For the fifth time since 2006, a Thomas Jefferson School of Law student has won the highly prestigious Burton Award for Distinguished Writing....
Professor of Law Linda M. Keller joined the TJSL faculty in the fall of 2003 and was appointed Dean in June, 2020. She previously served as Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Vice Dean, and Interim Dean. After graduating from Yale 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. She is a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation.
Criminal Law, Interpretations of International Criminal Law Issues, Legal Writing I, Jessup International Moot Court Seminar
Articles, Book Chapters, And Article-Length Works
The Continuing Peace with Justice Debate: Recent Events in Uganda and the International Criminal Court, 48 U. of Pac. L. Rev. 265 (2017) Download a PDF version of the article
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.
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)
Acholi Traditional Justice & the International Criminal Court, 2016 Global Center Symposium, Crimes without Borders: In Search of an International Justice System, McGeorge School of Law, Sacramento, CA (March 4, 2016)
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
Civil & Human Rights
- Capital Punishment
- Criminal Law
- International Criminal Law
- International Human Rights