January 3, 2012
Associate Deans and Professors Penelope Andrews and Mary Lu Bilek led a writing workshop for the South African Women Lawyers Association and the Foundation for Human Rights in Johannesburg in November. They also met with judges at the High Court in Johannesburg who have provided CUNY Law students with summer internships.
Prof. Andrews was also the plenary speaker at the 2011 International Conference on Human Rights Education in Durban, South Africa. She has written extensively on constitutional and human rights issues in the South African, Australian, and international contexts, and appears frequently on panels addressing issues of comparative constitutional law, international human rights, women, and racial minorities. She was the editor for both The Post-Apartheid Constitutions: Reflections on South Africa’s Basic Law and Law and Rights: Global Perspectives on Constitutionalism and Governance.
Prof. Bilek spoke on a panel at the conference about access to legal education and CUNY Law’s Pipeline to Justice program. Along with her on the panel were the human rights director at the Attorney General’s Department in Australia and a former director from the Education Department of the South African government. Prof. Bilek is a 2007 Fellow of the National Institute for Teaching Ethics and Professionalism and a member of the Board of Directors of the National Center for Law and Economic Justice.