Linda M. Keller

 
Linda M. Keller
Linda M. Keller
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
Associate Professor of Law
J.D., Yale Law School;
B.A., University of Richmond, summa cum laude
Phone: (619) 961-4282

Professor Keller joined the TJSL faculty in the fall of 2003 and became Associate Dean for Academic Affairs in 2013. After graduating from law school, where she was notes editor for the Yale Law Journal, she served as a clerk and supervisor in the Legal Research Office of the Connecticut Judicial Department. She then taught international human rights law and legal writing for four years at the University of Miami School of Law, where she also served as Fellow of the Center for the Study of Human Rights.

 

She has published on international criminal law and human rights in journals including the American University International Law Review. She served as a Visiting Professional at the International Criminal Court during the 2011-12 academic year, working in the Pre-Trial Chambers handling the Kenya cases.

 

Courses include:

Criminal Law, Interpretations of International Criminal Law Issues, Legal Writing I, Jessup International Moot Court Seminar

Scholarships

ARTICLES, BOOK CHAPTERS, AND ARTICLE-LENGTH WORKS

The Impact of States Parties’ Reservations to the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women, 2014 Mich. St. L. Rev. 309 (2014) Download a PDF version of the article

Comparing the Interests of Justice: What the International Criminal Court Can Learn from New York Law, 12 Wash. U. Glob. Stud. L. Rev. 1 (2013) Download a PDF version of the article.

The Practice of the International Criminal Court: Comments on "The Complementarity Conundrum", 8 Santa Clara J. Int'l L. 199 (2010) Download a PDF version of the article.

Using International Human Rights Law in U.S. Courts: Lessons from the Campaign against the Juvenile Death Penalty, in What is Right for Children?: The Competing Paradigms of Religion and Human Rights (Martha Fineman & Karen Worthington, eds., 2009)

The False Dichotomy of Peace versus Justice and the International Criminal Court, 3 Hague Justice Journal No. 1 (2008)  Download a PDF version of the article.

Achieving Peace with Justice: The International Criminal Court and Ugandan Alternative Justice Mechanisms, 23 Conn. J. Int'l L. 209 (2008)  Download a PDF version of the article.

Alternatives to Miranda: Preventing Coerced Confessions via the Convention Against Torture, 10 Chapman L. Rev. 745 (2007)

Seeking Justice at the International Criminal Court: Victims' Reparations, 29 T. Jefferson L. Rev. 189 (2007) Download a PDF version of the article.

Is Truth Serum Torture?, 20 Am. U. Int'l L. Rev. 521 (2005) Download a PDF version of the article.

The Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women: Evolution and (Non)Implementation Worldwide, 27 T. Jefferson L. Rev. 35 (2005)

The American Rejection of Economic Rights as Human Rights and the Declaration of Independence: Does the Pursuit of Happiness Require Basic Economic Rights?, 19 N.Y.L. Sch. J. Hum. Rts. 557 (2003)

Other Scholarship

Download a list of Shorter Work for Professor Keller

Presentations

The Challenges of International Criminal Justice: Case Study – Kenya & the International Criminal Court , Osher Institute, University of California, San Diego, CA (February 18, 2014)

The Impact of States Parties’ Reservations to the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women, Symposium on Whether the United States Should Become a Party to the U.N. Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women, Michigan State University College of Law, East Lansing, MI (November 8, 2013)

The Convoluted Road to Trial: The ICC Kenyatta Case , International Law Weekend – Midwest, The Legal Challenges of Globalization: A View from the Heartland, Washington University in St. Louis School of Law, St. Louis, MO (September 20, 2013)

Prosecuting Human Rights Violations: Case Study – Kenya & the International Criminal Court, Campaigning for Human Rights, La Jolla Library, La Jolla, CA (December 4, 2012)

Sabbatical Presentation: International Criminal Court Experience, Faculty Development Committee, Thomas Jefferson School of Law, San Diego, CA (October 1, 2012)

The International Criminal Court & Africa, Africa Today with Walter Turner, KPFA, Berkeley, CA, Aug. 1, 2011.  (Available at http://www.kpfa.org/archive/id/72049)

Reconciling Peace and Justice, Whittier International Human Rights Speaker Series, Whittier Law School, Costa Mesa, CA, Mar. 24, 2009

The 2009 Santa Clara Journal of International Law Symposium: The Future of International Criminal Justice, Santa Clara Journal of International Law; Center for the Global Law and Policy; American Society of International Law, Santa Clara Law School , Santa Clara, CA, Mar. 13 - 14, 2009

International Human Rights & the U.S. Abolition of the Death Penalty, Challenges for Children's Rights Symposium, Thomas Jefferson School of Law, San Diego, CA (March 2, 2007)

International Law & Interrogations, Chapman Law Review Symposium 2007 - Miranda at 40, Chapman University School of Law, Orange, CA (January 26, 2007)

Using International Human Rights Law in U.S. Courts: Lessons from the Campaign against the Juvenile Death Penalty, San Diego County Public Law Library Special Events - Attorneys as Authors Series, San Diego County Public Law Library, San Diego, CA (September 15, 2006)

Victims’ Reparations in International Law, World Affairs Council, Rancho Bernardo, CA, June 15, 2006

Legal Research & the Google Generation: Update from Cyberspace (with Prof. Ben Templin; co-presenters Prof. Susan Sullivan and Mary Ann Neary), Twelfth Biennial Conference of the Legal Writing Institute, Atlanta, GA, June 9, 2006

Seeking Justice at the International Criminal Court: Victims’ Reparations, Conference on Taking Reparations Seriously, Thomas Jefferson School of Law, San Diego, CA, Mar. 19, 2006

Moderator, Guantanomo Debate: Professor Cohn vs. WestPoint Professor Margaret Stock, Thomas Jefferson School of Law, San Diego, CA, Sept. 7, 2005

International Human Rights Law: Hot Topics, UCSD English Language Institute, San Diego, CA, Mar. 2005

Introduction to Legal Analysis and Writing in the United States, UCSD English Language Program, San Diego, CA, Dec. 2004

The Work of the International Criminal Court Begins: Investigating International Crimes in the Democratic Republic of Congo & Uganda, World Affairs Council, Rancho Bernardo, CA, Oct. 14, 2004

The Creation of the International Criminal Court, World Affairs Council, Rancho Bernardo, CA, Mar. 2004

News

  • ICTY
    May 21, 2013
    Two TJSL students, Amelia Mattis and Brad Sorrentino, both 3Ls, are interning in The Hague, Netherlands this summer at the International Criminal...
  • Portalnd Team
    March 12, 2013
    From February 28th to March 3rd, the Moot Court Honor Society’s Jessup team participated in the 54th Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot...
  • San Diego Lawyer
    April 27, 2012
    Be sure to check out the recent edition of San Diego Lawyer magazine because you will find it difficult not to spot a TJSL alumni, student, faculty...
  • Linda Keller The Hague
    April 2, 2012
    On March 30, Professor Linda M. Keller ended her six-month term as a Visiting Professional at the International Criminal Court (ICC) at The Hague,...
  • ICC Verdict
    March 15, 2012
    By Professor Linda Keller   The International Criminal Court (ICC) issued its first verdict on March 14, 2012 in the trial of Thomas Lubanga...

Expertise

Civil Rights

  • International Human Rights

Criminal Law

  • Capital Punishment
  • Criminal Law
  • International Criminal Law

International Law

  • International Criminal Law
  • International Human Rights

Legal Writing