03.05.21 — Professor Martha Davis has joined the academic advisory council for the ERA Project, a new law and policy think tank housed at Columbia Law School’s Center for Gender and Sexuality Law. Headed by Katherine Franke ’86, director of the Center for Gender and Sexuality Law and James L. Dohr Professor of Law at Columbia Law School, the ERA Project develops rigorous academic research, policy papers, expert guidance and strategic leadership to support the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) to the US Constitution. The ERA Project's advisory board is made up of leaders from law, business, politics and social justice sectors with enormous expertise and long-time work on the effort to achieve gender based-equality and finalize the ERA.

Professor Davis has written widely on the Equal Rights Amendment and the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW). Prior to joining the Northeastern Law faculty in 2002, she was vice president and legal director for the NOW Legal Defense and Education Fund. As a women’s rights practitioner, she was counsel in a number of cases before the US Supreme Court, including Nguyen v. INS, a challenge to sex-based citizenship laws that Professor Davisargued before the court. Professor Davis has also served as a fellow at the Bunting Institute, as the first Kate Stoneman Visiting Professor of Law and Democracy at Albany Law School, a Soros Reproductive Rights Fellow, a fellow at the Human Rights Program at Harvard Law School and fellow of the Women and Public Policy Program at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government.

Professor Davis teaches Constitutional Law, Human Rights, Women’s Rights Lawyering and Legal Ethics at Northeastern Law, where she is a faculty director for the Program on Human Rights and the Global Economy and the NuLawLab.

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