Dory Mitros Durham
Associate Director, Klau Center for Civil & Human Rights
Term Teaching Professor
Dory Mitros Durham is the Associate Director of the Klau Center for Civil and Human Rights in the Keough School of Global Affairs. She teaches the Judicial Externship Instruction course.
Prior to her current appointment, Durham spent more than a decade as a career law clerk to Judge Kenneth Ripple of the United States Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit. She also held a Skadden Fellowship at Indiana Legal Services, where she provided legal services to immigrant victims of violence and trained local law enforcement agencies on issues concerning immigrant communities.
Durham is a 2006 summa cum laude graduate of Notre Dame Law School, where she held the Fr. Michael D. McCafferty, c.s.c., Fellowship in Law. During law school, she served as Executive Production Editor of the Notre Dame Law Review and was awarded the annual prize for Outstanding Clinical Law Student. Durham earned her B.A. in the Program of Liberal Studies, summa cum laude, from the University of Notre Dame in 2001, where she was elected to Phi Beta Kappa.
Before attending law school, Durham worked for the Office of Government Liaison at the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops and for the Midwest Immigrant and Human Rights Center. In both positions, she focused on issues relating to particularly vulnerable immigrant populations, including unaccompanied children, asylum seekers, refugees, and victims of human trafficking and other forms of violence.