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Honorary Membership

Chen Guangcheng
Lawyer and Civil Rights Activist
Elected February 7, 2013

Louise Arbour
President and CEO, International Crisis Group and former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights
Elected May 8, 2012

Thomas Buergenthal

Former Member of the International Court of Justice, 2000-2010
Elected May 16, 2008

Iftikhar Chaudhry
Chief Justice of Pakistan
Elected January 9, 2008 – Presented November 17, 2008

Sargent Shriver
Former Director of the Office of Economic Opportunity, 1964-1968
Elected June 10, 2005

Louis Henkin
Columbia University Law Professor
Elected May 11, 2004

P.N. Bhagwati
Former Chief Justice of India and former Chair of the United Nations Human Rights Committee
Elected April 1, 2002

Sir Sydney Kentridge QC
Distinguished Member of the South African and English Bars
Elected May 16, 2001

William H. Rehnquist
Chief Justice of the United States, 1986-2005
Elected April 13, 1999

George J. Mitchell
United States Senate Majority Leader, 1989-1995
Elected December 10, 1998

Richard J. Goldstone
Former Justice of the Constitutional Court of South Africa
Elected October 1, 1996

Mary Robinson
President of Ireland, 1990-1997
Elected May 3, 1995

Judith S. Kaye
Chief Judge of the Court of Appeals of the State of New York, 1993-2008
Elected May 3, 1995

Cyrus R. Vance
Secretary of State, 1977-1980
President of The Association of the Bar of the City of New York, 1974-1976
Elected December 16, 1993

Harry A. Blackmun
Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court, 1970-1994
Elected November 16, 1993

Marian Wright Edelman
Founding President, Children’s Defense Fund
Elected December 17, 1992

William J. Brennan, Jr.
Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court, 1956-1990
Elected September 17, 1987

The Right Honourable the Lord Leslie George Scarman P.C., O.B.E.
Former Lord Justice of Appeal
Former Lord of Appeal in Ordinary
Elected April 21, 1987

Edward Weinfeld
Judge, United States District Court for the Southern District of New York,
1950-1988
Elected March 19, 1985

Potter Stewart
Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court, 1958-1981
Elected March 19, 1985

Shirley M. Hufstedler
Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, 1968-1979
Secretary, United States Department of Education, 1979-1981
Elected March 19, 1985

Arthur Chaskalson, S.C.
Director, Legal Resources Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa, 1979-1993
President, Constitutional Court, South Africa
Elected March 19, 1985

Henry J. Friendly
Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit,
1971-1973
Elected March 20, 1979

J. Edward Lumbard
Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit,
1959-1971
Elected March 20, 1979

Charles D. Breitel
Chief Judge of the Court of Appeals of the State of New York, 1974-1978
Elected March 20, 1979

Thurgood Marshall
Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court, 1967-1991
Elected March 7, 1973

Stanley H. Fuld
Chief Judge of the Court of Appeals of the State of New York, 1966-1973
Elected November 8, 1972

Warren E. Burger
Chief Justice of the United States, 1969-1986
Elected April 8, 1970

The Right Honourable Lord Denning
Master of the Rolls
Elected March 4, 1964

John Marshall Harlan
Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court, 1954-1971
Elected March 4, 1964

Earl Warren
Chief Justice of the United States, 1954-1969
Elected October 29, 1963

The Right Honourable Lord Birkett
Former Lord Justice of Appeal
Elected November 2, 1960

Sir Leslie Knox Munro, K.C., M.G.
Former Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary from New Zealand
Elected December 9, 1958

The Honourable Dag Hammarskjold
Secretary General of the United Nations
Elected May 14, 1957

The Right Honourable the Viscount Kilmur, G.C.V.O.
Former Lord Chancellor of Great Britain
Elected September 9, 1954

The Right Honourable the Viscount Simonds
Former Lord Chancellor of Great Britain Former Lord of Appeal in Ordinary
Elected September 2, 1953

Augustus N. Hand
Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, 1927-1953
Elected May 12, 1953

Thomas W. Swan
Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, 1951-1953
Elected May 12, 1953

Learned Hand
Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, 1939-1951
Elected February 2, 1949

John T. Loughran
Chief Judge of the Court of Appeals of the State of New York, 1945-1953
Elected February 2, 1949

The Right Honourable the Earl Jowitt
Former Lord Chancellor of Great Britain
Elected September 11, 1947

The Right Honourable the Lord Shawcross, Q.C.
Former Attorney General of Great Britain
Elected November 6, 1946

The Right Honourable Herbert V. Evatt
Former Attorney General and Minister for External Affairs of the Commonwealth of Australia
Elected November 7, 1945

The Right Honourable the Lord Somervell of Harlow, O.B.E.
Former Lord of Appeal in Ordinary
Elected February 2, 1944

The Right Honourable the Lord Greene, M.C.
Former Master of the Rolls
Former Lord of Appeal in Ordinary
Elected June 4, 1941

Irving Lehman
Chief Judge of the Court of Appeals of the State of New York, 1940-1945
Elected January 3, 1940

Felix Frankfurter
Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court, 1939-1962
Elected June 7, 1939

Frederick E. Crane
Chief Judge of the Court of Appeals of the State of New York, 1934-1939
Elected February 6, 1935

Franklin Delano Roosevelt
32nd President of the United States
Elected January 3, 1934

Cuthbert W. Pound
Chief Judge of the Court of Appeals of the State of New York, 1932-1934
Elected April 6, 1932

Harlan F. Stone
Chief Justice of the United States, 1941-1946
Elected April 6, 1932

Charles Evans Hughes
Chief Justice of the United States, 1930-1941
Elected April 6, 1932

Field Marshal the Right Honourable Jan Christian Smuts, P.C., O.M.
Former Prime Minister and Minister of External Affairs and Defense of the Union of South Africa
Elected January 2, 1930

Benjamin N. Cardozo
Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court, 1932-1938
Chief Judge of the Court of Appeals of the State of New York, 1927-1932
Elected May 2, 1928

William Howard Taft
27th President of the United States
Chief Justice of the United States, 1921-1930
Elected May 2, 1928

Manuel Fourcade
Le Batonnier de l’Ordre des Avocats a la Court de Paris
Elected October 7, 1925

The Right Honourable the Earl of Birkenhead, G.C.S.I.
Former Lord Chancellor of Great Britain
Elected October 27, 1923

Ferdinand Foch
Marshal of France
Elected December 13, 1921

The Right Honourable the Viscount Simon
G.C.S.I., G.C.V.O.
Former Lord Chancellor of Great Britain
Elected September 12, 1921

Rene Viviani
Former President of the Council of Ministers of the French Republic
Elected April 19, 1921

His Eminence Desideratus Cardinal Mercier
Archbishop of Malines and Primate of Belgium
Elected October 10, 1919

The Right Honourable the Viscount Finley G.C.M.G., LL.D., D.L.
Former Lord Chancellor of Great Britain
Elected September 22, 1919

The Most Honourable the Marquess of Reading
P.C., G.C.B., G.C.S.I., G.C.I.E., G.C.V.O.
Former Lord Chief Justice of England
Elected May 14, 1918

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