Lisa J. Laplante, Director and Professor of Law
Professor Laplante is a recognized expert on transitional justice, which concerns countries transitioning from situations of violent conflict (wars, repression, apartheid etc.) to peace. She came to New England Law | Boston after working as a human rights lawyer in Peru and researcher with the Peruvian Truth and Reconciliation Commission. She also served as a fellow with the Lawyers Committee for Human Rights in New York.
In addition to transitional justice, her scholarship delves into remedies for corporate human rights abuses, reparations in the context of economic development, and the role of the media and memory in relation to criminal trials of perpetrators of human rights abuses, among other topics. She directs the International Law concentration and teaches Business and Human Rights, Public International Law, Torts, and Transitional Justice.
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