Anita Ramasastry

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Dean Emeritus Roland L. Hjorth Endowed Professorship in Law
Director, Graduate Program in Sustainable International Development
Professor of Law

Phone: (206) 616-8441

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  • Banking Law
  • Comparative Law
  • Human Rights
  • International Business & Trade Law
  • International Law


B.A. 1988, J.D. 1992, Harvard University
M.A. 1990, University of Sydney


  • Pacific Coast Banking School Faculty Service Award (2008)
  • Fulbright Senior Scholar Award, National University Ireland (Galway) (2008)
  • Asia Society, Asia 21 Young Leader Fellowship (2008)
  • Northwest Immigrant Rights Project Amicus Award (2007)
  • Philip A. Trautman 1L Professor of the Year (2006)
  • Outstanding Academician Award, North American South Asian Bar Association (2004)
  • Philip A. Trautman 1L Professor of the Year (2003)
  • University of Washington Outstanding Public Service Award (for Immigrant Families Advocacy Project) (2002)
  • Berkman Center for Internet & Society Fellowship (2001)
  • University of Washington Presidential Faculty Development Fellowship (2001)
  • Atlantic Fellowship in Public Policy (UK Government) (1999)
  • University of Washington Distinguished Teaching Award (1998)
  • Philip A. Trautman 1L Professor of the Year (1997)

Selected Publications

  • Mark B. Taylor, Robert C. Thompson & Anita Ramasastry, Overcoming Obstacles to Justice: Improving Access to Judicial Remedies for Business Involvement in Grave Human Rights Abuses (Amnesty International and Fafo 2009). 34 pages.

  • Robert C. Thompson, Anita Ramasastry & Mark B. Taylor, Translating Unocal: The Expanding Web of Liability for Business Entities Implicated in International Crimes, 40 Geo. Wash. Int'l L. Rev. 841-902 (2009).

  • Anita Ramasastry, Confusion and Convergence in Consumer Payments: Is Coherence in Error Resolution Appropriate, 83 Chi.-Kent L. Rev. 813-53 (2008).

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