SJD Program

The Doctor of Juridical Science (SJD) is the most advanced law degree at American University Washington College of Law. The program brings together aspiring legal academics and other top legal professionals from around the world who wish to research and write a dissertation of publishable quality under the instruction of faculty members who are recognized experts and leading practitioners in their fields.

 

Samantha Namnum Garcia

SJD Candidate

 

Samantha Namnum Garcia, an S.J.D. Candidate at American University Washington College of Law, is currently working on her dissertation entitled, "The Inclusion of Participatory Planning Models and Cooperative Federalism Strategies, that Could Lead the Formation, Application, and Compliance of Effective Public Policies for Sustainable Development and Environmental Protection at the Local Level." Her fields of work include: International Human Rights Law, Environmental Law and Policy, International Environmental Law, and Fundraising.

In her native country she was head of the Central and the Valle de Bravo Office in the Mexican Environmental Law Center (Centro Mexicano de Derecho Ambiental) from 1999-2015. She was also a professor at the Masters of Law and Environmental Policy - Universidad del Medio Ambiente, Campus Valle de Bravo from 2013-2015 and a volunteer at Mazahui A.C from 1994-2015. As a volunteer at Mazahui A.C, she supported indigenous communities, "Mazahuas," in the development of different projects regarding and in connection with environmental and human rights issues. 

Degrees & Universities

S.J.D., Candidate, American University Washington College of Law
LL.M. in Human Rights, Iberoamericana University, Law Faculty; Graduated with honors, 2002
Specialization Diploma on Environmental Law, Joint program - University of Florida and University of Costa Rica, 2000
Specialization Diploma on Environmental Law and Policy, Universidad Iberoamericana A.C, 2000
Licentiate in Law, Iberoamericana University, Law Faculty; Graduated with honors, 1999

Awards

Gabriel García Rojas Award for Best Academic Performance and Thesis 

Publications

Namnum García, Samantha. Velasco, Anaid. INDICATORS OF THE RIGHT TO A HEALTHY ENVIORNMENT IN MEXICO Vol 1.Collection of Indicators of Human Rights. Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights. Mexico, First Edition 2012.

Namnum, Samantha. THE RIGHT TO A HEALTHY ENVIORNMENT, A LOOK A THE LEGAL MEANS FOR ITS DEFENSE. Commission of Human Rights D.F., CEMDA. Mexico, 2008.

AIDA, ENVIRONMENTAL DEFENSE GUIDE, BUILDING A STRATEGY FOR THE LITIGATION OF CASES BEFORE THE INTER-AMERICAN HUMAN RIGHTS SYSTEM, Mexico, 2008.

Namnum, Samantha. A GUIDE ABOUT HUMAN AND ENVIRONMENTAL RIGHTS OF THE INDIGENOUS COMMUNITIES AND THEIR WORK AGENDA. SEMARNAT, Mexico, 2006.

Namnum, Samantha. THE INTER-AMERICAN CONVENTION FOR THE PROTECTION AND CONSERVATION OF THE SEA TURTLES AND ITS IMPLEMENTATION UNDER MEXICAN LAW. Frazier. J. Editor International Tools and the Conservation of Sea Turtles. Quito, Ecuador, July 2006.

Cuellar Alvarez, Miriam, Montiel, Lucía and Namnum, Samantha. Poverty. A Reflection from the Human Rights Perspective. Auping, John, coordinator, THE ECONOMIC ANALYSIS OF HUMAN RIGHTS, Universidad Iberoamericana, Institute for the Research of Sustainable Development and Social Equality, Plaza y Valdes Editores, 2004, Mexico.

Alanis Gustavo, Carrillo, Juan Carlos, Namnum, Samantha. PUBLIC ACCESS TO ENVIRONMENTAL INFORMATION UNDER GOVERNMENT HANDS, México, Commission for Environmental Cooperation, Editions Yvon Blais, 2003.

Journal of International Wildlife Law and Policy, 5:87-103 (2002) Kluwer Academic Publishers. Printed in the United States. Namnum, Samantha. THE INTER-AMERICAN CONVENTION FOR THE PROTECTION AND CONSERVATION OF SEA TURTLES AND ITS IMPLEMENTATION IN MEXICAN LAW.

Hunter, David, Perrault, Anne, De Fontaubert, Charlotte, Bagley, Tim and Namnum, Samantha. ASSURING THE EFFECTIVENESS OF THE INTER-AMERICAN CONVENTION FOR THE PROTECTION AND CONSERVATION OF SEA TURTLE, A RESOURCE GUIDE, World Wildlife Fund, Latin America and Caribbean program, July 2002.

Alanis, Gustavo, González, Ana Karina, Namnum, Samantha. COMMISSION FOR ENVIRONMENTAL COOPERATION OF NORTH AMERICA, Information Manual CEMDA, 2000.

Contact Information

To contact Ms. Namnum, email her at samantha@cemda.org.mx.