Today’s blog post is particularly significant. Not only is the Family Law Across Borders blog turning 3 years old today, but it is doing so in style. Today marks a celebration of an extraordinary lawyer who has contributed greatly to the field of international family law – Professor Linda Silberman. Her colleagues from around the globe have gathered at her academic home of NYU today to celebrate her legacy and share their experiences in the field of private international law.
Linda was the first woman law professor to receive tenure at NYU. She is NYU’s co-director of its Center for Transnational Litigation, Arbitration, and Commercial Law. She is a member of the American Law Institute and the U.S. Department of State’s Advisory Committee on Private International Law. Above all, she is a generous and caring colleague. Her retirement is well deserved. Among Prof. Silberman’s many many (far too many to name) contributions to the field of International Family Law was her recent Amicus Brief with two of her esteemed colleagues in 2022 in the Hague Abduction Convention case before the U.S. Supreme Court (Golan v. Saada).
A few more pieces among Linda’s scholarship on the Hague Abduction Convention:
“Introductory Note to Monasky v. Taglieri (U.S. Sup. Ct.),” 59 Int’l Legal Materials 873 (2020)
“United States Supreme Court Hague Abduction Decisions: Developing a Global Jurisprudence,” 9 J. Comp. L. 49 (2014)
“The Hague Convention on Child Abduction and Unilateral Relocation by Custodial Parents: Has the European Court of Human Rights Overstepped Its Bounds?,” 4 J. Fam. L. & Prac. 26 (2013)
“Recent US and European Decisions on the 1980 Hague Convention on Child Abduction: A Perspective from the USA in Tribute to William Duncan,” 2012 Int’l Fam. L. 53
“Abbott v. Abbott,” 105 Am. J. Int’l L. 108 (2011)
“The Hague Convention on Child Abduction and Unilateral Relocations by Custodial Parents: A Perspective From the United States and Europe—Abbot, Neulinger, Zarraga,” 63 Okla. L. Rev. 733 (2011)
“Interpreting the Hague Abduction Convention: In Search of a Global Jurisprudence,” 38 U.C. Davis L. Rev. 1049 (2005)