Professor Brian Lepard is a leading expert in the fields of international law, human rights law, comparative law, and tax law. Professor Lepard has multidisciplinary scholarly and teaching interests in the fields of international human rights law; humanitarian intervention; international legal theory; comparative law, including comparative religious law; ethics; and tax and business law, including international tax law. He is the author of eight books and numerous articles relating to these diverse subject areas. Professor Lepard has spoken on the subjects of international law, human rights, and comparative law at conferences and other gatherings around the world.
Courtney Hillebrecht’s research focuses on human rights and international law. She has authored a book examining the domestic processes of compliance with the European and Inter-American Courts of Human Rights, arguing that compliance with international tribunals takes place at the nexus of international and domestic politics. Hillebrecht is an associate professor of political science, a Samuel Clark Waugh Professor of International Relations, the director of the Forsythe Family Program on Human Rights and Humanitarian Affairs and the faculty coordinator of the William H. Thompson Learning Community.