Major in Government and Politics

Bachelor of Arts Degree • School of Arts and Sciences

Government and Politics Major


Theodore (Ted) S. Orlin, J.D.

Professor Criminal Justice, Government & Politics

Professor Theodore Orlin, J.D.
Phone: (315) 792-3267
Office: 122 DePerno Hall


Theodore Orlin, J.D., is the Harold T. Clark Jr. Professor Emeritus of Human Rights Scholarship and Advocacy at Utica College, Utica, New York. He is a founder and Director of the Human Rights Advocacy Program (HRAP).

As a international human rights lawyer he has worked extensively as a trainer, consultant and advocate in the Balkans (Albania, Bulgaria, Kosovo, etc.), Eastern Europe (Romania, Moldova, Slovakia) Asia (India, Taiwan, Sri Lanka, etc.) and Africa (Malawi, Cameroon, The Gambia). He has been a Fulbright Professor at the (Finnish) Institute for Human Rights (?bo Akademi, Turku, Finland). He has been the Senior Human Rights Consultant for the Finnish Human Rights Project in Kosovo (2000-01) and was lead lawyer for the International Human Rights Law Group mission to Romania (1992).

He has written, edited and contributed to a number of human rights books including; “The Comparative Jurisprudence of Human Rights Law” (Orlin, Rosas, Scheinin); UNESCO Albanian/English Human Rights Glossary; etc. He has contributed chapters to three books on the international legality of the death penalty, including a chapter in a Taiwanese book (2001), entitled “The Burdens of the Death Penalty.” In 2004 he delivered a paper on “Violence Against Women” in Amritsar, India, which has been published in India and elsewhere. He has taught at the The Institute for Human Rights in Abo, Finland and lectured at other Universities in Europe, Asia and North America. He has authored and led the effort to draft a human rights glossary Chinese/ English (published 2007). He has contributed to the Oxford University Press Encyclopedia on Human Rights (Right of Privacy) and has published a chapter on minority linguistic rights in Europe (2009). Recently he published an article on State Responsibility for the Romanian Journal of International Law, whose first part appeared in 2009 and second part will be published in 2010.

He was elected President of International Human Rights Education Consortium (at the Consortium’s International Meeting, Summer 2005, Roehampton UK). The Secretariat of the IHREC was housed at Utica College until June 2010.


Luke E. Perry, Ph.D.
Chair, Government & Politics
126 DePerno Hall

(315) 223-2567
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