Seánna Howard

Director, International Human Rights Advocacy Workshop

Professor of Practice

Affiliated Faculty Human Rights Practice & Latin American Studies

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.  Currently, Professor Howard and her  workshop students are supporting the mandate of the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples.