Who We Are:
Gender and Law Faculty and Staff

WCL staff and faculty members have a wealth of knowledge and experience in gender and law. Many faculty members and programs employ upper-level students as research assistants. Also, seminars taught by faculty members who research and write in gender and law topics are excellent venues for writing papers that fulfill the upper-level writing requirement. The faculty and staff members listed below are only a few of the key members of the WCL gender and law community.

Susan Carle:

Susan Carle has a particular interest in the history and sociology of gender, race, class and socioeconomic status in the legal profession. She teaches Torts, Employment Discrimination and Legal Ethics. She has published in the areas of sex harassment law and early female public interest lawyers. Professor Carle recently published Lawyers' Ethics and the Pursuit of Social Justice: A Critical Reader, which contains a chapter on feminist legal ethics.

Janie Chuang:

Janie Chuang teaches courses in international law, international commercial arbitration, and labor migration. In her scholarship, Professor Chuang specializes in issues relating to global labor migration, specifically, human trafficking. Professor Chuang has served as the U.S. Member of the International Law Association’s Feminism and International Law Committee, a member of the Executive Council of the American Society of International Law, and as co-chair of the Society’s Women in International Law Interest Group. Her recent publications include:  The U.S. Au Pair Program: Labor Exploitation and the Myth of Cultural Exchange, 36 HARV. J. L. & GENDER ___ (forthcoming June 2013); The Use of Indicators to Measure Government Responses to Human Trafficking, in INDICATORS AS A TECHNOLOGY OF GLOBAL GOVERNANCE (with Anne Gallagher) (Benedict Kingsbury, Kevin Davis & Sally Engle Merry, eds., 2012); Article 6, in COMMENTARY ON THE CONVENTION ON THE ELIMINATION OF ALL FORMS OF DISCRIMINATION AGAINST WOMEN (Christine Chinkin, Marsha Freeman & Beate Rudolf, eds., 2011); Rescuing Trafficking from Ideological Capture: Prostitution Reform and Anti-Trafficking Law and Policy, 158 U. Pa. L. Rev. 1655 (2010); and Achieving Accountability for Migrant Domestic Worker Abuse, 88 N.C. L. Rev. 1627 (2010).

Mary Clark:

Mary Clark is a Professor and Associate Dean for Faculty and Academic Affairs, teaching Property, Legal Ethics, and a seminar on U.S. Women's Legal History/History of Women in the Legal Profession.  Professor Clark was a visiting lecturer and research scholar at Yale Law School and a Supreme Court fellow with the Federal Judicial Center.  A graduate of Bryn Mawr College and Harvard Law School, she clerked for the U.S. Court of Appeals in Montgomery, Alabama, before joining the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission as an appellate attorney, concentrating on issues of sexual harassment and disability rights law.

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Christine Haight Farley:

Christine Haight Farley teaches courses in Intellectual Property Law, Trademark Law, International and Comparative Trademark Law, and Law and the Visual Arts. In addition, she has served as Co-Director of the Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property. Professor Farley's scholarly work is in the areas of on intellectual property, international law, and art law. Her current projects study the intersection of art and IP; and the unstable basis of rights in the development of trademark law. Professor Farley collaborates with the Women and the Law Program to develop an annual symposium entitled “IP/ Gender: Mapping the Connections” that examines the intersection between intellectual property law and gender.

Llezlie Green Coleman:

Llezlie Green Coleman teaches in the General Practice Clinic and non-clinical courses in Advanced Civil Procedure and Comparative Anti-Discrimination Law. Her primary teaching interests are in clinical education, complex litigation, and civil and human rights, and her scholarship interests lie at the intersection of employment and immigration law and the intersection of race and gender in low-wage workers’ rights. Professor Coleman’s most recent articles include: Procedural Hurdles and Thwarted Efficiency: Immigration Relief in Wage and Hour Collective Actions to Protect Workers’ Substantive Rights forthcoming in the Harvard Latino Law Review; and Gender Hate Propaganda and Sexual Violence in the Rwandan Genocide: An Argument for Intersectionality in International Law in the Columbia Human Rights Law Review. Prior to joining the faculty, she was an associate at Cohen, Milstein, Sellers and Toll, PLLC, where she represented plaintiffs in class action civil rights and employment cases, including nationwide class actions alleging gender discrimination.

Sharra E. Greer:

Sharra E. Greer works as the first ever policy director at the Children's Law Center.  She also developed the policy department at Servicemembers Legal Defense Network (SLDN). In addition to creating and supervising that policy department, she supervised the group’s successful legal services and impact litigation efforts. Sharra began her legal services work while at Rutgers Law School, when she worked at Camden Regional Legal Services. After law school, Ms. Greer was an associate with the firm of Weissman & Mintz, specializing in plaintiffs’ side employment discrimination and labor law. She left Weissman & Mintz to serve as a staff attorney with the National Veterans Legal Services Program (NVLSP). Recently, she helped design and create Lawyers Serving Warriors, a program which provides pro bono legal services for returning veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan.

Dean Claudio Grossman:

Claudio Grossman is the Dean of Washington College of Law. Dean Grossman served as the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights' (IACHR) first Special Rapporteur on Women's Rights (1996-2000) and authored the IACHR's first report on women's rights. He has also worked on cases involving gender issues, including Maria Eugenia Morales de Sierra (Guatemala), at the IACHR.

Hadar Harris:

Hadar Harris is the Executive Director of the Center for Human Rights and Humanitarian Law at Washington College of Law.  She is an international human rights attorney and specializes in issues of civil and political rights, gender equality, prevention and punishment of genocide, and domestic implementation of international norms.  She has worked extensively in assessing and reviewing national compliance with international human rights treaties working both with NGOs and governmental bodies.  She has advised on implementation of CEDAW in countries around the world including Armenia, Kosovo, Botswana, Macedonia, and beyond.  She teaches courses in Gender, Cultural Difference and International Norms, as well as Global Disability Rights.

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Jasmine Harris:

Jasmine Elwick Harris is a Practitioner-in-Residence with the Disability Rights Legal Clinic. Prior to arriving at WCL, she was a staff attorney with the Schoolhouse to Jailhouse and Quality Education Projects at Advancement Project, a national civil rights organization, where she focused on racial justice in education. Prior to working at Advancement Project, Jasmine was a Senior Associate at Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale & Dorr LLP, where she practiced across a wide range of substantive areas, including complex civil litigation, government investigations, and pro bono cases. Jasmine clerked for the Honorable Harold Baer, Jr. in the Southern District of New York.. Jasmine received her juris doctorate from Yale Law School. At Yale, Jasmine served as Public Service Chair of Yale’s Latino Law Students Association and as Senior Editor of the Yale Law & Policy Review. She has also worked as a consultant for the World Bank’s Legal & Judicial Reform Practice Group. Prior to law school, Jasmine worked with the Urban Justice Center’s Homelessness Outreach & Prevention Project as a Legal Advocate and the Project Coordinator on affordable housing, education, economic stability, and immigration issues. She is currently teaching Feminist Jurisprudence.

Heather Hughes:

Heather Hughes teaches in the areas of commercial law and property. Her research focuses on commercial law, financial transactions, and private law theory. Before joining the faculty at WCL, Professor Hughes practiced in the business department at Morrison & Foerster, LLP in San Francisco, and the commercial transactions group at a small, private firm in Denver. She has published several articles on gender and law, including: Contradictions, Open Secrets, and Feminist Faith in Enlightenment, in the Hastings Women’s Law Journal (2002) and Same-Sex Marriage and Simulacra: Exploring Conceptions of Equality in the Harvard Civil Rights and Civil Liberties Law Review (1998).


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Camellia Jacobs:

Camellia Jacobs is a Mediator, Litigator, and Collaborative Law Practitioner, with experience resolving a variety of domestic relations issues through different processes including negotiation and mediation.  Ms. Jacobs' passion is conflict resolution through mediation and alternative dispute resolution, particularly in family situations.  For this reason, she founded Jacobs Mediation LLC, a mediation practice in Montgomery County, Maryland dedicated to helping families navigate transition and conflict respectfully and efficiently.  She also serves as Of Counsel at Zavos Juncker Law Group PLLC, and as a family mediator for the Multi-Door Dispute Resolution Division of the District of Columbia Superior Court.  She is also a designated mediator for the Montgomery County Circuit Court in Maryland.  Ms. Jacobs began her career as a civil trial lawyer, litigating civil rights and negligence cases in the trial courts of the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia.  She has argued before the District of Columbia Court of Appeals and the Court of Special Appeals of Maryland on family law related issues.  Ms. Jacobs is a graduate of Tulane University and American University, Washington College of Law, where she is now an Adjunct Professor.

