Professor Alejandra Gonza is a visiting scholar at Notre Dame Law School in fall 2018. Gonza visits from the University of Washington School of Law, where she teaches international human rights law and directs the International Human Rights Clinic. Her human rights practice and research focus upon the Inter-American human rights system, immigrant rights, human rights defenders, enforced disappearance, freedom of speech, arbitrary detention, wrongful conviction, and business and human rights.
At UW's International Human Rights Clinic, Gonza directs cases before the Inter-American Commission and Court of Human Rights, UN human rights institutions, and foreign jurisdictions.
Previously, Gonza worked as a senior attorney at the Inter-American Commission and Court of Human Rights of the Organization of American States, a legal adviser for the Due Process of Law Foundation, and as Commissioner of the Seattle Human Rights Commission, among other positions. Gonza holds a law degree from Tucuman National University, Argentina, and a Master’s degree in European Studies and Human Rights from Pontifical University of Salamanca, Spain.