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University of Iowa News Release

May 14, 2003

Wing Named To Board Of Association Of Constitutional Law

Adrien Wing, a UI professor of law, has been named to the board of directors of the U.S. Association of Constitutional Law, an organization that promotes the teaching and study of constitutional law.

The 20-member board is made up of some of the most notable scholars in constitutional law and is led by Norman Dorsen, dean of the New York University College of Law.

The organization, founded in 1996, seeks to develop and promote the discipline of constitutional law; support teaching, research and the practice of the law which relates to the discipline; provide a forum for the exchange of knowledge and information between practitioners, teachers and other interested persons regarding the discipline; and increase public awareness and understanding of the discipline.

The U.S. group is affiliated with the International Association of Constitutional Law. Recent topics of discussion sponsored by the organizations include "Constitutions and Religion," "The Rights of Linguistic Minorities," and "Constitutional Courts."

A UI faculty member since 1987, Wing is a graduate of Princeton University and UCLA and received her law degree from Stanford University. She specializes in both U.S. and international law and has published in such areas as constitutionalism in Namibia, South Africa and Palestine. She has been a consultant to the United Nations for several years and served as a constitutional advisor to the African National Congress. She also has served as an advisor to the Palestinian Legislative Council regarding Palestine's future constitutional options and as an advisor to the Eritrean Ministry of Justice on human rights treaties. Most recently she advised the Rwandan Constitutional Commission on a post-genocide constitution.

Wing has held several leadership positions in the American Society of International Law and is a life member of the New York-based Council on Foreign Relations. Additionally, she has served as Chair of the International Section of the National Conference of Black Lawyers, as a member of the TransAfrica Forum Scholars Council, and on the Board of Directors of the Iowa Peace Institute and the Iowa City Foreign Relations Council, as well as the Stanford Law School Board of Visitors.

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