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Peter Jaszi:

Peter Jaszi teaches domestic and international copyright law, as well as law and literature. He also directs the Glushko-Samuelson Intellectual Property Law Clinic and helped to establish the Program on Intellectual Property and Information Justice. Since 2005, Professor Jaszi has been working with Professor Patricia Aufderheide of the American University’s Center for Social Media on projects designed to promote the understanding of fair use by documentary filmmakers and other creators. In 2006-07, he led an interdisciplinary research team, funded by the Ford Foundation, that investigated the connections between intellectual law and the traditional arts in Indonesia. He currently serves on the board of ITVS, an important funder of documentary film projects. Professor Jaszi collaborates with the Women and the Law Program to develop an annual symposium entitled “IP/ Gender: Mapping the Connections” that examines the intersection between intellectual property law and gender.

Daniela Kraiem:

Daniela Kraiem is the Associate Director of the Women and the Law Program and a Practitioner- in-Residence at WCL where she plans academic conferences on various subjects in the area of feminist jurisprudence, collaborates with student groups to plan events on current issues in gender and law, works with the Academic Dean's office to support WCL's comprehensive Gender and Law specializations in Washington College of Law's two LLM programs. Prior to joining WCL, she represented labor unions and employees as an associate at the law firm of McCarthy, Johnson and Miller in San Franscisco. She was also a staff attorney at the Child Care Law Center, where she specialized in early childhood education workforce development, supporting women-owned small businesses, and increasing the availability of high quality child care for all children. Her current research interests include the political economy of long-term care for the elderly and persons with disabilities, child care, and gender and legal education.


Sharon Levin:

Sharon Levin is an attorney who has focused most of her 18 years of legal practice on women's law and policy and has extensive experience on women's health issues. As legislative counsel to Congresswoman Nita Lowey, she coordinated efforts to protect women's health in the House of Representatives as manager of both the Congressional Caucus for Women's Issues and the Congressional Pro-Choice Caucus. At the National Women's Law Center, Ms. Levin managed the creation of "Making the Grade: A National State-by-State Women's Health Report Card" which graded the states on over 30 health indicators and over 70 policy indicators. Most recently, she has served as a legal policy consultant working on health-care reform at NARAL Pro-Choice America. In addition, as an adjunct professor at Washington College of Law, she has taught Sex Discrimination, Feminist Jurisprudence and Legislative Process. She is currently teaching a seminar on Gender & Health Law & Policy.

Amy K. Matsui:

Amy K Matsui is Senior Counsel and Director of Women and the Courts at the National Women’s Law Center.  She works on economic issues affecting low- and moderate-income women and families, with special emphasis on federal and state tax policy and retirement security.  Her work includes analysis of federal and state tax credits for working families and retirement savings policies, federal advocacy, and coordinating the Center’s tax credits outreach campaign. She also directs the Center's advocacy efforts around federal judicial nominations and diversity in the federal judiciary. Ms. Matsui has been with the Center since July 2002. Prior to working at the Center, Ms. Matsui practiced commercial law in the private sector.  She clerked for the Honorable Carolyn Dineen King, then-Chief Judge of the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, in 2000.  She is a graduate of the University of California at Berkeley, and Stanford Law School. 

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Natalie Nanasi:

Natalie Nanasi is a Practitioner-in-Residence and the Director of the Domestic Violence Clinic, through which students represent survivors in immigration and civil protection order cases. For five years prior to her arrival at WCL, she served as an attorney at the Tahirih Justice Center, where she represented immigrant women and girls fleeing gender-based violence such as female genital mutilation, rape, domestic violence, forced marriage and honor crimes. She is the author of several articles about the U visa, a form of immigration relief for victims of serious crimes, and of Lessons from Matter of A-T-: Guidance for Practitioners Litigating Asylum Cases Involving a Spectrum of Gender-Based harms, From Female Genital Mutilation to Forced Marriage and Beyond, which was published in West’s February 2012 Immigration Briefings. Prior to her legal career, Professor Nanasi volunteered as a rape crisis counselor and assisted single teenage mothers at a transitional residence facility in Boston.

