Dinah L. Shelton, the Manatt/Ahn Professor in International Law at the George Washington University Law School, will speak as part of the Distinguished Speakers series presented by the Environmental Law Center
. Her talk, “Environmental Rights in the Jurisprudence of Human Rights Bodies,” will take place on Wednesday, February 6th from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the Special Collections Room on Widener Law’s Delaware campus.
Shelton graduated from the University of California, Berkeley and then earned her J.D. from University of California, Berkeley, School of Law. She was professor of international law and director of the doctoral program in international human rights law at the University of Notre Dame Law School from 1996-2004 before joining the George Washington University Law School faculty in 2004. She has also taught at Santa Clara University and served as a visiting lecturer at the University of California, Davis; Stanford University; University of California, Berkeley; the University of Paris; and the University of Strasbourg, France.
Professor Shelton authored numerous articles and books on international law, human rights law, and international environmental law. She authored Remedies in International Human Rights Law, which garnered the 2000 Certificate of Merit from the American Society of International Law and co-authored with Thomas Buergenthal Protecting Human Rights in the Americas, which won the 1982 Inter-American Bar Association Book Prize.
Shelton’s talk will be videoconferenced to the Harrisburg campus.