Ursula Doyle

Ursula Doyle

Ursula Doyle
Assistant Professor of Law
859.572.5844
doyleu1@nku.edu

Assistant Professor of Law

Profile

Ursula Tracy Doyle is an assistant professor of law. She teaches international law, mass torts/complex litigation, professional responsibility and torts. Ursula researches in the areas of international law in United States domestic courts and business and human rights, with specific focus on the Alien Tort Statute, the Torture Victim Protection Act, the Anti-Terrorism Act of 1991 and international comity. She has presented on these topics domestically and internationally.

Before joining Chase, she taught legal research and writing at Howard University School of Law, in Washington, D.C. and practiced law in the areas of mass torts, complex litigation and individual personal injury. She was a law clerk to the Honorable Theodore A. McKee, United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and the student commencement speaker at the graduation ceremony of Indiana University-Bloomington School of Law, in May 1997. Professor Doyle has prior teaching experience in literature and composition at Morehouse College, in Atlanta, Georgia, the University of Alabama in Huntsville, the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa and Samford University, in Birmingham, Alabama. 

Professor Doyle is a graduate of Cornell University (A.B., English), Columbia University (M.A., English), and Indiana University-Bloomington School of Law (J.D.). She has also studied in Colombia, France and Italy.

 

Contact

  • Office: NH519
  • Email: doyleu1@nku.edu
  • Phone: 859.572.5844
  • Fax: 859.572.5342

Education

  • AB English, Cornell University
  • MA English, Columbia University
  • JD, Indiana University Bloomington School of Law

Courses Taught

  • International Law
  • Mass Torts/Complex Litigation
  • Professional Responsibility
  • Torts I
  • Torts II

 

 

Scholarship

The Evidence of Things Not Seen: Divining Balancing Factors from Kiobel's 'Touch and Concern' Test, 66 HASTINGS L. J. __ (Issue 2) 

Speaking Engagements and Recognitions

A Woman First:  Examining the Legacy of the Diplomat, Lawyer and Academic Patricia Roberts Harris, Feminism and International Law Interest Group Panel, European Society of International Law Annual Conference, University of Vienna School of Law, Vienna, Austria (September 2014)

Killing Them with Kindness:  Why U.S. Courts Should Solicit Input from the Most Interested Country before Denying Jurisdiction over Corporate Human Rights Abuse Cases on the Basis of International Comity, Australian and New Zealand Society of International Law Annual Conference, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia (July 2014)

Killing Them with Kindness:  Why U.S. Courts Should Solicit Input from the Most Interested Country before Denying Jurisdiction over Corporate Human Rights Abuse Cases on the Basis of International Comity, International Law Association British Branch Spring Conference, King’s College, The Dickson Poon School of Law, London, England (May 2014)

The Evidence of Things Not Seen:  Divining Balancing Factors from Kiobel's 'Touch and Concern' Test, Salmon P. Chase College of Law, Northern Kentucky University, Highland Heights, Kentucky, Faculty Workshop (April 2014)

“Material Support” Under the Anti-Terrorism Act of 1991:  Do Extortion Payments Qualify? Capital University School of Law, Columbus, Ohio, Faculty Exchange Program (November 2011)

Phelps Stokes (in conjunction with Howard University School of Law and sponsored by USAID-Colombia), Seminar to Strengthen Legal Clinics that Serve the Afro-Colombian Community, Presenter, African American History and the Development of Civil Rights Jurisprudence in the United States, Cali and Cartagena, Colombia (March 2011)

Phelps Stokes (in conjunction with Howard University School of Law and sponsored by USAID-Colombia), Seminar to Strengthen Legal Clinics that Serve the Afro-Colombian Community, Presenter, African American History and the Development of Civil Rights Jurisprudence in the United States; the Clinical Experience at Howard University School of Law, Bogota and Quibdo, Colombia (November 2010)