Erika George is the Samuel D. Thurman Professor of Law and directs the Tanner Humanities Center at the University of Utah. Her research explores the responsibility of corporations to respect internationally recognized human rights and ways to better align business policies and practices with reducing risks to human rights and the environment. A graduate of the University of Chicago and Harvard Law School, Erika is passionate about promoting justice and serves on the Board of Trustees of Earthjustice, the Advisory Board of the American Bar Association Center for Human Rights, and the Fair Labor Association Board. She is a fellow of the American Bar Foundation and a member of the American Law Institute.
Erika started her career practicing commercial litigation and later worked for Human Rights Watch. The BBC, The Economist, NBC News, and CNN, among other media outlets reported on her human rights investigations. She has been recognized by the Society of American Law Teachers and the Salt Lake City Human Rights Commission for her academic and advocacy work. Oxford University Press published her book Incorporating Rights: Strategies to Advance Corporate Accountability in 2021.