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Assistant Professor of Business Law, University of Connecticut

Rachel Chambers, MA (Oxford) LLM (Kent) Ph.D. (Essex) is a tenure track business law professor at the University of Connecticut.

Dr. Chambers’ research includes comparative work on transnational tort litigation and analysis of the accountability potential of laws mandating human rights disclosure and due diligence by corporations. Her publications include Transnational Corporations and Human Rights Overcoming Barriers to Judicial Remedy (Cambridge University Press 2020) and articles in the University of Pennsylvania Journal of International Law; the Chicago Journal of International Law and the New York University Journal of Law and Business. Her doctorate in law from the University of Essex (United Kingdom) considers the challenges of extraterritorial solutions to human rights abuses in global business operations.

Among her responsibilities at UConn, Dr. Chambers is Co-Director of the university's Business and Human Rights Initiative and she is a member of the President's Committee on Corporate Social Responsibility.

As Co-Director of the Teaching Business and Human Rights Forum, Dr. Chambers is actively engaged in business and human rights pedagogy.

Dr. Chambers’ background is in the practice of law. She is a barrister (England and Wales) with a decade of experience in trial and appeal court advocacy, specialized in employment and discrimination law. She has worked as a consultant to major players in the business and human rights sphere, including the UN Global Compact and Amnesty International. Before being called the Bar, she worked for the corporate social responsibility body, the International Business Leaders Forum.


  • –present
    Assistant Professor of Business Law, University of Connecticut


  • 2019 
    University of Essex, PhD in Law