Almost a month has passed since the Senate Foreign Relations committee approved Harold Koh to serve as Legal Advisor (head lawyer) at the State Department. As Dean of Yale Law School and an expert in international law with a long track record of human rights work, he is the perfect person to help our nation move forward with international legal affairs.
However, despite strong support from fair-minded lawyers all across the political spectrum (including lawyers he opposed in his inspirational work to help Haitian refugees in the early 1990s - see
Yale Alumni Magazine
Koh's nomination is bottled up and needs your help.
Senators Collins, Snowe and Voinovich are Republican senators whose support is needed to bring a vote on Koh's nomination.
Would you mind taking 5 minutes right now to help Harold? Here is a phone script you can use:
Phone script

Here is contact info:
* Collins:
Contact Senator Collins

* Snowe:
Contact Senator Snow

* Voinovich:
Contact Senator Voinovich

His bio is below and more on the process is here:
More Info

Thanks for your help!

Harold Hongju Koh, Dean and Gerard C. & Bernice Latrobe Smith Professor of International Law at Yale Law School, is one of the country’s leading experts on public and private international law, national security law, and human rights. From 1998 to 2001, Koh served as Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights and Labor. He previously served on the Secretary of State’s Advisory Committee on Public International Law. A Marshall Scholar, Koh graduated from Harvard, Oxford, and Harvard Law School, and has received eleven honorary degrees and more than thirty awards for his human rights work, including awards from Columbia Law School and the American Bar Association for his lifetime achievements in International law. Following clerkships with Judge Malcolm Richard Wilkey of the D.C. Circuit and Supreme Court Justice Harry Blackmun, he served as Attorney-Adviser at the Office of Legal Counsel, Department of Justice and practiced law at Covington & Burling. As a Yale law professor since 1985, Koh has taught courses, authored or co-authored eight books, published more than 170 articles, testified before Congress, and litigated numerous cases involving international law issues. A Fellow of the American Philosophical Society and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and a member of the Council of the American Law Institute, he has served on the Board of Editors of the American Journal of International Law and as a Counselor of the American Society of International Law. He has sat on the boards of Harvard University, the Brookings Institution, Human Rights First, the American Arbitration Association, and the National Democratic Institute. He has been named one of America’s “45 Leading Public Sector Lawyers Under The Age of 45 by American Lawyer magazine and one of the “100 Most Influential Asian-Americans of the 1990s” by A Magazine..