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Erin Daly

Professor of Law

B.A., Wesleyan University 

J.D., University of Michigan

Contact

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 302.477.2143

About

Erin Daly is Professor of Law at Delaware Law School and the co-founder of the Dignity Rights Project. She served as Interim Dean and Vice Dean of the Law School in 2013-2015.

Professor Daly has written extensively on the law of human dignity, comparative constitutional law, and transitional justice issues throughout the world. She is the author of Dignity Rights: Courts, Constitutions, and the Worth of the Human Person (U. Penn 2d ed. 2020), with a Foreword by former President of the Israeli Supreme Court, Aharon Barak. This is the first book to explore the constitutional law of dignity around the world. In Dignity Rights, Professor Daly shows how dignity has come not only to define specific interests like the right to humane treatment or to earn a living wage, but also to protect the basic rights of a person to control his or her own life and to live in society with others. She argues that, through the right to dignity, courts are redefining what it means to be human in the modern world.

With Professor May, she has also co-authored or co-edited numerous volumes on dignity law and on environmental constitutionalism including the first casebook on dignity law: Dignity Law: Global Recognition, Cases, and Perspectives (W.S. Hein 2020) as well as Global Environmental Constitutionalism (Cambridge 2015)Implementing Environmental Constitutionalism (Cambridge 2018)Encyclopedia of Human Rights and the Environment: Legality, Indivisibility, Dignity and Geography (Edward Elgar 2019) and Handbook on Environmental Constitutionalism, and Compendium of Cases (3d edition, United Nations Environment 2019), used in judicial workshops around the world.

Professor Daly's first book, Reconciliation in Divided Societies: Finding Common Ground, (U. Penn 2006, 2010), was co-authored with South African scholar Jeremy Sarkin and with a foreword by Archbishop Desmond Tutu.

Professor Daly serves as the executive director of Dignity Rights International and the Director of the Global Network for Human Rights and the Environment, as the US National Correspondent for the Centre international de droit comparé de l'environnement (CIDCE) at Limoges, and as the Vice President for Institutional Development at the Université de la Fondation Aristide in Haiti.

She joined the faculty at Widener in 1993. She served as Interim Dean 2013-2015, Vice Dean 2013-2014, and Associate Dean for Faculty Research and Development 2007-2011. She has directed summer programs in Sydney, Australia and Venice, Italy. She teaches in the areas of Dignity Rights, Constitutional Law, Comparative Constitutional Law, First Amendment, Administrative Law, Human Rights, and International Law. She received a B.A. from Wesleyan University, and her J.D. from the University of Michigan. She is currently a candidate for a Ph.D. from the University of Cape Town.

Courses

Constitutional Law, Dignity Rights, International Law, Comparative Constitutional Law, First Amendment, Administrative Law, and Human Rights

Publications

Publications on Selected Works

Publications on SSRN

(with Professor James R. May where noted with *)

Books

Dignity Rights: Courts, Constitutions, and the Worth of the Human Person (University of Pennsylvania Press 2012, Series on Democracy, Citizenship, and Constitutionalism), with a Foreword by Aharon Barak (paperback 2020).

Judicial Handbook on Global Environmental Constitutionalism here and Compendium of Cases here (United Nations Environment 3d ed. 2019)*   

Encyclopedia of Human Rights and the Environment: Indivisibility, Dignity, Legality, Geography (Edward Elgar 2019)* 

Implementing Environmental Constitutionalism: Current Global Challenges (Cambridge 2018)*

New Frontiers in Environmental Constitutionalism (UN Environment 2017)

Global Environmental Constitutionalism (Cambridge 2015)*

The International Library of Critical Writings on Law and the Environment: Environmental Constitutionalism, (Edward Elgar 2015), eds.*

Reconciliation in Divided Societies: Finding Common Ground (University of Pennsylvania Press, Human Rights Series), with Jeremy Sarkin, with a Foreword by Archbishop Desmond Tutu.  (2006; paperback 2010).

