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Professor Emerita

Louise Harmon

Touro Law Center

Louise Harmon is a Professor Emerita of Touro Law Center. She received her B.A. from Indiana University, J.D. degree from the University of Texas at Austin, LL.M. from Harvard Law School with an emphasis on legal history, her Ph.D. in Philosophy from Columbia University, and last year, her Masters of Social Work from the University of Connecticut. She currently works as an LMSW doing clinical social work and policy analysis for Khmer Health Advocates, a not-for-profit dedicated to the treatment of torture survivors of the Khmer Rouge. She has also interned with the International Association of Schools of Social Work, an NGO with consultative status at the United Nations and is a researcher on asylum cases for the Connecticut Coalition for Migrant Families and Children. She is the author of Cultivating Intelligence: Law, Power and the Politics of Teaching (New York University Press, 1996, with Deborah Post) and Fragments on the Deathwatch (Beacon Press, 1998). She co-founded a summer study abroad law program in India and taught both Buddhism and Hinduism in that program for twelve summers. She also taught classical Chinese philosophy in Touro Law School’s summer abroad program in Xiamen, China for four summers. In 2003, she was a Senior Research Fellow for a semester at the Center for Indian Studies at SUNY University at Stony Brook.  This will be her fifth Semester at Sea voyage.