Director, International Human Rights Advocacy Workshop; Professor of Practice
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RH 208
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Biographical Information

Seánna Howard teaches International Human Rights and Indigenous Peoples and the International Human Rights Advocacy Workshop. Professor Howard has been with the Indigenous Peoples Law and Policy Program since 2006, representing indigenous communities on precedent setting cases before the Inter-American and United Nations human rights systems.

Through the International Human Rights Advocacy Workshop, Professor Howard provides law students the opportunity to work on live cases and advocacy efforts before international human rights bodies. She has represented the Western Shoshone, the Chiricahua Apache, the Maya of the Toledo District in Belize, the Hul'qumi'num Treaty Group of Canada, and is currently lead counsel for the Navajo Nation on their petition to the Organization of American States.


Master of Laws (LL.M.)
James E. Rogers College of Law
Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.)
University of Ottawa, Ontario
Bachelor of Environmental Studies
University of Waterloo, Ontario

Work Experience

Externship Coordinator; Professor of Practice
Indigenous Peoples Law and Policy Program, University of Arizona
2008 - present
Research Fellow, Staff Attorney
Indigenous Peoples Law and Policy Program, University of Arizona
2006 - 2008
Legal Analyst & Policy Advisor
Assembly of First Nations, Renewal Commission, Ottawa, Ontario
2004 - 2005
Junior Legal Counsel
Children's Aid Society of Hamilton, Ontario
2003 - 2004
DFAIT Young Professionals Program
Molo Songololo & Legal Resources Center, Cape Town, South Africa
2002 - 2003
Ministry of the Attorney General, Office of the Children's Lawyer, Toronto, Ontario
2000 - 2001