Elizabeth Bruch

Faculty Associate of Law and Social Policy


Ph.D., University of British Columbia (2012)
J.D., University of Wisconsin Law School (1989)
B.A., Valparaiso University (1986)

Courses Taught

Immigration Law
International Human Rights and Humanitarian Law
Public International Law
Feminist Theory
Post-Colonial Theory
Law and Society
Research Methodology

Honors and Representative Scholarship

What Do Human Rights Lawyers Do? Examining Practice and Expertise in the Field, __ Buff. Hum. Rts. L. Rev. __ (forthcoming 2013).

Lessons from the Local: Rurality and Domestic Violence Practice in Africa and the United States in COMPARATIVE PERSPECTIVES ON DOMESTIC VIOLENCE: LESSONS FROM EFFORTS WORLDWIDE (L. Goodmark and R. Goel, eds.) (co-authored with J. Bond, under contract at Oxford University Press).

Is International Law Really Law? Theorizing the Multi-Dimensionality of Law, 44 Akron L. Rev. 333  (2011).

Hybrid Courts: Examining Hybridity through a Post-Colonial Lens, 28 Boston U. Int’l L. J. 1 (2010).

Book Review: The Work of Global Justice: Human Rights as Practices (Fuyuki Kurasawa), Can. J. Soc. 34(1) (Winter 2009).

Open or Closed: Balancing Border Policy with Human Rights, 96 KY. L.J. 197  (2007), reprinted 29 Immig. & Nat. L. Rev. 103  (2008).

Whose Law Is It Anyway? The Cultural Legitimacy of International Human Rights in the United States 73 Tenn. L. Rev. 669  (2006).

Models Wanted: The Search for an Effective Response to Human Trafficking, 40 Stan. J. of Int’l L. 1 (2004).

Professional Activities

Member, Law and Society Association
Director and Advisory Partner, International Women’s Rights Project
Member, Feminism and International Law Committee, American Branch of the International Law Association (ABILA)
Member, Wisconsin Bar, New York Bar