Professor of Law
Seattle University School of Law
Carmen G. Gonzalez is a Professor of Law at Seattle University School of Law. She has published widely in the areas of international environmental law, human rights and the environment, environmental justice, and food security. Professor Gonzalez was a Fulbright Scholar in Argentina, a US Supreme Court Fellow, a visiting fellow at the Lauterpacht Centre for International Law at the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom, and a visiting Professor at the Hopkins-Nanjing Center in Nanjing, China. In 2017, she served as the George Soros Visiting Chair at the Central European University School of Public Policy in Budapest, Hungary and as the Norton Rose Fulbright Distinguished Visiting Professor at the University of Houston Law Center.
Professor Gonzalez is a Member Scholar of the Center for Progressive Reform, and also serves on the Board of Trustees of Earthjustice, the largest public interest environmental law firm in the United States. She has served on the Governing Board of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Academy of Environmental Law, and is past chair of the Environmental Law Section of the Association of American Law Schools. Professor Gonzalez has taught environmental law in Asia, Latin America, Europe, and the former Soviet Union, and has represented non-governmental organizations in environmental treaty negotiations. She is the co-editor of two critically acclaimed books, Presumed Incompetent: The Intersections of Race and Class for Women in Academia (published in 2012 by Utah State University Press) andInternational Environmental Law and the Global South (published in 2015 by Cambridge University Press). Her latest book, Energy Justice: US and International Perspectives, was published by Edward Elgar in 2018. Professor Gonzalez holds a B.A. from Yale University and a J.D. from Harvard Law School.