In Progress

Transitional Justice in Iraq: Reconciliation and Political Reconstruction post-Saddam (forthcoming I.B. Tauris)

Book Chapters

HUMAN DIGNITY AND ENVIRONMENTAL OUTCOMES IN PAKISTAN, 10 PAKISTAN L. REV. 1 (2019) *

WHY DIGNITY RIGHTS MATTER, 19 EUROPEAN HUMAN RIGHTS L. REV. 129 (2019) *

EXPLORING ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE THROUGH THE LENS OF HUMAN DIGNITY, 25 WIDENER L. REV. 167 (2019) *

“Human Rights Developments in Global Environmental Constitutionalism,” available here *

“Indivisibility of Human and Environmental Rights, New Dimensions in Human Rights and the Environment,” available here  *

“Environmental Dignity Rights,” available here *

"The Future We Want and Constitutionally Enshrined Procedural Rights in Environmental Matters," in Global Environmental Law At A Crossroads (Robert V. Percival, Jolene Lin, and William Piermattei, eds.,) Edward Elgar 2014, with James R. May

"Dworkinian Dignity: Rights and Responsibilities of a Life Well Lived," in Lokendra Malik (Ed.), Law and Dignity: Essays in Honour and Memory of Professor Ronald Dworkin, Oxford University Press, 2014

"Dignidade constitucional: direitos e valores em construção" “Constitutional Dignity: Rights and Values in Concert,” in “Leituras Constitucionais Contemporâneas” ed. Felipe Dutra Asensi and Daniel Giotti de Paula, translated into Portuguese (Getulio Vargas Foundation, Brazil) (2014)

“Fundamental Environmental Rights,” with James R. May, in Environmental Rights World Wide, Tareq M R Chowdhury and Md. Jahid Hossain Bhuiyan, eds., (Asia Publications, Dhaka, Bangladesh) (2012)

“Fundamental Environmental Rights,” with James R. May, in Routledge Handbook of International Environmental Law, Shawkat Alam, Jahid Hossain Bhuiyan, Tareq M.R. Chowdhury, and Erika J Techera, eds. (Routledge 2012).

"Constitutional Environmental Rights Worldwide" Chapter 13 in Principles of Constitutional Environmental Law, James R. May, ed. (ABA/ELI 2011), with James R. May

Articles, Blogs, Notes, and Encyclopedia Entries

"Transitional Justice in Iraq: Learning the Hard Way." Israel Law Review, 47, pp 63-83  (2014). doi:10.1017/S0021223713000253

The Dignity of Windsor: The Marriage of Equality and Liberty (under submission)

Contributor, Ratio Juris, January 2013-present
    Dignity's Debut: A Marriage of Liberty and Equality, July 5, 2013
    The Human Genome: Dignity or Commodification, April 15, 2013
    The Dignity of Same-Sex Marriage, March 27, 2013
    What's at Stake in the Voting Rights Case, February 27, 2013
    The Supreme Court's Busy Term under Bobby Lipkin's Bright Light, January 24, 2013

With James R. May, "Constitutional Environmental Rights and Liability," Environmental Liability (January 2013)

"Constitutional Protection for Environmental Rights: The Benefits of Environmental Process," 17 Int. J. Peace Studies 71 (Winter 2012)

"First vindication of constitutional rights of nature from a provincial court in Ecuador," Review of European Community & International Environmental Law, 21 (1) 2012 at 63.

With James R. May, “New Directions in Earth Rights, Environmental Rights and Human Rights: Six Facets of Constitutionally Embedded Environmental Rights Worldwide,” IUCN Academy of Environmental Law E-Journal, at http://www.iucnael.org (peer reviewed)

Book Review, “When Blood and Bones Cry Out: Journeys Through the Soundscape of Healing and Reconciliation,” 23 Peace Review 410-413 (2011)
“Dignity in the Roberts Court,” 37 Ohio Northern Law Review 381-427 (2011).

