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Heather Zimmerman

Lowenstein Clinic Student Director

Heather Zimmerman (she/her) is a third-year J.D. candidate at Yale Law School. In the Lowenstein Clinic, Heather has worked to advance litigation challenging the physical and psychological abuse of people with mental illness incarcerated in Connecticut prisons. Prior to law school, Heather spent eleven years working on human rights as an advocate, community organizer, and researcher. She has worked with, and on behalf of, communities to realize the rights to health care, housing, economic security, and freedom from violence and torture through legal reform and social movement building. She received her M.Sc. in International Development and Humanitarian Emergencies from the London School of Economics and Political Science as well as an M.Sc. in Violence, Conflict and Development from SOAS, University of London.