Associate Professor of Law
J.D., Yale Law School, 2007; M.P.A., Princeton University, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, 2001; B.A., New York University, 1996.
Professor Armstrong joined the Loyola Law School faculty in 2010. Her research and teaching interests include criminal procedure, criminal law, civil rights, domestic and international human rights, law and poverty, and race and the law. Professor Armstrong is a graduate of Yale Law School and the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University, where she completed her M.P.A. in International Relations.
Prior to law school, Professor Armstrong researched regional conflict dynamics at the Center on International Cooperation at NYU and transitional justice strategies at the International Center for Transitional Justice. She has also examined conflict prevention for the United Nations Department of Political Affairs; the denial of citizenship in Central Asia and the Caucasus for the Commission on Human Security; and human rights/refugee protection for the International Rescue Committee. She has also taught policy modules on democratization at the Junior Summer Institute at Princeton University.
After law school, Professor Armstrong served as a clerk for the Honorable Helen G. Berrigan of the United States Eastern District of Louisiana. She also litigated prisoners’ rights issues, among others, as a Thomas Emerson fellow with David Rosen and Associates in New Haven, CT. She is admitted to practice in Connecticut, New York and Louisiana state courts, as well as the U.S. District Court of Connecticut and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.