Richard Wilson

Professor of Law
Director of the International Human Rights Law Clinic

Office: Room 448
Phone: 202-274-4246
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Richard J. Wilson is Professor of Law and founding director of the International Human Rights Law Clinic at American University’s Washington College of Law, in Washington, D.C, where he has taught since 1989. Professor Wilson was a Peace Corps volunteer in the Republic of Panama from 1966-1968, and a 1972 graduate of the University of Illinois College of Law. He began his legal career as a public defender in Illinois, and was director of the Defender Division at the National Legal Aid and Defender Association in Washington from 1980-85. He taught at CUNY Law School in New York City from 1985-1989.

Professor Wilson has taught in the law school’s summer Human Rights Academy and in the Oxford International Human Rights Law Program. He was the director of the law school’s summer study program in Chile in 1995 and 1996, and director of the law school’s clinics from 1999-2003. He has been a Visiting Lecturer in law at Daito Bunka University in Tokyo, Japan, and at the Catholic University in Lima, Peru. He was a Fulbright Scholar in the Republic of Colombia in 1987, and served as Legal Advisor to the Consulate of the Republic of Colombia in Washington during 1998.

He has lived or consulted in several Latin American countries and has lectured or consulted in the United States, Eastern and Western Europe, and Asia. Professor Wilson has presented three cases at the Inter-American Court of Human Rights in San Jose, Costa Rica and authored the friend-of-court briefs for the European Union in the United States Supreme Court successfully arguing that international law prohibits capital punishment for juveniles and for persons with mental retardation. Prof. Wilson serves as President of the Board of Directors of the World Organization for Human Rights, U.S.A., and on the Board of Ensaaf, a human rights NGO with focus on impunity in India, particularly in Punjab.

He is a co-editor of textbooks on international human rights law and practice; defense in international criminal law; and international criminal law and procedure. His scholarly interests include the globalization of public interest law, the death penalty and international law, the role of the defense in international war crimes trials, and clinical legal education in developing or transitional countries.



Currently Teaching

Areas of Specialization

  • Clinical Legal Education
  • Immigration Law
  • International Criminal Law
  • International Human Rights

Degrees & Universities

  • J.D., University of Illinois College of Law 1972
  • B.A., DePauw University 1965

