Blanka Kudej, 1930 –

Hall of Fame Induction: 2010

Significant AALL Service

  • Founding member, Foreign & Comparative Law Special Interest Section
  • Chair, FCIL SIS Soviet Law Working Group

Professional Honors and Awards

  • Joseph L. Andrews Bibliographical Award, Recipient, 1984
  • Marian Gould Gallagher Distinguished Service Award, Recipient, 1993
  • AALL Hall of Fame, Inaugural Class Inductee, 2010

Selected Publications by the Inductee

  • “Selected Bibliography on Women’s Rights and Political Participation in Europe (multilingual).” In Gisbert H. Flanz, Comparative Women’s Rights and Political Participation in Europe, 471–516. New York: Transnational Publishers, 1983.
  • International Legal Bibliography. Dobbs Ferry, N.Y.: Oceana, 1983 (with Simone-Marie Kleckner). [Andrews Award winner]International Trade Law: International Law Bibliography. New York, Oceana, 1984.The New Law of the Sea: International Law Bibliography. New York, Oceana, 1984.
  • “International Monetary Fund and Debt Crisis: A Selective Bibliography,” New York University Journal of Law and Politics 17 (1985): 751–87 (with Victor Essien).
  • “Trade Sanctions and International Relations: selective bibliography.” 19 New York University Journal of International Law and Politics 19 (1987): 1117–26.
  • “International Environmental Law: Selective Bibliography.” 20 New York University Journal of International Law and Politics 20 (1988): 825–60.
  • “Czechoslovakia: Basic Legislation and Selective Bibliography of Recent Publications,” International Journal of Legal Information 20 (1992): 265–86.

Professional Positions

  • Attorney, 1950–67
  • Law Librarian, Striker & Striker (New York City), 1968–73
  • Law Librarian, Gulf & Western Industries (New York City), 1974–76
  • International and Foreign Law Librarian, Columbia University School of Law Library, 1976–80
  • Associate Law Librarian for Special Collections, New York University School of Law Library, 1981–90
  • Co-Director, New York University School of Law Library, 1990–92
  • Consultant to the New York Joint International Law Program of New York Law School, Brooklyn Law School, and City University of New York Law School, 1985–92

Education

  • JUDr., Charles University School of Law, Czech Republic, 1950
  • M.L.S., Columbia University, 1972

Selected Professional Activities & Achievements (outside AALL)

  • Founding member, American Society of International Law, Women in International Law Special Section
  • People to People: member of U.S. university and court law librarians to visit Beijing, Nanjing, and Tianjin, 1987
  • American Bar Association, Central and East European Law Initiative, Prague, 1996 and 2000
  • Consultant, International Legal Center, Czech Republic
  • Secretary General, Czechoslovak Society of Arts and Sciences, 1994–96
  • Secretary and Member, Board of Directors, New York Chapter, Czechoslovak Society of Arts and Sciences, 1990–2002
  • Vice President (Finance), New York Chapter, Czechoslovak Society of Arts and Sciences, 2000
  • President, Florida Chapter, Czechoslovak Society of Arts and Sciences, 2005 to present