Douglas L. Donoho, Esq.

Douglas L. Donoho, Esq.  Douglas L. Donoho, Esq.

                             Professor of Law, Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad Law Center


B.A., Kalamazoo College, 1977
J.D., cum laude Rutgers University (Camden), 1981
LL.M., Harvard Law School, 1989

Douglas L. Donoho has been a Professor at the NSU Law Center since 1989, granted tenure in 1994.  Over the years, he has taught a wide variety of courses including constitutional law, international human rights, public international law, international business transactions, international practice clinic, and torts.  He also created and now teaches an "on-line" course that is offered to University of Barcelona law students entitled "Introduction to American Law." Every spring, Mr. Donoho teaches a section of Criminal Procedure in the AAMPLE conditional admission program.  He has also frequently taught in NSU's foreign programs, dragging his wife and three children to Venezuela, Costa Rica and, most recently, Barcelona, Spain.  

Prior to joining the Law Center faculty, Mr. Donoho taught at the University of Oregon, clerked in the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals and practiced law with Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft in New York City.  His scholarship focuses almost exclusively on international human rights and includes articles published in the Stanford, Michigan, Cornell, Emory, Wisconsin and Georgia International Law Journals.  He has worked on refugee issues in Southeast Asia for the Lawyers Committee for Human Rights, represented asylum claimants before the INS and litigated on behalf of Chilean human rights victims in U.S. federal court.  He has also represented, in conjunction with NSU's Inter-American Center on Human Rights, Venezuela's 2 million member labor union confederation, CTV, and two prominent political figures in actions brought before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights against the Government of Venezuela.

Mr. Donoho is a faculty advisor for the ILSA Journal of International and Comparative Law, the International Law Society, and serves as Vice Chair of the Board of Directors of the Inter-American Center for Human Rights at Nova.  Although he does not currently practice law, he is an active member of the New York and California bars.  More than anything, he is the husband of Melissa Minsk Donoho, an NSU graduate who specializes in death penalty defense, and the father of Madison (15), Quinn (13) and Ailish (8).

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