  • Selected Publications

    • Richard Wilson, Beyond Legal Imperialism: U.S. Clinical Legal Education and the New Law and Development, in The Global Clinical Movement: Educating Lawyers for Social Justice (Frank Bloch, ed., 2010).
    • Richard Wilson, Guantánamo Beyond Cuba: A Global Detention System Outside the Law, in The Guantánamo Lawyers: Inside a Prison Outside the Law (Mark P Denbeaux, Jonathan Hafetz & Grace A Brown, eds., 2009).
    • Richard Wilson, Michael Bohlander & Roman Boed, Procedural Safeguards for the Defense in International Human Rights Law, A History of the Role of Defense Counsel in International and War Crimes Tribunals, and Defending Detainees at Guantanamo Bay, in Defense in International Criminal Proceedings (Transnatl. Publishers, Inc. 2006).
    • Richard Wilson, International Human Rights & Humanitarian Law: Treaties, Cases & Analysis (Richard Wilson, Francisco Forrest Martin, Stephen J. Schnable, Jonathan S. Simon & Mark V. Tushnet, eds., 2006).
    • Richard Wilson, Many Guantanamos: A Reflection on the Work of Human Rights Clinics (Reviewing Brandt Goldstein, Storming the Court), Hum. Rights Br. (2006).
    • Richard Wilson, Book Review, The Pinochet Effect: Transnational Justice in the Age of Human Rights, by Naomi Roht-Arriaza (2005), 28 Hum. Rights. Q. 528 (2006).
    • Richard Wilson, Growth of the Access to Justice Movement in Latin America: The Chilean Example, Just. Initiatives (Feb. 2004).
    • Richard Wilson, Training for Justice: The Global Reach of Clinical Legal Education, 22 Penn St. Intl. L. Rev. 421 (2004).
    • Richard Wilson, Agentine Military Officers Face Trial in Spanish Courts, ASIL Insights (Dec. 2003).
    • Richard Wilson, International Law Issues in Death Penalty Defense [Comments on the Guidelines for the Performance of Defense Council in Death Penalty Cases, Revised Edition], 31 Hofstra L. Rev. 1195 (2003).
    • Richard Wilson, The Influence of International Law and Practice on the Death Penalty in the Unitred States, in America's Experiment with Capital Punishment, 147 (James R. Acker, ed., 2d ed., 2003).
    • Richard Wilson, Detainees at Guantanamo Bay: The Inter-American Human Rights Commission Responds to a “Legal Black Hole”, 10 Hum. Rights Br. 2 (2003).
    • Richard Wilson & Jan Perlin, The Inter-American Human Rights System: Activities from Late 2000 through October 2002, 18 Am. U. Int. L. Rev. 651 (2003) (reprinted in ACLU Intl. Civ. Liberties Rpt. (Abbreviated Version)).
    • Richard Wilson, Can the U.S. Courts Learn from Failed Terrorist Trials by Military Commission in Turkey and Peru?, 11 Hum. Rights Br. 11 (2003).
    • Richard Wilson, In Memorium: Howard Eisenberg, 86 Marq. L. Rev. 259 (2002).
    • Richard Wilson, The United States Position on the Death Penalty in the Inter-American Human Rights System, 42 Santa Clara L. Rev. 1159 (2002).
    • Richard Wilson, Issues in the Assignment of Defense Counsel in Domestic and International War Crimes Tribunals: The Need for a Structural Approach, 2 Intl. Crim. L. Rev. 145 (2002).
    • Richard Wilson, Book Review, Geert-Jan G.J. Knoops, Defenses in Contemporary International Criminal Law, 96 Am. J. Intl. L. 29 (2002).
    • Richard Wilson, Three Law School Clinics in Chile, 1970-2000: Innovation, Resistance and Conformity in the Global South, 8 Clin. L. Rev. 801 (2002).
    • Richard Wilson, Human Rights and U.S. Law, in Proceedings of International Conference on Human Rights and Prison Reform (National Citizens United for Rehabilitation of Errants-CURE 2001).
    • Richard Wilson, Defending a Criminal Case with International Human Rights Law, The Champion (May 2000) (reprinted in Intl. Enforcement L. Rptr., Aug. & Sept. 2000).
    • Richard Wilson, Improving Criminal Justice Systems Through Expanded Strategies and Innovative Collaborations: Report of the National Symposium on Indigent Defense, February 1999 (U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs and Bureau of Justice Assitance Mar. 2000).
    • Richard Wilson, The Inter-American Human Rights System: Activities from 1999 through February 2000, in ACLU International Civil Liberties Report (2000 ed., 2000).
    • Richard Wilson, The Spanish Proceedings, in The Pinochet Papers, 23 (Reed Brody & Michael Ratner, eds., 2000).
    • Richard Wilson, Prosecuting Pinochet in Spain, 6 Hum. Rights Br. 3 (Spring 1999).
    • + More Publications...

    • Books

    • Richard Wilson & Jennifer Rasmussen, Promoting Justice: A Practical Guide To Strategic Human Rights Lawyering (Intl. Hum. Rights L. Group 2001).
    • Richard Wilson, The Rights International Companion To Criminal Law & Procedure (Richard Wilson & Francisco Forrest Martin, eds., Kluwer Law Intl. 1999).
    • Other Publications

