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Kish Parella Elected to ASIL Executive Council Parella will serve a three-year term on the Executive Council of the American Society of International Law.

PARELLAHEADSHOTS-54-600x400 Kish Parella Elected to ASIL Executive CouncilProf. Kish Parella

Washington and Lee University School of Law professor Kish Parella has been elected to serve on the Executive Council of the American Society of International Law (ASIL). Parella will serve a three-year term on the Council.

ASIL is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, educational membership organization founded in 1906 and chartered by Congress in 1950. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., ASIL holds Special Consultative Status to the United Nations Economic and Social Council and is a constituent society of the American Council of Learned Societies. ASIL’s nearly 4,000 members from more than 100 nations include attorneys, academics, corporate counsel, judges, representatives of governments and non-governmental organizations, international civil servants, students, and others interested in international law

“ASIL has been an important part of my academic career from the very beginning, and I am truly honored to contribute to its ongoing mission in the coming years,” said Parella.

Professor Parella is a recognized expert on business and human rights, serving on the boards of directors for Corporate Accountability Lab and the Global Business and Human Rights Scholars Association. She is also an International Research Fellow for Oxford University’s Centre for Corporate Reputation. Parella served as a co-chair of the 2022 American Society of International Law annual meeting, which allowed her to organize a global, interdisciplinary conversation on emerging issues in international law.

Parella’s research explores different levers for encouraging corporate compliance with international human rights, such as board governance, responsible contracting, reputational risk and supply chain compliance. Another area of her research focuses on international business transactions and corporate foreign policymaking.  Her scholarship has appeared or is forthcoming in Cornell Law Review, Duke Law Journal, Harvard International Law Journal, Vanderbilt Law Review, Notre Dame Law Review and the peer-reviewed Journal of International Economic Law and the American Business Law Journal, among others. Her research on corporate social responsibility has been widely recognized by both academic and practitioner communities. Three of her articles were selected for presentation at the prestigious Stanford/Harvard/Yale Junior Faculty Forum in consecutive years. Additionally, the peer-reviewed American Business Law Journal awarded Parella its 2021 Ralph C. Hoeber Award for Excellence in Research for her article, “Protecting Third Parties in Contracts.”

Parella joined the W&L Law faculty in 2013. In 2022, she was appointed the Class of 1960 Professor of Ethics and Law.

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