Beth Lyon joined the Villanova faculty in 2001, and is the Director of the Farmworker Legal Aid Clinic and Co-Director of the Interpreter Internship Program. Professor Lyon dedicates her scholarship, teaching and service to exploring the intersection of human rights and poverty alleviation. She is an international expert in the area of immigrants' rights. Professor Lyon’s recent scholarship focuses on the rights of immigrant workers. While studying at the Georgetown University Law Center, Professor Lyon was the Managing Editor of Law and Policy in International Business journal. Professor Lyon also holds a Masters of Science from the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service. Before joining the faculty, she was an attorney with Human Rights First and a Practitioner-in-Residence in the International Human Rights Law Clinic at the Washington College of Law, American University. She is a member of the Pennsylvania, New York, and District of Columbia bar associations. She currently serves on the boards of the Society of American Law Teachers, Latina and Latino Critical Legal Theory, Inc., the Global Workers Justice Alliance and Friends of Farmworkers. Professor Lyon serves on an American Bar Association advisory group to promulgate standards for access to justice by Limited English Proficient litigants. Professor Lyon also dedicates her time to supporting clinical legal education abroad.
The Unsigned United Nations Migrant Worker Rights Convention: An Overlooked Opportunity to Change the “Brown Collar” Migration Paradigm, New York University Journal of International Law and Politics (2010)
Changing Tactics: Globalization and the U.S. Immigrant Worker Rights Movement, UCLA Journal of International Law & Foreign Affairs (2008)
Tipping the Balance: Why Courts Should Look to International and Foreign Law on Unauthorized Immigrant Worker Rights, University of Pennsylvania Journal of International Law (2007)
New International Human Rights Standards on Unauthorized Immigrant Worker Rights: Seizing an Opportunity to Pull Governments out of the Shadows, Villanova University Legal Working Paper Series (2006)
Governments cannot ignore international human rights standards for unauthorized migrant workers forever. This chapter presents...