    • Richard Wilson, Western Europe: Last Holdout in the Worldwide Acceptance of Clinical Legal Education, 10 German L. Rev. 359 (2009). SSRN Link
    • Richard Wilson, Spanish Supreme Court Affirms Conviction of Argentine Former Naval Officer for Crimes Against Humanity, ASIL Insights (Jan. 30, 2008).
    • Richard Wilson, Supporting or Thwarting the Revolution? The Inter-American Human Rights System and Criminal Procedure Reform in Latin America, 14 Sw. J.L. & Trade Ams. 287 (2008).
    • Richard Wilson, “Emaciated” Defense or a Trend to Independence and Equality of Arms in Internationalized Criminal Tribunals?, 15:2 Hum. Rights Br. 6 (2008).
    • Richard Wilson, Book Review: Mark A. Drumbl, Atrocity, Punishment, and International Law, in Peace And Change (Cambridge U. Press forthcoming 2007).
    • Richard Wilson, Defending the Detainees at Guantánamo Bay, 12:3 Hum. Rights Br. 1 (2005).
    • Richard Wilson, War Stories: A Reflection on Defending an Alleged Enemy Combatant Detained in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, 8 Y.B. N.Z. Jur. 193 (2005).
    • Richard Wilson, The Right to Assigned Legal Assistance Under International Law, Remedies for Violation of the Right to Legal Assistance Under International Law, and Special Issues on Assignment of Counsel in International and War Crimes Tribunals, in Manual for Design and Implemention of International Legal Assistance Programs for the Indigent (Natl. Leg. Aid & Defender Assn. 2004).
    • Richard Wilson, Will History Repeat Itself? Case Studies of Systematic Constraints on Defense Counsel in International War Crimes Trials and the Need for Resource Parity, in Effective Strategies for Protecting Human Rights: Economic Sanctions, Use of National Courts and International Fora, and Coercive Power (David Barnhizer, ed., Ashgate Publishers 2001).
    • Richard Wilson & Jan Perlin, The Inter-American Human Rights System: Activites from 1999 Through October 2000, 16 Am. U. Intl. L. Rev. 315 (2001).
    • Richard Wilson, An Index to the Individual Case Resolutions of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, 1994-1999, 16 Am. U. Intl. L. Rev. 353 (2001).
    • Richard Wilson, Reflections on Judicial Review in Latin America, 7 Sw. J.L. & Trade Ams. 435 (2001).
  • + Selected Works in Progress

    • Richard Wilson, A Pedagogy of Law Practice For Justice: Clinical Legal Education as Global Phenomenon, (forthcoming).
    • Richard Wilson, Clinical Legal Education in Dutch Legal Culture: Clashes of Tradition, Tolerance and Progress in Global Law’s Capital, (forthcoming).
    • Richard Wilson, General Report on the Role of Practice in Legal Education, (for the 18th International Congress on Comparative Law, Washington, D.C., July 2010, forthcoming).
    • Richard Wilson, A Brief Reflection on the Stages of the Clinic Year: Group Process with Existentialist Roots, (forthcoming).
  • + Selected Presentations

