Stephan Sonnenberg

Assistant Professor of Law


Stephan Sonnenberg joined JSW Law in 2015. Stephan specializes in human rights, humanitarian law, conflict resolution, and international development collaboration. He previously served on the clinical faculties of both Harvard Law School and Stanford Law School, supervising over 35 clinical projects in the United States, Asia, Africa and Europe. He is licensed to practice law in Massachusetts, California, and England & Wales. He received his Bachelor's degree from Brown University (USA), a Masters in Law and Diplomacy from the Fletcher School at Tufts University (USA), a Cycle Internationale d’Études Politiques from Sciences-Po Paris (France), and a Juris Doctor from Harvard Law School (USA). He lives in Thimphu with his wife and two children.

Stephan is also one of two Principal Investigators (PIs) running << JSW Law’s Legal Needs Assessment >> – a 20 Dzongkhag study employing an ethnographically-inspired methodology to assess the contours of “justice” in Bhutan. Stephan has published numerous articles on ADR, Human Rights, and Development.

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