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Lisa LaplanteProfessor Lisa Laplante

Director of the Center

  • B.A., Brown University
  • M.Ed., University of Massachusetts Amherst
  • J.D. New York University School of Law

Professor Laplante joined the New England Law faculty in 2013-2014, and she teaches Business and Human Rights, Public International Law, Torts, and Transitional Justice.  The former human rights lawyer was a researcher with the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and a co-founder of the Praxis Institute for Social Justice, both based in Peru, and she writes on international law and justice topics.

Professor Laplante was visiting assistant professor and Richard D. Tulisano Human Rights Fellow at the University of Connecticut School of Law in 2011-2012, and was a research fellow there in 2012-2013. She also served in 2012-2013 as inaugural and interim director of the University of Connecticut’s Thomas J. Dodd Research Center, working in consultation with Senator Christopher Dodd to establish the Office of Human Rights and Outreach.
Prior academic posts include a visiting assistant professorship at Marquette University Law School (2008-2011) and a fellowship with Princeton’s Institute for Advanced Study (2007-2008), where she participated in the thematic program, “Rule of Law under Fire.”
Her primary research and teaching interests are transitional justice, human rights, remedies and torts.  In 2015, Professor Laplante was elected co-chair of the American Society of International Law's Transitional Justice and Rule of Law interest group.  For additional information about Professor Laplante's background and accomplishments please click here.