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About Douglas L Donoho

I have been a Professor at the NSU College of Law since 1989. I was granted tenure in 1994. Over the years, I have taught a wide variety of courses including constitutional law, international human rights, public international law, international business transactions, international practice clinic, constitutional criminal procedure and torts. I also created and now teach an "on-line" course in conjunction with our dual degree programs that is offered to European law students entitled "Introduction to American Law." Every spring, I teach a section of Criminal Procedure in the AAMPLE conditional admission program.
I have also frequently taught in NSU's foreign programs, dragging my wife and three children to Venezuela, Costa Rica and Barcelona, Spain. Prior to joining the College of Law faculty, I taught at the University of Oregon, clerked in the Sixth Circuit Federal Court of Appeals (Judge Cornelia Kennedy) and practiced law with Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft in New York City.
My scholarship focuses almost exclusively on international human rights and includes articles published in the Stanford, Michigan, Cornell, Emory, Wisconsin, Georgia, University of Barcelona and ILSA International Law Journals. My most recent publication is a course book in International Human Rights (Carolina Academic Press, 2017). In 2018, I published a second edition of my course book in International Business Transactions (Carolina Academic Press, 2018). My third course book, which involves a novel approach to teaching tort law, is scheduled for publication in 2019 by Carolina Academic Press.
I have worked on refugee issues in Southeast Asia for the Lawyers Committee for Human Rights, represented asylum claimants before the INS and litigated on behalf of Chilean human rights victims in U.S. federal court. I have also represented, in conjunction with NSU's Inter-American Center on Human Rights, Venezuela's 2 million member labor union confederation, CTV, and two prominent political figures in actions brought before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights against the Government of Venezuela. I am a faculty advisor for the ILSA Journal of International and Comparative Law and the International Law Society at Nova. Although I teach and don't practice law, I am a member of the New York and California bars. More than anything, I am the husband of Melissa Minsk Donoho, an NSU graduate who is Chief Assistant for the Florida Regional Conflicts Counsel Office, and the father of Madison (23), Quinn (21) and Ailish (16).


Present Professor of Law, Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad College of Law

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