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Abby Rubinson

Adjunct Professor

Abby Rubinson specializes in international environmental law, international human rights law, public international law, and environmental law. As an associate attorney with the international program of the public interest environmental law organization Earthjustice, she litigates and advocates domestically and internationally for strong protection of the environment and human rights. In her work to promote environmental justice in the face of climate change and other international environmental threats, Rubinson has submitted briefs and formal communications to the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, U.S. federal courts, and United Nations treaty bodies and special rapporteurs. Before joining Earthjustice in 2010, Rubinson worked as one of the lawyers for the plaintiffs in international human rights cases brought under the alien tort statute, Bowoto v. Chevron and Wiwa v. Shell, both related to oil operations in Nigeria, and In re South African Apartheid Litigation, related to apartheid-era abuses in South Africa. She also researched human rights in Brazil with Human Rights Watch on a post-graduate fellowship and published a student note on human rights impacts of dams in Brazil. She received her law degree from the University of Michigan and BA from Duke University. 

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  • BA, Duke University
  • JD, University of Michigan
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