    • Richard Wilson, Keynote speaker, Similarities and Differences in Legal Education in Europe and the United States (New Pers. on Leg. Educ. in Europe, German Rector’s Conf., Berlin, Ger., Mar. 18, 2010).
    • Richard Wilson, Workshop speaker, Who is a Lawyer, and What Does a Lawyer Do? (New Pers. on Leg. Educ. in Europe, German Rector’s Conf., Berlin, Ger., Mar. 18, 2010).
    • Richard Wilson, Luncheon Speaker, Closing Guantanamo: Reflections from a Lawyer for Detainees (University of Maine School of Law, Portland, Me., Mar. 27, 2009).
    • Richard Wilson, Distinguished Lecture, Guantanamo: Reflections from a Lawyer for Detainees (School for Policy & International Affairs, University of Maine, Orono, Me., Mar. 26, 2009).
    • Richard Wilson, Guest Lecture, Guantanamo: the Lawyer as Loser or Hero and the “Translation” of International Law in Judicial and Public Advocacy (Inns of Court, Orono, Me., Mar. 26, 2009).
    • Richard Wilson, Speaker & Expert Consultant, Promoting Sustainable Reform of Higher Legal Education in the Caucuses, Third Annual Project Meeting (Budapest, Hun., Mar. 18 - 20, 2009).
    • Richard Wilson, Speech, A Case Study: The United States in the Inter-American Human Rights System, 1971-2009 (University of Miami Inter-American Law Review Symposium, Miami, Fla., Mar. 7, 2009).
    • Richard Wilson, Panel Moderator, Are Adequate Frameworks in Place at the Domestic Level? (International Conference on the Prevention of Torture and other Ill-Treatment, American University Washington College of Law, Wash., D.C., Feb. 23, 2009).
    • Richard Wilson, Lecture, Waging Lawfare Over Guantanamo: Violent Euphemism and the Nation’s Narrative (Catholic University Law School Faculty Luncheon Speaker Series, Wash., D.C., Nov. 20, 2008).
    • Richard Wilson, Panel Speaker, Waging Lawfare: Violent Euphemism and the Nation’s Narrative (Conference on How Legal Rhetoric Shapes the Law II: The Language of Violence and Torture, American University Washington College of Law, Wash., D.C., Nov. 7, 2008).
    • Richard Wilson, Lecture, Human Rights in Time of War (OASIS Center for Older Adults, Bethesda, Md., Oct. 1, 2008).
    • Richard Wilson, Lecture, Promoting Justice: A Practitioner’s Perspective (American Bar Association, World Justice Project: Access to Justice Meeting, Wash., D.C., Sept. 29, 2008).
    • Richard Wilson, Lecture, Guantanamo and the Nation’s Narrative: From Enemy Combatants to Lawfare (The Clarke Forum, Dickinson College, Carlisle, Pa., Sept. 25, 2008).
    • Richard Wilson, Moderator, Panel on Conceptual Implications of Terrorist Detentions Since 9-11 (Conference: Looking Past Guantanamo: Are New Concepts Needed for Terrorist-Related Detentions?, American University Washington College of Law, Wash., D.C., Sept. 19, 2008).
    • Richard Wilson, Keynote Speaker, Profile of a Successful Clinic: Experience from the US and other Countries (Workshop on Clinical Legal Education, State University of Moldova, Chisinau, Mol., Mar. 14, 2008).
    • Richard Wilson, Panelist, Origins, Design and Goals of the International Human Rights Clinic at American University (Human Rights Clinicians Conference, Columbia University, N.Y.C., N.Y., Mar. 1, 2008).
    • Richard Wilson, Panelist, The Death Penalty and International Law in the U.S. Supreme Court (First Year Commons, American University, Wash., D.C., Feb. 19, 2008).
    • Richard Wilson, Presentation, Simulation in a Large International Law Course (International Faculty, American University, Wash., D.C., Feb. 15, 2008).
    • Richard Wilson, Speech, Torture as U.S. Policy (Catholic University and Torture Abolition and Survivors’ Coalition, Wash., D.C., Feb. 13, 2008).
    • Richard Wilson, Panelist, Symposium: Abandoning the Inquisitor: Latin America’s Criminal Procedure Revolution (Southwestern University Law School, L. A., Cal., Jan. 25, 2008).
    • Richard Wilson, Presentation, Workshop on Clinical Legal Education Initiatives in Lebanon (Open Society Justice Initiative, Budapest, Hun., Jan. 2008).
    • Richard Wilson, Panelist, Restoring Habeas: Al Odah and Boumediene in the U.S. Supreme Court (National Lawyer’s Guild, American University Washington College of Law, Wash., D.C., Nov. 27, 2007).
    • Richard Wilson, Moderator, Panel Discussion on Torture Around the World, Held in Conjunction with the “Abu Ghraib” Paintings Exhibit of Fernando Botero (Katzen Center for the Arts, American University, Wash., D.C., Nov. 15, 2007).
    • Richard Wilson, Presentation, Economic, Social and Cultural Rights: Inalienable Rights or New Concepts? (American University Washington College of Law, Wash., D.C., Oct. 16, 2007).
    • Richard Wilson, Meeting Facilitator, Helping the World’s Endangered Children: Great Decisions, Foreign Policy Association (OASIS Center, Bethesda, Md., Oct. 15, 2007).
