Practitioner in Residence of Comparative and International Law



  • Office: 120 Tremont St.,
  • Suite: 320-I
  • Phone: 305-3234
  • Fax: (617) 742-2139
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  • BA, Brown University
  • JD, Fordham University


Christine Bustany recently joined Suffolk Law School’s Clinical Programs as the Practitioner in Residence for International and Comparative Law. Bustany previously practiced law at the law firm of O’Melveny & Myers in New York City, representing individuals and companies in a wide range of commercial litigation, including securities lawsuits, breach of contract actions, breach of fiduciary duty actions, and a landmark unfair trade practices case. She also represented clients pursuing civil rights suits in state and federal courts as well as international human rights claims, including two successful cases before the United Nations Human Rights Committee, Shingara Mann Singh v. France (2013) and Ranjit Singh v. France (2011). In both 2009 and 2010, the Legal Aid Society of New York recognized Bustany for her outstanding service to pro bono clients, in particular involving civil rights matters. In 2012, she taught law at the American University of Beirut in Beirut, Lebanon. Prior to practicing law, Bustany worked for international governmental organizations and non-governmental organizations in the United States and overseas, such as Amnesty International-USA and the Institute for Policy Studies, engaging in advocacy and research focusing on international law, development, and human rights.
Bustany received a Bachelor of Arts degree in international relations from Brown University, and a Juris Doctorate from Fordham University School of Law. She also studied political science and economics at the Institut D’Etudes Politiques de Paris (Sciences Po), and was a Fulbright Fellow in Cairo, Egypt.