Professor Bravo to Head AALS Committee
Professor Karen Bravo was recently named president of the AALS Committee on Recruitment and Retention of Minority Law Teachers for 2007-2008.
The committee seeks to increase the representation of minority populations in the academy, and overcome the obstacles to the retention of such faculty.
Karen E. Bravo joined the faculty in the summer of 2004. A Columbia Law School Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar, from 1997-2001 she practiced corporate law with international law firms in New York and Massachusetts. Her practice areas included venture capital financing, mergers and acquisitions and emerging and public company representation. Following her law firm tenure, she joined the American Bar Association Central European and Eurasian Law Initiative (ABA/CEELI) in the Republic of Armenia, where she worked with domestic judiciary and advocates, and local and international NGOs on legal reform and education programs and strategies. In May 2004 she completed a Master's in Law in Trade Regulation. While at Columbia Law School she was a staff member and articles editor of the Columbia Journal of Law and Social Problems. In 2004, she received the Jerome Lipper Prize for outstanding achievement in the field of international law from NYU.