Fernanda Nicola:

Fernanda Nicola is an expert in European, Comparative Law and private law theory. Her teaching and research interests are in the area of European Union Law, Tort Law and Comparative Family Law. She received her PhD from Trento University (Italy) and her SJD degree from Harvard Law School where she was the recipient of the Mancini Prize in European Law, and of the Justice Welfare and Economics fellowship at the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs. She recently published Family Law Exceptionalism in Comparative Lawin the American Journal of Comparative Law, Vol. 58, p. 777, 2010 and Intimate Liability: Emotional Harm, Family Law, and Stereotyped Narratives in Interspousal Torts in William and Mary Journal of Women and the Law (2013).


Leslye Orloff:

Leslye Orloff is an Adjunct Professor and the Director of the National Immigrant Women’s Advocacy Project (NIWAP) at American University Washington College of Law which advocates for laws, policies and practices that enhance legal options for immigrant women and immigrant victims domestic violence, sexual assault and human trafficking. She founded and directed the Immigrant Women Program at Legal Momentum (1999-2011) and the National Network to End Violence Against Immigrant Women (1992-2011).  In her capacity as a co-founder and co-chair of the National Network to End Violence Against Immigrant Women, Leslye was involved in drafting the Protection for Immigrant Victims of Violence Against Women of Violence Against Women Act in 1994 and again in 2000 and 2005 and in the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000 and 2008, legal services access for battered immigrants in 1997 and welfare access for battered immigrants in 1996. During her 17-year litigation career prior to joining Legal Momentum, Leslye founded and directed the domestic violence program at Ayuda, a legal services agency that served the interrelated legal and social service needs of battered immigrant women and children. She has also published numerous social science journal and law review articles on women’s experiences with domestic violence, sexual assault and immigration and immigrant victims' legal rights. Leslye's work on behalf of immigrant women has received national recognition, including the 2012 Daynard Public Interest Fellowship, Northeastern University Law School, the  2007 Sheila Wellstone Award awarded to the National Network to End Violence Against Immigrant Women, the 2007 Annual Rosalynn B. Bell Award, presented to Leslye by the Women’s Law Center of Maryland for her contributions to the field of family law, a Kellogg National Leadership  Fellowship in 1994 and a Harvard Law School Wasserstein Public Interest Law Fellowship in 2002. Leslye received her J.D. from the UCLA, and graduated magna cum laude with a B.A. from Brandeis University.

Teresa Godwin-Phelps:

Teresa Godwin Phelps is the Director of the Legal Rhetoric Program. Her other teaching and academic interests include law and literature, international truth commissions, women and the law, and human rights. She has published over thirty articles and three books, most recently Shattered Voices: Language, Violence, and the Work of Truth Commissions (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2004). Her recent and pending publications include: The Symbolic and Communicative Function of International Criminal Tribunals in Feminist Perspectives on Transitional Justice and Feminist Legal Discourse.

Victoria Phillips:

Victoria Philips is the Assistant Director of the Glushko-Samuelson Intellectual Property Law Clinic and teaches Communications Law. She headed the mass media legal policy office at the Federal Communications Commission and practiced intellectual property and communications law in Washington, D.C. before joining the clinic faculty. Professor Phillips is one of the principal organizers of the annual Symposium on IP/Gender: Mapping the Connections and recently published Commodification, Intellectual Property and the Women of Gee's Bend in the American University Journal of Gender, Social Policy & Law.

Nancy Polikoff:

Nancy Polikoff teaches Family Law and Children of LGBT Parents Seminar and specializes in the legal issues affecting lesbian and gay families. Before joining the WCL faculty in 1987, she directed domestic relations programs at the Women’s Legal Defense Fund (now the National Partnership on Women and Families) and practiced law with the Washington, D.C. Feminist Law Collective. Her book, Beyond (Straight and Gay) Marriage: Valuing All Families under the Law, was published by Beacon Press in 2008. 

Adeen Postar:

Adeen Postar joined the library faculty as the Deputy Director of the Pence Law Library in 2004. Ms. Postar has had extensive experience in law firm, academic, and government libraries.  She is the Associate Editor of State Practice Materials: Annotated Bibliographies published by Hein.  In addition to her administrative duties, Ms. Postar also teaches Advanced Legal Research Techniques at WCL.

