In addition to affiliated faculty, the Schell Center hosts visiting Fellows throughout the academic year with expertise in a range of human rights-related fields. Students across the University are encouraged to reach out to Fellows to learn from them and connect on shared areas of interest during Fellows’ time at the Schell Center.

Faculty and Staff

Madeline Batt
Madeline Batt
Community Human Rights Fellow

As Community Human Rights Fellow, Madeline Batt assists the Schell Center in promoting a vibrant human rights community and in developing human rights projects. Her interests include human rights...

Kristine E. Beckerle
Kristine E. Beckerle
Clinical Lecturer in Law

Kristine Beckerle is the Cover-Lowenstein Fellow at the Orville H. Schell, Jr. Center for International Human Rights, a Clinical Lecturer in Law, and an Associate Research Scholar at Yale Law...

Larissa Jimenez
Larissa Jimenez
Student Communications Coordinator & Undergraduate Assistant

Larissa Jimenez assists with the administration of the Schell Center, with a focus on expanding opportunities for students outside the law school to engage with its programming. She develops...

Paul Kahn
Paul W. Kahn
Robert W. Winner Professor of Law and the Humanities and Director, Orville H. Schell, Jr. Center for International Human Rights

Paul W. Kahn is Robert W. Winner Professor of Law and the Humanities, and Director of the Orville H. Schell, Jr. Center for International Human Rights at Yale Law School. Professor Kahn teaches in...

Hope Metcalf
Hope R. Metcalf
Clinical Lecturer in Law; Research Scholar in Law; and Executive Director, Orville H. Schell, Jr. Center for International Human Rights

Hope Metcalf is the Executive Director of the Orville H. Schell, Jr. Center for International Human Rights Law and co-teaches the Lowenstein International Human Rights Clinic. In January 2017, she...

Barbara Mianzo
Senior Administrative Assistant
James J. Silk
James J. Silk
Binger Clinical Professor of Human Rights; Director, Allard K. Lowenstein International Human Rights Clinic; and Director, Orville H. Schell, Jr. Center for International Human Rights

James J. Silk is the Binger Clinical Professor of Human Rights at Yale Law School, where he teaches the Allard K. Lowenstein International Human Rights Clinic. He is director of the Law School’s...

Fellows

Tom Andrews
Robina Senior Human Rights Fellow

Tom Andrews is the UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar. A former member of the US...

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David Marshall
Schell Center Visiting Human Rights Fellow

David Marshall, a human rights lawyer, was recently the head of the Accountability and the Administration of Justice section in the UN mission in Iraq where he led the UN’s efforts to monitor the...

Alfred Brownell
Alfred Brownell
Tom & Andi Bernstein Visiting Human Rights Fellow

Alfred Brownell is an internationally recognized environmental rights activist and lawyer from Liberia. Brownell has advocated for more than two decades to protect the environment and human rights...

Christian Clark cartoon
Christian Clark
Schell Center Visiting Human Rights Fellow

Christian Clark is a cartoonist (Washington Post, Financial Times, Toronto Star, Guardian, etc.) and two-time Emmy Award-winning writer (Sesame Street) who has written and/or...

Paul Linden-Retek
Paul Linden-Retek
Schell Center Visiting Human Rights Fellow

Paul Linden-Retek is a Schell Center Visiting Human Rights Fellow at Yale Law School and a Lecturer in the Department of Political Science, Yale University. He received his Ph.D. in Political...

Mohammad “Musa” Mahmodi
Schell Center Visiting Human Rights Fellow

Musa is a Research Fellow in Law at the Schell Centre for International Human Rights at Yale Law School. His research and work focuses on accountability, transitional justice, victims’...

Hyppolite Ntigurirwa
Hyppolite Ntigurirwa
Schell Center Visiting Human Rights Fellow

Hyppolite Ntigurirwa is an artist, researcher, and founder of Be the Peace, an organization focused on halting the intergenerational transmission of hate and promoting cross-generational healing....

Roger Polack
Roger Polack
Schell Center Visiting Human Rights Fellow

Roger Polack is a Schell Center Visiting Human Rights Fellow at Yale Law School and the Senior Legal Counsel for the Myanmar Human Rights Project.

Roger has extensive experience working on...

Lowenstein Clinic Student Directors

Anya Allen
Anya Allen
Lowenstein Clinic Student Director

Anya Allen is a third-year J.D. candidate at Yale Law School. Through her work with the Lowenstein Clinic, Anya has co-written a Rule 9 submission to the Committee of Ministers of the Council of...

Tim Hirschel-Burns
Tim Hirschel-Burns
Lowenstein Clinic Student Director

Tim Hirschel-Burns is a third-year J.D. candidate at Yale Law School. Through his work in the Lowenstein Clinic, Tim has worked to advance human rights-based climate change litigation and...

Alexandria Mishko
Alexandria Miskho
Lowenstein Clinic Student Director

Alexandria Miskho is a third-year J.D. Candidate at Yale Law School. Through her work with the Lowenstein Clinic, Alexandria has researched maternal mortality and healthcare access in Latin...

Rachael Stryer
Rachael Stryer
Lowenstein Clinic Student Director

Rachael Stryer (she/her) is a third-year J.D. candidate at Yale Law School. Her work for the clinic has included research on the viability of bringing litigation against corporations complicit in...

Lowenstein Project Directors

Julia Hontaruk-Levko
Lowenstein Project Director

Julia Hontaruk-Levko is a student at Yale College majoring in Political Science & Sociology. She is interested in the ways by which identity formation and social cohesion shape political norms...

Schell Center Student Directors

Chris Ewell
Chris Ewell
Schell Center Student Director

Chris Ewell is a J.D. candidate at Yale Law School, Class of 2022, interested in the intersection between human rights, labor rights and environmental protection. He has a passion for challenging...

Juan Pablo Miramontes
Juan Pablo Miramontes
Schell Center Student Director

Juan Pablo Miramontes is a second-year J.D. candidate at Yale Law School, where he is focusing on international human rights and foreign relations law. While at Yale, he has interned with the...

Porter Nenon
Porter Nenon
Schell Center Student Director

Porter Nenon is a second-year J.D. candidate at Yale Law School who is interested in gender and international humanitarian law. Porter has conducted research on humanitarian issues with the...

Gabriela Guimaraes Weldon
Gabriela Guimaraes Weldon
Schell Center Student Director

Gabriela Guimaraes Weldon is a second-year J.D. student interested in international human rights with a focus on economic, social, and cultural rights in Latin America. During her time in law...