Entries on “Rule of Law” and on “Truth” in Encyclopedia of Transitional Justice (Cambridge University Press) (invited 2012)

Entry on “Human Rights” in Encyclopedia of U.S. Political History (CQ Press) (Richard  Vallely, ed.) (invited 2010)

“Dignity in the Service of Democracy” Working papers series, available at http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1743773, noted in Legal Theory Blog

“Environmental Human Rights: Paradigm of Indivisibility”, Working papers series, available at http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1743610

“Foreword – In Memory of Robert J. Lipkin,” with James R. May and Robert L. Hayman, 2010 Widener Law Review I (2010)

“Vindicating Fundamental Environmental Rights: Judicial Acceptance of Constitutionally Entrenched Environmental Rights,” with James R. May, 11 Oregon Rev. Intl. L. 365 (2009)

Garcetti in Delaware, 11 Delaware L. Rev. 23 (2009) (invited)

Truth Skepticism, 2 Int. J. Trans. Justice 23-41 (2008) (peer reviewed)

The New Liberty, 11 Widener L. Rev. 221-248 (2005) (Symposium Issue) (invited)

Too Many Questions, Too Few Answers: Reconciliation in Times of Transition, with Jeremy Sarkin, 35 Col. Hum. Rights Law Review 661-728 (2004)

Reparations in South Africa: A Cautionary Tale, 33 U. Memphis L. Rev. 367-407 (2003) (Symposium Issue)

Between Punitive and Reconstructive Justice: The Gacaca Courts in Rwanda, 34 N.Y.U. J. Int. L. & Pol. 355-396 (2002)

Transformative Justice: Charting a Path to Reconciliation, 12 Int. L.Perspectives 73-183 (2002)

What We Knew or Should Have Known about the Independent Counsel, 5 Widener L. Symp. J. 259 (2000)

The Limits of the Constitutional Imagination: Equality in the Era of Assimilation, 4 Widener L.Symp. J. 121-166 (1999)

Pragmatists, Idealists, and Textualists: Judging Electoral Districts in America, Canada, and Australia, 21 B.C. Int. & Comp. L. Rev. 261-384 (1998)

Reconsidering Abortion Law: Liberty, Equality, and the New Rhetoric of Planned Parenthood v. Casey, 45 Am. U. L. Rev. 77-150 (1995)

The Incremental Harm Doctrine, 46 Ark. L. Rev. 371-396 (1993)

Sexual Orientation and Workplace Rights, 18 Empl. Rel. L. J. 29-60 (1992), with Howard Simon

Reports and Briefs
  • Report to the House of Delegates, American Bar Association, Center for Human Rights, Section of Civil Rights and Social Justice (June 2019), with et al., available here
  • Brief of Law Professors as Amici Curiae in Support of Plaintiffs’ Motion for Rehearing En Banc in Juliana v. U.S. (9th Cir. 2020) available here
  • Brief of Law Professors as Amici Curiae in Support of Plaintiffs’-Appellees’ Answering Brief in in Juliana v. U.S. (9th Cir. 2019), reprinted at Brief of Law Professors as Amici Curiae in Support of Plaintiffs in Re Juliana v. U.S. (9th Cir. 2019), 25 Widener L. Rev. __ (2019), available here, and here
  • Brief of Law Professors as Amici Curiae in Support of Respondents Regarding Petition for Writ of Mandamus in Re Juliana v. U.S. (9th Cir. 2017), available here
Presentations
Co-Organizer

Global Network for Human Rights and the Environment, Webinar Series on Human Rights Strategies in Climate Change Litigation, June-December 2020

Global Forum on Rights of Nature and Human Rights to a Healthy Environment, with Center for Democracy and Environmental Right, Dignity Rights International, and Global Environmental Rights Initiative, October 1-2, 2020, virtual conference.

Global Network for Human Rights and the Environment Side Event in conjunction with Forum for Special Rapporteurs, IUCNAEL, Strathclyde July 2018.

Dignity Rights Virtual Workshop I (May 2017), II (November 2017), III (June 2018), IV (November 2018) involving dozens of presenters and discussion, by zoom.

Dignity Right and Environmental Justice Symposium, Delaware Law School, April 13, 2018. 25 presenters including scholars, activists, lawyers, and law students.

Judicial Colloquium, Lahore, Pakistan, February 26-27, 2018 (with UN Environment, ADB, Lahore High Court), organizing team and developed materials (Judicial Handbook 2d ed. and Companion with dozens of cases and supplemental material)

Judicial Workshop on Constitutions, Environment and Human Rights, Federal Senate, Brasilia, Brazil, May 22-23, 2017 (Sponsored by UNEP, WCEL, OAS), organizing team and developed Judicial Handbook.

