Nancy Boswell Adjunct Professor of Law

Phone: 540-458-8521


Office: 462 Lewis Hall

Areas of Expertise/Classes Taught

Global Corruption Law Practicum


JD, American University


Nancy Boswell is Director of the U.S. and International Anti-Corruption Law Certificate Program and an adjunct professor at American University Washington College of Law in Washington, D.C. She currently teaches the Global Corruption Law Practicum at the Washington and Lee University School of Law as a member of the adjunct faculty.

Ms. Boswell was President and CEO of Transparency International USA, providing leadership from its founding in 1994 until 2011. A former member of the TI Board of Directors and TI Individual Member, she remains actively engaged in the anticorruption movement.

Ms. Boswell is a member of the OECD Secretary General's High Level Advisory Group on Integrity and Anti-Corruption and is a mentor to State Department IJET Program Fellows. She is an academic member of the Anti-Corruption Academic Initiative of United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC). She served on the USAID Advisory Committee on Voluntary Foreign Aid Democracy, Human Rights and Governance and on the Board of Directors of the Ethics Resource Center and the Collaboration on Government Secrecy. She is an active member of the ABA Section on International Law Anti-Corruption Committee and the IBA Anti-Corruption Committee. She was named among Ethisphere's "100 Most Influential People in Business Ethics.

Ms. Boswell practiced international and trade law with Steptoe & Johnson LLP and managed international financial matters at Citibank. She received her law degree, summa cum laude, from the American University Washington College of Law and is the recipient of the WCL International Trade and Investment Law Society 2012 Distinguished Alumni award.