Dolores A Donovan

Dolores A. Donovan

Faculty Emeritus

Faculty Emeritus


Professor Emeritus Dolores A. Donovan specializes in constitutional and comparative law. Her publications deal with the legal systems of developing nations and criminal justice systems. Her articles can be found in domestic and foreign law journals, ranging from peer–reviewed publications such as the American Journal of Comparative Law to the Ethiopian Law Review. Donovan is a consultant to foundations and government international development agencies. She was the South Asia regional senior equity advisor to the U.S. Agency for International Development, a senior Fulbright Professor at the Ethiopian Civil Service College, a visiting scholar at Harvard Law School, and a visiting professor at the UC Hastings College of Law and the East China Institute of Politics and Law in Shanghai.


  • Asian Legal Systems
  • Comparative Law
  • Human Rights
  • International Development Law


  • BA, Stanford University
  • JD, Stanford University

Prior Experience

  • Visiting Scholar, Harvard Law School
  • Partner, Donovan and Ryan
  • Staff Attorney, Lawyers Military Defense Committee