Alumni (National Fellow)

Catherine Duryea

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


Catherine Baylin Duryea is an Assistant Professor of Law at St. John’s University teaching administrative law and legal history. Catherine was the recipient of the Charles W. McCurdy Fellowship at in Legal History in 2018. Her dissertation is titled, “Human Rights in the Arab World: International Law in 20th Century Advocacy.” While at UVA, she also worked on projects on Afghan constitutional history and judicial review in the United States during World War II. Her current research interests include comparative constitutional law, human rights movements, and American administrative legal history. She received her BA in Political Science from Stanford University, MA in Middle East History from The American University in Cairo, and JD from Stanford Law School.

Thesis Description:

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

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