last updated Thu, Jul 16, 2015
Hannah Garry is founding director of USC Gould's International Human Rights Clinic. Her areas of teaching and research include international criminal law, international human rights law, international humanitarian law and international refugee law. In 2015, Prof. Garry was the recipient of the prestigious USC Mellon Award for Faculty Mentoring Graduate Students.
Prior to joining USC Law, Prof. Garry was visiting faculty at the University of Colorado School of Law where she taught public international law, international criminal law and international human rights law. She also taught an experiential learning course supervising students on cases involving Guantanamo detainee representation as well as Alien Tort Statute litigation.
Prof. Garry has been a research consultant with Oxford University, U.K., and Makerere University, Uganda, implementing a multi-year socio-legal research project on protection of refugee rights under international law in Uganda and Kenya. She has also been a visiting lecturer teaching European human rights law at Peking University Law School in Beijing, and a visiting scholar at the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg, France, where she published a study on the court's use of interim measures to stay deportation of refugees from Europe. In September 2008, Prof. Garry was invited to be a lecturer at the 4th Thematic Course on Refugee Law and Human Rights, at the International Institute of Humanitarian Law in San Remo, Italy. From 2009-2010, she was named an American Society of International Law Presidential Fellow.
In terms of practice experience, Prof. Garry has been a Senior Legal Adviser to the Supreme Court Chamber in the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia and a visiting professor in the Presidency of the International Criminal Court. Before academia, she was a legal officer for the Honorable Judge Fausto Pocar in the Appeals Chamber of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia and the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda from 2004-07. During that time, she served as Deputy Chef de Cabinet in the Office of the President. Prof. Garry has previously been a law clerk to the Honorable Judge Rosemary Barkett sitting on the U.S. Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit. She has also worked in the private sector as an associate in the international law firm, Freshfields, Bruckhaus, Deringer LLP, practicing in the international arbitration, dispute resolution and public international law groups.
Prof. Garry obtained her J.D. from Berkeley Law in 2002, her Master’s in International Affairs from Columbia University in 2001 and a master's certificate in Forced Migration Studies with distinction from Oxford University, U.K. She is admitted to the New York Bar and is a member of the American Society of International Law where she is a corresponding editor for its International Legal Materials.