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Linh K. Dai joined the Thomas R. Kline School of Law of Duquesne University faculty in 2021 where she teaches in the areas of Torts, Human Trafficking, and International Human Rights. Her other teaching and scholarly interests include criminal law, criminal procedure, constitutional law, and women and the law.

Dr. Dai has devoted her scholarships to advance the rights of women and children in Asia. She has conducted extensive research on laws, power, exploitation, and justice on women's and children's rights and gender equality in Asia. Her important work in these areas is a way to give power to those who do not have a voice.

Interested in diversity and service, Dr. Dai participated and served as an executive planning committee member for the Southeast-Southwest People of Color Legal Scholarship Conference and served as co-chair of the Law Student Writing Competition.

Mentoring along with teaching is important to Dr. Dai, who was chosen to be one of the Fellows in the Preparing Future Faculty Program. While an instructor at Northern Arizona University, Dr. Dai was nominated for the 2016 Teacher of the Year Award by faculty, staff, and students.

Before joining Duquesne, Dr. Dai was a visiting assistant professor at St. Thomas University School of Law. She has also taught at McNeese State University, Northern Arizona University, and Arizona State University. Dr. Dai earned a Ph.D. from Arizona State University, a certificate in International Humanitarian Law, an LL.M. in Law and Government from American University, a concentration certificate in Civil and Constitutional Rights, a specialization Certificate in Gender and the Law, a J.D. from Barry University Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law, an M.P.A. from Hamline University, and a B.A. from Metropolitan State University.


  • Ph.D., Arizona State University
  • LL.M., American University Washington College of Law
  • J.D., Barry University-Dwayne O. Andrea School of Law
  • M.P.A., Hamline University
  • B.A., Metropolitan State University

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