Her areas of teaching and research are in international human rights law, international criminal law and international refugee law. Prior to joining USC in 2010, Prof. Garry was a visiting professor in international law at the University of Colorado School of Law for three years, where she supervised students on U.S. Alien Tort Statute litigation and representation of Guantanamo Bay detainees. During this time, she also served as an American Society of International Law Presidential Fellow. Professor Garry has been a research consultant with Oxford University, UK, and Makerere University in Uganda implementing a multi-year socio-legal field research project on protection of refugee rights in East Africa. She was also a visiting lecturer at Peking University Law School in Beijing; a visiting scholar at the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg, France; and a guest lecturer at the 4th Thematic Course on Refugee Law and Human Rights, at the International Institute of Humanitarian Law in San Remo, Italy. Recently, Prof. Garry has served as amicus curiae together with former United Nations Special Rapporteurs in the Afghanistan Situation before the International Criminal Court; senior legal adviser to the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia; and a visiting professor in the Presidency of the International Criminal Court.
Professor Hannah Garry is clinical professor of law and founding director of USC Gould School of Law’s International Human Rights Clinic.