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About Richard J. Wilson

Richard J. Wilson is Acting Associate Dean for Clinical Education and Visiting Professor of Law. He is Emeritus Professor of Law at American University’s Washington College of Law, in Washington, D.C. He is the founding director of the International Human Rights Law Clinic at American, where he began teaching in 1989. Prior to that, he was Associate Professor of Law at CUNY Law School in Queens, New York, from 1985-1989. He has worked with the National Legal Aid and Defender Association in Washington (1980-1985), and with the Office of the State Appellate Defender in Illinois, in Elgin and Springfield (1972-1980). He is author and co-editor of textbooks on the global clinical education movement, international human rights law and practice, international criminal law and procedure, and on the role of defense counsel in domestic and international war crimes trials, as well as more than 70 articles and book chapters. B.A., DePauw University; J.D., University of Illinois College of Law. 

Positions

Present Acting Associate Dean for Clinical Education & Visiting Professor of Law, John Marshall Law School
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Curriculum Vitae




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Honors and Awards

  • Egon Guttman Textbook Award for Defense In Intertnational Criminal Proceedings, Co-edited with Michael Bohlander and Roman Boed (2006) (Washington College of Law Committee on Scholarship Feb. 2008).

Education

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1972 J.D., University of Illinois - College of Law
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1965 B.A., DePauw University
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Articles (21)

Human Rights Brief (12)