Albany Law School will be closed today until 4pm due to the weather.
Professor Alexandra Harrington has had a flurry of activity
recently, lining up a series of presentations at academic conferences and
placing several law journal articles. She was also appointed to the
Program Committee for the Association of Law, Property and Society, as well as
a legal research fellow for the Centre for International Sustainable
Along with her research assistant, Nicole Camuti '13,
Professor Harrington will present a paper, "The Future Implications of
Recent Free Trade Agreements and Intellectual Property Rights," at the
Conference on International Aspects of Intellectual Property Law at Arizona
State University on Dec. 1, 2012. The conference, sponsored by the American
Society of International Law's Intellectual Property Law Interest Group and the
International Law Association (American Branch), will focus on cross-border
elements of international intellectual property law.
In February 2013, in Portland, Ore., Professor Harrington
will deliver a presentation on “Private Property and Climate Change: The Impact
of Uninhabitable Territory on Domestic and International Property Regimes” at
the 7th International Conference on Planning, Law, and Property
Rights. She will travel to South Africa in March 2013 to deliver a talk on
“Entrenching Disputes: The Potential Role of the WTO Dispute Settlement Body in
Entrenching African States in the International Trade System” at the Second
African International Economic Law Network Conference.
Among Professor Harrington’s forthcoming publications:
as We Know It: The Expansion of the Right to Life Under the Jurisprudence
of the Inter-American Court, forthcoming in the Loyola of Los
Angeles International & Comparative Law Review (2013)
Trends: Lessons from Current Evaluative Mechanisms in International and
Regional Anti-Corruption Systems Regarding Conflicts of Interest,
forthcoming in the George Mason Journal of
International Commercial Law (2013)
voice crying out in the wilderness': The Inter-American Court of Human
Rights as the Modern Voice of Montesinos' Legacy, forthcoming in Dana
Aspinall ed., Montesinos' Legacy: Defining and Defending Human
Rights for 500 Years (2013)
Professor Harrington's research and writing focuses on all
facets of international law, and she has presented her work at academic
conferences around the world. Since joining the Albany Law School faculty, she
has taught classes in international child rights, international organizations
and public international law, as well as a professional responsibility seminar.
Most recently Professor Harrington was the Pilarcyzk Fellow
in Graduate Legal Methodology Teaching at the McGill University Faculty of Law,
where she also held several other scholarships and fellowships. Her doctoral
thesis work at McGill addresses the impact of territorial anomalies on the
international system and modern theories of statehood and sovereignty.
She has also served as a professor at the University of
Montreal Centre d’Etudes et de Recherches Internationales summer programs and
as a consultant to the Commission for Environmental Cooperation of the North
American Agreement on Environmental Cooperation.
Professor Harrington worked in private practice before
pursuing her LL.M. in International Law from Albany Law School. While she
worked toward her J.D. at Albany Law, she served as Professor Timothy Lytton's
research assistant and also served as the editor-in-chief of the Albany Law
Journal of Science & Technology.