Professor Dutton Spending Summer as a Visiting Scholar in Germany


Professor Yvonne Dutton traveled to the University of Kiel to give a guest lecture on May 23. The lecture, titled “Legal Problems Concerning Maritime Piracy,” was given for the class “International Law of the Sea,” part of the University of Kiel’s Walther-Schücking Institute for International Law. Professor Dutton is in Germany as a visiting scholar for two months at Hamburg University in the International and Comparative Criminal Law Department.

Professor Dutton joined the faculty in August 2012. She graduated from Columbia University with a B.A. in Economics (magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa). While at Columbia Law School, Professor Dutton was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar (all years), and was also on the editorial staff of the Columbia Law Review. Dutton received her Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Colorado at Boulder with a concentration on international relations and comparative politics. Following her graduation from Columbia Law School, Professor Dutton clerked for the Honorable William C. Conner, United States District Judge for the Southern District of New York. After clerking, she practiced as a federal prosecutor in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York, where she tried narcotics trafficking and organized crime cases. Professor Dutton has also practiced law as a civil litigator in law firms in New York and California.

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