    • Richard Wilson, Consultant, Open Society Justice Initiative (Conference on Clinical Legal Education in Mexico, Mexico City, Mex., Oct. 4 & 5, 2007).
    • Richard Wilson, Panelist, Opening Ceremony: My Work in International Law at WCL (International Law Week, American University Washington College of Law, Wash., D.C., Oct. 1, 2007).
    • Richard Wilson, Consultant, American Bar Association Rule of Law Initiative (Working Group on Implementation of the ICCPR Index, Sept. 21, 2007).
    • Richard Wilson, Lecture, What’s New at Guantanamo? Situation: “Pending” (Amnesty International University of Virginia Chapter, Charlottesville, Va., Sept. 12, 2007).
    • Richard Wilson, Lecture, Criminal Responsibility of Children in Armed Conflict for War Crimes: U.S. Policy and Practice from Drummer Boys to Guantanamo Bay (Supranational Criminal Law Lecture Series at the Asser Institute, The Hague, Neth., June 2007).
    • Richard Wilson, Presentation, Examining our Assumptions When Developing Clinics Abroad (AALS Annual Conference for Clinical Teachers, New Orleans, La., May 2007).
    • Richard Wilson, Panel Remarks, The Role of Lawyers in Poverty Alleviation (Washington College of Law, Mar. 26, 2006).
    • Richard Wilson, Introduction, Presentation by Aryeh Neir, Director of the Open Society Justice Initiative, on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (American University, Washington College of Law, Wash., D.C., Jan. 2006).
    • Richard Wilson, Reader, English Working Group, Arab Human Development Report 2005, The Rise of Women in the Arab World (UNDP Offices, N.Y.C., N.Y., Dec. 2005).
    • Richard Wilson, Commentator, Perspectives on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights by Justice Richard Goldstone (American University, Washington College of Law, Wash., D.C., Oct. 2005).
    • Richard Wilson, Moderator, International Prevention of Torture: The Role of the United Nations, International Law and the United States (United Nations Association, National Capitol Area, Co-sponsored by the ABA Section of International Law, Cannon Office Building, Wash., D.C., Oct. 2005).
    • Richard Wilson, Moderator, Panel on Globalization of Clinical Legal Education: Transplanting Clinical Models into Other Cultures and Families of Law (Sixth International Clinical Conference, UCLA/IALS, Lake Arrowhead, Cal., Oct. 2005).
    • Richard Wilson, Report, A Moral Choice for the United States: The Human Rights Implications for the Gwich'in Peoples of Drilling in the Artic National Widlife Refugee (Gwich'in Steering Commitee and the Episcopal Church, Oct. 2005).
    • Richard Wilson, Speech, International Law Structures and Institutions (Fellows of the American Associastion for the Advancement of Science, George Washington University, Wash., D.C., Sept. 2005).
    • Richard Wilson, Lecturer, Due Process in the Inter-American System for Protection of Human Rights: Doctrine and Jurisprudence (Universidad de San Martin de Porres, Lima, Peru, Sept. 2005).
    • Richard Wilson, Mock Oral Argument, Roper v. Simmons: Should the Supreme Court Consider International Law? (Street Law Program, Georgetown University, Wash., D.C., June 2005).
    • Richard Wilson, Panel, Using Human Rights Strategies to Make Change at Home (Workshop on Beyond Roper v. Simmons: International Law and Standards for the Treatment of Children in Conflict with the Law, American University, Washington College of Law, Wash. D.C., May 2005).
    • Richard Wilson, Speech, Global Issues on Access to Justice and the Role of Clinical Legal Education (Rule of Law Staff, Chemonics International, Inc., Apr. 2005).
    • Richard Wilson, Panelist, Domestic and International Developments Relating to the Death Penalty (Annual Meeting of the American Society of International Law, Mar. 31, 2005).
    • Richard Wilson, Trainer, The Clinical Method of Legal Education in International Human Rights (Iberoamericana University, Mexico City, Mex., Mar. 2005).
    • Richard Wilson, Participant, Second Regional Conference on Access to Justice (Open Society Justice Initiative and Public Interest Law Initiative, Budapest, Hun., Feb. 2005).
    • Richard Wilson, Speech, The Guantanamo Detainees: Law as It Is and Law as It Should Be (Hull University Faculty of Law, Hull, Eng., Feb. 2005).
    • Richard Wilson, Speech, Developments in the Trials of Argentine Military Officers in the Spanish Courts (American Society of International Law, Jan. 2005).
    • Richard Wilson, Speech, Law School Delegation from WCL (Bilgi University Law Faculty, Istanbul, Turk., Dec. 2004).
    • Richard Wilson, Speech, Felony Disenfranchisement: International Law Claims in US Federal Litigation (Brennan Center for Justice, New York University Law School, N.Y.C., N.Y., Nov. 2004).
