National Fellow

Catherine Baylin Duryea

Charles W. McCurdy National Fellow in Legal History
Class: 2018
Degrees:
B.A. Stanford University (2006)
M.A. The American University in Cairo (2010)
J.D. Stanford Law School (2014)
Fields of Interest:
Human Rights
Legal History
Region: Middle East
Dream Mentor:
Daniel Ernst (Georgetown University Law)

Catherine Baylin Duryea is a Ph.D. Candidate in History at Stanford University. She received her B.A. in Political Science and a Minor in Economics from Stanford in 2006. She then studied and worked in Egypt from 2006 to 2010, where she completed an MA in Middle East Studies at the American University in Cairo and founded a non-profit organization that placed American volunteers with Egyptian NGOs. She returned to Stanford in 2010 to begin a joint J.D./Ph.D. program. After graduating from Stanford Law School, she clerked for Justice Edwin Cameron of the Constitutional Court of South Africa. Her current research interests include comparative constitutional law, human rights movements in the Arab world, and American administrative legal history.

Thesis Description

Human Rights in the Arab World: International Law in 20th Century Advocacy

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