New Slaw Columnists: Kevin O’Keefe, Sam Muller, Judith Gaskell

Slaw is pleased to let you know that three new columnists have joined us. They’ll be coming on line over the course of the next months, in the order in which their brief bios appear here:

Kevin O’Keefe, as you’ll likely know, is the CEO and founder of LexBlog. He was a trial lawyer in Wisconsin for 17 years and remains a sustaining member of the the Association of Trial Lawyers of America, and he has served as a vice president of business development for Martindale-Hubbell. LexBlog is that mighty platform that enables thousands of lawyers in the US to blog successfully, proving, in the words of Kevin’s own blog, that Real Lawyers [do indeed] Have Blogs.

Kevin’s first column will appear next month.

Sam Muller is the founding director of the Hague Institute for the Internationalisation of Law, appointed in January 2005. Before that, he worked at the International Criminal Court (ICC) where he was Special Adviser to the Registrar on External Relations, after having been interim Deputy Director of the Common Services Division and Acting Director of the Public Information and Documentation Section of the Registry. He holds a law degree and a doctorate from Leiden University. He has published and spoken extensively on various topics, focusing mainly on the law of international organizations and international justice issues. Among many positions, he is founder of the Law of the Future Forum, co-founder of Innovating Justice, and a member of the Global Action Council on Rule of Law of the World Economic Forum.

Sam’s first column will appear in the spring.

Judith Gaskell is the recently retired Librarian of the Supreme Court of the United States. She has her graduate library degree from the University of Chicago and her law degree from DePaul University College of Law. In 2003, Judy became the 10th librarian of the US Supreme Court, and the third woman to hold the position. Prior to that she was for 20 years the director of DePaul’s Rinn Law Library.

Judy’s first column will appear in the fall.


  1. Congratulations on the catches, Mr/Ms. Administrator.

    PS: ATLA – the association of lawyers formerly knonwn as the Association of Trial Lawyers of America now formally calls itself the AAJ: “The American Association for Justice”.