Les Mines d’or en Haïti, Université de la Fondation Aristide, Tabarre, Haïti, May 16-20, 2016

“Judicial Workshop in Environmental Constitutional Rights, University of Pretoria, South Africa, April 15, 2016

“Environmental Dignity Rights,” at New Frontiers in Environmental Constitutionalism, Northwest University, Potchefstroom, South Africa, April 12-14, 2016

Roe After 40, a year-long series of symposia at area law schools marking the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, 2013

Sunset of Independent Counsel, chair, silent symposium, 5 Widener L. Symp. J. (2000).

On Dignity Rights

Panelist, ABA Section for Civil Rights and Social Justice, Climate Migration and Displaced People, August 17, 2020, virtual conference

Panelist, ABA United Nations Observers’ Meeting August 1, 2020

Panelist, “Dignity and Climate Change,” ABA Section on International Law and Section on Social Justice and Civil Rights, June 24, 2020, virtual conference

Participant, “Individual Liberties and the Response to Covid-19: Domestic and International Perspectives,” Delaware State Bar Association, June 19, 2020 virtual conference.

Panel Participant, "SDG 15 & 6 Securing Co-Benefits of Human Rights, Biodiversity & Freshwater Ecosystems Protection” at “Human Rights, the Sustainable Development Goals & the Law: International Legal Symposium”, Center for Sustainable Development Law, virtual conference, May 15, 2020

Panelist, “Impact of Covid-19 on Human Rights,” in Webinar Series, Law in the Time of Covid-19, co-sponsored with Delaware Law School and UNIVALI, Santa Catarina, Brazil, virtual conference, April 29, 2020

Law and Society Association, Chair, Dissertation Committee April 2020

Creative Mornings, On “Purpose,” Philadelphia, PA April 24, 2020

Law in the Time of Covid-19, series of webinars with UNIVALI, 2020; presenter on Human Rights Implications of Covid-19, April-May, 2020

Global Network for Human Rights and the Environment, Webinar on Introduction to Human Rights and the Environment, with Ecological Law and Governance Association, April 21, 2020

Meeting of Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (Special Rapporteur for Social, Economic, Cultural, and Environmental Rights) and the Sakala Youth Center, Port-au-Prince, Haiti, March 2020.

Panelist, Human Rights, International Law Review Symposium, George Washington Law School, March 13, 2020

Opening Plenary, University of Florida Levin College of Law’s 26th Annual Public Interest Environmental Conference (PIEC), February 7, 2020.

Visiting Professor, Sorbonne, Paris I, Paris, France, January 2020 (Masters’ Classes) 

Rapport sur le droit environnementale des Etats-Unis, CRIDEAU, 2 Octobre 2019, Limoges, France

“Global Dignity Jurisprudence,” Indian Law Institute, July 2, 2019, Delhi, India

Participant, Experts’ Meeting, Special Rapporteur for Human Rights and the Environment, June 21-22, 2019 Geneva, Switzerland

Dignity and Democracy, Plenary Session, Law and Society Annual Meeting, May 30-June 2, 2019, Washington D.C.

“The deep roots of dignity in American constitutionalism,” Law and Society Annual Meeting, May 30-June 2, 2019, Washington D.C.

« La dignité comme instrument utile pour la démocratie environnementale, » Colloque Cerisy, La pensée indisciplinée de la démocratie écologique, 13 mai – 17 mai 2019 Cerisy-Sur-Salle, France

Keynote Speaker, Haile Alford Memorial Breakfast, Multicultural Lawyers and Judges Section, Delaware State Bar Association, May 14, 2019

New Perspectives on Militarization and Security, Rosa Luxembourg Foundation, Frankfurt/Main, Germany March 30-31, 2019

“Environmental Dignity Rights,” CCNY’s Critical Perspectives on Human Rights, New York City, March 15, 2019

2019 UNECE Judicial Colloquium, “SDG16: Role of Judiciary in Promoting the Rule of Law in Environmental Matters,” February 27-28, 2019, Geneva, Switzerland, presenting and providing materials on environmental constitutionalism

