Dr. Tamara Relis joins us from Columbia University Law School in New York and the
Department of Law of the London School of Economics (LSE), where she has been a
postdoctoral research fellow since 2005. She holds a Ph.D. in law and an LL.M. degree
with Honors Merit from the LSE (focusing on conflict resolution, procedural law and human
rights in the developing world), where she taught two LL.B courses for two years. Dr.
Relis also holds an LL.B. degree with honors from the University of London. She is a
trial lawyer (barrister) with experience in trial court practice, as well as having
qualified as a solicitor, working primarily in litigation. 



Human Rights and Southern Realities, 33 Hum. Rts. Q. 509 (2011)

The proliferation of international human rights treaties, committees and courts over the last sixty years...



Consequences of Power, 12 Harv. Negot. L. Rev. 445 (2007)

This Article challenges a basic premise that litigants and their attorneys broadly understand and desire...



"It's Not About the Money!": A Theory on Misconceptions of Plaintiffs' Litigation Aims, 68 U. Pitt. L. Rev. 701 (2007)

This Article examines from a new angle a long-standing debate on a central question of...



Civil Litigation from Litigants' Perspectives: What We Know and What We Don't Know About the Litigation Experience of Individual Litigants, 25 Studies in Law, Politics, and Society 151 (2002)

This study of the entire phenomenon of civil litigation commenced with the sole aim of...




Perceptions in Litigation and Mediation: Lawyers, Defendants, Plaintiffs and Gendered Parties, Cambridge University Press (2009)

Grounded in interpretive theory and offering interdisciplinary insights from sociological, psychological, and gender studies, this...