Brief Bio

Melissa Stewart is a Research Fellow and Adjunct Professor of Law at Georgetown University Law Center. Prior to being appointed Research Fellow, she was the Dash-Muse Teaching Fellow at Georgetown Law’s Human Rights Institute and spent several years in private practice at Foley Hoag LLP, representing clients on matters related to international law, human rights, international criminal law, corporate social responsibility, law of the sea, and international environmental law. She represented clients before various UN bodies and was co-counsel to the Republic of the Philippines in the historic South China Sea arbitration. In addition to her time in private practice, she also worked with the United Nations International Law Commission, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, the Center for Constitutional Rights, Refugees International, Partners In Health, and the Harvard Initiative for Global Health.

Professor Stewart teaches and writes in areas related to international law, international human rights law, refugee law, migration, statelessness, law of the sea, and investor-state arbitration. She holds law degrees from Georgetown Law and the Institut d’Études Politiques de Paris (SciencesPo).

Courses taught at CTLS

  • Global Practice Exercise (Fall 2021)