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Dr. Alexandra Dufresne

Dr. Alexandra Dufresne

Dr. Alexandra Dufresne

ZHAW School of Management and Law
Abteilung Business Law

+41 (0) 77 946 23 00

Persönliches Profil

Tätigkeit an der ZHAW

Director, International NGO Law and Policy Project (INLPP); Lecturer in Public and Private International Law, Anglo-American Law, Department of Business Law


Arbeits- und Forschungsschwerpunkte, Spezialkenntnisse

U.S. public and private law, international public and private law, child Law and policy, immigration and refugee law and policy, international NGO and public interest advocacy, U.S.-based litigation, legislative advocacy in the U.S.

Aus- und Fortbildung

J.D.,University of Chicago Law School (1999)
B.A.,Yale University (1996)

Beruflicher Werdegang

Advisory Committee, Verein Legal Help, since 2021
Executive Committee Member, Global Detention Project, since 2021
Advisory Council Member, AsyLex, since 2020
Advisory Board Member, New Women Connectors, since 2020
Lecturer, Department of Business Law, ZHAW, since 2018
Trustee, Asylos, since 2018; Chair of the Board of Trustees, since February 2021
Lecturer, University of Zurich Faculty of Law, 2017-2018; Fall 2020, Fall 2021
Lecturer, Yale University, Ethics, Politics and Economics; Political Science, 2006-2015
Counsel, Child Fatality Review Panel,State of Connecticut, 2013-2016
Staff Attorney, Center for Children's Advocacy,2012-2016
Board Member, Integrated Refugees and Immigration Services (IRIS), 2011-2015
Senior Policy Fellow, Connecticut Voices for Children, 2007-2012
Dean, Morse College, Yale University, 2005-2007
Detention Attorney, CLINIC/Boston College Law School, 2003-2005
Litigation Associate, Hale and Dorr, LLP, 2002-2003
Law Clerk for the Hon. Martha Craig Daughtrey, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, 2001-2002
Litigation Associate, Latham & Watkins, 1999-2001


Weitere Publikationen
Mündliche Konferenzbeiträge und Abstracts

Publikationen vor Tätigkeit an der ZHAW

Dufresne, Alexandra,Center for Children's Advocacy, 2015. Students First: Ensuring Excellence and Opportunity for Students in Connecticut's Juvenile Justice System, available at cca-ct.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/CCA-JJPOC-Rpt-Jan-12-16.pdf

Dufresne, Alexandra, 2014. Information Key to Saving At-Risk Infants, The Hartford Courant, available from www.courant.com/opinion/op-ed/hc-op-dufresne-child-deaths-prevention-connecticut-20140609-story.html

Dufresne, Alexandra, Hillman, Annemarie, Carson, Cari, Kramer, Tamara, Connecticut Voices for Children, 2010. Teaching Discipline: A Toolkit, available from cca-ct.org/edu10discipline.pdf

Ali,Taby, Dufresne, Alexandra, Connecticut Voices for Children, 2008. Missing Out: Suspending Students from Connecticut Schools, available from ctvoices.org/publication/missing-out-suspending-students-from-connecticut-schools/

Weitere Publikationen

Dufresne, Alexandra, "How Irish, Swiss and Dutch Tax Policy Harms Children Abroad," Euronews.com, November 20, 2021, available at: www.euronews.com/2021/11/20/how-irish-swiss-and-dutch-tax-policy-harms-children-abroad-view

Dufresne, Alexandra, "The Outlier: How a Comparative Law and Policy Approach Can Promote the Recognition of International Human Rights in Practice," Welcome Speaker, Model UN Conference, UZH, April 15, 2021

Dufresne, Alexandra, "Legal Representation and Systemic Advocacy for Asylum-Seekers and Immigration Detainees," AsyLex Annual Conference, February 14, 2021

Dufresne, Alexandra, ZHAW MSc International Conference, January 21, 2021. "A Constitution under Attack: Implications of the Storming of the U.S. Capitol."

Dufresne, Alexandra, University of Zurich Faculty of Law, Gender Studies, November 13, 2020. "#MeToo in the U.S.: An Exploration of the Legal Dilemmas Involved in Protecting Women and Girls from Sexual Harassment in U.S. Corporations, Schools, Nonprofits, Churches, and Government Institutions," www.ius.uzh.ch/de/staff/professorships/lgs/program.html

Dufresne, Alexandra, Karl der Grosse, Fachverein Politikwissenschaft, "Election Night: 2020: Umstrittenes Wahlergebnis: Was nun? What happens if Mr. Trump does not concede?" November 3, 2020, www.karldergrosse.ch/veranstaltungen/veranstaltung/us-election-night-2020/

Dufresne, Alexandra, "Dear Young Swiss Women: How to Fight Gender Discrimination at Work," September 27, 2020, available at www.anyworkingmom.com/gender-discrimination-at-work/

Dufresne, Alexandra, University of Zurich Faculty of Law, Institute for International Law and Comparative Constitutional Law, November 21, 2019, "Treason, bribery,or other high crimes and misdemeanors": Should President Trump be removed from office on impeachment?" www.ivr.uzh.ch/en/agenda/Former-speakers.html

Christen, Lisa, Dufresne, Alexandra, 2018 "Level Up Your Leadership: Do the Hardest Thing" (podcast interview), christenconsulting.ch/do-hardest-thing-alexandra-dufresne/