ERIKA GEORGE portrait
  • Samuel D. Thurman Professor of Law, College Of Law
  • Professor, College Of Law
  • Director, Tanner Humanities Center, College Of Humanities

Professional Service

  • Entity: American Bar Foundation Fellow. 2017 - present
  • Role: Executive Board. Entity: American Bar Association Center for Human Rights. 2016 - present
  • Entity: Law & Society Association Annual Meeting Program Committee. 2013 - 2014
  • Entity: Documentaries to Inspire Social Change Founding Board of Directors. 2011 - 2013
  • Role: Fundraiser Co-Host. Entity: Utah for Obama Elected Alternate Obama Delegate to the Democratic National Convention representing Utah's First Congressional District. 2008 - 2008
  • Role: Fundraiser Co-Host. Entity: Women for Obama National Leadership Conference Utah for Obama. 2007 - 2008
  • Role: Co-Chair. Entity: American Society of International Law: Africa Section Co-Chair, American Society of International Law: Africa Section. 2007 - 2008
  • Role: Executive Committee Member. Entity: Executive Committee Member Executive Committee Member, AALS Section on Human Rights. 2006 - 2008
  • Role: Advisory Board Member. Entity: Tanner Center for Nonviolent Human Rights Human Rights Advocacy. 2006 - 2007
  • Entity: International Legal Issues Society Co-Faculty Advisor. 2004 - 2008

Internal Service

  • Senior Vice President Academic Affairs Search Committee. Member, 2018 - 2018. service.
  • Presidential Leadership Fellow. 2018 - 2019. service.
  • Admissions. Member, 2017 - 2018. service.
  • Faculty Development Committe. Chair, 2016 - present. service.
  • Tenured Faculty Review Committee. Member, 2016 - 2018. service.
  • Masters of International Affairs and Global Justice Program Committee. Member, 2016 - present. service.
  • Program Committee (2014-2016). Co-Chair, 2014 - 2016. service.
  • Academic Senate Ad Hoc Committee on Investment Responsibility. Chair, 2014 - 2015. service.
  • University of Utah, Dean of the Graduate School. Search Committee Member, 2013 - present. service.
  • Center for Global Justice, University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law. Co-Chair, 2012 - 2015. service.
  • Dolowitz Lecture Board, Health and Human Rights. Member, 2010 - present. service.
  • Role: Hiring Chair S.J. Quinney College of Law, Dean Search Committee. 2008 - 2009. service.
  • S.J. Quinney College of Law. Readmissions, 2007 - 2008. service.
  • S.J. Quinney College of Law, Dean Search Committee. Member, 2005 - 2006. service.
  • S.J Quinney College of Law Scholarships and Awards Committee. Member, 2005 - 2006. service.
  • University of Utah International Studies Board Committee. Member, 2005 - present. service.
  • S.J. Quinney College of Law Hiring Committee. Member, 2004 - 2005. service.
  • S.J. Quinney College of Law Curriculum Committee. Member, 2003 - 2004. service.

Honors & Awards

  • Human Rights Award. Society of American Law Teachers, 2021
  • Living Color Utah Leadership Diversity Award. Utah Business, 2020
  • Maya Angelou Innovation in Education Award. Black Cultural Center, 2019
  • Human Rights Award. Salt Lake City Human Rights Commission, 2014
  • University of Utah Presidential Commission on the Status of Women Award. 2014
  • Inclusion Center for Community & Justice. 2013
  • University of Utah Early Career Award. 2008
  • Next Generation Project Fellow. Next Generation Project Fellow, 2007
  • University of Utah Teaching Grant. 2006
  • Institute of Public and International Affairs Grant - Migration. Institute of Public and International Affairs Grant - Migration, 2005
  • Institute of Public and International Affairs Grant - Globalization. Institute of Public and International Affairs Grant - Globalization, 2005
  • University of Utah Interdisciplinary Committee for Applied Ethics and Human Values Grant. University of Utah Interdisciplinary Committee for Applied Ethics and Human Values Grant, 2004
  • University of Utah Teaching Grant. 2004

Affiliations

  • Law & Society Association , , 2013 - present
  • American Bar Association (ABA), Human Rights Center Board of Directors, 01/2013 - present
  • American Society of International Law , Co-Chair Africa Interest Group, 01/2007 - 01/2008
  • Utah ACLU , Member, 01/2007 - 01/2010
  • American Association of Law Schools , Member, 01/2003 - present