Meet Erika George

Samuel D. Thurman Professor of Law, University of Utah’s S.J. Quinney College of Law

Erika R. George is the Samuel D. Thurman Professor of Law at the University of Utah’s S.J. Quinney College of Law and directs the Orbert C. and Grace A. Tanner Humanities Center at the University of Utah. She teaches constitutional law, international human rights law, international environmental law, international business transactions, international trade and seminars in corporate citizenship. She was the Interim Director of the University’s Tanner Center for Human Rights and the University’s 2018-2019 Presidential Leadership Fellow. She earned her B.A. with honors from the University of Chicago and her J.D. from Harvard Law School, where she served as Articles Editor of the Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review. She also holds an M.A. in International Relations from the University of Chicago. Her recent scholarship has appeared in the California Law Review, the Michigan Journal of International Law, the New York University Journal of International Law and Policy, the Berkeley Journal of Journal of International Law and the annual proceedings of the American Society of International Law. Her research examines the responsibilities of multinational corporations to respect international human rights and various efforts to hold corporations accountable for alleged rights violations. She is a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation and a member of the Executive Board of the American Bar Association Center for Human Rights. She serves on the editorial board of the Business and Human Rights Journal. She is a frequent speaker on human rights, sustainability, diversity, and corporate social responsibility. She is the author of Incorporating Rights forthcoming from Oxford University Press.