Diane Marie Amann is Associate Dean at the University of Georgia School of Law and a PhD candidate in law at Leiden University, the Netherlands. She is the author of more than four dozen publications in English, French and Italian, Amann focuses her scholarship on the ways that national, regional and international legal regimes interact as they endeavor to combat atrocity and cross-border crime. Among her most recent publications is the American Society of International Law Benchbook on International Law (Diane Marie Amann ed., 2014). Before entering academia, she practiced law in San Francisco before state and federal trial courts and before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit. She was an assistant federal public defender, a solo federal criminal defense practitioner and a litigation associate at Morrison & Foerster. She also served as a judicial clerk for U.S. Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens, about whom she has written several biographical articles, and for Judge Prentice H. Marshall of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.
During her time at the USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research, Amann conducted dissertation research in the Visual History Archive unearthing the experiences of women who participated in the Nuremberg Trials and other major criminal trials in the aftermath of World War II. Amann endeavors to reveal a story about the women at Nuremberg that counters the dominant narrative about the trials as primarily white, male, and elitist project.