Beyond Vassar

Spirit of Vassar Award: Linda Malone '75

The AAVC congratulates Spirit of Vassar Award recipient Linda Malone ’75. Malone is the Marshall-Wythe Foundation Professor of Law and founding director of the Human Security Law Center at the College of William & Mary’s Marshall-Wythe School of Law. She is well known for her work in international human rights, international environmental law, and international relations.

After receiving her JD from Duke University, Malone earned a master of laws from the University of Illinois before practicing at firms in Chicago and Atlanta. She then spent more than three years in a judicial clerkship for the U.S. Court of Appeals prior to becoming a professor.

Malone has served on the boards of several organizations and has worked on many international cases, acting as co-counsel to Bosnia-Herzegovina in its genocide case against Serbia and Montenegro before the World Court and as co-counsel to Paraguay in its challenge of the death penalty in Paraguay v. Virginia.

Malone has taught at law schools across the United States and abroad, including the University of Turin in Italy, where she received the 2009−2010 Fulbright Distinguished Chair in International Environmental Law. She has received numerous awards and grants, including the Millennium Award of the Virginia Women’s Bar Association for her contributions to women’s rights.

An author of numerous articles, casebooks, treatises, and magazine and journal articles, Malone also has authored or co-authored twelve books on international law, human rights, and environmental law.