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Mary Ann Glendon

professor, Harvard Law School

Mary Ann Glendon is the Learned Hand Professor of Law at Harvard University. She writes and teaches in the fields of human rights, comparative law, constitutional law, and legal theory. Professor Glendon taught at Boston College Law School from 1968 to 1986, and has been a visiting professor at the University of Chicago Law School and the Gregorian University in Rome. In 1988, Glendon won the Scribes Book Award given by the American Society of Writers on Legal Subjects for *Abortion and Divorce in Western Law*, a comparative study that was featured in Bill Moyers' "World of Ideas" series. Another comparative study, *The Transformation of Family Law*, won the Legal Academy's highest award, the Order of the Coif Triennial Book Award in 1993. In 1991, she was elected President of the UNESCO sponsored International Association of Legal Science. In 1994, she was appointed by Pope John Paul II to the newly created Pontifical Academy of Social Science. In 1995, she headed the 22-member delegation of the Holy See to the Fourth U.N. Women's Conference in Beijing. Glendon's books, bringing a comparative approach to a variety of subjects, include *A Nation Under Lawyers* (1996), *Seedbeds of Virtue* (co-edited with David Blankenhorn) (1995), *Rights Talk* (1991), *The Transformation of Family Law* (1989), *Abortion and Divorce in Western Law*(1987), *The New Family and the New Property* (1981), and textbooks on comparative legal traditions. Her most recent book is *A World Made New: Eleanor Roosevelt and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights*.