Blanka Kudej, 1930–

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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