Dana Raigrodski

  • Director, General Law LL.M.
  • Associate Teaching Professor


Phone: (206) 616-5321
Email: draigrod@uw.edu

Dana Raigrodski


LL.B. magna cum laude 1995, Tel Aviv University, Israel LL.M. with distinction 1998, Tulane University S.J.D. 2002, Tulane University

Curriculum Vitae

Areas of Expertise

Comparative Law — Human Trafficking — Legal Philosophy and Theory — Legal Research and Writing — LGBTQ Rights

Recent Courses

LAW A 500 Introduction to Perspectives on the Law
LAW A 508 Transnational Law
LAW A 553 Feminist Jurisprudence Seminar
LAW B 530 Judicial Externship
LAW B 550 American Legal System and Method
LAW B 557 Graduate Writing Seminar
LAW E 580 Gender & Justice
LAW E 583 Globalization and the Law

Dr. Dana Raigrodski is an Associate Teaching Professor and Director of the General Law LL.M. program at the University of Washington School of Law. She is also the Director of the Summer Institute in Transnational Law and Practice. She serves as a Commissioner on the Washington State Supreme Court Gender & Justice Commission and serves on the Executive Committee of the International Practice Section of the WSBA. Dr. Raigrodski's scholarship and research interests examine human trafficking, migration and globalization, criminal procedure and jurisprudence, critical feminist and race legal theories, and comparative legal studies. She teaches courses on transnational law and globalization, American legal system and research methods, and on gender, race, and the law.

Prior to joining academia, Dr. Raigrodski practiced law for the Israeli Defense Forces Military Advocate General Staff Command in Tel Aviv, serving as a military prosecutor and legal counselor. She holds an LL.B. magna cum laude, from Tel Aviv University and a LL.M. with distinction and a SJD from Tulane University. She is a member of the New York and the Israel Bar.

Peer Reviewed Journals & Law Reviews

Book Chapters

Professional Publications

  • Speaker, "Innovative Approaches to the Administration of Graduate Law Programs", 2018 International Legal Education Abroad and LL.M. Administrator's Conference: Innovation in Education and Administration, (February 23, 2018)
  • Speaker, "The Role of Business in Human Trafficking and Forced Labor", Washington State Bar Association, International Practice Section (September 22, 2017)
  • Speaker, "Meaningful Connections Across the Curriculum: LARW Role in Creating Collaboration for 1L J.D. Students and Graduate Students", Seventh Annual Western Regional Legal Writing Conference, (August 25, 2017)
  • Speaker, "The Role of Business in Human Trafficking and Forced Labor", Economic Growth on the Backs of Global Workers: Mapping Local Strategies for Global Change, University of Washington Women's Center Anti-Trafficking Taskforce (April 22, 2016)
  • Speaker, "A Response to Declining Enrollment: Innovative International Partnerships and Interdisciplinary Approaches", 6th Annual International Legal Education Abroad Conference: Innovative International Partnerships, (April 4, 2016)
  • Speaker, "Creative Capitalism and Human Trafficking: The Business Case for Eliminating Forced Labor and Human Trafficking from Global Supply Chains", Annual Meeting, Law & Society Association (May 29, 2015)
  • Speaker, "A Holistic Administrative and Pedagogical Approach to Working with International LL.M. Students in U.S. Law Schools", LL.M. Administrators Conference, (April 15, 2015)
  • Speaker, "Bringing the Global Village Home -- Expanding Access to Global Legal Education and Cross-Cultural Experience on Your Own Campus to Meet the Needs of All Students", 5th Annual International Legal Education Abroad Conference: Breaking Barriers and Bulding Bridges, (April 14, 2015)
  • Speaker, "Developing a Multi-Perspective Jurisprudence", Judges' 2015 Spring Program, Washington Appellate Courts (March 24, 2015)
  • Speaker, "Economic Growth on the Backs of Human Trafficking Victims -- The Dependency of Global Trade and Economic Development on Forced Labor and the Trafficking of Humans", Annual Meeting and 2014 International: Law and Inequalities: Global and Local, Law and Society Association (May 29, 2014)
  • Speaker, "Economic Migration Gone Wrong: Trafficking in Persons Through the Lens of Gender Labor and Globalization", Indiana International & Comparative Law Review Symposium: Moving to Opportunity: Examining the Risks and Rewards of Economic Migration, Indiana University School of Law (February 21, 2014)
  • Convener and speaker, "Human Trafficking in the United States: An Introduction", 40th Annual Meeting, National Conference of Appellate Court Clerks (August 1, 2013)
  • Speaker, "Legal English for International Attorneys", Patent and Intellectual Property Law and Practice Summer Institute, University of Washington School of Law (July 1, 2013)
  • Speaker, "Sexual Violence and the Nexus of State, Federal and International Law: Addressing Human Trafficking", Gender, Violence and the Law, University of Washington School of Law (May 1, 2013)
  • Speaker, "What Can Comparative Legal Studies Learn from Feminist Legal Theories", Annual Meeting and 2013 International Conference on Law and Society, Law and Society Association (May 1, 2013)