“Les droits de l’homme et les droits de l’environnement,” Visiting Lectures, Sorbonne, Paris, France, February 26, 2019

“Dignity in Process,” Pakistan College of Law, Lahore, Pakistan, February 2, 2019

 “Taking Dignity Rights Seriously,” World Bank Lunchtime Presentation, Washington D.C., December 6, 2018

Keynote Address, Transitional Justice to Social Justice, Beirut, Lebanon, November 12-15, 2018

Invited Participant, Expert meeting of the Special Rapporteur on human rights and the environment, New York, October 22-23, 2018 

“Participatory Dignity Rights,” “Global Environmental Constitutional Trends,” “Discussion on American and Brazilian Comparative Environmental Constitutional Issues,” “Overview of American Environmental Cases,” Univali, Itajaí and Florianopolis, Santa Catarina, Brazil, 4-9 October, 2018

“Dignity Rights and Climate Change,” Presentation to the Philippine Commission on Human Rights, Hearing on Petition Requesting for Investigation of the Responsibility of the Carbon Majors for Human Rights Violations or Threats of Violations Resulting from the Impacts of Climate Change, New York, September 28, 2018

Remarks, Organizational Session Of The Ad Hoc Open-Ended Working Group That Was Established By General Assembly Resolution 72/277 Of 10 May 2018 Entitled “Towards A Global Pact For The Environment, United Nations, New York, 5-7 September, 2018

Comparative Dignity Jurisprudence: Easing the Tension between Individual and Community, Staff Seminar, University of Cape Town, August 8, 2018

"Global Dignity Rights," University of Cape Town (Guest Lecture, Constitutional Law), August 7, 2018

"The Role of the Special Rapporteurs in Advancing Environmental and Human Rights: A Critical Engagement," IUCNAEL, Strathclyde, July 6, 2018

“Dignity and Environmental Rights,” IUCNAEL, Strathclyde July 5, 2018.

Meeting of Scotland First Minister's Advisory Group on Human Rights Leadership, Glasgow, Scotland, July 5, 2018.

Dignity and Environmental Justice Symposium, Co-Organizer and presenter, Delaware Law School, April 13, 2018; introductory and closing comments

"Environmental Constitutionalism: Trends and Innovations," at Rights and Resources: Using Human Rights to Protect Natural Resources, Wake Forest, April 6, 2018

"La dignité comme droit humain," Semaine Scientifique, Université de la Fondation Aristide, Tabarre, Haiti, May 14, 2018

"Le droit à un environnement sain: principes et arrêts," University of Limoges Masters  Programme, France, March 9, 2018

"Constitutionalisation de la lutte climatique -- sans dispositions climatique," Journée d’études, Climate Change in the French Constitution, Salle Colbert, Assemblée Nationale, Paris France, March 8, 2018

"Les droits constitutionnels environnementales a travers le monde," and “La démocratie et le constitutionalisme environnementale," at Colloquium on Environmental Constitutionalism, Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, March 6-7, 2018

Presentations on Dignity and Environmental Constitutionalism, Pakistan College of Law, Lahore University of Management and Science (LUMS), Kinnaird College, Nadira Hassan Law Department, Lahore, Pakistan, February 28-March 3, 2018

Judicial Colloquium, Lahore, Pakistan, February 26-27, 2018 (with UN Environment, ADB, Lahore High Court)

Dignity, Truth, and Reconciliation, Nova Law School, Lisbon, February 15 2018

“Dignity Rights Education,” Global Alliance for Justice Education, Puebla Mexico, December 5, 2017, with James R. May

“Civic Education in Haiti,” Global Alliance for Justice Education, Puebla Mexico, December 5, 2017, with Lee Arbetman

Dignity Rights Virtual Workshop, Co-Organizer and Presenter, November 2017.

“Implementing Dignity Rights,” Webinar with MENA lawyers, PILnet, New York, July 2017, with James R. May

First Plenary, "Judicial Activism / Democratic Activism: the Democratizing Effects of Dignity Jurisprudence " at Human Dignity and the Constitutional Crisis in Europe: Humanity, Democracy, Social Europe, European University Institute, Florence Italy, 15-16 June 2017.

