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Catherine Admay received her JD and BA in Philosophy (magna cum laude) from Yale Law School (1992) and Yale College (1988). She taught at NYU Law School (1994-96) and Duke Law School (1996-2002) before joining, as visiting faculty, the departments of Public Policy/Duke Center for International Development and Political Science. Admay now serves as Lecturer of Public Policy and a Faculty Affiliate to Duke’s Global Health Institute. She co-founded NYU Law’s first international law clinic (serving the government of Eritrea and civil society organizations) and founded and directed Duke Law School’s first international development law clinic (serving the government of South Africa and civil society organizations). She has served as a legal consultant to the Greensboro Truth and Reconciliation Commission (report issued May, 2006) and as a legal scholar contributing to the South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission (report issued October, 1998).

Admay worked for the Legal Resources Centre in Pretoria and Gazankulu, South Africa, the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, the Office of the Legal Advisor in the United States Department of State, and with private law firms in Washington, D.C. and Seattle. She clerked for Hon. Betty Binns Fletcher of the United States Court of Appeals on the 9th Circuit in Seattle, Washington.

Admay’s teaching and research interests are in the areas of human rights; law, governance, and development; global health; comparative constitutional law of socio-economic rights; conflict transformation; and interdisciplinary engagements with law (ethics, arts, storytelling).