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Susan Deller Ross

Director, International Women's Human Rights Clinic; Professor of Law
B.A., Knox; J.D., New York University.


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Washington, DC 20001



Professor Ross is Director of the Law Center's Women's International Human Rights Clinic. Before joining the Law Center faculty in 1983, she was Special Litigation Counsel to the U.S. Justice Department's Civil Rights Division, and before that the Clinical Director of the ACLU's Women's Rights Project and an attorney with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. She also practiced privately with the firm of Bellamy, Blank, Goodman, Kelly, Ross and Stanley and has taught as an adjunct professor at the law schools of Columbia University, Rutgers, New York University, and George Washington University, and also as a visiting professor at George Washington. She has served on the Screening and Advisory Committees of the Women's Legal Defense Fund and has been General Counsel and a member of the Board of Directors of the Women's Equity Action League's Educational and Legal Defense Fund. Her recent writings include two books on civil rights law, Sex Discrimination and the Law (co-author, 1st ed. 1975; 2nd ed. 1996) and The Rights of Women(1st ed. 1973; co-author, 2nd ed. 1983; 3rd ed. 1984). Before receiving her J.D. she served for two years in the Peace Corps in West Africa (Ivory Coast).