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Albany Law School Welcomes Dianne Otto, 2004 Stoneman Professor
   January 9, 2004


Albany Law School is pleased to welcome Dianne Otto, the 2004 Kate Stoneman Visiting Professor of Law and Democracy.

Otto is an associate professor of law at the University of Melbourne. Her research and publications focus on human rights law, public international law and, in the Australian domestic context, criminal law, economic, social and cultural rights, and feminist legal theory.

Her recent publications include chapters in Reaching Beyond Words: Giving Meaning to Economic, Social and Cultural Rights; Women and International Human Rights Law; Laws of the Postcolonial; and Security in a Post-Cold War World.

She holds an LL.M. from the University of Melbourne and from Columbia University and she is a JSD candidate at Columbia.

She will be in residence during the spring 2004 semester and will teach Women and War and International Protection of Human Rights.

Albany Law School established the Kate Stoneman Endowed Visiting Professorship in Law and Democracy to attract distinguished scholars and practitioners to instruct and inspire new generations of students in law and democracy, and to continue the legacy of Kate Stoneman. Stoneman, who graduated from Albany Law School in 1898, became the first woman admitted to practice law in New York and was a leading activist for women’s suffrage, temperance, and world peace.

Past Stoneman Professors include Justice Yvonne Mokgoro, South African Constitutional Court; Penelope Andrews, professor of law, City University of Law at Queens College; Martha F. Davis, associate professor of law, Northeastern University School of Law (formerly legal director, NOW Legal Defense and Education Fund)

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