Jennifer de Laurentiis
Jennifer de Laurentiis is the associate director of Impact Litigation and the Kovler Project Against Torture, formerly known as the United Nations Committee against Torture (UN CAT) Project—the latter of which she co-founded with Professor and Dean Emeritus Claudio Grossman in 2004. Ms. de Laurentiis is an Adjunct Professor of Law at American University Washington College of Law, where she teaches on the prohibition of torture under international law and strategic litigation in international human rights. Ms. de Laurentiis also supervises and participates in litigation before the Inter-American human rights bodies, and works on a wide range of issues and special projects related to impact litigation. Ms. de Laurentiis received the 2016 AUWCL Public Interest/Public Service Scholarship Program Award for “enduring contributions as a public service advocate.” Prior to her work with the Center, she served as Special Assistant in the Office of the Dean (with then-Dean Grossman), where she oversaw the development and implementation of special projects addressing diverse issues related to human rights, legal education, and other matters. She also previously practiced international trade law. She speaks Italian and Spanish.
B.A., Double Major in English and Spanish, Albion College, Cum Laude
J.D., American University Washington College of Law
Languages: Italian and Spanish