Moria Paz

Bio

Moria Paz focuses her scholarship on the intersection of minorities, immigrants, international law, and human rights.

She is currently working on two books, Network or State? International Law and The History of Jewish Self-Determination (under contract, Oxford University Press) and The Law of Strangers – Critical Perspectives on Jewish Lawyering and International Legal Thought (co-edited with James Loeffler). In 2007 she was awarded the Laylin Prize for most outstanding paper in international law awarded by Harvard Law School. In 2013 she was selected by the American Society of International Law (ASIL) for the New Voices Panel at the Society’s Annual Meeting. In 2014 was a winner of the Law & Humanities Junior Scholar Interdisciplinary Writing Competition. Her papers appear in multiple journals, including the Harvard International Law Journal and the European Journal of International Law.

Paz is a visiting scholar at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies and a Fellow at Stanford Law School. Before joining FSI, she was a Law and International Security Fellow at CISAC, a Lecturer in Law and Teaching Fellow of the Stanford Program for International Legal Studies (SPILS) at Stanford Law School. Paz received her S.J.D. doctoral degree from Harvard Law School. While at Harvard, she was awarded a number of fellowships, including at the Hauser Center for Non-Profit Organizations, The European Law Research Center, and the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs. Before Harvard, she attended The University of London, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) and Beijing Normal University. 

 

PUBLICATIONS AND WORKS IN PROGRESS

 

BOOKS

Network or State? International Law and the History of Jewish Self-Determination, forthcoming with Oxford University Press, 2016.

Jewish Lawyers and International Law: A Sphere Between Nations, (ed. with James Loeffler), forthcoming with Cambridge University Press, 2016.

 

ARTICLES

Between the Kingdom and the Desert Sun: Human Rights, Immigration, and Border Walls, forthcoming Berkeley Journal of International Law (BJIL) 34:1 (2016)

The Tower of Babel: Human Rights and the Paradox of Language, 25(2) European Journal of International Law (EJIL), (2014). (abstract)(Issue Vol. 25 (2014) No. 2)

"René Cassin and the Development of the European Court of Human Rights", in Jewish Lawyers and International Law: A Sphere Between Nations, (forthcoming).

"Introduction", with James Loeffler in Jewish Lawyers and International Law: A Sphere Between Nations, (forthcoming).

Harvard International Law Journal Symposium: Moria Paz responds to Efrat Arbel, 54(1) Harvard International Law Journal (2013), symposium. HILJ Symposium: Moria Paz responds to Efrat Arbel

"Human Rights and the Tower of Babel; A Critique of the International Legal Regime for the Protection of Language Diversity," 107 American Society of International Law Proceedings (2013)

"The Failed Promise of Language Rights: A Critique of the International Language Rights Regime," 54 Harvard International Law Journal (2013).

States and Networks in the Formation of International Law, 26 American University International Law Review 1241 (2011)

A Non-Territorial Ethnic-Religious Network and the Making of Human Rights Law: The Alliance Israélite Universelle. 4 Interdisc. J. Hum. Rts. L. 1 (2010). 

"Networks and Human Rights Law: The Alliance Israélite Universelle," in The New International Law - An Anthology (Marius Emberland and Christoffer Eriksen ed., Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law).

"The Rise and Fall of Ethnic Transnationalism: The Case of the Alliance Israélite Universelle," Harvard Law School SJD doctoral thesis (Laylin Prize for best paper in international law, Harvard Law School)

 

IN THE NEWS
1.    Immigration article of the day, Between the Kingdom and the Desert Sun: Human Rights, Immigration, and Border Walls, by Moria Paz, April 8, 2015  Immigration Article of the Day: Between the Kingdom and the Desert Sun: Human Rights, Immigration, and Border Walls by Moria Paz

2.     Human Rights, Immigration, and Border Walls, has been identified by Jaya Ramji-Nogales as one of the best works of recent scholarship relating to Immigration Law, in a review published today in Jotwell: The Journal of Things We Like (Lots), April 1, 2015, http://lex.jotwell.com/the-borders-of-human-rights/

3.     Immigration Article of the day: Human Rights, Immigration, and Border Walls by Moria Paz, November 28,  2014

4.     Bomb Shelters Expose Risks in Israeli Society, Boston Globe, August 24, 2014 

5.     Uncivil Damages: American Victims of Palestinian Terrorism Are Suing A Chinese Bank. Israel is Trying to Stop Them, Slate, February 13, 2014 (with James Loeffler)

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