At a time where there is a continuing necessity to promote the place of women working in international law, we are proud to launch the Women in International Law Network: The Olive Schill Society (WILNET). Founded by women researchers of the Manchester International Law Centre, this new platform aims to provide a professional community for women international lawyers at any stage of their career to discuss both their experiences in- and pathways into- the field.
We are a growing community of women from all walks of international law life – from academia, international organisations, non-governmental organisations, independent consultancy, private practice, governments, or education. Follow our website for our latest activities.
Read more from our Women in International Law blog.
We are very happy to start our post series that will provide a new platform of discussion to young woman international lawyers. Our first post is by Jenny Poon who is a third-year PhD candidate at the Faculty of Law of the University of Western Ontario, a qualified Barrister & Solicitor in Ontario, Canada, and a former Visiting Study Fellow at the University of Oxford, Refugee Studies Centre. Jenny will be a Visiting Researcher at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law in Summer 2018. We invite all our readers to provide comments and questions on Jenny’s work.