Tiffany N Basciano

Tiffany N Basciano, JD

Associate Director and Professorial Lecturer in the International Law and Organizations Program
International Law & Organizations

Rome 419

Expertise

Topics
  • Human Rights and Democracy
  • International Crimes and Tribunals
  • Rule of Law

Background and Education

Tiffany Basciano is the Associate Director and a Professorial Lecturer in the International Law and Organizations Program.  As Associate Director, she has organized and led several international academic field trips to South and Southeast Asia, including India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Thailand, Cambodia, and Indonesia. Tiffany also directs the International Human Rights Clinic and is the lead coach for the SAIS International Criminal Court Moot Team.

She received her BA, cum laude, in Politics and History from New York University (May 2003), and her JD, with honors, from The George Washington University Law School (May 2007). While at GW Law, Tiffany attended the GW-Oxford Summer Program in International Human Rights Law (July 2005). She is also a member of the California Bar (April 2008).

Prior to joining the school, Tiffany interned at a consumer advocacy organization. She has additional work experience as: a legal intern in the Legislative & Correctional Issues Branch in the Office of General Counsel of the Federal Bureau of Prisons; a summer graduate intern with the New York City Law Department – Office of The Corporation Counsel - Family Court Division (Brooklyn); and a law clerk in a plaintiffs’ litigation firm.

Her academic interests include international human rights law and rule of law development.  Most recently, Tiffany managed and contributed to the international human rights clinic report "Torn at the Seam: Migration, Deportations, and Humanitarian Concerns on the Island of Hispaniola" (May 2016).


 
Currently resea...

Currently researching the situation of environmental human rights defenders protecting forestland with the 2016-2017 International Human Rights Clinic graduate students.

 
2016
Tiffany Bascian...
Tiffany Basciano, et al., "Torn at the Seam: Migration, Deportations, and Humanitarian Concerns on the Island of Hispaniola," Johns Hopkins University – SAIS – International Law and Organizations Program, report of the SAIS International Human Rights Clinic (May 2016).
 
2015
Liz Agase, et a...
Liz Agase, et al., "Justice Derailed: The Uncertain Fate of Haitian Migrants and Dominicans of Haitian Descent in the Dominican Republic," Johns Hopkins University – SAIS – International Law and Organizations Program, report of the SAIS International Human Rights Clinic (Tiffany Basciano ed., June 2015)
 
2013
Julie Louise Aa...
Julie Louise Aaserud, et al., "The Protection of the Rights of Migrant Domestic Workers in a Country of Origin and a Country of Destination: Case Studies of the Philippines and Kuwait," Johns Hopkins University – SAIS – International Law and Organizations Program and The Protection Project, report of the SAIS International Human Rights Clinic (November 2013).
 
2011
Ruth Wedgwood a...
Ruth Wedgwood and Tiffany Basciano, "The ‘Right to Food’ and Foreign Land Deals in Africa," SAISPHERE, (2011 – 2012)
 
2009
Tiffany Bascian...
Tiffany Basciano, "Contemporary Piracy: Consequences and Cures: A Post-Workshop Report," a report based on a workshop organized by the ABA – Standing Committee on Law and National Security, Johns Hopkins University – SAIS – International Law and Organizations Program, et al. (October 2009).
Fall 2016 
This course is ...
This course is designed to teach students skills for careers in international human rights promotion and protection. These skills will be taught through the use of simulations, discussions, case studies and a team project. Each student taking the course has the opportunity to gain practical experience in international human rights through researching and working on a human rights report. The coursework will span the entire academic year with class sessions, group meetings, and project work in both the Fall and Spring semesters.
Fall 2016 
A moot court te...
A moot court team competition provides an introduction to legal research, analysis and advocacy. The course will begin with seminar style discussions on International Criminal Law with specific attention to the International Criminal Court. The moot court team will write three memorials requiring research and arguments based on the three participants in ICC prosecutions, i.e., the Prosecution, the Defense and the Victims’ Advocates. As the teams prepare their written memorials, the course shifts to discussion of legal research and writing techniques. Once the memorials have been submitted, the class prepares for oral arguments. Each team will participate in three rounds of oral arguments and have the opportunity of arguing from all three perspectives, prosecutor, defense counsel and victims’ advocate.