Sumudu Atapattu

Director of Research Centers, University of Wisconsin–Madison Law School

Sumudu Atapattu, LLM, PhD (Cambridge), attorney-at-law (Sri Lanka), is a teaching professor and director of research centers and international programs at University of Wisconsin Law School. She is affiliated with UW-Madison’s Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies, Global Health Institute, the Center for South Asia, and the 4W Initiative, and is the Executive Director of the Human Rights Program.

She is also the lead counsel for human rights at the Center for International Sustainable Development Law; and affiliated faculty at the Raoul Wallenberg Institute for Human Rights, Sweden. She has published widely including several books on climate change and human rights, international environmental law, and environmental justice.

Before moving to the USA, she was an associate professor at Faculty of Law, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka, and a consultant to the Law & Society Trust, Colombo.