Daily Archives: April 9, 2009

In memoriam: Virginia Leary, stalwart supporter of international labor rights

Intlawgrrls has posted a much deserved tribute to my friend and colleague, Virginia Leary, who died this week in Geneva, Switzerland, of a heart attack at the age of 82. Professor Leary had battled cancer recently and her passing comes as sad news to those of us who have engaged in scholarship and political support of international labor rights. Virginia contributed a paper to the collection I published with Lance Compa and was always a valuable friend in the law school world. She taught at SUNY Buffalo for many years, as part of the admirable intellectual culture at the school, and then later at Hastings College of Law in San Francisco. She was also, of course, part of the Geneva international labor culture which is where she had retired.