David J. Scheffer

Clinical Professor Emeritus
Director Emeritus of the Center for International Human Rights


Biography

David J. Scheffer is Clinical Professor Emeritus and Director Emeritus of the Center for International Human Rights at the law school.  He retired on September 1, 2020.  From 2006 through 2020 he was the Mayer Brown/Robert A. Helman Professor of Law and from 2006 to 2019 the Director of the Center for International Human Rights.  He taught international criminal law, international human rights law, and related subjects.  Scheffer created the International Externship Program and the Cambodia Tribunal Monitor (www.cambodiatribunal.org).

 

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Areas of Expertise

  • International Criminal Law/Law of War
  • International Human Rights Law
  • International Law
  • Business and Human Rights


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Education

  • AB magna cum laude, Harvard University
  • BA (Honour School of Jurisprudence), Oxford University
  • LLM, Georgetown University

Prior Appointments

  • Mayer Brown/Robert A. Helman Professor of Law, Northwestern University School of Law
  • Director, Center for International Human Rights, Northwestern University School of Law
  • Senior Advisor and Counsel to the U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations
  • U.S. Ambassador at Large for War Crimes Issues
  • Jennings Randolph Senior Fellow, U.S. Institute of Peace
  • Senior Vice President, U.N. Association of the U.S.A.
  • Senior Associate, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
  • Senior Consultant, Committee on Foreign Affairs, U.S. House of Representatives
  • International Affairs Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations
  • Associate, Coudert Brothers

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