Lamm attended the State University of New York at Buffalo and the University of Miami School of Law, stating that she has wanted to become a lawyer "from a really young age". Lamm moved into international law in the 1980s, and has "represented lots of sovereign states in disputes".
Awards and recognition
Lamm has been cited as one of the Washingtonian's "100 Most Powerful Women in Washington" in 2011 and has been given the 2012 Lawyer of the Americas award, which "honors an attorney who has demonstrated exemplary service in the field of Inter-American law and in the furtherance of improved economic, social and political policies in the Americas".
In a 2009 article in Foreign Policy, Lamm was criticized for having "close ties" to controversial countries and corporations, such as Zeromax. Lamm has responded to the criticism, stating that the article relied on "inaccuracies, distortions, and speculation, and also conveys a fundamental misunderstanding of the role of lawyers in promoting the rule of law and access to justice."
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- Legally Speaking: Carolyn Lamm Washingtonian
- Top Lawyers: 30 Stars of the Bar Washingtonian
- Washington’s 100 Most Powerful Women Washingtonian
- Carolyn B. Lamm, Former ABA President, Honored With Lawyer of the Americas Award
- Lowering the Bar Foreign Policy
- Carolyn Lamm: A hero in her own mind Harper's Magazine
- Lowering the Bar: Response Foreign Policy