I am delighted to welcome Professor Tamara Relis as a guest blogger for the month of May. Tamara is an Assistant Professor of Law at Touro Law School where she teaches Criminal Law, Evidence, International Human Rights Law and Global Conflict Resolution. She is the author of Perceptions in Litigation and Mediation: Lawyers, Defendants, Plaintiffs and Gendered Parties (Cambridge University Press, New York, 2009) and is currently working on her second book based on a large-scale four-year empirical study of formal courts and quasi-legal justice processing of international human rights violation cases of violence against women in India. She holds a Ph.D. in law and an LL.M. degree with Merit from the London School of Economics (specializing in procedural law) where she taught two LL.B courses. She also holds an LL.B. degree from the University of London. She was the recipient of the Economic and Social Research Council’s Postdoctoral Fellowship Award for 2005/06, the British Academy’s Postdoctoral Fellowship Award for 2006/09, and a Columbia University (Provost’s Office) & London School of Economics Seed Fund Publishing Award.
Tamara’s other publications include:
International Human Rights and Southern Realities, ___ Human Rights Quarterly (forthcoming 2010)
Consequences of Power, 12 Harv. Negotiation L. Rev. 445 (2007)
It’s Not About the Money!: A Theory on Misconceptions of Plaintiffs’ Litigation Aims, 68 Pittsburgh L. Rev. 701 (2007)