LAW 373 v00 : Seminar on Humanitarian Crises

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Fall 2020
JD Adjunct
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egf4 Ferris, Elizabeth
LAW 373 v00: Seminar on Humanitarian Crises
Seminar on Humanitarian Crises
T 5:00-7:30p
5 Law students (2 JD Paper, 3 JD Writing Requirement, 3 LLM Paper) + Main Campus students
Paper/Writing Requirement


At least one course in Refugee Law, International Human Rights Law, or International Humanitarian Law. 


See the schedule of courses on the Main Campus Registrar's website for room assignments. Law Center students may register only through the Law Center's registration system.

This seminar requires a paper. J.D. students must register for the 3 credit WR section of the seminar (LAWJ-373-09) if they wish to write a paper fulfilling the Upperclass Legal Writing Requirement.

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Personal Information


Elizabeth Ferris is Research Professor with the Institute for the Study of International Migration at Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service. From January-September 2016, she also served as Senior Advisor to the UN General Assembly’s Summit for Refugees and Migrants in New York. From 2006-2015, she was a Senior Fellow and co-director of the Brookings-LSE Project on Internal Displacement where she worked to support understanding and protection of internally displaced persons. Prior to joining Brookings, she spent 20 years working in the field of humanitarian assistance, most recently in Geneva, Switzerland at the World Council of Churches. She has also served as the director of the Church World Service’s Immigration and Refugee Program, as research director for the Life & Peace Institute in Uppsala, Sweden and as a Fulbright professor at the Universidad Autónoma de México. Her teaching experience has included positions at Lafayette College, Miami University and Pembroke State University. She has written extensively on refugee, migration and humanitarian issues, including The Politics of Protection: The Limits of Humanitarian Action (Brookings Institution Press, 2011), Consequences of Chaos: Syria’s Humanitarian Crisis and the Failure to Protect, with Kemal Kirsici (Brookings Institution Press, 2016), and most recently Refugees, Migration and Global Governance: Negotiating the Global Compacts with Katharine Donato (Routledge 2019). She received her BA degree from Duke University and her MA and PhD degrees from the University of Florida.

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