Neha Sheth Lugo
Attorney-Adviser, Office of the Legal Adviser, U.S. Department of State, Adjunct Professor of Law
B.A., University of Wisconsin; J.D., Harvard
Professor Lugo is an attorney adviser in the Office of the Legal Adviser at the U.S. Department of State. There, she is in the Office of...Continue Reading
Professor Lugo is an attorney adviser in the Office of the Legal Adviser at the U.S. Department of State. There, she is in the Office of Oceans, International Environmental and Scientific Affairs, where she is the lead attorney on issues relating to biodiversity, conservation, wildlife trafficking and the marine environment. She spent three years in the Office of Human Rights and Refugees, where she was the lead lawyer on women's rights, indigenous peoples' rights, refugee admissions, and issues relating to population and self-determination. In that role, she was part of the U.S. delegation to the UN Human Rights Council, the UN General Assembly's Third Committee, the UN Commission on the Status of Women, and the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. From 2012 to 2014, Professor Lugo taught International Transitional Justice at Georgetown University Law Center. Professor Lugo received her B.A. with comprehensive honors from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and her J.D. magna cum laude from Harvard Law School, where she was Editor-in-Chief of the Harvard Human Rights Journal.