Icelandic lawyer elected President of European Women Lawyers’ Association

Icelandic lawyer Dr. Herdís Thorgeirsdóttir was elected president of the European Women Lawyer’s Association (EWLA) during the association’s 9th congress in Reykjavík last weekend.

Dr. Thorgeirsdóttir is the association’s third president. Approximately 150 people attended the congress, which was addressed by 35 speakers, Fréttabladid reports.

EWLA was founded in 2000 as a platform for women lawyers in Europe, intended to influence legislation and politics in EU and EEA member states on the basis of gender equality.

Um Herdísi

Dr. juris Herdís Þorgeirsdóttir er lögmaður í Reykjavík. Hún hefur víðtæka reynslu úr akademíu og atvinnulífi, starfar bæði hér og á alþjóðavettvangi. Hún var skipuð prófessor við lagadeild háskólans á Bifröst 2004 og hefur einnig kennt við háskóla erlendis. Herdís er höfundur bóka og greina, sem hafa birst alþjóðlega.  Hún hefur mikla reynslu af alþjóðlegu…

Curriculum vitae

Dr Herdís Thorgeirsdóttir is an attorney at law in Reykjavík. She was appointed professor of constitutional law and human rights at the Faculty of Law, Bifrost University in 2004. Since 2003 she has been a member of the Network of Legal Experts that ensures the European Commission is kept informed in relation to important legal…