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Lauren McCarthy

Lauren McCarthy

Professional Title: 

Assistant Professor of Legal Studies

Office: 

Thompson 438

Phone Number: 

413-545-1991

Email: 

Office Hours: 

Fall 2016: Tuesday 1:30-3:30PM

Degree: 

Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison

Bio: 

My research and teaching focus on laws and legal systems of countries around the world, especially Russia. My current research examines how law enforcement agencies (police and prosecutors) have implemented laws against human trafficking in Russia. More broadly I am interested in post-Soviet politics, comparative and international law, and human rights.

Area of Study: 

  • Comparative politics
  • Law and society

Program: 

  • Legal Studies