    • Richard Wilson, Workshop Facilitator, The Pedagogy of Clinical Legal Education: Practical Exercises (Workshop on Clinical Legal Education, Open Society Justice Initiative, Mexico City, Mex., Nov. 2004).
    • Richard Wilson, Panel Moderator, The Death Penalty and Innocence (Human Rights Festival, American University, Washington College of Law, Wash., D.C., Oct. 2004).
    • Richard Wilson, Speech, Clinical Legal Education: Its Prospects in Your School (First Meeting of International Consortium of Law Schools, American University, Washington College of Law, Wash., D.C., Oct. 2004).
    • Richard Wilson, Speech, Clinical Legal Education in "the Rest of the World" (Second International Colloquium on Clinical Legal Education, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scot., July 2004).
    • Richard Wilson, Presentation, The Application of International Law in the Courts of the United States (Mertz-Gilmore Foundation, N.Y.C., N.Y., Apr. 2004).
    • Richard Wilson, Panelist, International Law and Practice in American Constitutionalism: Overview of the Application of International Law in Domestic Capital Litigation (University of Virginia School of Law, Charlottsville, Va., Mar. 2004).
    • Richard Wilson, Closing Remarks, After Lawrence v. Texas: Where to From Here?, Fifth Annual Peter M. Cicchino Awards Program (American University, Washington College of Law, Wash., D.C., Mar. 2004).
    • Richard Wilson, Speech, The Academic Mission of Clinical Legal Education and Practical Steps to Design and Instruction in a Law School Clinic, First Nigerian Clinical Legal Education Colloquim (Open Society Justice Initiative, Abuja, Nigeria, Feb. 2004).
    • Richard Wilson, Speech, Legal Education Through Clinical Legal Education and Practical Steps to Design and Pedagogy in a Law School Clinic, First University Congress on Clinical Legal Education and Public Interest Litigation (Open Society Justice Initiative, Mexico City, Mex., Jan. 2004).
    • Richard Wilson, Panelist, The Avena Case in the International Court of Justice (Mexico v. United States of America): Can International Law Stop the Death Penalty?, Co-Sponsored Program of Sections on International Human Rights, Immigration Law and North American Cooperation (Association of American Law Schools, Atlanta, Ga., Jan.2004).
    • Richard Wilson, Speech, International Law Issues in Death Penalty Defense, Symposium on (Hofstra University School of Law, Hempstead, N.Y., Oct. 2003).
    • Richard Wilson, Speech, States of Emergency and the Application of International Humanitarian Law in the Inter-Amerian Human Rights System (Catholic University of Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Braz., Sept. 2003).
    • Richard Wilson, Speech, Foundations and Principles of Clinical Legal Education (Bilgi University, Istanbul, Turk., May 2003).
    • Richard Wilson, Presenter, Workshop on Gender and Cultural Issues in Refugee Law (Public Law Initiative, Budapest, Hun., May 2003).
    • Richard Wilson, Panelist, U.S. Policy on the Application of Humanitarian Law to the Detainees at Guantanamo Bay (Series on Law in Times of National and International Crisis: A Series of Responses, American University, Washington College of Law, Wash., D.C., Apr. 2003).
    • Richard Wilson, Speech, US policy after 9/11: The situation of Detainees at Guantanamo Bay and the Inter-American Human Rights Commission Response (States of Exception and Strategies for Peace and the Defense of Human Rights, Brussels, Belg., Mar. 2003).
    • Richard Wilson, Speech, Using International Human Rights Law in Poverty Law Cases in the Domestic Courts of the United States (Annual Convention of the National Legal Aid and Defender Association, Seattle, Wash., Nov. 2003).
    • Richard Wilson, Speech, Using International Law in Domestic Tribunals (Columbia University Law School, N.Y.C., N.Y., Jan. 2003).
    • Richard Wilson, Panelist, Education for Justice - Global Programs for Clinical Training for a New Generation of Lawyers (Annual Meeting of the Association of American Law Schools, Jan. 2003).
    • Richard Wilson, Participant, Workship for Human Rights Clinics and Centers in Law Schools (American University, Washington College of Law, Wash., D.C., May 2002).
    • Richard Wilson, Panelist, The United States Position on the Death Penalty in the Inter-American Human Rights System, Symposium on the Death Penalty and International Law (Santa Clara University Law School, Santa Clara, Cal., May 2002).
    • Richard Wilson, Facilitator, Expert's Meeting on International Law and Capital Punishment (American University, Washington College of Law, Wash., D.C., Mar. 2002).
    • Richard Wilson, Panelist, Litigating U.S. Compliance with Human Rights Treaties (D.C. Bar International Law Section and the American Society of International Law, D.C., Dec. 15, 2001).
