Molly K. Land
Professor of Law &
Human Rights | Associate Director | Graduate Certificate Coordinator
Drawing on her human rights expertise and background as an intellectual property litigator, Professor Land’s scholarship focuses on the intersection of human rights, science, and technology. Her most recent work considers the relationship between innovation systems and the international human right to benefit from scientific progress as well as the effect of new technologies on human rights fact-finding, advocacy, and enforcement.
Professor Land’s articles have been published in the Yale, Harvard, and Michigan journals of international law, among other places, and she speaks and lectures widely on the relationship between technology and human rights. She has also authored several human rights reports, including a report for the World Bank on the role of new technologies in promoting human rights. Professor Land is currently co-chair of the American Society of International Law’s International Law and Technology Interest Group and a member of the Committee on Scientific Freedom and Responsibility with the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
Prior to joining the University of Connecticut, Professor Land was an associate professor of law at New York Law School. Her teaching experience also includes serving as a Visiting Lecturer in Law and Allard K. Lowenstein/Robert M. Cover Fellow in International Human Rights at Yale Law School. Before beginning her career in the academy, Professor Land was an associate at Faegre & Benson LLP in Minneapolis, where she represented clients in intellectual property disputes, and a fellow at Minnesota Advocates for Human Rights. She clerked for the Honorable Denise Cote of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. A former Fulbright Scholar at the University of Bonn, Professor Land earned her J.D. at Yale Law School.