Michelle A. McKinley

Visiting Research Scholar

Home Institution, University of Oregon Law School

LAPA Fellow, 2014-2015

LAPA Fellow

 411 Robertson Hall


Michelle A. McKinley is Associate Professor of Law at University of Oregon Law School. She teaches Law, Culture & Society, Immigration Law, Public International Law, International Criminal Law, and Refugee & Asylum Law. Professor McKinley attended Harvard Law School, and graduate school at Oxford University. Professor McKinley is the former Managing Director of Cultural Survival, an advocacy and research organization dedicated to indigenous peoples. She is also the founder, and former director, of the Amazonian Peoples' Resources Initiative, a community based reproductive rights organization in Peru, where she worked for nine years as an advocate for global health and human rights. Professor McKinley has published extensively on international law, human rights, reproductive rights, globalization, and legal history, particularly the law of slavery.  She has been awarded fellowships for her research from the ACLS, NEH, NSF, American Philosophical Society, and the Newberry Library.  As a LAPA Fellow she will be completing a manuscript on “Fractional Freedoms” for publication by Cambridge University Press as part of its Studies in Legal History.