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Leila Nadya Sadat

Leila Nadya Sadat

Leila Nadya Sadat

Professor Sadat is the Henry H. Oberschelp Professor of Law at Washington University School of Law. She also is the director of the Whitney R. Harris World Law Institute at the School of Law. She is the Director of the Crimes against Humanity Initiative, which seeks to study and address the punishment and prevention of these crimes. Professor Sadat will begin at the University of Cergy-Pontoise in Paris France as the Distinguished Fulbright Chair beginning in the spring of 2011.

Professor Sadat is trained in both French and American Legal systems and is especially well known for her expertise on the International Criminal Court. In addition to serving as a delegate to the United Nations Preparatory Committee and the 1998 Diplomatic Conference in Rome that established the ICC, she represented the government of Timor- Leste at the eighth session of the Assemble of States Parties to the Rome Statute of the ICC and served as a delegate of the American Branch of the International Law Association at the 2010 ICC Review Conference in Kampala Uganda.

Professor Sadat has been published in numerous journals in the United States and beyond. She wrote The International Criminal Court and the Transformation of International Law: Justice for the New Millennium, published in 2002.

Professor Sadat is currently the Vice President of the American Branch of the International Law Association, and the International Association of Penal Law, and is a member of the American Society of International Law.

Professor Sadat earned her B.A. from Douglass College, her J.D. from Tulane Law School, her L.L.M. from Columbia University School of Law and a degree from the University of Paris I – Sorbonne (diplôme d’études approfondies).