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Shaping International Law
Ruth Wedgwood is Edward B. Burling Professor of Law & Diplomacy and Director of the International Law & Organizations Program at the School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University. She currently serves as a member of the board of directors of Freedom House, a nonpartisan NGO that promotes human rights and democracy worldwide. She was the first female law clerk to renowned federal judge Henry J. Friendly on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and also served as law clerk to Justice Harry Blackmun on the U.S. Supreme Court. Wedgwood received her undergraduate at Harvard where she graduated magna cum laude, and her legal education at Yale Law School, where she was executive editor of the Yale Law Journal.
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