Prior to joining the faculty in 1979, Professor Lockwood was Associate Dean at American University Law School, Program Director at the World Peace through Law Center, Executive Director of the Procedural Aspects of International Law Institute, and Assistant Director and Senior Fellow at the Center for International Studies at New York University.
Professor Lockwood serves as Director of the Urban Morgan Institute for Human Rights, one of the first law school programs in international human rights, and is in his twentieth year of service as Editor-in-Chief of the Human Rights Quarterly. In addition, he serves as Series Editor of the Pennsylvania Studies in Human Rights, published by the University of Pennsylvania Press. Professor Lockwood was recently named to the Advisory Panel on Racial Discrimination: International Obligations and Domestic Strategies of the International Human Rights Law Group.
Professor Lockwood has written a number of petitions and briefs in international, domestic, and foreign courts raising international human rights issues; recent cases include the Unity Dow litigation in Botswana. Also, he was elected to the Board of Directors of Amnesty International USA, and serves on the advisory boards of a number of human rights groups. In recent years, he has co-sponsored and organized the Lillich-Newman Colloquium on Human Rights and the Maastricht Guidelines on Violations of Economic Social and Cultural Rights, and hosted the Midwest Regional Meeting of Amnesty International USA.