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Ronald C. Slye

Professor of Law
Seattle University School of Law
Seattle, WA 98122

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  • JD, Yale Law School 1989
  • M.Phil, Cambridge University 1985
  • BA, Columbia College 1984


Professor Ronald C. Slye is a Professor at the Seattle University School of Law, and Honorary Professor of Law of the University of the Witwatersrand School of Law. He teaches, writes, and consults in the areas of public international law and international human rights law. Professor Slye has authored and co-authored books and articles on international law, human rights, environmental law, housing law, and poverty law. From 1991-93, Professor Slye was an assistant professor and Robert Cover Fellow in the clinical program at Yale Law School, where he taught an interdisciplinary transactional clinical course focusing on homelessness and housing, as well as immigration law and poverty law. He practiced law in New York City from 1991-93 with the law firm of Berle, Kass & Case. From 1993-96, he was associate director of the Orville H. Schell, Jr., Center for International Human Rights at Yale Law School and co-taught Yale's international human rights law clinic. Professor Slye was a visiting professor at the Community Law Centre at the University of the Western Cape in South Africa from 1996-97 and, while there, served as legal consultant to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. He is currently writing a book on the South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission and its amnesty process

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