Nancy K. Stafford
Rule of Law Officer, Section of International Law, American Bar Association, Adjunct Professor of Law
B.S., Trenton State College; J.D., DePaul; LL.M., Georgetown
Professor Stafford is an attorney licensed to practice in the State of New York. She spent several years practicing as a corporate attorney before turning...Continue Reading
Professor Stafford is an attorney licensed to practice in the State of New York. She spent several years practicing as a corporate attorney before turning her focus to more rights based work. She is the current Rule of Law Officer for the Section of International Law of the American Bar Association. As such, Professor Stafford is responsible for the expansion, implementation, and oversight of the Section’s international development and technical assistance work, specifically rule of law projects.
Shortly after graduation with her LL.M. from Georgetown, Professor Stafford worked for the International Women’s Human Rights Clinic as a Senior Legal Research Analyst and Grants Administrator from 2004-2005. She has continued to be engaged with the Clinic and for the past three years has been a supervising attorney for the spring fact-finding trips to Uganda, Ghana and Swaziland. Professor Stafford spent two years with the Feminism and Legal Theory Project at Emory University School of Law, where she also taught a course on International Women’s Human Rights Law.
Professor Stafford has worked extensively on issues of women’s rights, particularly as they relate to the African continent, having published several articles and book chapters on the same. In addition to her women’s rights work, she recently co-edited Corporate Responsibility for Human Rights Impacts: New Expectations and Paradigms, which provided a detailed analysis of various issues related to corporate accountability for human rights violations.
Professor Stafford is a Life Fellow of the American Bar Foundation.