    • Richard Wilson, Speech, The Contradictions of Institutional Public Defense in an Adversary Process (First Inter-American Meeting of Public Defender Offices, Center for Justice Studies, Santiago, Chile, Nov. 2001).
    • Richard Wilson, Speech, Torture: Giving Legal Meaning to the Unspeakable (George Mason University Section of Amnesty International, Fairfax, Va., Nov. 2001).
    • Richard Wilson, Speech, Clinical Legal Education in Latin America: the Chilean Example, Fourth Annual Colloquium on Clinical Legal Education in Central and Eastern Europe, Russia and Central Asia (Riga, Lat., Oct. 2001).
    • Richard Wilson, Panelist, Prison Reform Including the Death Penalty in the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (CURE, N.Y.C., N.Y., Oct. 2001).
    • Richard Wilson, Presenter, Conference on the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations and Related Human Rights Issues (Project for the Advancement of International Human Rights Law, American University, Washington College of Law, Wash., D.C., July 2001).
    • Richard Wilson, Speech, International Law: A Breakthrough Year (NAACP Legal Defense & Education Fund Annual Training Conference, Warrenton, Va., July 2001).
    • Richard Wilson, Speech, International Law: Arguments in Capital Litigation (Association of the Bar of the City of New York, N.Y.C., N.Y., June 2001).
    • Richard Wilson, Panelist, Clinical Programs as a Means to Teach International Law, a program of the Teaching International Law Interest Group (Annual Meeting of the American Society of International Law, Apr. 6, 2001).
    • Richard Wilson, Panelist, The Role of Lawyers in Assisting Vulnerable Groups. Programs on The Legal Protection of The Vulnerable: Internally Displaced Persons (American University, Washington College of Law, and The Library of Congress, Wash., D.C., Apr. 2001).
    • Richard Wilson, Speech, A Case Study: They U.S. as Party Defendant Before the Inter-American Human Rights Commission, Program on The Inter-American Human Rights System and Civil Society in North America (Northwestern University, Chic., Ill., Mar. 31, 2001).
    • Richard Wilson, Panelist, Lawyering for the 21st Century: Comparative Perspectives on Public Interest Lawyering (American University, Washington College of Law, Wash., D.C., Mar. 30, 2001).
    • Richard Wilson, Panelist, The Pinochet Case: Origins and Impacts, Conference on The Pinochet Precedent: Individual Accountability for International Crimes (American University, Washington College of Law, Institute for Policy Studies, Wash., D.C, Mar. 2001).
    • Richard Wilson, Closing Address, Legal Aid 2000: Challenges Facing Legal Aid Providers, Refugee Law Clinics as a Protective Solution (U.N High Commissioner for Refugees and Constitutional and Legal Policy Institute (COLPI), Budapest, Hun., Dec. 3-5, 2000).
    • Richard Wilson, Speech, The International Human Rights Law Clinic at American University (Association of American Law Schools Workshop on Human Rights Teaching and Scholarship, Alexandira, Va., Oct. 2000).
    • Richard Wilson, Speech, Clinical Legal Education: Mission, Objectives and Modalities, Reginal Conference on Clinical Legal Education (Open Society Foundation, Senec, Slovk., Oct. 2000).
    • Richard Wilson, Presentation, Why Amicus Curiae Brief from the E.U. is Appropriate in the United States Supreme Court in Williams v. Georgia (U.S. Representatives of the European Union’s Working Group on the Death Penalty, Wash., D.C., Sept. 2000).
    • Richard Wilson, Panelist, The Quality of Courage: A Dialogue with Human Rights Defenders (American University Washington College of Law, Wash., D.C., Sept. 2000).
    • Richard Wilson, Seminar, Seminar on Human Rights Strategies for Lawyering in Africa (International Human Rights Law Group and the Legal Resouce Centers, Johannesburg, S. Afr., May 2000).
    • Richard Wilson, Presentation, Legal Services and Human Rights in Central America and Mexico (International Human Rights Law Group and the Myrna Mack Foundation, Guatemala City, Guat., May 2000).
    • Richard Wilson, Speech, Legal Education and Human Rights, Seminar on Training of Professors in Human Rights and the Inter-American System (Bogota, Colom., Apr. 2000).
    • Richard Wilson, Speech, Avoiding Vigilante Justice: Strengthening the Right to Defense in Intenational Criminal Tribunals, A Symposium on Practical Strategies for Human Rights Protection (Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, Cleveland, Ohio, April 2000).
    • Richard Wilson, Panel, Poverty Kills Conference, Founder's Celebration (Wash., D.C., April 2000).
  • + Selected Honors & Awards

    • Egon Guttman Textbook Award for Defense In Intertnational Criminal Proceedings, Co-edited with Michael Bohlander and Roman Boed (2006) (Washington College of Law Committee on Scholarship Feb. 2008).
  • + Selected Media Appearances