Stephenshttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/People/DispForm.aspx?ID=60StephensPamela StephensActing Director of International and Comparative Law ProgramsProfessor of Law<img alt="" src="http://www-assets.vermontlaw.edu/Assets/directories/people/Stephens_Pamela.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />JD, University of Cincinnati, 1975BA, Ohio State University, 1971802-831-1294PSTEPHENS@vermontlaw.edu<div>Professor Pamela Stephens specializes in civil procedure, international human rights, and international law. The courses she has taught at Vermont Law School include Civil Procedure, Conflicts, International Human Rights, and International Law.</div><div><br>Professor Stephens earned her BA degree in history from Ohio State University in 1971 and her JD degree from the University of Cincinnati in 1975. Upon graduation from law school, she clerked for two years for the Honorable John W. Peck on the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals. She then practiced law with the firm of Graydon, Head and Ritchey in Cincinnati for two years and from 1980 to 1984 served on the faculty of the University of Dayton School of Law. She began teaching at VLS in 1983 and joined its faculty a year later. During her tenure at VLS, she has also been a visiting professor at the University of Oregon School of Law and the University of Cincinnati College of Law, has taught at the University of Trento in Trento, Italy, and is faculty sponsor of the VLS/McGill University exchange program. She has served as a member of the Vermont Bar Association's Committee on Reform of the Judicial System, the Commission on the Vermont Lawyer, and the Vermont Supreme Court's Committee on Jury Policy.</div>GP0|#7a244b55-53e5-48a9-948d-25d43677da91;L0|#07a244b55-53e5-48a9-948d-25d43677da91|Civil Procedure;GTSet|#d472df4a-bfc1-44e1-aba0-d9d3ce47ddf9;GP0|#e0a8b097-6423-48ae-85e9-7b36445c85bf;L0|#0e0a8b097-6423-48ae-85e9-7b36445c85bf|International and Comparative LawGP0|#84094f35-8eaa-4481-b414-8bc4beec3f97;L0|#084094f35-8eaa-4481-b414-8bc4beec3f97|Faculty;GTSet|#f56df0fa-9bdb-4e22-abac-ddf5f696a71d;GPP|#d56ffc52-3a80-49e2-95fd-f49b2d4639a1Civil Procedure I; Civil Procedure II; European Union Law - Trento; International Criminal Law; International Human Rights; International Law

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              Climate Change and Human Rightshttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=470Climate Change and Human Rights<div class="ExternalClass38F6BD98F6F343F094D52B1BBAD445A5"><p>​<em>Climate Change and Human Rights, </em>published as a Background Paper in the Climate Legacy Initiative's Report: Recalibrating The Law of Nature with the Law of Humans: Climate Change, Human Rights and Intergenerational Justice<em> (</em>Climate Legacy Initiative 2009<em>).</em></p></div>470PublicationOther
              Spinning Sosa: Federal Common Law, The Alien Tort Statute and Judicial Restrainthttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=472Spinning Sosa: Federal Common Law, The Alien Tort Statute and Judicial Restraint<div class="ExternalClass6CCAB793766D498D979444EADA43D8B6"><p>​<em>Spinning Sosa: Federal Common Law, The Alien Tort Statute and Judicial Restraint</em>, 25 Boston University International Law Journal (2007).</p></div>472PublicationArticle
              Indigenous Peoples, Culturally Specific Rights, and Domestic Courts: A Response to Professor Fodellahttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=473Indigenous Peoples, Culturally Specific Rights, and Domestic Courts: A Response to Professor Fodella<div class="ExternalClassFDF5468AC9D24216AA411D625D0B5D44"><p>​<em>Indigenous Peoples, Culturally Specific Rights, and Domestic Courts: A Response to Professor Fodella</em>, 30 Vermont Law Review 595 (2006).</p></div>473PublicationArticle
              The Right to Reproduce and International Law in Lifehttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=471The Right to Reproduce and International Law in Life<div class="ExternalClass391BCD9B4A43465AB2AD097D5B138016"><p>​<em>The Right to Reproduce and International Law in Life</em>, Technology and the Law: Proceedings of the International Forum for Scholars, Trento, Italy 2006 (2007).</p></div>471PublicationOther
              A Categorical Approach to Human Rights Claims; Jus Cogens as a Limitation on Enforcement?http://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=474A Categorical Approach to Human Rights Claims; Jus Cogens as a Limitation on Enforcement?<div class="ExternalClass4CA93D5E0B454121A09F801DA2A10DAA"><p>​<em>A Categorical Approach to Human Rights Claims; Jus Cogens as a Limitation on Enforcement?</em> 22 Wis. Int'l. L.J. 245 (2004).</p></div>474PublicationArticle
