Paolo Carozza

Paolo Carozza’s expertise is in the areas of comparative law, human rights, and international law, and his extensive writings in these areas have been published in Europe and Latin America as well as in the United States.

He is currently a member of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights and in 2008 was elected to be its Chairman. At Notre Dame, he is the Director of the Law School’s J.S.D. program in international human rights law, and is also a fellow of the Kellogg Institute for International Studies, the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, and the Nanovic Institute for European Studies. Professor Carozza earned both his A.B. and J.D. degrees from Harvard, and pursued graduate studies at Cambridge University and at Harvard Law School as a Ford Foundation Fellow in Public International Law.

After law school, he served as a judicial clerk for the Supreme Court of the Federated States of Micronesia and worked as an associate at the Washington, D.C., law firm of Arnold & Porter. Professor Carozza teaches regularly at the Post-Graduate School of Economics and International Relations of the Catholic University of the Sacred Heart in Milan, Italy, and he has also offered courses at various other universities and institutes in the United States, Europe, and South America. In 2004 he was a Fulbright Senior Lecturer the University of Milan.

In 2009, he will be a Visiting Professor at Harvard Law School.