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About Megan A. Fairlie

Megan Fairlie received her B.A. in English summa cum laude from the University at Albany, where she was inducted to Phi Beta Kappa and was a four year member of the women’s varsity swim team. She then earned her J.D. from Washington and Lee University, cum laude. Professor Fairlie’s most recent academic achievements stem from her affiliation with the Irish Centre for Human Rights at the National University of Ireland, Galway, where she earned the degree of Ph.D. in International Human Rights Law in June 2007. She also holds an LL.M. in International Peace Support Operations from the same institution, graduating first in her LL.M. concentration, with first class honors, and receiving an award for having earned the highest average among all LL.M. graduates. Professor Fairlie’s main research interests lie in the field of international and comparative criminal procedure.

Positions

2007 - Present Associate Professor of Law, Florida International University College of Law
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2010 - 2011 Visiting Professor, Albany Law School
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2005 Lecturer in Law, University of Ulster
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Curriculum Vitae




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Honors and Awards

  • Reading Committee Member, Judicial responses to procedural violations in international criminal proceedings’ 500 page Doctoral Thesis to be submitted by Ph.D. candidate Kelly Pitcher at the University of Amsterdam, Report tendered: July 2016
  • Public Defense: September 2016
  • Judging Panel, International Criminal Court Moot Court Competition Memorials, Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies, Leiden University, Spring 2016
  • “Worth Reading” designation from War Crimes Prosecution Watch (article: The Hidden Costs of Strategic Communications for the International Criminal Court), January 2016
  • Reading Committee Member, The Investigation Phase in International Criminal Procedure: In Search of Common Rules, 1,000 page Doctoral Thesis submitted by Ph.D. candidate Karel de Meester at the University of Amsterdam, Report tendered: June 2014
  • Public Defense: September 2014
  • “Worth Reading” designation from War Crimes Prosecution Watch (article: Alternate Judges as Sine Qua Nons for International Criminal Trials), 2014
  • Journal of International Law and International Relations, Manuscript Referee, 2013
  • “Worth Reading” designation from War Crimes Prosecution Watch (article: The United States and the International Criminal Court Post-Bush: A Beautiful Courtship but an Unlikely Marriage), 2010
  • Self Help Africa –USA, Board Member, 2009- present
  • Law Review Advisor, 2009-2010
  • 2012 - 2016
  • Faculty Advisor to the International Law Students Association, 2008-2010
  • European Journal of International Law, Manuscript Referee, 2006
  • Amnesty International, Irish Section
  • The Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Sierra Leone (both in association with the Irish Centre for Human Rights), 2004
  • Prize for highest academic rank among all LL.M. graduates, Awarded by the Director of the Irish Centre for Human Rights, 2003
  • The Legal Project: Domestic Violence Legal Connection Panel (in association with the Capital District Women’s Bar Association), 2000-2001
  • Woolf Peirez Academic Scholarship, Awarded by Washington and Lee University School of Law, 1993-1996
  • Inducted to Phi Beta Kappa, 1992

Courses

  • Criminal Procedure: Investigation
  • Professional Responsibility

Education

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2007 Ph.D., National University of Ireland ‐ International Human Rights Law
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2003 LL.M., National University of Ireland, Galway
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1996 J.D., Washington and Lee University School of Law
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1993 B.A., University of Albany
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Contact Information

Florida International University College of Law
1200 SW 8th St., RDB 2036
Miami, Florida 33199

(305) 348-1157

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