the potential scope, have a look at our posts (here and here). We encourage papers in subfields that men historically have dominated.




In keeping with our blog's submissions policy, we welcome proposals in English, French, or Spanish.


How to submit


Click here to upload your:

  1. abstract, in no more than 500 words
  2. biography, in no more than 150 words
  3. CV

Please upload all three components as one file. For questions about submissions, contact Kathleen A. Doty at




Submissions must be uploaded no later than 11:59 p.m. Eastern time on January 1, 2017; speakers’ participation will be confirmed on a rolling basis, and at the latest by January 20, 2017.


Conference logistics

Preferred arrival: Thursday, March 2. Ideally, plan to arrive at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport this afternoon in order to take part fully in Friday’s daylong conference. Early arrivals are welcome to attend another Georgia WILL event – our Women Law Students Association will host the 35th annual Edith House Lecture, featuring Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson, U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, from 3:30 to 5 p.m.

Conference: all day Friday, March 3, followed by a conference dinner to be hosted by Georgia Law – a great opportunity to share birthday cake, network, catch up with old friends, and make new ones

Preferred departure: Saturday, March 4


Although we are unable to cover the costs of your airfare or hotel accommodations, we will offer some assistance with Atlanta-Athens ground transportation on the preferred dates described above.

We have reserved a block of Athens hotel rooms at a discounted rate, and will make this information available to participants as papers are accepted.

Hope to see you here in March!