I’m pleased to announce that Professor Elizabeth A. Wilson is joining us for a guest visit.
Elizabeth is an assistant professor in the Whitehead School of Diplomacy at Seton Hall University. She came to Seton Hall after working in private practice for nearly five years. As an Associate at WilmerHale and then at Baach Robinson & Lewis (now Lewis Baach), she worked on a number of high-profile cases, including Boumediene v. Bush and Rasul v. Myers. Her special expertise is damages litigation. Elizabeth is a former professor of English at Yale, a Fulbright Scholar, and a Joint Bunting Institute and Children’s Hospital Fellow on Family Violence.
Elizabeth’s publications include: Is Torture All In a Day’s Work? Scope of Employment, the Absolute Immunity Doctrine, and Civil Torture Litigation Against U.S. Officials, 6 Rutgers J. L. & Pub. Pol’y 175 (2008); The War on Terrorism and “the Water’s Edge”: Sovereignty, “Territorial Jurisdiction,” and the Reach of the U.S. Constitution in the Guantánamo Detainee Litigation, 8 UPenn J. Const L. 165 (March 2006); “’Suing for Lost Childhood’: Child Sexual Abuse, the Delayed Discovery Rule, and the Problem of Finding Justice for Adult-Survivors of Child Abuse, 12 UCLA Women’s L.J. 145 (2003). Her overview of post-9/11 damages litigation — “Damages or Nothing”: The Post-Boumediene Constitution and Compensation for Human Rights Violations After 9/11 –will appear in a forthcoming issue of the Seton Hall Law Review.
Elizabeth will begin blogging from Amman, Jordan, where she is working with the American Bar Association Rule of Law Initiative on updating the human rights curriculum in Jordan’s law schools.