Edith Brown Weiss, Francis Cabell Brown Professor of International Law at Georgetown Law
Professor Brown Weiss is highly active in the areas of public international, environmental, and water resources law. In September 2002 she was appointed to a 5-year term on the 3-member Inspection Panel of the World Bank and from 2003-2007 served full-time as the Chairperson of the Inspection Panel, an appointment at the Vice-Presidential level. Since January 2012, she serves as a Judge on the International Monetary Fund's Administrative Tribunal. She served on the Board of Directors of the Japanese Institute for Global Environmental Strategies, the Council of Advisors to the Cousteau Society, the Board of Trustees for the Center for International Environmental Law, and the Advisory Council of the National Center for Atmospheric Research.
In 2010, Professor Brown Weiss received the Manley O. Hudson Medal from the American Society of International Law, in 2008 the Award for International Environmental Law from the Center for International Environmental Law, in 2003 the American Bar Association (ABA) Award for Distinguished Achievement in Environmental Law and Policy, in 1996 the Prominent Women in International Law Award from the American Society of International Law, and in 1994 the Elizabeth Haub Prize for international environmental law given by the Free University of Brussels and the International Council of Environmental Law (ICEL).