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Senior Fellow, CDDRL; Affiliated Faculty, Stanford School of Law; Europe Center Affiliated Faculty; SCPKU Faculty Fellow Aug-Oct 2013 and Director, Program on Human Rights

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human rights, jurisprudence, comparative law, environmental law

Helen Stacy is a lecturer at the Stanford Law School and a senior research scholar at CDDRL.

She has published extensively on international and comparative law; the adversarial system of law; legal and social theory; and human rights. She is the author of Postmodernism and Law: Jurisprudence in a Fragmenting World, (Ashgate Press, 2001), which explores the impact of postmodernism on legal thinking and discusses how law can benefit from postmodern thought.

Before coming to Stanford, Stacy was a senior lecturer in the Faculty of Law at Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane, Australia. Before becoming a law professor, she practiced law as an industrial lawyer with Shell Oil Company in Australia, and then as a senior crown prosecutor in the United Kingdom as a member of the Inner Temple of the Inns of Court, where she prosecuted cases of murder, manslaughter, rape and terrorist acts. She received an LLB degree from the University of Adelaide (South Australia), and a PhD in law from Griffith University in Queensland, Australia.


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Justice, truth, reconciliation: When should a nation let the past be past?
Van Zyl was the keynote speaker on a Friday afternoon panel wrestling with transitional justice, truth, reconciliation and religion. He was joined by Helen Stacy, a Stanford scholar in international and comparative law, and history professor James Campbell ...
February 15, 2011 in Stanford University News

Controversial Judge Defends Human Rights At Stanford
South African Justice Richard Goldstone expressed his views on international law regarding civilians in war zones. Helen Stacy, Coordinator of the Program on Human Rights at Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, introduced the panelists and the focus of the discussion.
January 21, 2011 in Patch