Renowned Human Rights Scholar to Deliver Stoneman Visiting Professor Lecture

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Professor Hope Lewis, an internationally recognized legal scholar and commentator on human rights, will deliver the 2014 Kate Stoneman Visiting Professor Lecture at Albany Law School on April 16, 2014.

Her lecture, “Violence Against Women with Disabilities – A Multidimensional Perspective,” will be free and open to the public and take place at 5:30 p.m. in Room 200 of the law school’s 1928 Building. Professor Lewis will also receive a 2014 Kate Stoneman Award.

Professor Lewis will also deliver a series of lectures specifically for students, spanning such topics as violence against women with disabilities and information communication technology. Her visiting professorship will help mark 20 years of Kate Stoneman celebrations at Albany Law School.

Her visiting professorship will help mark 20 years of Kate Stoneman celebrations at Albany Law School.

At Northeastern University School of Law, Professor Lewis is faculty director of Global Legal Studies and a founder of the Program on Human Rights and the Global Economy. She co-authored the textbook Human Rights & the Global Marketplace: Economic, Social, and Cultural Dimensions (Brill, 2005). She is a founding co-chair of the American Society of International Law (ASIL) International Disability Rights Interest Group and served on the ASIL executive council between 2010 and 2013. She has served on the board of governors of the Society of American Law Teachers and currently serves on the executive committee of the Association of American Law Schools Section on Minority Groups.

Professor Lewis is a co-drafter and compiler of the Boston Principles on the Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights of Non-citizens, a project of the law school’s Program on Human Rights and the Global Economy. Her research and teaching interests include public international law; international human rights law; critical perspectives on identity and international law (race, gender, culture, migration status and disability); and globalization and social development.

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She is the recipient of the 2012 American Bar Association’s Mayre Rasmussen Award for Mentorship of Women in International Law. She is also a recipient of the 2011 Thomas J. Carroll Award from the Carroll Center for the Blind and the Massachusetts Commission for the Blind, as well as the 2001 Haywood Burns/Shanara Gilbert Award from the Northeast Regional People of Color Legal Scholarship Conference for her human rights work and mentorship of students and colleagues. Professor Lewis was a 2008 Sheila Biddle Fellow (Ford Foundation) of the W.E.B. DuBois Institute for African & African-American Research at Harvard University.

Past Kate Stoneman Visiting Professors include current Albany Law School President & Dean Penelope (Penny) Andrews, who visited in 2002 while a professor and associate dean at CUNY School of Law, as well as Hon. Yvonne Mokgoro of the Constitutional Court of South Africa; Professor Dianne Otto of the University of Melbourne; and Professor Hilary Charlesworth of Australian National University.

The 2014 Kate Stoneman Visiting Professor Lecture is part of the 2014 Kate Stoneman Series of Events, which will also include the 20th Annual Kate Stoneman Day. For more information, contact 518-445-3210.