Testimony in favor of Equal Rights Amendment, to Delaware Constitution, Legislative Hall, with Representative Valerie Longhurst, Dover, Delaware June 8, 2017.

"Environmental Dignity Rights," Santa Catarina Judicial Association, Florianopolis, Brazil, May 24, 2017 (with James R. May).

"Environmental Constitutionalism,"  Universidade do Vale do Itajaí (Univali), Florianopolis, Brazil, May 26, 2017 (with James R. May)

Facilitator and co-organizer, “Judicial Workshop on Constitutions, Environment and Human Rights," Federal Senate, Brasilia, Brazil, May 22-23, 2017 (Sponsored by UNEP, WCEL, OAS); presentation of welcoming remarks on behalf of organizing committee; co-facilitator, panel on interpretation and application of constitutional environmental provisions; co-facilitator, closing panel.

Dignity Rights Virtual Workshop, Co-organizer and presenter, Delaware Law School, May 12, 2017

Women and the Law, Delaware Equal Rights Amendment, Dover, Delaware, April 27, 2017

"Dignity Rights of Nature," Environmental Summit, Tulane Law School, New Orleans, La. 9-10 March, 2017

"International Environmental Law Lectures," UNIFA, Tabarre, Haiti December 13-15, 2016

“Transitional Justice in Iraq,” Rosa Luxembourg Stiftung, “Learning for the Syrian case? Prospects and challenges of different transitional justice initiatives,” Berlin, Germany 2-3 December, 2016

Le rôle du droit comparé dans la doctrine : l’exemple du droit de l’environnement américain," Colloque annuel 2016 de la Société Française pour le droit de l’environnement (SFDE), "Doctrine en droit de l'Environnement", Limoges, France  17-18 November 2016.

“Administrative Law and Constitutional Amendment in the Time of Trump,” Osher Academy for Lifelong Learning, University of Delaware, Wilmington Delaware, November 14, 2016

 “Environmental Dignity Rights”, Center for Constitutional Democracy, Indiana University, November 4, 2016

“Environmental Dignity Rights in Constitutional Tribunals,” IUCNAEL, Oslo Norway, June 2016

“Civic Dignity Losses among Refugees,” International Society of Public Law (ICON-S), Berlin, Germany June 18, 2016

“Les Mines d’or en Haiti,” Université de la Fondation Aristide, Tabarre, Haiti, May 16-20, 2016 (Conference Co-organizer)

Mots de bienvenus, “Les Mines d’or en Haiti,”  Université de la Fondation Aristide, Tabarre, Haiti, May 9, 2016 (Conference Co-organizer)

“Judicial Workshop in Environmental Constitutional Rights,” University of Pretoria, South Africa, April 15, 2016 (Conference Co-organizer).

“Environmental Dignity Rights,” at New Frontiers in Environmental Constitutionalism, Northwest University, Pochesfstroon, South Africa, April 12-14, 2016 (Conference Co-organizer).

“Les droits environnementaux et les droits humains,” Bureau des Avocats Internationales, Port-au-Prince, Haiti, December 11, 2015

“L’environnement, la dignité, et le développement durable,” Université de la Fondation Aristide, Tabarre, Haiti, December 10, 2015

“International and National Law in Dialogue”, Environmental, Energy, and Resource Law (ABA)  23rd Fall Conference, Chicago, Illinois October 28, 2015.

Convocation Keynote, Université de la Fondation Aristide, Tabarre, Haiti, October 5, 2015.

“La dignité humaine, comme droit constitutionnel,” Université de la Fondation Aristide, Tabarre, Haiti, May 27, 2015.

“Human Dignity in Comparative Perspective; Socio-Economic Implications,” at Los Derechos Sociales y Economicos in Perspectiva Comparada, Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá, Colombia April 29, 2015 

Participant, American Law Deans’ Forum, International Association of Law Schools, Bogotá Colombia, April 26-28, 2015

"Environmental Sexism," Women's Herstory Month: Beijing +20 an International Women’s Day Discussion," Drexel University, March 4, 2015

"Right to Dignity and Well Being" at “Constitutional Rights, Judicial Independence and the Transition to Democracy: Twenty Years of South African Constitutionalism,” New York Law School, November 14-16, 2014.

