Leading Scholars and Practitioners in International Law
Lisa J. Laplante, Director and Associate 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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Dina Francesca Haynes, Professor of Law
Before teaching, Professor Haynes served as an international human rights lawyer and held positions such as Director General of the Human Rights Department for the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe in Bosnia-Herzegovina and Human Rights Adviser to the OSCE in Serbia and Montenegro.
A passionate advocate for immigration and asylum law, Professor Haynes has spent significant time volunteering her legal services to immigrants and asylum seekers, often traveling directly to the U.S.-Mexico border to do so. She serves as the director of the school's Immigration Law certificate