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About Nienke Grossman

Nienke Grossman is a Professor of Law and Co-Director of the Center for International and Comparative Law at the University of Baltimore School of Law, where she teaches Civil Procedure, International Law, and Women’s Human Rights. Her scholarship, focusing primarily on international courts and legitimacy, and judicial selection and sex representation, is found in top international law publications, including the American Journal of International Law and the Max Planck Encyclopedia of International Procedural Law. In 2018, she co-edited "Legitimacy and International Courts," published by Cambridge University Press.

She has presented her work at various law faculties in the United States and abroad, as well as at the American Society of International Law's (ASIL) Annual Meeting and Research Forum, the European Society of International Law’s Annual Meeting, the Harvard-Stanford-Yale Junior Faculty Forum, the University of Cambridge’s Lauterpacht Centre, before the UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women in Geneva, and at side events during International Law Week at the UN in New York. 

In 2019, Prof. Grossman was elected to a three-year term as co-chair of the Women in International Law Interest Group (WILIG) of ASIL. Prof. Grossman was co-chair of the 900+ ASIL International Courts and Tribunals Interest Group from 2014 to 2017. In 2017, she was appointed to an Independent Panel of Experts convened by non-governmental human rights organizations to evaluate candidates to the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, and to make recommendations for improving selection procedures to the Commission and the Inter-American Court of Human Rights. Also, Prof. Grossman has provided legal advice to Latin American states in cases before the International Court of Justice. In addition, she is a Strategic Advisor to Gqual, a group dedicated to increasing the percentage of women on international law-making bodies.

Prior to entering academia, Prof. Grossman was a Research Fellow at Georgetown University Law Center, an Associate in Foley Hoag LLP’s international litigation practice, and a law clerk to U.S. Federal District Court Judge Gerald Bruce Lee, in the Eastern District of Virginia. Prof. Grossman is a graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Law School, and has an LLM from Georgetown University Law Center.


Present Professor of Law; Co-Director, Center for International and Comparative Law, University of Baltimore School of Law School of Law

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B.A., cum laude, Harvard College
J.D., cum laude, Harvard University ‐ Harvard Law School
LL.M., Georgetown University Law Center

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