Alumni (National Fellow)

Catherine Duryea

Charles W. McCurdy National Fellow in Legal History
Queens, NY
B.A. Stanford University (2006)
M.A. American University (2010)
J.D. Stanford University (2014)
Dream Mentor:
Daniel Ernst
Georgetown Univ., Law
Fields of Interest:
Human Rights
Legal History
Region: Middle East


Catherine Baylin Duryea joined the Law School in 2019 as an Assistant Professor of Law. She comes from Stanford University where she earned her J.D. and is completing her Ph.D. in History. She also holds an M.A. in Middle East Studies from the American University in Cairo and a B.A. with honors in Political Science from Stanford.

Professor Duryea is a legal historian who researches human rights, comparative constitutional development, and administrative law. She has authored two book chapters on Arab human rights movements, the subject of her dissertation. She will be teaching administrative law and legal history. Ms. Duryea clerked for the Honorable Edwin Cameron of the Constitutional Court of South Africa. Prior to coming to St. John’s, she was the Charles W. McCurdy Fellow in Legal History at UVA Law and a Fulbright-Hays scholar in Morocco and Kuwait.

Thesis Description:

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

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