Member of the Board of Editors
Matiangai V.S. Sirleaf (@matiangai) writes and teaches in the areas of public international law, global public health law, international human rights law, international criminal law, post-conflict and transitional justice and criminal law. She is the Nathan Patz Professor of Law at the University of Maryland School of Law. Professor Sirleaf previously served as an Associate Professor of Law at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, as an Assistant Professor of Law at the University of Baltimore School of Law and as a Sharswood Fellow at the University of Pennsylvania Law School. Her scholarship focuses on remedying the accountability and responsibility gaps that exist in international law. Professor Sirleaf has received several prestigious grants, awards, fellowships, and other honors. These include the University of Pittsburgh Chancellor’s Distinguished Research Award (2019), the American Society of Law, Medicine & Ethics Health Law Scholar Selection (2019), the New York University Martin Luther King, Jr. Humanitarian Award (2014) and a Fulbright Fellowship (2004). Professor Sirleaf is a graduate of Yale Law School, the University of Ghana Legon Center for International Affairs, and New York University College of Arts and Sciences. She has served in a number of attorney and fellow roles prior to entering academia. These roles include: Human Rights Fellow at Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll; Law Clerk, Chief Justice Sandile Ngcobo, Constitutional Court of South Africa; and Bernstein Fellow at the International Center for Transitional Justice.