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Early closing on Monday / closed on Tuesday
Due to the impending storm, New England Law is canceling classes that begin at 2 p.m. or later on Monday and will be closed for day and evening classes on Tuesday. All classes starting before 2 p.m. on Monday will be held as scheduled. The Stuart Street building and library will close at 4 p.m. on Monday and will remain closed on Tuesday. Administrative offices will close at 2 p.m. on Monday and will be closed on Tuesday. We will monitor the progress of the storm and will post updates about Wednesday’s arrangements. more >

Center Personnel

Lisa LaplanteProfessor Lisa Laplante

Director of the Center

  • B.A., Brown University
  • M.Ed., University of Massachusetts Amherst
  • J.D. New York University School of Law

Professor Laplante joined the New England Law faculty in 2013-2014, and she teaches Advanced International and Comparative Law: International Human Rights; Perspectives: Transitional Justice, and Public International Law.  The former human rights lawyer was a researcher with the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and a co-founder of the Praxis Institute for Social Justice, both based in Peru, and she writes on international law and justice topics.

Professor Laplante was visiting assistant professor and Richard D. Tulisano Human Rights Fellow at the University of Connecticut School of Law in 2011-2012, and was a research fellow there in 2012-2013. She also served in 2012-2013 as inaugural and interim director of the University of Connecticut’s Thomas J. Dodd Research Center, working in consultation with Senator Christopher Dodd to establish the Office of Human Rights and Outreach.
Prior academic posts include a visiting assistant professorship at Marquette University Law School (2008-2011) and a fellowship with Princeton’s Institute for Advanced Study (2007-2008), where she participated in the thematic program, “Rule of Law under Fire.”
Her primary research and teaching interests are torts, remedies, and international law.  For additional information about Professor Laplante's background and accomplishments please click here.