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Catherine Powell
Associate Professor of Law
Director, International Law and the Constitution Initiative

CONTACT DETAILS
Email: cpowell@law.fordham.edu

CAREER
Education

YALE LAW SCHOOL, J.D., 1992 (Earl Warren Scholar)
PRINCETON UNIVERSITY, M.P.A., 1991, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs
YALE COLLEGE, B.A., 1987



Activities
  • Founding Executive Director, Human Rights Institute, Columbia Law School (1998-02)
  • Assistant Counsel, NAACP Legal Defense Fund (1994-98)
  • Law Clerk, Judge Leonard Sand, SDNY (1993-94)
  • Ford Fellow in Public International Law, Harvard Law School (1992-93)
  • Senior Editor, Yale Law Journal
  • Human Rights Watch, Board Member
  • Human Rights Watch, Chair, U.S. Program Advisory Committee
  • Human Rights Watch, Member, Policy Committee American Society of International Law, Member


PUBLICATIONS
  • Gender Indicators as a Tool of Global Governance, in Big Data, Big Challenges in Evidence-Based Policy Making (Kumar Jayasuriya ed., 2013) (West Academic Press, Publisher)
  • Tinkering with Torture in the Aftermath of Hamdan: Testing the Relationship Between Internationalism and Constitutionalism (NYU J. Intl L. & Politics)
  • Lifting Our Veil of Ignorance: Women, Culture and Constitutionalism in Post-September 11 America, forthcoming HASTINGS LAW JOURNAL (2005)
  • The Role of Transnational Norm Entrepreneurs in the U.S. 'War on Terrorism,' 5 THEORETICAL INQUIRIES IN LAW 47 (January 2004)
  • United States Human Rights Policy in the 21st Century in an Age of Multilateralism, 46 SAINT LOUIS UNIVERSITY LAW JOURNAL 421 (Spring 2002)
  • Geographies of Hunger, chapter in Transnational Legal Processes: Globalisation and Power Disparities (Butterworths Tolley, Michael Likosky, ed., 2002)
  • Dialogic Federalism: Constitutional Possibilities for Incorporation of Human Rights Law in the United States, 150 PENNSYLVANIA LAW REVIEW 245 (November 2001)
  • Human Rights and the (Mis)uses of Culture, chapter in Race, Ethnicity and Gender in the Americas (American University Publications, Celina Romany, ed., 2001)
  • Locating Culture, Identity and Human Rights, 30 COLUMBIA HUMAN RIGHTS LAW REVIEW 201 (Spring 1999) (Introduction to Symposium Issue Celebrating Fiftieth Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights)
  • (Dis)assembling Rights of Women Workers Along the Global Assembly Line: Human Rights and the Garment Industry (with Leti Volpp and Laura Ho) 31 HARVARD CIVIL RIGHTS AND CIVIL LIBERTIES 383 (Summer 1996), reprinted in Global Critical Race Feminism (Adrien Wing, ed., 2000)
  • 'Life' at Guantanamo: The Wrongful Detention of Haitian Refugees, 2 Reconstruction 58 (R. Kennedy, ed., Harvard Law School, 1993)

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