Brian D. Lepard

Brian D. Lepard is Law Alumni Professor of Law at the University of Nebraska College of Law, where he teaches international human rights law, among other subjects. He is a member of the Bahá’í Faith and worked for three years as a human rights specialist at the United Nations Office of the Bahá’í International Community. Additional information about his academic interests can be found here.

Professor Lepard has written a number of books and articles on the Bahá’í Faith, world religions, human rights, ethics, and international law. His books and articles include Rethinking Humanitarian Intervention: A Fresh Legal Approach Based on Fundamental Ethical Principles in International Law and World Religions (Pennsylvania State Univ. Press, 2002); Hope for a Global Ethic: Shared Principles in Religious Scriptures (Bahá’í Publishing, 2005); In the Glory of the Father: The Bahá’í Faith and Christianity (Bahá’í Publishing, 2008); “The Bahá’í Faith,” in The Encyclopedia of Human Rights (David P. Forsythe, ed., Oxford Univ. Press, 2009); and Customary International Law: A New Theory with Practical Applications (Cambridge Univ. Press, 2010).