Widener Law student heads international law student organization
Public Relations - Published: September 12, 2012
KraussKevin350pxWidener Law student Kevin Krauss has been elected president of the International Law Students Association for the new academic year. Krauss, of West Chester, Pa. will serve through June 2013.

The Chicago-based International Law Students Association works to educate students and lawyers worldwide about international law, international organizations and comparative legal systems through conferences, the global coordination of student chapter organizations and the administration of the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition held annually in Washington D.C. It also publishes the Journal of International & Comparative Law and the ILSA Quarterly magazine. The association has approximately 500 student chapters in more than 80 countries.

As president, Krauss will preside over all the organization’s student-led projects. He will help recruit association chapters, promote association programming and lead all major meetings. He will serve as the liaison between the student chapters and the organization’s board of directors.

Krauss, 27, of West Chester, is the son of Steve and Lynda Krauss of West Chester and Amy Herr and Stephen Devine of West Chester. Devine is a 1982 graduate of Widener Law.

This summer Krauss completed a global law externship with the Philadelphia-based Global Security Institute and the Lawyers Committee on Nuclear Policy in New York City. His tasks included legal research on the vulnerability of U.S. ports to bioterrorism, and an assessment of the reasons for the failure of the 1986 Reykjavik Summit. Krauss also wrote an academic research analysis of methods President Obama could employ to reduce the nation’s nuclear stockpile, with or without Congressional support, and in conjunction with other large nuclear weapons countries.

Krauss was the inaugural recipient of the Eisendrath Award, honoring Project for Nuclear Awareness Chairman and Cofounder Craig Eisendrath, a former U.S. Foreign Service Officer who continues to dedicate his work to a nuclear weapons-free world. Krauss received the honor March 29. The award was presented by the Project for Nuclear Awareness with co-sponsorship from WHYY Studios. Krauss will also serve on the Future Directions Committee of the Project for Nuclear Awareness, helping to prepare an organizational recommendation to the Board of Directors.

He will graduate in May 2013 and is interested in working in the field of international law, with a focus on arms control and humanitarian legal diplomacy.