Welcome to Alison Anitawaru Cole who joins the Department of Law as Senior Lecturer, working closely with the Human Rights Experiential Learning programme. Ms Cole will contribute to the Faculty of Law's practitioner-based research through her experience working in climate litigation and war crimes investigations with the United Nations. She will begin her work at HKU co-teaching the course entitled Human Rights in Practice.
Whilst working as a legal practitioner, Alison was also an adjunct professor at New York University Law School and most recently at Victoria University Wellington in her home country of New Zealand. She has written a wide variety of academic and media publications, including front-page coverage for The Guardian on international criminal law. Alison holds a first-class honours BA in law from Cambridge University, and participated in the European Erasmus exchange at Utrecht University. She obtained her LLM degree from Harvard Law School and is currently completing a PhD at Amsterdam University. Alison is a registered New York attorney, and is also admitted to the Lincoln’s Inns of Court in London.
Her photographs in this post show her with her Maori cultural heritage from her grandparents (the indigenous population of New Zealand) and her dog.