Gay J. McDougall

Gay J. McDougall

Mulligan Distinguished Visiting Professor of International Law

Telephone: (212) 636-7348
Office: Room 7-166

Research & Teaching Areas

Human Rights; Discrimination; International Law; Race


  • Father Robert F. Drinan Visiting Professor In Human Rights, Georgetown University Law Center (2011)
  • United Nations Independent Expert On Minority Issues (2005-2011)
  • Convener, United Nations Forum On Minority Issues; Geneva, Switzerland (2007-2011)
  • Distinguished Scholar In Residence; Washington College Of Law, American University, Washington, D.C. (2006-2008)
  • Executive Director, Global Rights; Washington, D.C. (1994-2006)
  • Expert Member, United Nations Committee on the Elimination Of Racial Discrimination (The First American To Serve).  Geneva, Switzerland.  (1998-2001)
  • Expert Member (Alternate), Un Sub-Commission On The Promotion And Protection Of Human Rights, Geneva, Switzerland (1997-2000)
  • Member, Independent Electoral Commission Of South Africa; Johannesburg, South Africa (1994)
  • Director, Southern Africa Project, The Lawyers’ Committee For Civil Rights Under Law; Washington, Dc. (1980-1994)
  • Associate, Debevoise, Plimpton, Lyons and Gates Law Firm; New York City.


  • L.L.M., London School of Economics and Political Science; London, England. Focus: Public International Law (1978)
  • J.D., Yale Law School; New Haven, Connecticut (1972)
  • B.A., Bennington College; Bennington, Vermont (1969)