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Hallie Ludsin

Visiting Assistant Professor of Practice

Areas of Expertise

International Human Rights Law and International Humanitarian Law


Transitional Justice, Comparative Law, Religion, Culture and Law in Comparative Practice, Human Rights Advocacy and Transitional Justice Practicum


Hallie Ludsin is a human rights lawyer and Senior Fellow at Emory Law's Center for the Study of Law and Religion. She is also affiliated faculty with the Center for International and Comparative Law. Prior to Hallie's arrival to Atlanta, she spent 13 years working in conflict and post-conflict societies. She served as Research Director at the South Asia Human Rights Documentation Centre in India and as a legal consultant to the Women's Centre for Legal Aid and Counseling in the West Bank, the Centre for Policy Alternatives in Sri Lanka, and the Centre for Applied Legal Studies in South Africa. She returned to the United States as a Democracy Research Fellow at Harvard's Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation for the 2013-2014 school year. Her book, Preventive Detention and the Democratic State, was published by Cambridge University Press in 2016. Hallie's article titled "Relational Rights Masquerading as Individual Rights" (Duke Journal of Gender Law & Policy) was named a top ten Global Justice Law Review of 2008. Hallie earned a BA from Johns Hopkins University, a JD from Case Western Reserve University, and an LLM from the University of the Witwatersrand in South Africa.