Susana SáCouto:

Susana SaCouto is Director of the War Crimes Research Office (WCRO) and Professorial Lecturer-in-Residence at WCL, where she teaches courses on advanced topics in international criminal law, gender and human rights law and international legal responses to conflict–based sexual and gender violence. Prior to joining the WCRO, Ms. SáCouto directed the Legal Services Program at Women Empowered Against Violence (WEAVE). She also served as co-chair of the Women’s International Law Interest Group of the American Society for International Law (2006-2009 term), and was awarded The Women’s Law Center 22nd Annual Dorothy Beatty Memorial Award for significant contributions to women’s rights. Recent publications include: Perspectives on Crimes of Sexual Violence in International Law, 19 ILSA J. INT’L AND COMP. L. (forthcoming 2013); Gaps in Gender-Based Violence Jurisprudence of International and Hybrid Criminal Courts: Can Human Rights Law Help?, in STRENGTHENING SEXUAL AND REPRODUCTIVE RIGHTS IN THE AFRICAN REGION THROUGH HUMAN RIGHTS (Ebenezer Durojaye & Charles Ngwena, eds., forthcoming 2013); Victim Participation at the International Criminal Court and the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia: A Feminist Project?, 18 Mich. J. Gender & L. 297 (2012); Introduction to Panel on Gender Crimes at the International Level, in Proceedings of the Third International Humanitarian Law Dialogs 191, 42 Studies Int’l Leg. Policy 191 (Elizabeth Andersen & David Crane eds., 2010); The Women’s Protocol to the African Charter and Sexual Violence in the Context of Armed Conflict or Other Mass Atrocity, Wash & Lee J. Civ. Rts. & Soc. Just. (2010) (with Katherine Cleary); and The Importance of Effective Investigation of Sexual Violence and Gender-Based Crimes at the International Criminal Court, 17 Am. U. J. Gender, Soc. Pol’y & L. 337 (2009) (with Katherine Cleary).

Macarena Saez:

Macarena Saez is a Fellow in International Legal Studies teaching in the areas of comparative law, family law, and international human rights.  She is also the Faculty Director of WCL’s Impact Litigation Project.  Before coming to WCL, she taught jurisprudence and feminist legal theory at the University of Chile.  She is currently part of the executive committee of Red-ALAS, a network of Latin American feminist scholars that develops gender initiatives in Latin American law schools with the support of the Ford Foundation.  Professor Saez was one of the lead attorneys in the landmark ATALA v. Chile case before the Inter American Court of Human Rights.  This case recognized sexual orientation as a protected category by the American Convention of Human Rights.  She is one of the two general editors of the first casebook on gender and sexuality in Latin America, La Mirada de los Jueces: Decisiones sobre Genero y Sexualidad en Latinoamérica (Siglo del El Hombre Press, 2008), recently published in English with the title Gender and Sexuality in Latin America, cases and decisions (Springer, 2013).

Ann Shalleck:

Ann Shalleck founded and directs the Women and the Law Program.  She is also the Carrington Shields Scholar at Washington College of Law. She teaches in the Women & the Law Clinic, Family Law, Feminist Jurisprudence, and a seminar on Theories of Pedagogy.  She is active in national and international efforts to reshape the law school curriculum.  Professor Shalleck was a member of the DC Task Force on Gender Bias in the Courts. Her writing focuses on clinical education, feminist theory, family law, and child neglect.

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Anita Sinha:

