Patrick Reilly


Patrick Reilly, International Human Rights Attorney.

Patrick Reilly arrives to the University of Salamanca as an experienced Senior Legal Officer with the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe. First seconded by Ireland, and then by the United States, Patrick worked in the disputed territory of Kosovo to improve compliance with international human rights standards within a hybrid common law/civil law court system.

Other international experiences include Local Governance Advisor in the self-declared Republic of Somaliland (northwest Somalia), election monitoring in Ukraine, Albania, Azerbaijan, Serbia/Kosovo and court monitoring in Georgia.

Prior to international postings Patrick spent his adult life in Alaska, where he was an elected Assembly Member for the Kenai Peninsula Borough; politically appointed City Clerk for the City of Seward; a State of Alaska governor appointee to Alaska’s quasi-judicial Fishermen’s Fund Advisory and Appeals Council; attorney with his own civil and criminal law practice; and an Assistant Borough Attorney for the North Slope Borough, a rural regional government comprised of predominately Iñupiat natives.

Patrick combines legal and advanced public administration management skills with political experience to help decision makers move forward in a productive manner. Currently, Patrick is improving his Spanish language skills and is active with international organizations to develop individual and community adaptive leadership skills.

Patrick received his high school degree from Bronx High School of Science, his BA in Economics from the University of Alaska, his JD from Albany Law School, and his MPA from Harvard University.