International human rights

Alexander Greenawalt

Professor Alexander “Sasha” Greenawalt joined the Pace Law faculty in 2006, and teaches courses in International Criminal Law, Administrative Law and U.S. Foreign Relations Law. He has been published widely on international criminal law, the work of the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY), and the history of the Balkans.

Prof. Greenawalt worked for the Prosecutor’s office of the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY) in The Hague in 1998, and did human rights work in the former Yugoslavia during the war. He also studied Balkan history in Croatia in the 1990s under a Fulbright scholarship, and earned a Master’s degree in Balkan history from Yale University.

Prior to joining the Pace Law faculty in 2006, Prof. Greenawalt worked at Debevoise & Plimpton LLP, where his practices focused on international disputes.  He previously served as a clerk for the Honorable Stephen F. Williams of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.

Areas of expertise: international criminal law, international human rights law, international law, war crimes

Thomas McDonnell

Professor Thomas McDonnell teaches International Human Rights Law, Criminal Law Analysis and Writing, and Advanced Appellate Advocacy, and coaches the Jessup Moot Court Team. He is the author of a book, The United States, International Law and the Struggle against Terrorism, and was the principal author on an amicus curiae brief to the New York Court of Appeals on a right to counsel issue.  He has also written a host of articles dealing with lawyering, legal research, and international human rights law.

Prior to joining the Pace Law faculty, Prof. McDonnell worked at Legal Services, where he practiced consumer, immigration, and housing law. He was also an associate with Stapleton & McDonnell, where his work focused on criminal appellate practice.

Areas of expertise: international human rights, terrorism, law of war

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