Anita Sinha is a Practitioner-in-Residence in the Immigrant Justice Clinic.  Her areas of expertise and scholarly interests include the intersection of gender and immigrants’ rights.  Prior to joining the faculty, Professor Sinha spent over a decade litigating and advocating on behalf of low-income women of color.  She began her career as a Skadden Fellow representing immigrant survivors of crime, including noncitizen domestic violence survivors and women and children who had been trafficked into the United States. Later in her career, Professor Sinha litigated a class-action lawsuit on behalf of displaced New Orleans public housing residents, most of who were women heads of household.  At WCL, she co-teaches the Immigrant Justice Clinic, where one focus of her teaching and case supervision includes gender- and LGBT-related claims. Professor Sinha has published extensively in a wide array of outlets, and her scholarly publications include: Inserting Community Perspective Research into Public Housing Policy Discourse: The Right to the City Alliance’s “We Call These Projects Home,Cities (Nov. 2012); Exiling the Poor: The Clash of Redevelopment and Fair Housing in Post-Katrina New Orleans, 51 Howard L.J. 481 (2008); and Gender-Based Persecution and U.S. Asylum Law: Eliminating the ‘Cultural Hook’ for Claims Involving Gender-Related Persecution, 76 N.Y.U. Law Rev. 1562 (2001).  Professor Sinha graduated cum laude from N.Y.U. School of Law in 2001, and summa cum laude from Barnard College, Columbia University. 

Brenda V. Smith:

Brenda V. Smith teaches in the Community Economic Development Law Clinic. She is also the Project Director for the Project on Addressing Prison Rape. In November, 2003, Professor Smith was appointed to the National Prison Rape Elimination Commission by the United States House of Representatives Minority Leader, Nancy Pelosi (D. CA). Professor Smith is an expert on issues at the intersection of gender, crime, class and sexuality. She is widely published and received the Emmalee C. Godsey Research Award for her scholarship. Recent articles include: Uncomfortable Places, Close Spaces: Theorizing Female Correctional Officers’ Sexual Interactions with Men and Boys in Custody, 59 U.C.L.A. L. Rev. 1690 (2012) and After Dothard: Female Correctional Workers and the Challenge to Employment Law forthcoming in the Florida International University Law Review. In addition to teaching in the WCL Clinical Program, Professor Smith also teaches a seminar on Women, Crime and the Law.

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David Spratt:

David Spratt is an Academic Coordinator and Professor of Legal Writing. He also teaches Legal Drafting: Family Law Litigation and Practice. Prior to teaching Legal Rhetoric, Professor Spratt taught Legal Writing and Research at the George Washington University School of Law, Legal Analysis and Writing at Concord School of Law, and Legal Methods at the Washington College of Law.  In the past, he has moderated and/or presented continuing legal education programs on defined duration support, imputation of income, amendments to the Virginia child support statute, legal ethics, research and citation, the use of electronic evidence in family law cases, child custody evaluations, legal writing teaching methodology, and writing strategies.  In 2001, Professor Spratt was a founding partner of Schwartz & Spratt, PLC, a family law firm in Fairfax, Virginia.

Shana Tabak:

Shana Tabak teaches in the International Human Rights Clinic. Before joining the WCL faculty, Professor Tabak was a Visiting Associate Professor of Clinical Law and a Friedman Fellow with the International Human Rights Clinic at George Washington Law. There, she supervised students and taught human rights litigation in the Inter-American system, at the United Nations, and in U.S. courts. Her background is in human rights, immigrant and refugee rights, and public international law.  Prior to joining GW Law, Professor Tabak served as a law clerk for H.E. Bernardo Sepúlveda-Amor at the International Court of Justice, and worked with several non-governmental organizations on human rights in Latin America and the Middle East, including the Lawyers Committee for Human Rights (now Human Rights First) in New York, and Gisha: Legal Center for Freedom of Movement in Israel. Her immigration and refugee experience includes handling cases on behalf of immigrant women and girls fleeing gender-based violence at the Tahirih Justice Center in Washington, DC, and on behalf of Iraqi refugees while working with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in Amman, Jordan.  Professor Tabak’s academic interests include international law, transitional justice, gender and human rights, and the domestic application of human rights law within the United States. She was a Fulbright Scholar in Bolivia, where she conducted independent research on migration, human rights and development. She has published articles on international law with the Georgetown Journal of International Law and the New York University Law School Journal of International Law and Policy, and has spoken on transitional justice and feminism at Oxford University.

Anthony E Varona:

Anthony E. Varona teaches Contracts, Administrative Law, Media Law, and Introduction to Public Law. Before joining the WCL faculty he served as general counsel and legal director for the Human Rights Campaign, the nation's largest gay civil rights organization. He is an active memeber of the Hispanic National Bar Association and the National Lesbian and Gay Lawyers Association and is also on the national board of GLAAD. Professor Varona's scholarhip has included articles concerning civil rights, employment discrimination, hate crimes, and communications law.