Margaret M. deGuzman
Associate Professor of Law

Professor Margaret M. deGuzman teaches criminal law, international criminal law, and transitional justice.  Her research engages questions about the appropriate role of international criminal law in the global legal order, with a particular focus on the concept of gravity.  She has authored a number of publications on such issues as the definitions of international crimes, the role of case and situational gravity in the legitimacy of the International Criminal Court (ICC), and the theoretical underpinnings of selection decisions at the ICC.  She is currently participating in an international expert group drafting a model code for the investigation and prosecution of international crimes.
Professor deGuzman is a graduate of Yale Law School, the Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy, and Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service. She was a Fulbright Scholar in Senegal and is currently a Ph.D. candidate at the Irish Center for Human Rights of the National University of Ireland.
Before joining the Temple faculty, Professor deGuzman clerked on the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and practiced law in San Francisco for six years, specializing in criminal defense. Her cases involved charges ranging from insider trading and trade secret theft to mail fraud and drug trafficking.  Professor deGuzman also served as a legal advisor to the Senegal delegation at the Rome Conference on the International Criminal Court and as a law clerk in the Office of the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Tribunal for Former Yugoslavia.

Ph.D. (expected 2013), Irish Center for Human Rights, National Univ. of Ireland
J.D., Yale Law School
M.A.L.D., Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University
B.S.F.S., Georgetown University School of Foreign Service

Teaching Interests
Criminal Law, International Criminal Law, Transitional Justice,
International Law, International Human Rights Law, Humanitarian Law,
Comparative Criminal Law

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