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Sudha N. Setty

Associate Dean for Faculty Development & Intellectual Life

Professor of Law

EDUCATION

B.A., Stanford University
J.D., Columbia Law School

COURSES TAUGHT

Comparative Constitutional Law
Contracts
Law and Terrorism

CONTACT INFORMATION

Email: ssetty@law.wne.edu
Phone: 413-782-1431
Office: L 303

GENERAL INFORMATION

Sudha Setty is a Professor of Law and the Associate Dean for Faculty Development and Intellectual Life.  She specializes in the areas of comparative law and national security. Her scholarly publications address secrecy, separation of powers and rule of law issues in the comparative constitutional context.  Her most recent scholarly work is available on SSRN.

Prior to joining the faculty of Western New England in 2006, Professor Setty was a litigator with the New York firm of Davis Polk & Wardwell, where she focused on antitrust and securities regulation matters. She served as defense counsel in civil, regulatory, and criminal matters involving national security issues, including terrorism financing investigations and lawsuits, and a pro bono matter challenging sentencing guidelines for those convicted of terrorist acts. Her pro bono practice also included litigating federal civil rights cases and the mentoring of New York City high school students. Professor Setty graduated as a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar from Columbia Law School and received her A.B. in History (concentration in comparative civil rights) with honors from Stanford University.

PUBLICATIONS

Books

CONSTITUTIONS, SECURITY, AND THE RULE OF LAW (Sudha Setty ed., International Debate Education Association 2014). Digital Commons

Book Chapters

Sudha Setty, Formalism and State Secrets in SECRECY, NATIONAL SECURITY AND THE VINDICATION OF CONSTITUTIONAL LAW (Edward Elgar Publishing 2013), edited by David Cole, Federico Fabbrini and Arianna Vedaschi. SSRN Digital Commons

Sudha Setty, Litigating Secrets: Comparative Perspectives on the State Secrets Privilege in NATIONAL SECURITY, CIVIL LIBERTIES AND THE WAR ON TERROR (Prometheus Books 2011), edited by M. Katherine B. Darmer and Richard D. Fybel.

Sudha Setty, Litigating Secrets: Comparative Perspectives on the State Secrets Privilege in STATE SECRETS PRIVILEGE (Icfai University Press 2009), edited by M. Bhavani.

Journal Articles

Sudha Setty, Country Report on Counterterrorism: United States of America, AM. J. COMP. L. ___ (forthcoming 2014). SSRN

Sudha Setty, Targeted Killings and the Interest Convergence Dilemma, W. NEW. ENG. L. REV. ____ (forthcoming 2013). SSRN

Sudha Setty, Judicial Formalism and the State Secrets Privilege, 38 WM. MITCHELL L. REV. 1629 (2012). SSRN Digital Commons

Sudha Setty, The Rise of National Security Secrets, 44 CONN. L. REV. 1563 (2012). SSRN Digital Commons

Sudha Setty, National Security Interest Convergence, 4 HARV. NAT'L. SEC. J. 185 (2012). SSRN Digital Commons

Sudha Setty, What's In a Name? How Nations Define Terrorism Ten Years After 9/11, 33 U. PA. J. INT'L L. 1 (2011). SSRN Digital Commons

Sudha Setty, No Place for Secrets: Balancing National Security Interests and the Need for Transparency of the Law, 29 LOBSERVATEUR DES NATIONS UNIES 151 (2010-12) (solicited article for an issue on Le Secret (The Secret)).

Sudha Setty, Comparative Perspectives on Specialized Trials for Terrorism, 63 ME. L. REV. 131 (2010). SSRN Digital Commons

Sudha Setty, National Security Without Secret Laws: How Other Nations Balance National Security Interests and Transparency of the Law, July 2009. SSRN Digital Commons

Sudha Setty, Litigating Secrets: Comparative Perspectives on the State Secrets Privilege, 75 BROOKLYN L. REV. 201 (2009). SSRN Digital Commons

Sudha Setty, No More Secret Laws: How Transparency of Executive Branch Legal Policy Doesn't Let the Terrorists Win, 57 U. KAN. L. REV. 579 (2009). SSRN Digital Commons

Sudha Setty, The Presidents Question Time: Power, Information, and the Executive Credibility Gap, 17 CORNELL J.L. & PUB. POLY 247 (2008). SSRN Digital Commons

Sudha Setty, Leveling the Playing Field: Reforming the Office for Civil Rights to Achieve Better Title IX Enforcement, 32 COLUM. J.L. & SOC. PROBS. 331 (1999). SSRN Digital Commons