Kathleen Maloney

Visiting Professor of Law

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Kathleen practiced law at both civil and criminal trial and appellate levels in Arizona, then served as a Visiting Professional advising Appellate Judges at the International Criminal Court (ICC). While at the ICC, Kathleen worked on cases involving genocide, crimes against humanity, and war crimes. She has prepared oral appellate arguments on genocide and conspiracy at the ICTY.

While teaching at Willamette University’s Human Rights Clinic, Kathleen directed, edited, and co-wrote a statewide study published in 2010, “Modern Slavery in Our Midst: A Human Rights Report on Ending Human Trafficking in Oregon.” She is a founding Board Member of Just Planet, an international human rights nonprofit addressing pressing and emerging human rights violations.

Kathleen is a certified, court-connected Family Law Mediator handling cases involving custody, parenting time, and financial issues. She runs a private domestic relations mediation practice.

Specialty Areas and Course Descriptions

Academic Credentials

  • B.A, MA, Stanford University
  • JD, University of Arizona, summa cum laude, Order of the Coif
  • MSt. (L.L.M. equivalent), Oxford University, Distinction, International Human Rights Law


Ending Impunity for Forced Marriage in Conflict Zones: The Need for Greater Judicial Emphasis on the Human Rights of Girls, Journal of International Criminal Justice, (July 2021)

Valerie Oosterveld, Kathleen M. Maloney and Melanie O’Brien, The ‘Other Inhumane Act’ of Forced Marriage in Prosecutor v Ongwen, http://opiniojuris.org/2022/05/03/symposium-in-pursuit-of-intersectional-justice-at-the-international-criminal-court-group-two-the-other-inhumane-act-of-forced-marriage-in-prosecutor-v-ongwen/

Modern Slavery in Our Midst: A Human Rights Report on Ending Human Trafficking in Oregon International Human Rights Clinic, Willamette University College of Law, 2010.

Humanizing Terrorism Through International Criminal Law: Equal Justice for Victims, Fair Treatment of Suspects, and Fundamental Human Rights at the ICC, Santa Clara Journal of International Law, Vol. 8, No. 1, pp. 69-86, 2010 https://doi.org/10.1093/cdj/21.1.52

Russia’s Nuclear Waste Law: A Response to the Legacy of Environmental Abuse in the Former Soviet Union Arizona Journal of International and Comparative Law, Vol. 10, No. 2, 1993.

More than a Parley, Oxford University Press, Community Development Journal, Volume 21, Issue 1, January 1986, Pages 52–58, https://doi.org/10.1093/cdj/21.1.52