Laura G. Pedraza-Farina
B.A., Oberlin College; Ph.D., Yale; J.D., Harvard
Professor Laura Pedraza Fariña received her BA from Oberlin College, a PhD in genetics from Yale University, and her JD from Harvard Law School. Prior...Continue Reading
Professor Laura Pedraza Fariña received her BA from Oberlin College, a PhD in genetics from Yale University, and her JD from Harvard Law School. Prior to attending law school, Professor Pedraza Fariña served as a consultant for the Open Society Foundations, where she researched the national implementation of global commitments to fight HIV/AIDS. Before coming to Georgetown, she worked in the Washington, D.C. offices of Covington & Burling where she focused on patent litigation and litigation under the Alien Tort Statute.
Professor Pedraza Fariña scholarship focuses on international law, human rights law, legal theory, and patent law. She has written on the role of non-state actors in global governance, and on national responses to the phenomenon of youth gangs. Her current research project develops a critique of particular patent law doctrines as guided by an incorrect conceptualization of how scientific discoveries are actually made.