Casey O’Connor Willis
Sani Fellow, Research and Adjunct Professor, NYU Stern Center for Business and Human Rights
Casey works on the Center’s sustainable investing research. Prior to joining the Center, Casey was a Senior Researcher in the China program of NYU Law’s Robert L. Bernstein Institute for Human Rights. She also worked as a Senior Program Officer at Human Rights in China, where she oversaw the organization’s international case and policy advocacy.
In addition to her work on China, Casey has conducted research on varied approaches to accessing justice for rights violations, including legal empowerment of indigenous communities, remedy frameworks for environmental and health impacts in the extractives sector, and through the UN human rights bodies.
She holds a J.D. from NYU School of Law and a B.A. in International Studies from the University of Washington.