"Right to Dignity and Well Being", at “Constitutional Rights, Judicial Independence and the Transition to Democracy: Twenty Years of South African Constitutionalism,” New York Law School, November 14-16, 2014.

"The Untapped Potential of Procedural Environmental Rights," at 2014 UNITAR-Yale Conference on Environmental Governance and Democracy, Human Rights, Environmental Sustainability, Post-2015 Development, and the Future Climate Regime, Yale University, 5-7 September 2014

"Comparative Lessons from the United States," Research Workshop: Hydraulic Fracturing: A Comparative Assessment Research Workshop at the IUCN Academy of Environmental Law 12th Annual Colloquium, July 1, 2014, Tarragona, Spain (with James R. May).

"The Future of Environmental Constitutionalism in Advancing Energy for a Fair Society in a Safe Planet," IUCN Academy of Environmental Law 12th Annual Colloquium, July 2, 2014 Tarragona, Spain (with James R. May).

"Law School Practicum on Global Environmental Constitutionalism," Teaching and Capacity Building Workshop: IUCN Academy of Environmental Law 12th Annual Colloquium, June 30, 2014 Tarragona, Spain (with James R. May).

Participant and Presenter, Overview of Global Environmental Constitutionalism, UN Consultation on Human and Environmental Rights, Johannesburg, South Africa, January 23-24, 2014

"Constitutional Comparisons: Emerging Dignity Rights at Home and Abroad" H. Albert Young Lecture, Wilmington, Delaware, September 19, 2013

Reconciliation in Iraq, at Transitions in/to Democracy: Contemporary Chances and Challenges, Minerva Center for Human Rights, Jerusalem October 2012

Water Rights in Domestic Constitutions – Vindicating Environmental Rights: Constitutional Protection for Present & Future Generations, 10th Annual Colloquium of the IUCN Academy of Environmental Law, University of Maryland, July 2012

Presenter and co-organizer, "Constitutional Environmental Law: A Workshop," Widener Law School, Wilmington DE, May 2012

“Constitutional Protection for Environmental Rights: Participation and Consultation” International Studies Association, San Diego, April 2012

Transitional Justice in Iraq: Exemplary or Exceptional?" British Society for Middle Eastern Studies Annual Conference 2012, 'Revolution and Revolt: Understanding the Forms and Causes of Change' British Society for Middle Eastern Studies, London School of Economics, March 2012

Chair, “New Voices in Human Rights,” Annual Meeting of the Association of American Law Schools, January 2012.

"Reconciliation in Divided Societies," Sovereign Challenge VIII, United States Special Operations Command, Savannah, Georgia, December 6-9, 2011

Presenter, Dignity in the Service of Democracy, VIIIth World Congress of the International Association of Constitutional Law (IACL), Mexico City, 6-10 December 2010

Presenter, The Indivisibility of Environmental Human Rights, VIIIth World Congress of the IACL, Mexico City, 6-10 December 2010

Panelist, “Transitional Justice in a Failing State” What Makes States Successful? Afghanistan and the Future of State Building, University of La Verne College of Law, April 15-17, 2010

Participant, IALS General Assembly meeting and Educational Program: International Association of Law Schools Conference on Constitutional Law, September 9-11, 2009

“The Right to Dignity in the Liberal State,” at The Futures of Human Rights: Moral, Political, and Legal Cultures, University of South Carolina, Columbia, February 28, 2009

“Dignity in Transition,” International Studies Association, New York, February 2009

“The Right to Dignity in Foreign Courts,” Lectures and Awards, University of Oregon, September 2008

“Constitutional Transitions,” International Studies Association, San Francisco, March 2008

“Constitutional Omission,” Temple Law School, November 2007

“Truth Skepticism,@ International Studies Association, Chicago, Spring 2007

The Scream: Women’ Voice in Transitional Justice,” Delaware Valley Women’s Law Conference, Widener University, February 2005

Panelist, Delaware Valley International Law Day, Temple University, 2004, 2005

Reconciliation and Human Rights,@ Panelist, American Society of Comparative Law, University of Michigan, October 2004

“Structural Reconciliation,” Multidisciplinary Findings in Conflict Research, University of Ulster, Derry, Northern Ireland, September 2004

