Dr McCall-Smith is a lecturer in Public International Law and Programme Director for the LLM in Human Rights. She is a US qualified lawyer where she practiced for several years before moving to academia. She holds a BA in Architectural Studies (1998) and Juris Doctor (2001) from the University of Arkansas. Dr McCall-Smith was awarded an LLM (2002) and a PhD (2012) by the University of Edinburgh. She joined the Law School on a permanent basis in 2014. Her research interests include: the law of treaties; treaty implementation and interpretation in national legal systems; the role of treaty bodies in developing human rights law; and the link between customary and treaty law. She is also interested in the connections between public-private law governance of supply chains, particularly in the role of preventing modern slavery.