Members of the Advisory Board meet annually to provide input on matters related to curricular development, new programs, and career opportunities for VLS graduates.
Judge Mary McGowan Davis
Active with several organizations focusing on human rights and transitional justice; member of the managerial board, International Association of Women Judges. Formerly: Acting Justice of the Supreme Court of New York; Assistant U. S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York. Paris, France.
Hon. Whitney Debevoise
Partner, International Practice Group, Arnold & Porter LLP; Executive Council Member, American Society of International Law; formerly U.S. Executive Director, The World Bank; Member, Maryland Port Commission. Chevy Chase, MD.
Hon. Madeleine Kunin
President, Board of Directors, Institute for Sustainable Communities. Formerly: U.S. Ambassador to Switzerland and former Governor of Vermont. Burlington, Vt.
Hon. Peter Leuprecht
Formerly: Director of Human Rights of the Council of Europe; Deputy Secretary-General of the Council of Europe; Director, Montreal Institute of International Studies, Université du Québec à Montréal; Dean of the Faculty of Law, McGill University. Montréal, Canada.
George McKann, Esq.
Partner, Corporate and Securities Practice Group, Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP. Formerly: Chair of the International Practice Group, Drinker Biddle & Reath; President, World Law Group. Chicago, Ill.
Bruce Proctor, Esq., VLS ’82
General Counsel, Diageo North America and Global Intellectual Property, Diageo plc. Norwalk, Conn.
Patrick N.Z. Rona
Special Counsel, Duane Morris LLP. International corporate finance and insolvency lawyer handling cross-border restructurings, mergers and acquisitions, and debt and equity offerings (public and private). Previously with Baker & McKenzie in Budapest, and president and CEO of a publicly listed emerging market company. Vermont Law School '92. New York, NY.
Professor Yvonne Scannell
Distinguished Professor of Environmental Law at Trinity College, Dublin; barrister and counselor to the Irish Government on matters involving environmental law and policy. Dublin, Ireland.
Judge Stephen Schwebel
International arbitrator; President of the Administrative Tribunal of the International Monetary Fund since 1994. Formerly: Judge of the International Court of Justice, 1981-2000, and Court President 1997-2000. Washington, D.C.
Professor Fernando Sotelino
Adjunct Professor, International Banking, Columbia University; Senior Operating Partner, Advent International (private equity); Senior Advisor, Brasilpar (M&A, Sao Paulo). Formerly: CEO, Unibanco, Brazil; Managing Director, Private Equity and M&A, Citibank, Sao Paulo; Project Finance Head, Crocker Bank, San Francisco. New York, NY.
Peter D. Trooboff, Esq.
Senior Counsel, Covington & Burling LLP; Member of the Curatorium, Hague Academy of International Law; former President of the American Society of International Law. Washington, D.C.
Mr. Christopher Wren
Public broadcasting commentator. Formerly: New York Times correspondent and Bureau Chief in Moscow; Bureau Chief in Cairo, Beijing, Ottawa, and Johannesburg; Assistant Financial Desk Editor; and United Nations Correspondent. Fairlee, Vt.
Hon. Kenneth Yalowitz
Director, John Sloan Dickey Center for International Understanding, Dartmouth College. Formerly: US Ambassador to the Republic of Belarus and to Georgia; career diplomat and member of the Senior Foreign Service. Hanover, New Hampshire.