Associate Professor of Law, Yale Law School
Oona Hathaway, a former law clerk to Justice Sandra Day O'Connor of the U.S. Supreme Court, received her J.D. from Yale in 1997. She is a member of the New York and D.C. State Bars, and has published on a variety of topics, including the political status of women in Kuwait and the global debate over biodiversity. Oona, who was a joint fellow with the Carr Center and the Center for Ethics and the Professions, spent the year engaging in both legal practice and scholarship relating to human rights, conducting two research projects: understanding why nations subscribe to and comply with international human rights obligations, and examining how history shapes law.