Professor of Law, Co-Director International Law Concentration and Director of International Programs

 

Contact

  • Office: 120 Tremont St.,  
  • Suite: 380-G
  • Phone: 617-573-8105
  • Fax: 617-305-3090
  • Email: sdillon@suffolk.edu

Degrees

  • BA, St. Michael's College
  • MA, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • MA, PhD, Stanford University
  • JD, Columbia University

Bar Admittance

  • NY

Teaching

  • Law of the European Union
  • International Law
  • International Trade Law
  • International Children's Rights

Biography

 

Professor Sara Dillon is Director of International Programs and Co-Director of the International Law Concentration at Suffolk University Law School.  She currently oversees Suffolk Law School’s summer study program at the National University of Ireland-Galway in Ireland. Prior to coming to Suffolk Law in 2001, Professor Dillon was a member of the Law Faculty at University College Dublin. Her areas of expertise include public international law, European Union Law, international children’s rights and international economic law. She has written and lectured in such diverse subject matter areas as international trade and labor policy, international sex trafficking, international corporate tax policy and international adoption. Professor Dillon holds a PhD in Japanese studies from Stanford University and a JD degree from Columbia University in New York. 

 

Publications
 

Selected Recent Publications


Tax Avoidance, Revenue Starvation and the Age of the Multinational Corporation, 50:2 The International Lawyer 275 (2017)
 
Time for a Truth-Based Policy: Humanitarian Access to Children Living Without Family Care, 27 Florida Journal of International Law 23 (April 2015)
 
Child Labour and the Global Economy: Abolition or Acceptance? 84 Nordic Journal of International Law 297 (2015)
 
Opportunism and Trade Law Revisited: The Pseudo-Constitution of the WTO, 54:3 Boston College Law Review 1005 (2013)
 
Yes, No, Maybe: Why no Clear “Right” of the Ultra-Vulnerable to Protection via Humanitarian Intervention?20 Michigan State International Law Review 1 (2012)
 
Anglo-Saxon/Celtic/Global: The Tax-Driven Tale of Ireland in the European Union,  36:1 North Carolina Journal of International Law and Commercial Regulation 1 (Fall 2010)
 
The Missing Link: A Social Orphan Protocol to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, 1 Human Rights and Globalization Law Review (Fall 2007/Spring 2008)
 
What Human Rights Law Obscures: Global Sex Trafficking and the Demand for Children,17:1 UCLA Women’s Law Journal (Winter 2008)

Click here to read these on SSRN.
 

Books

INTERNATIONAL CHILDREN'S RIGHTS (Carolina Academic Press, 2009)

INTERNATIONAL TRADE AND ECONOMIC LAW AND THE EUROPEAN UNION (2002)

Book Chapters

Opportunism and the WTO: Corporations, Academics and 'Member States', in INTERNATIONAL ECONOMIC LAW: THE STATE AND FUTURE OF THE DISCIPLINE (Colin B. Picker and Isabella D. Bunn and Douglas W. Arner eds., 2008)

Comment: The Dynamics of Protest, in THE POLITICAL ECONOMY OF INTERNATIONAL TRADE: ESSAYS IN HONOR OF ROBERT E. HUDEC (Daniel L. M. Kennedy ed., 2002)

Ireland: The Protection of Fundamental Rights, in FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS IN EUROPE AND NORTH AMERICA (Albrecht Weber ed., 2001)

Articles

Child Labour and the Global Economy: Abolition or Acceptance?, 84 NORDIC J. INT'L L. 297 (2015)

Time for a Truth-Based Policy: Humanitarian Access to Children Living Without Family Care, 27 FLA. J. INT'L L. 23 (2015)

Yes, No, Maybe: Why No Clear "Right" of the Ultra-Vulnerable to Protection via Humanitarian Intervention?, 20 MICH. ST. INT'L. L. REV. 179 (2012)

Anglo-Saxon/Celtic/Global: The Tax-Driven Tale of Ireland in the European Union, 36 N.C. J. INT'L. L. & COM. REG. 1 (2010)

The Missing Link: A Social Orphan Protocol to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, 1 HUM. RTS. & GLOBALIZATION L. REV. 39 (2008)

What Human Rights Law Obscures: Global Sex Trafficking and the Demand for Children, 17 UCLA WOMEN'S L.J. 121 (2008)

Observations on Trade Law and Globalization, 33 INT'L J. LEGAL INFO. 103 (2005)

Looking for the Progressive Empire: Where is the European Union’s Foreign Policy?, 19 CONN. J. INT'L L. 275 (2004)

Making Legal Regimes for Intercountry Adoption Reflect Human Rights Principles: Transforming the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child with the Hague Convention on Intercountry Adoption, 21 B.U. INT'L L.J. 179 (2003)

A Deep Structure Connection: Child Labor and the World Trade Organization, 9 ILSA J. INT'L & COMP. L. 443 (2003)

A Farewell to Linkage: International Trade Law and Global Sustainability Indicators, 55 RUTGERS LAW REV. 87 (2002)

The Mirage of EC Environmental Federalism in a Reluctant Jurisdiction, 8 N.Y.U. ENVTL. L.J. 1 (1999)

Fuji-Kodak, the World Trade Organization and the Death of Domestic Political Constituencies, 8 :2 MINN. J. GLOBAL TRADE 197 (1999)

Trade and the Environment: A Challenge to the GATT/WTO Principle of 'Ever-Freer Trade', 11 :2 ST. JOHN'S LEGAL COMMENT. 351 (1996)

Vulnerable Landscapes and the Inadequacies of the Irish Planning Acts, 18 DUBLIN U.L.J. 102 (1996)