Marshall-Wythe Foundation Professor of Law and Director, Human Rights and National Security Law Program
William & Mary, Marshall-Wythe School of Law
Degrees LL.M., Illinois J.D., Duke B.A., Vassar Areas of Specialization
Comparative Law–Middle Eastern and European; Comparative and Foreign Law; Criminal Law; Environmental Law; International Criminal Law; International Law; National Security Law; Property Law–Land Use and Zoning; Transitional Justice; Women and the Law.
Representative Professional Activities & Achievements
Linda A. Malone is the Marshall-Wythe Foundation Professor of Law and Director of the Human Rights and National Security Law Program at the College of William and Mary School of Law. She has been a Visiting Professor at the University of Virginia Law School, Washington and Lee Law School, Duke University, the University of Arizona, and University of Denver law schools, and has taught at the University of Illinois Law School and University of Arkansas Law School in Fayetteville. She is a member of the American Law Institute and the Environmental Commission of the World Conservation Union (IUCN), and serves on the Board of Directors for the International Society for the Reform of Criminal Law.
She is the author of numerous articles in a wide range of publications and has authored and co-authored twelve books on international law, human rights, and environmental law, most recently including Defending the Environment: Civil Society Strategies to Enforce International Environmental Law, published by Island Press. She has written law review articles, casebooks, treatises, study aids, university press books, mass-market publications, magazine and journal articles, and on-line publications. Her book, Environmental Regulation of Land Use, is the preeminent book in that field. She was also the Associate Editor of the Yearbook of International Environmental Law and has served on the Advisory Council to the National Enforcement Training Institute of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,Board of Visitors of Duke Law School, the Board of Directors of the American Agricultural Law Association, the Review Board of the Land Use and Environmental Law Review, and as chair of the agricultural law section of the American Association of Law Schools. She was a delegate to the United Nations Conference on the Environment and Development in Rio in 1992, co-counsel to Bosnia-Herzegovina in its genocide case against Serbia and Montenegro before the World Court, co-counsel to Paraguay in its challenge to the death penalty in Paraguay v. Virginia, and co-counsel for amicus in the Supreme Court in Padilla v. Rumsfeld and Hamdan v. Rumsfeld.
In 1998 she received the Fulbright/OSCE Regional Research Award for her work on women’s and children’s rights in Eastern Europe and in 2002 received a grant from the National Endowment for Humanities, State Department, and International Research and Exchange Board in continuance of her work. She received the Millenium Award of the Virginia Women’s Bar Association in 2000, presented to a professor, judge, and a practitioner for their contributions to women’s rights.
Professor Malone received her B.A. from Vassar, her J.D. from Duke, where she was Research and Managing Editor of the Duke Law Journal, and her LL.M. from the University of Illinois. Prior to joining the William and Mary faculty in 1988, she served as a law clerk for the Honorable Wilbur F. Pell, United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, and practiced law in Chicago and Atlanta.
She recently served on the ABA’s Special Subcommittee on the Rights of the Child, which is working on passage of the Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women and the Convention on the Rights of the Child, on two committees of the National Academy of Sciences, and is the author of the water quality chapter of the 2005 report of the Congressionally created U.S. Ocean Commission. She is also on the Board of Advisors of Karamah, a non-profit organization of Muslim woman lawyers for human rights. She is a frequent speaker locally, nationally, and internationally, and a frequent commentator for newspapers and other media outlets.