International Human Rights Consultant
Seánna Howard has been a staff attorney with the University of Arizona Indigenous Peoples Law and Policy Program (IPLP) since 2006. She provides legal representation to indigenous communities on human rights claims before the United Nations and the Organization of American States. In addition, she teaches the International Human Rights Advocacy Workshop which involves law students in this casework and she co-coordinates the Indigenous Peoples Law Clinic.
Seánna received her LLB from the University of Ottawa (Canada) in 2000 and an LLM from the University of Arizona in 2005. She is licensed to practice law in the province of Ontario, Canada and is working in the United States under the NAFTA treaty. Seánna also works as a legal consultant for the Pascua Yaqui Tribe. Prior to joining the Law School faculty, she was a Legal and Policy Analyst for the Assembly of First Nations, the national indigenous political organization in Canada. Before that she worked in Africa with the Canadian Lawyers Association for International Human Rights.