“The Moral Meaning of Apology,” International Association of Educators for World Peace, First Annual Meeting, Morehouse College, April 2004

“A Model for Reconciliation in Iraq,” Delaware Valley International Law Day, Temple University, November 2003

“Peacebuilding after Peace Accords,” Joan B. Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, University of Notre Dame, September 2003

Research Seminar on Reconciliation, University of Technology, Sydney, July 2003

Lessons from South Africa,@ Reparations for Children of Slavery Conference, University of Memphis, March 2002

Reconstruction and Reparations, Cape Town, South Africa, January 2001


On American Constitutional Law

Co-organizer of Roe After 40, a year-long series of symposia at area law schools marking the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, 2013

"The Stolen Valor Act and the First Amendment," Decisions Made, Votes Cast, and Policies Implemented: The October 2011 Term and the Role of the Supreme Court in American Policy and Politics, Kutztown University, November 2012

"Surprises of the Supreme Court Term 2011" Academy of Lifelong Learning, University of Delaware, Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, May 2012

"Habeas Corpus and the Terrorism Cases," Academy of Lifelong Learning, University of Delaware, Wilmington Delaware, November 2009

Active Liberty: The Jurisprudence of Justice Stephen Breyer,@ Delaware State Bar Association CLE Presentation, January 20, 2006

“Bill of Rights in the Twenty-First Century: First Amendment after 9/11,” Sponsored by the Delaware ACLU, March 2003

Law & Government Symposium, Widener University (Harrisburg), November 2002

“Is Progressive Constitutionalism Dead?,” Widener University, October 1997

Delaware Valley Women’s Law Conference, 1996, 1998


Other Presentations and Writing

"Lawmakers increasingly undermining Roe v. Wade," with John Culhane, Wilmington News Journal, January 18, 2013

"Budget numbers affect people, who deserve dignity," Wilmington News Journal, December 15, 2012

Interview regarding United States v. Alvarez (Stolen Valor Case) with Wilmington News Journal, July 2, 2012.

Interviews regarding Supreme Court decision on Health Care Law, June 27-28, 2012: WDEL-FM, CBS Morning News, Wilmington News Journal

"Health-care law puts Supreme Court atop a slippery slope," Philadelphia Inquirer, June 19, 2012

“Lobbying disclosure law does little to assist inquiring citizens,” Wilmington News Journal and Delaware Online, March 11, 2011.

Interview with Delaware First Media, on Snyder v Phelps, March 3, 2011

“Senate Debate Served Us All Well,” Wilmington News Journal and Delaware Online, October 28, 2010, with Paul Regan
Interviews with WDEL, ABC Radio, Associated Press about Senate Debate, October 22, 2010

“Finger Pointing in the Gulf Gets Us Nowhere: As Americans, we should all be concerned,” Wilmington News Journal and Delaware Online, June 11, 2010.

Interview with WHYY about pharmaceutical companies’ first amendment claims against FDA, April 28, 2010.

Interviews with WDEL and WILM about U.S. Supreme Court news, occasional 2009-2010

Game Theory for Fighting Democrats,@ Wilmington News Journal and Delaware online, May 9, 2008, with Lawrence Hamermesh

Legal Lesson,@ WHYY-TV, Occasional Guest

Interview with Delaware Today about Gonzales v. Carhart, April 2007

Interview with WILM-FM about Delaware Supreme Court case concerning free speech, November 2005

"Life Matters” Radio National, Australian Broadcast Corporation, June 2003

Public Affairs show, 2SER (national Australian student broadcast station), July 2003

“Delaware Tonight,” guest appearance about Patriot Act, WHYY-TV, March 2003

Let the Sun Shine In: The First Amendment and the War on Terrorism, @ 21 Del.  Lawyer 14 (2003)

New Hurdles for Environmental Justice Movement,@ 17 Natural Resources & Environment 18 (2002) (published by the ABA Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources)

Contributor, Oxford Companion to the Australian High Court (2002) (entry on U.S. Supreme Court) (Blackshield, Williams & Coper eds.)

Symposium Chair, The Independent Counsel After Sunset: New Approaches to a Persistent Problem, 5 Widener L. Symp. J. (2000)