              Beyond Torture: Enforcing International Human Rights in Federal Courtshttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=475Beyond Torture: Enforcing International Human Rights in Federal Courts<div class="ExternalClass7D5F325190344AA68E3F4F0CFCF190E4"><p>​<em>Beyond Torture: Enforcing International Human Rights in Federal Courts</em>, 51 Syracuse L. Rev. 941 (2001).</p></div>475PublicationArticle
              The New Retroactivity Doctrine: Equality, Reliance and Stare Decisishttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=476The New Retroactivity Doctrine: Equality, Reliance and Stare Decisis<div class="ExternalClassFB11C4AC0E8040479DC935112A1D2ECD"><p>​<em>The New Retroactivity Doctrine: Equality, Reliance and Stare Decisis</em>, 48 Syracuse L. Rev. 1515 (1998).</p></div>476PublicationArticle
              Manipulation of Procedural Rules in Pursuit of Substantive Goals: A Reconsideration of the Impermissible Collateral Attack Doctrinehttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=477Manipulation of Procedural Rules in Pursuit of Substantive Goals: A Reconsideration of the Impermissible Collateral Attack Doctrine<div class="ExternalClassCBB52A714268495C9277A24B52EA49A6"><p>​<em>Manipulation of Procedural Rules in Pursuit of Substantive Goals: A Reconsideration of the Impermissible Collateral Attack Doctrine</em>, 24 Ariz. St. L.J. 1109 (1992).</p></div>477PublicationArticle
              Sovereignty and Personal Jurisdiction Doctrine: Up the Stream of Commerce Without a Paddlehttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=478Sovereignty and Personal Jurisdiction Doctrine: Up the Stream of Commerce Without a Paddle<div class="ExternalClass1C6E094212C542D196229DDDDC7E4A22"><p>​<em>Sovereignty and Personal Jurisdiction Doctrine: Up the Stream of Commerce Without a Paddle</em>, 19 Fla. St. U. L. Rev. 105 (1991).</p></div>478PublicationArticle
              Controlling the Civil Jury: Towards a Functional Model of Justificationhttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=479Controlling the Civil Jury: Towards a Functional Model of Justification<div class="ExternalClass0B21615D819B4977B243E05351A17874"><p>​<em>Controlling the Civil Jury: Towards a Functional Model of Justification</em>, 76 KY. L.J. 81 (1987-88). (Excerpted in, <em>Materials on Civil Procedure</em> 724-725 (Field, Kaplan & Clermont eds., Foundation Press 6th ed. 1990)).</p></div>479PublicationArticle
              The Single Contract as Minimum Contacts: Justice Brennan "Has It His Way"http://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=480The Single Contract as Minimum Contacts: Justice Brennan "Has It His Way"<div class="ExternalClass796584B44934424F917A72700B15F32E"><p>​<em>The Single Contract as Minimum Contacts: Justice Brennan "Has It His Way,"</em> 28 Wm. & Mary L. Rev. 89 (1986).</p></div>480PublicationArticle
              The Federal Court Across the Street: Constitutional Limits on Federal Assertions of Personal Jurisdictionhttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=481The Federal Court Across the Street: Constitutional Limits on Federal Assertions of Personal Jurisdiction<div class="ExternalClass78F6EA4ED227463DBDF65B2B1904BF32"><p>​<em>The Federal Court Across the Street: Constitutional Limits on Federal Assertions of Personal Jurisdiction</em>, 18 U. Rich. L. Rev. 697 (1984).</p></div>481PublicationArticle
              Implementing Federal Energy Policy at the State and Local Levels: Every Power Requisitehttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=483Implementing Federal Energy Policy at the State and Local Levels: Every Power Requisite<div class="ExternalClass5A6C65E3FAD14F62924A63604996C0D0"><p>​<em>Implementing Federal Energy Policy at the State and Local Levels: Every Power Requisite</em>, 10 B.C. Envtl. Aff. L. Rev. 875 (1982-83).</p></div>483PublicationArticle
              Ancillary Jurisdiction: Plaintiffs' Claims Against Nondiverse Third Party Defendantshttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=482Ancillary Jurisdiction: Plaintiffs' Claims Against Nondiverse Third Party Defendants<div class="ExternalClassC26BC3FC64C04344A8316C074E8B1760"><p>​<em>Ancillary Jurisdiction: Plaintiffs' Claims Against Nondiverse Third Party Defendants</em>, 14 Loyola U. Chi. L.J. 419 (1983).</p></div>482PublicationArticle
              Landlord and Tenants - Landlords Must Exercise Reasonable Care not to Subject Others to an Unreasonable Risk of Harmhttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=484Landlord and Tenants - Landlords Must Exercise Reasonable Care not to Subject Others to an Unreasonable Risk of Harm<div class="ExternalClassE450E049D4F74046B401B99BC6164749"><p>​<em>Landlord and Tenants - Landlords Must Exercise Reasonable Care not to Subject Others to an Unreasonable Risk of Harm</em>, 43 U. Cin. L. Rev. 218 (1974).</p></div>484PublicationArticle

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