Professor Edwards Elected to AALS Positions and Named National Policy Fellow
On January 13, Professor George E. Edwards of the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law was appointed as the Center for National Policy’s Fellow in International Human Rights. The Center for National Policy is an independent think tank located in Washington, D.C. that focuses on national infrastructure, national and homeland security and resilience issues.
Professor Edwards says, “It is humbling to be appointed as a Fellow at such a highly respected institution with strong bi-partisan leadership that has fostered thoughtful and insightful dialogue on critical issues that have faced our nation over many decades.” He said, “I am honored to be appointed as the Center for National Policy Fellow in International Human Rights, and to join the ranks of esteemed leaders and colleagues who seek to bridge partisan divide in the U.S. and arrive at solutions that will benefit the United States and benefit all Americans.”
Edwards joins three other distinguished Center for National Policy Fellows: Gregory Aftandilian (CNP Fellow for the Middle East); Jessica Herrera-Flanigan (CNP Fellow for Cybersecurity); and Amit Kumar, Ph.D. (CNP Fellow for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism).
Professor Edwards also received national recognition at the annual Association of American Law Schools (AALS) meeting in Washington, D.C. On January 7, 2012 Professor George E. Edwards, who serves as the IU McKinney representative to the AALS House of Representatives, was elected to three graduate and international legal education positions of the Association of American Law Schools (AALS).
He was selected as secretary of the AALS Section on Graduate Law Programs for Non-U.S. Lawyers. This section is involved with Master of Laws (LL.M.) programs for international students at over 130 law schools in the U.S., which are subjects of Professor Edwards’ new book, LL.M. Roadmap: An International Student’s Guide to U.S. Law School Programs (www.LLMRoadMap.com). Next year, Professor Edwards will become the chair-elect of the section , and the following year he will serve as chair.
Professor Edwards was also elected to serve as an Executive Committee Member of the AALS Section on Post-Graduate Legal Education (for U.S. and non-U.S. Lawyers). In addition, he was elected to serve as secretary of the AALS Section on International Legal Exchange.
Professor Edwards is the Carl M. Gray Professor of Law and founding director of the law school’s Program in International Human Rights Law.