Distinguished Fall Global Law Visitor
Leila Nadya Sadat: Forging a Convention for Crimes Against Humanity
September 19, 2012
Lewis & Clark Law School Global Law Program | Leila Nadya Sadat | Whitney R. Harris World Law Institute
Leila Nadya Sadat, a renowned international human rights scholar and one of the world’s leading experts on the International Criminal Court, visited Lewis & Clark Law School as the 2012 Distinguished Fall Global Law Visitor. Professor Sadat addressed the theme Forging a Convention for Crimes Against Humanity.
Professor Sadat is the Henry H. Oberschelp Professor at Washington University School of Law. With more than 75 books and articles to her name, she is an award-winning and prolific scholar. Her work has appeared in leading journals and publishers including the American Journal of International Law, American Journal of Comparative Law, Georgetown Law Journal, Notre Dame Law Review, Leiden Journal of International Law and Cambridge University Press. In June 2012 she was appointed to the prestigious Council on Foreign Relations.
During Spring 2011 Professor Sadat was the Alexis de Tocqueville Distinguished Fulbright Chair at the University of Cergy-Pontoise in Paris. She is also the Director of the Whitney R. Harris World Law Institute at Washington University and the Director of the Crimes Against Humanity Initiative. From 2001-2003 she served as a Commissioner on the U.S. Commission for International Religious Freedom.
Professor Sadat received her J.D. (1985) from Tulane University, an LL.M. (1987) from Columbia University and a D.E.A. (1988) from University of Paris - Sorbonne.