Luke Wilson

Professorial Lecturer

Part-time Faculty


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Luke Wilson is co-founder and Deputy Director of the Center for Water Security and Cooperation where he specializes in transboundary water issues and issues of international law including human rights and international criminal law. Professor Wilson has worked with The World Bank, The American Bar Association and the U.S. Government in various capacities, with a focus on law systems, dispute resolution, and enforcement issues. Additionally, Professor Wilson was the co-chair of the American Bar Association's International Human Rights Committee, leading one of the Association's largest committees and advancing policy proposals on behalf of the membership, and also served as a law clerk to judges of the International Court of Justice in The Hague.

Professor Wilson has been an invited speaker at the Council on Foreign Relations, the American Bar Association, and Bowdoin College, among others, and is a member of international task forces focused on global water affordability and on sanitation policy. Professor Wilson is also a tenor with The Washington Chorus and has performed with the National Symphony Orchestra and the Philip Glass Ensemble.

Water security, international law, dispute resolution, human rights, natural disasters, WASH policy

Currently, Professor Wilson's work is focused on major water and sanitation crises in Africa, Latin America, and the United States.

LLM The George Washington University, JD The George Washington University, BA Bowdoin College

International Law